Watch Dogs 2 Review (Spoilers)

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Playing this it just felt like Grand Theft Auto, but your a hacker, though I understand what this series is about, corporations using your identity online to judge you before they even actually meet you. After that explanation and how a bunch of these hackers called DedSec unite to stop the corporations. The game actually starts in San Francisco, and there’s all these side missions with the guy you play to help you gain experience points.

Some of these side missions feel like just dumb pranks but there was a few side missions where these hackers showed humanity. Like this one side mission where you save a business guy from committing suicide since people said they found pictures of him cheating on his wife online. The guy you play finds out that was just Photoshop and they save the business guy before he actually ends it all. Seeing that I just felt like “More of that please!” since hackers get attacked for being trolls and deviants. Thinking since they can understand computers very well they think they have ultimate power. Even though someone else could just take the ultimate power if someone gets cocky or clumsy from the ultimate power. Power corrupts is all I’m saying.

That also reminded me when some hackers saw animal abuse on one of those 4Chan websites and they were able to zero in on where they lived and they called the cops on them. That just taught me that some hackers have humanity in them and aren’t just a bunch of trolls and deviants. You can correct me if I didn’t get that quite right.

Along the way you infiltrate “not Google”, “not Scientology”, and encounter another hacker that kind of looks like Kimdotcom. There’s also some missions were you meet another hacker as well as losing someone in these “Info Wars”, as I like to call this at times.

In the end level it made me think the hackers won, but the corporations might of just pressed the reset button on all of it. Just because Watch Dogs: Legion will come out soon and I just think it will be Watch Dogs in Britain. The multiplayer for Watch Dogs 2 was okay when I was playing it. Some people pop up every now and then but it feels like it didn’t last very long. This is also another reason at times I just watch those game movies instead. Just so you want to just see how the story goes since the game play might be pretty bad. Here’s the game movie to the game in case you just want to see how the story goes. https://youtu.be/UNyn4Hg8Yyo

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Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Review (Spoilers)

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I wasn’t sure about watching this sinse I have seen World’s Finest, the Batman Superman cartoon crossover back when I was watching Toonami as a kid. Only really wanted to watch this as a compare and contrast between the cartoon crossover and this live action movie.

I was a bit disinterested since these live action DC films now get attacked for being too dark and unpleasant. Just feels like these movies don’t know want they want to be is all. This movie starts out with young Bruce Wayne watching his parents killed like in the original origin of Batman. He’s played by Ben Affleck, though I have nothing against him but Hollywood says he’s kind of a jerk but correct me if I’m wrong, since I’m not sure. The movie then shows Bruce Wayne in Metropolis during the big fight between Superman and Zod from the last Superman movie, Man of Steel. Bruce loses some people from his company in the crossfire between Superman and Zod and this somehow makes Bruce hate Superman.

Then the movie goes on with Superman story where Lois Lane goes to some African nation and Superman ends up saving her from getting killed. Also where someone finds kryptonite, a mineral that can kill Superman, somewhere in the ocean. After that there becomes this elaborate plot to try to frame Superman for murder or something like that and it starts with the African nation. This part of the movie felt a bit too intricate is all. Also Lex Luthor is played by someone else that looks like he could be his son and he just feels like the Joker but if he was a redhead. Also kind of felt like Lex in this movie has no reason to hate Superman since after Man of Steel, Lex rebuild most of Metropolis.

Along the way Wonder Woman makes a cameo which is a bit out of place since this is supposed to be Batman vs Superman and not Batman versus Superman vs Wonder Woman. Though along the way Batman gets a vision of what might be the future or if the Injustice video game became a movie. Basically where Superman man conquers the world after losing Lois Lane and the Flash’s future self tells Batman to create the Justice League to stop that future.

After Lex Luthor, takes Superman’s mother hostage, he tries to get Batman for help but they end up fighting a bit until Superman mentions his mother’s name and Batman has a change of heart since it was her mother’s name too. Then Lex Luthor somehow makes Doomsday out of Zod’s DNA and from his, and this Doomsday doesn’t feel quite right since in the comics he was supposed to be this super powerful alien. Also he didn’t look like him and just his big grey monster and didn’t have all these spikes on him. Though there is this scene or after he’s nuked he sheds his skin but that’s about it. Then Doomsday somehow can fly and get laser vision even though I didn’t think that was how he was he was just supposed to be this big Powerhouse of strength.

After the big fight somehow Doomsday and Superman get killed but it feels like we barely knew Superman when this happens, also he ends up coming back in Justice League as well anyway. At the end Batman emails, the Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg, to put together the Justice League.

This movie felt okay but I already knew that feeling how these movies have been going now. In the end it just kind of feels like now Hollywood is choosing and doing more of this style over substance with movies. Also feels like they are overpaying for the effects and actors instead of having a good story or good writing. There’s this Ultimate Edition of the movie with more scenes to explain things but it might be a way just for people to buy the DVD or Blu-Ray instead. I feel like if you want to see a better Batman vs Superman crossover, just see Worlds Finest. I might even do a review about THAT then this movie.

Daybreakers Review (Spoilers)

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When I first heard about this movie when it came out I thought it was just trying to catch onto the vampire craze after Twilight came out. To those of you who don’t know, Daybreakers is about this near future where something happens and the world is mostly vampires. There’s also this story were vampire kind is running out of blood soon and trying to make a substitute for the blood crisis. Something about if they don’t find any more blood they’ll go feral and mad. Always wondered about this problem with Zombies and Vampires, where what if they kept eating and eating until there was nothing is left to eat

This move stars this vampire hematologist played by Ethan Hawke, who though the human resistance, finds out a cure for vampirism. Along the way, he helps out the human resistance and meets their leader played by William Defoe. The resistance leader mentions something about when he was a vampire, he was in the sun, burning, and then landed in the water and that somehow cured him.

Along the way, the vampire guys brother tails him and gets the vampire government to follow him to protect vampire kind. Vampire guy helps the human resistance and helps them buy is covered in a wet blanket and being exposed to sunlight. After a few times, it works and vampire guy is now human. Then after that, the vampire government then gets the feral vampires and puts them out in the sunlight to burn I think as a way to not sympathize with the human resistance.

Then vampire guy tries to reason with his brother but ends up biting and turning the resistance leader. Vampire guy goes to his business place where he worked to try to reason with his boss, played by Sam Neill. His boss tries to turn the hematologist guy back into a vampire but it backfires and ends up turning him human as well as the human resistance leader. Since when your back to being a human it’s permanent even when you try to turn them back into vampires. At the end what’s left of the human resistance gets in a car riding into the sunset promising a cure and having hope.

Red Dawn (Original) Review

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Keep hearing about the movie growing up and never really watched it until now. Also, the Homefront games made me want to take a look at this since the movie had the same premise. Freedom fighters against communist forces who invade America, though in that game it’s the North Koreans and this movie it’s the Russians.

When the movie starts it mentions that all the other nations have fallen to the Communists. Then America later gets attacked by Soviet paratroopers in this town somewhere. Some people are able to escape into a national park to see if the fighting dies down. Then after looking around the town, they find out they took some of the kid’s parents to these “Reeducation” camps. One of the kid’s parents goes “Avenge Me!” before they get and to be killed.

Along the way, some Soviet soldiers go into the park the kids are camping in and the kids end up killing the Soviet soldiers. That ends up making the kids want t fight and become a resistance group to defend America and keep saying “Wolverines!” since that was their school’s mascot as well.

As the movie goes on the freedom fighters struggle a bit and in the end create a spark of hope for America and get a monument for the park they stayed in. This movie seems okay and Patrick Swayze was pretty good for the time. In the remake though the invading enemies were originally Chinese but, made a last minute change to North Koreans as a way not to get rid of chinese movie goers. I might not review the remake since sometimes it doesn’t quite feel right or not have the soul the original movie had.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Review

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I had this on pre-order a long time ago from GameStop back in November 11th, 2011 for the PS3. When I finally bought it and played it back home it was an experience for me and other players at the time. You first start as some prisoner in some town and when your are about to be beheaded a dragon shows up. As it is destroying the town the tutorial goes on as well as some decisions to start with.

After that you slowly try to find a way to stop the dragons from destroying people as well as other adventures to go on. At the end of the main quest it feels like playing the game doesn’t end and there is so much other stuff to do. There’s even DLC and the PC gaming people created all these mods for the game to expand upon. People still play this game today but i feel like when you play a game for so long by yourself it gets boring. Though it also makes me feel like gamers are fickle and always want more new games and other stuff. Though if you haven’t played this game give it a chance since it is an amazing experience. They made versions of the game for the Xbox 360, PC, and the PS3, also made special editions for the PS4, the Xbox One, and the PC but I think it’s just okay.

Shazam! Review (Spoilers)

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Recently I saw the DC movie Shazam! and it was pretty good and lighthearted and doesn’t take itself too seriously, almost like Aquaman. The movie is about this kid, Billy Baston, who is given magic powers from the wizard Shazam, played by Djimon Hounsou because he is of a pure heart. The name Shazam is also an acronym for the Greek pantheon, S for the wisdom of Solomon, H the strength of Hercules, A the stamina of Atlas, Z the power of Zeus, A the courage of Achilles, and M for the speed of Mercury. The last one is a bit off since Mercury was the Roman name for Hermes.

When Billy gets this power he ends up having fun with it with his friend Freddy helping him along the way. There is also a villain, Dr. Sivana, who wanted this power that was at the Rock of Eternity when the wizard Shazam tried to recruit him and Sivana failed. Sivana wanted this eye that the 7 sins whispered to him about for ultimate power. The wizard Shazam also mentions that he tried to recruit someone a very long time ago but nearly destroyed civilization.

Along the was Billy tries to find his mom who was lost at some fair when he was little. Also when he is Shazam he abuses his powers at times but he learns responsibility later on. At the end where Billy confronts his long lost mother it’s a bit heartbreaking but kinda lets Billy move on. During the final battle between Sivana and Shazam, Billy learns he can transfer his power to his foster siblings and they end up being something of a Shazam family.

At the post-credits and maybe the end credits they try to build up some of Shazam and his enemies, like Mr. Mind and maybe even Black Adam. Mr. Mind I think is some kind of super intelligent worm or Caterpillar from outer space, which is weird since he seems a bit out of place for a Shazam villain. Black Adam is considered an evil Shazam though he gets his powers from the Egyptian pantheon instead of the Greek pantheon.

Originally Shazam was called Captain Marvel but I guess since Marvel had a Captain Marvel, DC changed his name to Shazam. Also earlier in the 1970’s they also made a show about Shazam as well and had the Egyptian Goddess ISIS in it as well. She would later make it in the comics aand team up with Black Adam since she also gets her powers from the Egyptian pantheon. Anyway, I hope we get a sequel to Shazam soon and hopefully see Mr. Mind in it as well. Give this a watch if your tired of all these dark serious comic book movies now and would like something more lighthearted.

How High Review

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Since today is 4/20 day I was thinking of reviewing How High, I recently saw this on the TBS app a few months ago to refresh my memory of this movie. Feels like Method Man and Redman just made this as an excuse to be in a movie, they later did a TV show on FOX but it was canceled for some reason, like most shows on FOX.

The story is about this dealer guy who’s friend wants him to go to college for some reason. After the dealer guys friend dies he accepts going to college as his last wish. At first I didn’t know who was Method Man or Redman in this since I wasn’t a fan of their music at the time. Also I didn’t know they were Wu-Tang Clan and Wu-Tang Clan an’t nothing to mess with. The name Wu-Tang was named after a sect of Kung-Fu and these rappers watched those kind of movies growing up.

There’s also this story of how the dealer guy meets this other guy and how they both think they smoked this magic marijuana, though it’s probably just luck. In this movie it felt like I was watching black Cheech and Chong, and if they were in college. Most of the movie feels like just them getting high all the time and winning by a miracle. Also heard this movie is getting a sequel but it probably won’t be as good as the original and might just be a in name only sequel.

I’m not against getting high I just worry a bit that people get high at the expense of others. or like it so much they try other drugs and go crazy. Anyway this movie seems to be a cult hit as far as the Rotten Tomatoes score shows for the audience. Watch it and see what you think.

Dead Space 2 Review (Spoilers)

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Did play the first Dead Space before this and watched this animated movie that kinda acts as a prequel before I played the game. The original Dead Space felt okay probably since the main guy you played, Issac, didn’t talk at all. Also the ending felt like the main enemies could of done that sooner to save all the trouble. The main enemies are called the Necromorphs which are kinda like these zombie like creatures. To kill them you need to cut off their limbs, for some reason, doesn’t seem to explain it much I think.

Before you start a new game there’s also this “Previously On” video that explains what happened in the last Dead Space and the backstory. Something about it’s the 25th century and the earth is abandoned after all the resources are used up. So they rely on cracking planets and moons that are uninhabited for all the resources. I’ll just leave it as there in case you want to play Dead Space to get the rest of the story from there even though the video kinda mentions that.

You then end up on some space station near Titan in a mental hospital where there’s another Necromorph outbreak somehow. Along the way you get your work suit that looks a bit different then the one from the last game. These people tell you to meet them somewhere to be safe while the security chief and his men from the station try to kill you.

When you get to the place to meet them it’s some church called the
Unitology church which is some kinda new faith in the far future, or maybe a cult. They end up thinking the Necromorphs are some kinda next phase for humanity when you finally get to meet them. After the Unitologists get killed you later meet this lady who tries to help you along with another escaped mental patient you meet earlier in the game. Pretty much up to that point I stopped playing and then recently watched one of those Game Movies I mention in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to catch up with the story. Link below the review if your interested as well.

The end part of the game is pretty intense and chilling as well as this eye puzzle where I think if I messed it up a few times I would just stop playing. Also when you think it’s over when the credits roll there’s this little callback to the first games ending that ends a bit better. Some people think this is kinda like the Aliens of the Dead Space trilogy and I think it kinda is. I might play Dead Space 3 someday if I can or want to. There’s also a multiplayer portion but I never played it but some people still do this day.

Anyway this game is more on the action side than horror but it’s not a bad thing to others. This game is even on the PC with Steam and EA Origin for the series if you ever want to play them yourself. Though you might not want to play them on an empty stomach if your a bit squeamish to gore.

Battlestar Galactica (Classic) Review

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“By Your Command”, But not really though I just wanted to say that. But like watching the original Battlestar Galactica since without the original, the reboot wouldn’t be around. I remember watching this on the Syfy channel as mini marathons to show people the original before the reboot aired. Originally aired in 1978 and was kind of attacked for being too much like Star Wars. Also had a big budget and had to be sent to be a bit censored as well. The big budget went to the computer since computers were big expensive things back then before today.

To the show, this show is about an alien race of people who after their world are destroyed by robots called “Cylons”, go on a journey to try to find the last planet known as earth. Leaving this convoy of ships that survived is it the battleship or Battlestar called Galactica. Along the way they meet aliens, the Cylons trying to stop them, as well as the mysterious people trying to tell them something or lead them. There’s also other people on other planets but I think at times they’re just there so the main cast can talk to some other people.

After Battlestar Galactica was cancelled NBC tried to resurrect the show with Galactica 1980 but I heard it was pretty bad and didn’t last long. It was then rebooted I think in 2003 with a miniseries and then a show in 2004 where Richard Hatch makes a cameo as well.

Anyway if you want to give this a watch go ahead, it’s a bit more lighthearted compared to the gritty reboot. Also might help you get a just and feel for the plot too.

Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review

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When hearing about this I didn’t know until later it was based on a manga and then later a two-episode anime. I didn’t read the manga or watched the anime so I saw this with a clear mind on what it is about. It’s basically another cyberpunk movie but it seemed better than the Ghost in the Shell Live Action movie. The main character Alita is some kind of android found after some war a long time ago.

She also has these eyes that are CGI from some reason and her journey through the movie seemed pretty amazing. Along the way she slowly remembers who she used to be and what she was fighting for. There’s also this romance subplot where Alita meets a boy but I feel it’s just there for the sake of it sometimes.

In the end, though it feels like they are going to try and set up a sequel soon and they might make one. After the movie was over I wanted to read the manga just to see what the full story was like and see how it ends. The movie seemed okay in America though they say China loved it so we might just get a sequel soon. Anyway, this movie was pretty entertaining and hope to see a sequel soon and see how that does as well.