Saturday, August 30, 2014

Five Nights at Freddy's Review

Well that was a short lived, yet fun little break for me! The summer slump finally hit last week, which essentially means that nothing really of note will be coming out until at least October, so reviews may be a bit slow for now... or that would have been the case if it wasn't for Five Nights at Freddy's. This game has become an internet darling in the past few weeks, becoming a Youtube hit in the same ways that Slender did a few years ago. That begs the question though; is Five Nights at Freddy's a good horror game? Is it even a good game period?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review

Let's get this right out of the way now. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not a good movie. It has a ton of flaws in it, the designs of its characters are ridiculous, the aesthetic is all wrong, and on the whole it's just very by the books. There's no real ambition behind it and there's no real reason for it to exist. Instead it's just a movie that was created for God only knows what, but now we have it.

All of that being said though, it's not as awful as everyone is making it out to be.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Expendables III Review

To me, The Expendables has been a franchise that has never aimed too high, but still delivers decent installments every time. The premise is simple; get a bunch of 80's and 90's action stars together and have them blown shit up. You don't need to get more complicated than that. However, the series has been pretty unspectacular about its premise and usually puts its action icons in situations that aren't too ludicrous. The Expendables usually go to military operations and take down enemies with so much as a campy or cheesy wink to the camera, which is the best course of action for a movie series that's solely comprised of larger than life personas. In the third installment, The Expendables III manages to still be wholly unremarkable, but in an enjoyable way.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Top 10 Batman Villains

Batman. Everyone loves Batman, right? He's the definitive hero to some, but above all else, he's just a plain badass to many. A symbol of a man that can become a hero without any super powers. A man who is able to solve crimes and save the day with his mind alone. He's a hero that I should rightfully love, and yet I don't hold that much affection towards him. I think Batman as a media icon is overexposed and hasn't really been in anything truly spectacular since 2008. He's had his time, but now it's time for a new icon to fill his space (Rocket Raccoon anyone...?) But while I may not have that much affection for Batman now, I LOVE his rogues, his villains, the people that constantly push him to his limit. I love everything about them and I love how each of them is visually interesting, has a distinct personality, and has a clear motivation and persona. So today, I'm going to rank my own personal list for the best Batman villains. I'm taking int consideration their appearances in comics, tv, film, video games, anything that's related to Batman. There's a lot of villains to go through, so let's start this list off. This is the Top 10 Batman Villains!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sharknado 2: The Second One Review

Sometimes, a critic can have no words for a movie. Sometimes, a critic's role can be completely unnecessary when they're telling you about a movie. That's because sometimes, just sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover and you can infer a movie's quality based solely on its title. Sharknado 2: The Second One is one of those movies. It is so bad, so absolutely stupid, that it is probably the greatest action movie of the summer.