Power Rangers 2017 (2nd opinion)

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I promised @torstenvblog I would toss his review in here early so you could see his, so you can see that here Power Rangers. I will also say this, the movie had some nice comedic parts, the characters were good and well played and was entertaining at times. If you just wanted to see the positive now is the time to stop reading. Because I am about to trash this movie for a number of reasons.

To start, the opening scene with the cow gave me hope, but then the movie turned into The Breakfast Club. Seriously the dad even pulls the line about blowing his ride as he drops him off for Saturday detention.

Moving on to them…finding the power coins laying around…randomly, not sure how that even works out, they now move on to ripping off the Spider Man movies.Seriously the punching the sink knocking out a bully and even jumping a cliff ( yes I realize Spidey did a building) this movie didn’t seem to have an original scene in the first hour and a half of a two hour movie. Hell even Trini essentially ripped off the Karate Kid.

Not to mention when the hell did the power rangers become super heroes when not morphed? Now their suits ( that are now basically mech suits for protection) are basically super heroes. They have super strength, superior speed, reflexes recovery power and durability. Seriously the suits are really just there as armor and weapons.

Next we get to Goldar, who is literally just a pile of amorphous solid  gold in the general shape of a monster. The movie moved so far away from the source material calling it a power ranger movie has no meaning. Yes the movie was entertaining, but calling this a power ranger movie is a stretch. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Avenger: Infinity War trailer 2 review

It has all been building to this, and finally we get to see the scale of Thano’s forces as well as the nerdgasmic sight of all the Avengers together. I don’t know what got me more: Spidey meeting Doctor Strange or Star-Lord back talking Iron Man. I pray the sense of dread and desperation the trailers present are true, like watching Cap struggle against the Mad Titan himself. Overall, that’s been my biggest issue with the MCU on the whole: grand, serious, dark stories tend to get watered down with quips and puns. Either way, I can’t wait to see how it all comes together this April. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Is Subscription Gaming Dangerous?

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Soon Sea of Thieves will be releasing, and if you have Xbox Gamepass you will have options on how you play it. You can either buy it the traditional way or if you pay $10 a month you can play it with the many other games. But, is this a dangerous way to do things? See year after year DVD/Blu ray sales drop little by little as Netflix and Hulu get bigger and bigger. We are at the point some movies never even come out on DVD, they simply go to a streaming service and that is it. Can this happen to gaming? A few years ago all games came out on disk and digital. A few years before that All games came out on disk and a couple on digital. Now days some actually only come out on digital, its simply cheaper.

However, in the future will it be more cost efficient for companies to simply charge money every month to let you play the games they choose for as long as they choose? When you don’t own a game you have no rights to it and they have no responsibilities to you. They don’t have to worry about you pre-ordering games or you getting upset and boycotting over pay to win practices. you will pay your money either way every month as Sony or Microsoft pays them every month to let them have their game. While now it seems cool to play a new game this way, is it possible this is how gaming in the future will be done and the days of buying games are slowly going to die? Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

DCEU’s Flashpoint Movie to film in Canada


According to screen rant the DC Flashpoint movie will be moving its filming it Vancouver. The film so far has had numerous director changes but thankfully has locked up the people needed to do its thing and get started. My personal opinion tho, hopefully this turns out better than most of the other DC movies. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Immortal Unchained (Alpha) preview.

First of all, I’d like to give a special shout out to a dear friend Sir Feliciano, an upcoming gaming Youtuber. Love you bro. Anyway, he got access to a demo for a game called Immortal Unchained that I have to say looks pretty sweet. I’m getting a heavy Dark Souls vibe only with guns and a more science fiction feel than SoulsBorne. I will say the environment looks beautiful and the gameplay looks fun. It is an alpha however, so things are definitely subject to change. So enjoy Sir Feliciano showing off his first impressions and check him out on YouTube; may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Brothers Grimm (2005)

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This is one of those movies i am not 100% sure how to score.  The movie from a critical stand point is not good. The story is all over the place, much if it making no real sense and doesn’t actually line up with the actual Brothers Grimm Stories themselves. The special effects even for the time were quite corny tho much of that was intentional admittedly for a story purpose.

Here is why I am torn, with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger the acting was great and the movie was simply a fun and entertaining experience and really that is the point of a movie in the first place. The plot holes aren’t distracting, tho they are clearly present. The characters never go thru any real building, they simply are what they are, which for the most part is fine since they are solid characters anyway. The best way of putting it is if you are looking for a deep, meaningful and insightful experience this is not the movie for you. However, if you want something fun and entertaining, this movie is an excellent choice. Best wishes and ma the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dark Souls 2 Scholars of the First Sin

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A pretty long time ago @torstenvblog covered Dark souls 2…oh my Tho I myself never really got to play it. That changed recently when I got a pretty sweet deal on it for Xbox. And I have to say having played it on PS4 a little and my Xbox One X visually there is a substantial difference. That being said the game looks pretty damn good either way. But it is a bit dated seeing as how since than we have has Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3.

@torstenvblog hit the nail pretty much right on the head when he said some of the bosses were amazing and some were pretty much the same as bosses from the previous game. Some are even just boring as hell mob bosses that serve no real purpose other than to be annoying. The difficulty bounces between why did I bother and who the hell beats this without getting hit? All things considered the game is fun, but it is far from being the best in the series. In fact I would go so far as to say it is probably the worst in the Soulsborne series, tho that still makes it the worst in one of the best series ever created. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.