Sunday, 26 February 2017

Rant No. 10 Oscar Nominations

Ah, the Oscars. The pinnacle of the film awards season, and the ceremony which makes the public ask ‘what are these films?’. Your favourite superhero and action films, while good in their own right, are banished to the technical categories unless particularly groundbreaking (The Lord of the Rings is a prime example), destined to be big audience pleasers, but not take home the gold at the end of the day.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

TV Review No. 35 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire (S4, Ep4)

Strong Points:
Hellfire's reappearance and worthy motives
Ghost Rider's improved
Aida's comedy
Simmon's using her powers
Twists and turns
Car chase...
Everyone's back together

Weak Points:
Could've had more of a fight between Hellfire and Ghost Rider
Daisy needs to just get on with it
...How did it not kill him?

Some spoilers ahead:

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

TV Review No. 34 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Uprising (S4, Ep3)

Strong Points:
Metro looter fight scene
Yo-yo's powers in fighting
EMP fighting scenes
May's 'cure' and consequences of it
Connections between arcs in the episodes
Consequences of an EMP
Gabriel's a good addition to the show
Nice throwback to Lincoln
Going public again

Weak Points:
Still not too sure about Robbie Reyes
If you don't want to be identified, don't all have tattoos denoting your faction on your wrists
Going public again

Some spoilers ahead:

Friday, 17 February 2017

TV Review No. 33 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet The New Boss (S4, Ep2)

Strong Points:
Pacing is up
Great fight sequences
Twists and turns
Ghosty not ghost people
Mack's outburst
'Why can't we go and investigate a well-lit room' line
Political commentary
The Director
Shotgun Axe

Weak Points:
Churning through plot points like there's no tomorrow
Effect of the ghost's powers can be confusing
Ghost Rider is variable

Sunday, 5 February 2017

TV Review No. 32 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Ghost (S4, Ep1)

Strong Points:
Great camera work
Good acting throughout
Twists and turns
Ghost Rider
Back to Season 1 in terms of organisation gives us a nice insight into S.H.I.E.L.D....
Good CGI

Weak Points:
A tonne of new characters thrown at you - overwhelming
Would that guy really have a mini RPG?
Ghost Rider
...Although you'll sometimes want them to just get on with it!
Some words were missed when talking

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Video Game Character of the Month - February 2017 - Alto - Alto's Adventure

Video Game Character of the Month
February 2017
Alto's Adventure
Does Alto actually like to snowboard? Is he tired of continually going down a mountain which seemingly never ends only to respawn at the top when he meets his unfortunate end? Maybe he enjoys it? We'll never know as, like many of the recipients of this award, he can't speak. 
Anyway, now for a bit of information on Alto: