Monday, October 9, 2017

The Last Jedi trailer #2 Thoughts and Impressions

Initial feelings after 2 views so far
Porgs are the new Ewoks.
Luke is scared of Rey???
Snoke isn't talking to Kylo
Gorilla Walkers....meh
Where’s Lando!
Is Chewie using ancient Bothan pearl cream? he looks younger than in TFA!
Wow Rey still has both appendages!
Oh Kylo you’re not gonna do it.
I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick.
Snoke and the amazing technicolor bathrobe!
I still don’t care about Phasma, Poe or Finn.....
The trailer is cleverly spliced to make it look like Rey is talking to Kylo at the end....she's not. Although a Rey and Kylo double team would be fresh! Always two there are....
If the rumors are true about Snoke, he is Disney / LFL doorway to the Old Republic and I think we're gonna see Luke, Rey and Kylo work together to defeat Snoke.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Rebels S4 Trailer 2

The 2nd trailer for the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels just came out and based on the timeline the series should bleed nicely into Rogue One and provide a smooth transition for Director Krennic, and perhaps some easter eggs for the December release of The Last Jedi. I'm very curious about the fate of Grand Admiral Thrawn!
I'm also very excited to see the return of Bo Katan....seems like the dark Sabre keeps coming around to her.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Windjammers Launch Trailer is solid gold!

I've been a gamer since the Atari 2600 days I've seen the spectrum of video game commercials and trailers and this one is so keenly aware of awfulness it has risen to greatness! I don't quite understand how this game was in contention to be at EVO this year but this 23 year old Neo Geo game totaly reminds me of Super Dodge Ball for the NES!
There needs to be a Video Game trailer/Commercial awards show and this needs to win!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Netflix Voltron Season 3 Review

Season three of Voltron Legendary Defender was shorter than the previous two seasons by 6 episodes and it was noticeable because each of the seven episodes was near perfect! And the season finale was incredible!
What Episode 7 "The Legend Begins" has done is to elevate Emperor Zarkon, Prince Lotor and Haggar beyond the 1 dimensional (I used that word on purpose) villains they were in the original US TV series, it made these 3 tragic hero's and in doing so opened the flood gates of story potential.
Within the first 5 seconds when Haggard taps into Zarkon's sub conscience memories and see's the Altean girl (Honerva) I knew right then and there we were going to be witness to the tragic fall of Zarkon and the confrontation between him and his closest friend and ally King Alfor. Their story felt very similar to Obi Wan and Anakin's fate.

I really like the new Lotor, he may look the same but this Lotor has piloting skills that would make Isamu Alva Dyson blush, and he is quite the military and political strategist on Par with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

After watching the season I'm gonna make a prediction that Lotor's team, which happens to mirror the Voltron Paladins will each be piloting a vehicle made from the multi dimensional comet Lotor acquires in episode 30 "Hole in the Sky". And these vehicles will combine to form a giant robot equal to Voltron!

And here's the teaser trailer for season 4!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Street Fighter V S2 DLC battle for your FM! Ed or Abigail

Season 2 of SFV has certainly been a bit divisive for the FGC, so last week the 4th DLC character was revealed at EVO and as previously leaked it was Abigail from Final Fight. The previous DLC character was Ed the little boy Balrog grabbed as the S.I.N facility was crumbling down in SFIV. We got a free beta where we could try him out....I did and between his unorthodox move set, his theme and overall character design I passed.
I did however get Abigail, and IDGAF what anyone says yeah his head is small and he's wearing tires as fashion accessories but you know what? Beating Ed with Abigail is extremely satisfying and unlike my main character IDGAF if I lose with him......HE'S FUN TO PLAY WITH!!
So if you only had FM to get one of these two which would you choose?

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (Movie Trailer)

If you’re wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player One to life, you can get your first real glimpse in the trailer (technically, a teaser for San Diego Comic Con) above.

The film is based on Ernest Cline’s novel — a book that’s been recommended to me many times as one of the best depictions of virtual reality and gaming in fiction. (Sorry, I still haven’t read it!)

One of the story’s main elements is a virtual world called OASIS. What we see of OASIS in the trailer might not feel terribly visually distinctive, but it certainly looks fun and flashy, throwing together a hodgepodge of pop culture references.

Spielberg discussed the film at Comic Con, where he described it as “the most amazing flash-forward and flashback at the same time about a decade I was very involved in, the ’80s, and a flash-forward to a future that is awaiting all of us, whether we like it or not.”

Netflix Voltron Legendary Defender Season 3 Trailer

13 days until season three of Netflix Voltron Legendary Defender returns....and the quest to find Shiro begins! I wonder if they'll follow the 80's version and bump Keith to the black lion and give the blue lion to Aurora?
Season 2 concluded in such an amazing fashion with the death of Zarcon, I'm most interested in the politics of the Galra Empire and what state it will be in when Prince Lotor arrives and if the Empire is in disarray what will he do to reinvigorate it?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

SDCC TWD Season 8 Trailer All Hail King Rick!

All Hail King Rick of Alexandria! He is gonna rule the New World and slay the Dark Lord Negan!

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Shows More of The Dirty, Desperate Future

BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Trailer 2

We get a bunch of new footage from the hotly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s dystopian sci-fi classic. And Harrison Ford’s Deckard says something that’s potentially very important.

Previous glimpses have shown that Ryan Gosling’s Officer K has been tasked with finding Deckard. This new teaser hints at why. Thirty years after the first Blade Runner, the Los Angeles of 2049—or at least parts of it—looks hollowed out and haunted. That can also be said of just about every character with dialogue in this trailer. We’ll find out what they’re looking for when Blade Runner hits theaters on October 6.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Netflix CastleVania S1 Review

CastleVania on Netflix is Perfection!
I was excited when I heard this was happening but I never imagined it would be this good!
You know that feeling when you reach the last episode of a season and are like, "no no no don't stop now" well that is exactly what happened to me when the 4th episode of CastleVania ended.
Although this is an animated series based of the AAA video game franchise this is definitely not for children under 12!
I mistakenly let my 7 year old son sit and watch this with me, I let the burning at the stake scene pass but then the bar fight with the nut shot, the dislodged eyeball scene was when I decided I was gonna have to wait till the kids were asleep before I could watch this.
The series wisely begins with the CastleVania III Dracula's Curse Story line and accurately retells the story from the game from the year 1476 to the location in Europe Wallachia.
The series art style, animation, writing and voice acting are all so well done it left me craving more!

I've played almost every CastleVania game since the original minus the portable ones so seeing this series turn out as amazingly as it has is equivalent to how great The Street Fighter animated movie turned out back in 1994!

Trevor Belmont circa AD1990

Trevor Belmont circa AD 2017