Thursday, 30 March 2017

Film Review No. 20 Beauty And The Beast (PG)

Strong Points:
Faithful adaptation of the classic, with modern day extensions
Great songs - old and new
Amazing visual effects
Great acting
Nice changes to the story to fill in plot holes
Can stand on its own...

Weak Points:
Singing was sometimes a bit manufactured
But best experienced as a nostalgia trip
Some words were stilted/felt added on

Took me a little while to suspend my disbelief

Some spoilers ahead:

Sunday, 26 March 2017

4th Birthday

Whoops. I seem to have slept in and missed the birthday. I blame British Summer Time. So, four years?! And I still haven't met the blog's parents.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

TV Review No. 38 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Deals With Our Devils (S4, Ep7)

Strong Points:
Great effects
Interesting idea with two different POV's
Nice colour correction
Twists and turns
Use of Aida
Some good acting
Good pacing

Weak Points:
Some reactions seemed unjustified (some of which were fixed from alternate POV)
Some acting seemed off
Can Aida really do that if she is an Android?

Sunday, 12 March 2017

TV Review No. 37 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Good Samaritan (S4, Ep6)

Strong Points:
Left on quite a cliff hanger
Ghost Rider's origin story
Ghost Rider and Mace's fight
Twists and turns
Good acting all round
Good special effects
Removing a certain character...
Daisy working with the team
Interesting transitions between scenes

Weak Points:
Eli's story seemed a bit cliché by comparison
They were getting on my nerves
Not sure about breaking the containment cube
The reaction from the shots was odd

Friday, 3 March 2017

TV Review No. 36 Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Lockdown (S4, Ep5)

Strong Points:
Nice political battle
Return of the Hand Shield
Simmon's blackmail
Twists and turns
Quick cure means episodes don't get bogged down on the possession each time...
Well-choreographed action
Starting to understand Daisy more...
Shotgun Axe
Icing the guards not shooting them
Interesting situation and location to put Ghost Rider in
Explanations of book slowly starting to appear
Coulson questioning May about what death feels like

Weak Points:
...Mildly trivialises the situation
...She's still having a teenage tantrum
Episodes are starting to meld into one
Some storylines are more interesting than others

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Video Game Character of the Month - March 2017 - AiAi - Super Monkey Ball

Video Game Character of the Month
March 2017
Super Monkey Ball
Super Monkey Ball is a game which involves you tilting the world around a ball with a monkey inside so that it rolls around and collects bananas. The monkey in question is AiAi and he takes his role very seriously. You could say he is bananas for it. You could not. He is, however, our next recipient of the prestigious Video Game Character Of The Month Award. No, it's not a banana AiAi.
Anyway, now for a bit of information on AiAi: