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Coming soon!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 2, 2009 by ChrisCaboose

Hello, my little minions– I mean readers! Soon, I will upload the Persona 3 Fes OST. I’ll also review a recent game, Prototype. Basically, I’m hoping this will allow my blog to gain popularity. To be honest though, if no one wants to read our posts, it’s their loss. I’ll continue to post regardless. If anyone has any requests for downloads then I’ll be happy to oblige but remember people ๐Ÿ˜‰ if you like the download then please be sure to buy it to support the people who made it, then maybe they can make more fantastic stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

So yeah, soon…. Prototype and P3 Fes. Prototype will be my first game review, please be sure to comment on it and tell me if I should do more reviews. I’ll appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, if anyone wants to contribute to the blog then please, speak up! Have your say!

Thank you and good night! It’s 3.46 am over here, haha. Fun times staying up till late then getting up early. :L

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The Spirit – The review

Posted in Doc's Movie Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2008 by docallan

Those of you who actually keep up with the updates will know my opinion of the Spirit.

I love the comics… absolutley brilliant stuff, and without a doubt one of my favourites.

The film?…. well that’s what this rant is for. It’s NOT a review…. it’s just one big assed rant.

THE SPIRIT:-

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Yes…. ladies and gentlemen, this is The Spirit. Now it may look pretty bad ass, but to a die hard comic book geek like me, it looks nothing like what i had hoped for. The comics were bright, colourful and very tounge in cheek in the whole style of things. This movie, just looks like Sin City 2, but it is nowhere near the brilliance of Sin City. This film is fuzzy, and full of dull colours. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin the real review

STORY:

IF you could call this a laudable and developed storyline, you are most likely a twat. This story is absolute BULL SHIT. I swear, i’ve not seen a movie this stupid for a while, but then again it’s Frank Miller (Who’s just gone completely insane since All Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder). Anyway, the story goes that Denny Colt is killed, and becomes The Spirit who fights for justice in the shadows of Central City (*COUGH*batman Ripoff!*COUGH!*). anyway, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) is after the Golden Fleece from the old story of Jason and the Argonauts, meanwhile Sand Saref (Eva Mendes) is after the sword of Hercules or Heracles or whatever, she keeps changing the name. Either way, this movies storyline is total SHIT. It knows what it wants to be, but it just doesn’t do it!

CHARACTERS

I love the Spirit… i absolutely adore the characters from Commisioner Dolan, his daughter and hell, all the bad guys (and girls) are great fun characters. The thing that works is the fact that they’re taken seriously, but in an absurd way. Sand Saref is the kind of girl next door, you know the one that your mum would introduce you to, despite turning into a thief. Really, the Spirit was a very feminist comic, the women could handle themselves, the men could handle themselves but were never truly as interesting as the female characters (I had a total crush on them as a kid).

The movie’s characters however, are about as 2d as a piece of paper. If Will Eisner, the creator of the Spirit, were still alive i genuinley think he would be devistated at the usage of his characters… sure he hadn’t made a comic of the Spirit since the 50′s, but i still think he had some connection to the characters. You really don’t have ANY idea how bad the cast were in this movie! Even Samuel L. Jackson was terrible in the film. Hell, he dresses up as a Nazi in one scene, and it’s for NO FUCKING REASON! He doesn’t even make a reference to Nazism later in the movie. That’s just how stupid some of the characters were!

FINAL COMMENTS

If you love incredibly stupid movies, like Ecks Vs. Sever, Alone in the Dark and all that sort of bullshit, you STILL won’t like this film. I swear, i went to see this and when i walked out i didn’t hear a single worthy comment of this film. Genuinley, this film is total bull shit, quite possibly the worst movie i’ve seen ALL YEAR.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the true Spirit:

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And this is the bullshit that Frank Millar comes out with:

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God fucking damn it…

FINAL RATING:-

out of *****

That’s right. NOTHING! That’s how shit bad this movie was. It was insanely poor. Just don’t watch it, save your money, keep it in that account to actually do something that’s worthy with it, like buying a gun that shoots lighting and bees at people….

DOC

The Day the Earth Stood Still – Review

Posted in Doc's Movie Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by docallan

Hmmm… A classic being re-made… Not unheard of in this day and age.ย  The Day the Earth Stood Still was a fantastic science fiction movie of the 1950’s starring Gort, the killer robot who, let’s face it, was pretty amazing looking for his time.

And now it’s been re-made….

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STORY

Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) arrives earth to judge humanity’s role in the universe. He ends up getting shot, and is interrogated by the US military. Seeing humanity’s reaction towards him, he judges that humanity is pretty much evil, so he uses Gort (The big robot that looks like Cyclops from the X-Men) to exterminate life on earth. It’s all a matter of time till Earth is destroyed. Can anyone change Klaatu’s mind about Mankind?

Cast and Characters

Keanu Reeve’s is no Michael Rennie (The original Klaatu), overall i was somewhat disappointed with the Day the Earth Stood Still, it has so much more potential and yet it has so much to lose. Keanu Reeve’s, i will admit, was pretty flat and monotonus in the way he spoke. It was incredibly irritating hearing him talk. Strangley enough the only character that had any dimension to his character was Jacob, Helen’s (played by Jeniffer Connelly) stepson who you seriously wanted to strangle every time he spoke. Seriously, you just wanted to be given the oppertunity to slap that kid!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Personally i thought the original was fantastic (As is the opinion of many). If you’ve not seen the original, i’d recommend going to see this. If you’re like me and have seen the original, it was terrible. I’d recommend this if it came out on DVD or Blu-Ray however, so keep your eyes out when that comes about.

Final Rating

** out of *****

Doc Allan

Lupin III – Red vs. Green

Posted in Anime, Anime review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2008 by docallan

Holy hell… after nearly a year of promising to review it, i finally get round to Red vs. Green.

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Now, I’m a huge Lupin III fan (I blame Caslte of Cagliostro), i had to see Green vs. Red.

Lupin III has been seen all over the world. Singapore, London, New York. But none of these are the real Lupin III, just a bunch of phoneys impersonating him. As it turns out, there are literally hundreds of Lupins out there, all of them different but essentially the same as Lupin.

So here we are introduced to (I suppose) Yasou, a noodle chef who works for minimum wage in a decaying noodle resteraunt. Soon Yasou beomes obsessed with Lupin, begins dressing like him and soon things begin to spiral out of control.

Lupin on the other hand is looking for the Ice Cube, which gets a bit of screen time, but as far as the main focus goes it’s all about Yasou and Lupin. Plus the english dubbing on this was laughably funny (There’s an American character in it and his lines in English are hilarious, and they don’t even mean to be).

My biggest dis-appointment was the fact that it tried too hard to please. It was created for the 40th aniversary for Lupin III (since 1967. Yeah, it’s that old.) and to be honest, it felt way too much like fan service (It keeps using the Castle of Cagliostro’s theme song), and at the same timeย  it want’s to be distinguishable. None of Lupin’s partners in crime really have a major part in it.

I’d probably say this is only for the die hard Lupin fans like myself. But if you like the sound of it, watch some other Lupin III stuff first and then watch this, because it won’t really be that appealing.

Doc Allan

Rating – ** out of *****

Maybe I should do reviews.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2008 by ChrisCaboose

The only problem is how. I’m trying to do so much right now. I’m starting to go to the gym, I need to focus on school, I’m taking up drawing again, I’m getting a social life and now I’m gonna try and write reviews for weekly episodes of anime!? Just what am I thinking? Could I really handle it? Well, starting soon we will try and see. I will focus on Clannad, Bleach, and a few new anime I am starting… so maybe not Bleach. Look forward to it please. ENCOURAGE ME! Cause I may just end up being even more of a lazy ass.

As always though, my post would not be complete without an image now would it? And so I give you my first serious drawing after years.

Tell me what you think. Personally I think the eyes are too low.

Tell me what you think. Personally I think the eyes are too low.

So there you have it. A new post. If you do visit this blog and find it good, tell us! We’ll be glad to read comments and it motivates us!

Anyways, thanks for reading!

Baccano

Posted in Anime review with tags , , on August 17, 2008 by fraymakesrevolution

I have finally got around to posting on this blog, it’s taken a while but here we go~! I’m going to start things off with a very small review on the anime Baccano.

Baccano is one of those very rare shows that only come around once every few years, a show that truly challenges everything… to put it bluntly it is a show that one would call “epic win”

Story: Baccano is set in America mainly during the 1930’s but the story goes as far back as the 1700’s and tells the story of over 10 different characters whose lives and circumstances seem unreleated but when several events begin to become deeper and complex mainly due to an incident on board a train called ‘The Flying Pussyfoot’, the choices and actions of the characters begin to affect one another…

Characters: What really stood out during the anime was how they managed to make a show about so many different characters who are all brilliant and loveable in their own way, as the series progresses you learn more about the characters past and how they came to this point in their lives. Two characters stick out most during the series and that is Isaac and Miria two wild and very slow people who are caught up right in the middle of the story.

Sound: The soundtrack of Baccano is brilliant and has a sort of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ feel about it. There were a few very small parts in the series where the music didn’t go with what was happening in the story but overall it was a fantastic soundtrack that suited the series well. The opening and ending themes were very very nice, the opening song ‘Gun’s & Roses by Paradise Lunch’ was a fantastic jazz song that really captured the feel of the show. The ending song theme ‘Calling by Kaori Oda’ is a beautiful song which is nice and relaxing, both of these songs are brilliant and I strong urge you all to check them out.

Animation: The animation was really nice, not the best, but really nice, it was clear, consistant and suited the mood of the story and characters. The way they showed some of the more gory scenes was well done especially during the scenes with ‘Rail Tracer’.

Final Words: Baccano is a fantastic anime with a strong story, brilliant characters, a cool soundtrack and strong animation – heck just go and watch the show, you cannot lose it has something for everyone!

Story: 10
Characters: 10
Sound: 9
Animation 9
Overall: 10