DragonBall Z: Wrath of the Dragon

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Hey, wait a second, aren’t I forgetting a movie? Didn’t Broly have a third movie before Super? Why, yes, reader; yes he did. Bio-Broly was white hot liquid dookie and shall not be spoken of on the blog, nor should it be spoken of by anyone…so let’s talk about Wrath of the Dragon instead.

Ages ago there was a dark wizard (not Babadi) who created a unstoppable badass with magic (not Buu) who rampaged a whole world. There was a hero named Tapion who could save everyone from a terrible monster, Hirudegarn who could potentially destroy the universe. When informed of this legend by a mysterious alien, they release Tapion but also half of Hirudegarn. Young Trunks befriends Tapion and restores his confidence but the unstoppable Hirudegarn is complete. Can Tapion and the Z Fighters stop this latest threat?

I have to admit, my recollection of this movie is pretty fuzzy but it was a solid movie. Hirudegarn is cool and it and funny seeing some of the series’s biggest badasses getting beaten down by a torso and a pair of disembodied legs. Tapion was a decent character but he was mostly forgettable. The connection with Trunk and the sword at the end was kinda corny. Overall, it’s not the worst DBZ movie but not the best so it’s Ok to miss. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Disney+ Review

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A few days ago the long anticipated  Disney streaming service debuted, so I got my hands on the free week trail.

First and foremost, I’m incredibly surprised at the affordable prices. It’s $6.99 a month or $69.99 for a whole year. The layout is inspired mostly by Netflix’s layout so it’s pretty simple to use. There are shortcuts to the classics, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic but when you go to the search engine, additional playlists pop up which is helpful.

So how is the selection of Disney+? It’s really freaking impressive. The whole MCU is on there (minus the Spider-man movies and Incredible Hulk because they were joint projects) Every episode of the Simpsons is there. Every obscure Disney channel show and original movie, Marvel cartoons I didn’t know existed, and multiple versions and straight to video sequels accompanying blu-ray grade classics of yester-year. I was in awe at the selection before but that was nothing compared to how well everything comes in. The sound and visuals are great but on certain things there is a tiny bit of lag when uploading certain things. For certain movies like The Last Jedi (second opinion) , Avengers: Infinity War, and the movies found elsewhere can’t be accessed now but they do list when they will be accessible on plus.

My complaints are surprisingly few and many I had cleared up after Day One. Day One there were seasons of shows left out, movies and shows that couldn’t be accessed and things ran a bit clunky. After Day One , a lot of those issues did clear up thankfully. There are some minor issues in regards to the responsiveness of the menu but I chalked it up to either how new the service. I have heard the Simpsons came out funky but I haven’t really got to check out those claims for myself yet.

In the end, Disney+ is a surprisingly good service I’d recommend checking out. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

DragonBall Z: Buu Saga (Kid Buu)

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We come to the finale of DragonBall Z and the true terror of Buu is finally realized. Trunks and Goten have perfected the fusion technique; Gohan had his ultimate potential unlocked by Elder Kai; and Goku and Vegeta fuse using Supreme Kai’s earrings, becoming the nearly unstoppable Vegito but nothing stops Super Buu from absorbing them, growing ever more powerful. After absorbing Vegito, he becomes the terrifying fiend Supreme Kai warned them about. The maniacal, giddy child like Kid Buu immediately destroys the Earth and everyone on it. Goku and Vegeta manage to survive inside Buu, but can they destroy this final enemy once and for all?

While the Buu Saga wasn’t my favorite saga of DBZ, there are some awesome battles in the finale. Buu is overall a interesting foe for the Z Fighters to face, and Kid Buu is pretty creepy and badass. Like most of the saga, it is overdrawn but unlike Dragonball Z: Buu Saga (Tournament)  and DragonBall Z: The Buu Saga the final season stays mostly on the main plot. Overall, it’s a good way to end an amazing series and I can’t recommend Dragonball Z to new anime fans. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 23, Homunculus

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Fullmetal Alchemist is one of my favorite animes of all time. These creatures are immortal, nearly indestructible beings created by breaking one of alchemy’s greatest rules: using alchemy to try reviving the dead; or they are the soulless product of the original Homunculus Father if you prefer Brotherhood. Each, named after a sin, has incredible powers ranging from Greed’s unbreakable armor to Envy’s shape-shifting abilities to Lust’s sharp, extendable claws. In Brotherhood, Father is close to god- like, able to use nearly unlimited alchemic power.I love there tragic backgrounds and how, despite there powers, all they mostly want is to have a soul. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Friends (Series)

So recently I decided to binge-watch friends, the whole series. I watched it years ago like most other people my age but I wanted to see it again with fresh eyes and I did learn a few things. For starters. Joey is truly the best guy in the show tho he really is an idiot. Chandler may be the best friend you could possibly have and Ross, well Ross should probably be punched in the face. Seriously, dude, we get it your wife turned out to be a lesbian. Sure you can be upset but like 6 years later its time to move on.

The show, however, is funnier than people give it credit for and I really don’t understand why so many people feel the need to bash it. The show had great character growth in the show and while it rarely covered serious topics when it did they did it well. Realistically the show was never meant to be that way tho, it was mostly just there for a laugh, and it ended up it needed to end. Ross and  Rachel always needed to end together, Pheobe needed to end with someone, not on the show the entire time and Monica and Chandler deserved their happily ever after.

Many people, however, will point to Joey and say how he kind of got screwed, but forget his show was planned as friends was ending. He couldn’t have a really happy or definitive ending because he was getting his own show which sadly ended rather abruptly, many of its episodes actually never even aired.

The show itself, however, was simply good for a laugh and was never meant to be overly realistic and that is why it was enjoyable. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Letterkenny Season 7

So here we are, Letterkenny Season 7 at last. This season honestly felt different, not in a bad way just different. Much of it revolves around a farming show they started where they drink and answer questions that basically took to much time during the week. In between this, we see our friends in Letterkenny have a contest to collect pennies, drink a lot, tell the usual style of jokes, revive a hockey tradition.

Fans of the last 6 seasons will enjoy season 7, but honestly, if someone were to start here I can’t see this being the season that brings you into the fold. Each episode while funny doesn’t really stand out, except for the season finale. That one is amazing. I won’t go into detail tho. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dragonball Z: Fusion Reborn

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All hell basically breaks loose as a new entity emerges in the afterlife, busting the barrier between HELL and the living world. This means many of the familiar Z rogues have returned to Earth including Frieza, Bojack, The Ginyu Force, and Cell ( and a hilarious caricature of Adolf Hitler) and it’s up to Gohan, Videl, Goten, and Trunks to stop them. Meanwhile, in the afterlife, Goku finds a fat, yellow, baby like dimension warping creature called Janemba is the source of the commotion. Using the full power of Super Saiyan 3 he puts Janemba down, or so he thinks. Janemba returns in a sleek, more malevolent form and quickly overpowers Goku’s SS3 form. The only solution is to fuse with Vegeta through the fusion dance, which they’ve never done before. Can our heroes get there shit together and beat this dimension shattering foe?

Fusion Reborn is probably my favorite movie from the DragonBall Z: The Buu Saga era. The fights are badass and Janemba is a strange but fitting fiend I prefer over Buu if I’m going to be honest. Seeing other DBZ villains return was awesome and the Hitler cameo was easily one of the funniest moments I recall from anime. My only real gripe is that once Gogeta shows up,  Janemba is finished in about 3 seconds, feeling way too abrupt for my taste. Fusion Reborn is a cool, pretty badass movie I recommend to any DBZ fan. May the gaming gods bring you glory.