Harbinger Down

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Harbinger Down starts off great. Its got a ship in the arctic, a couple of cute college girls, a pretty nice looking Russian woman, a bad ass captain and a great premise. It looks nice sounds solid and the acting is pretty great. The story starts off strong with them crabbing at night and during the day tracking some whales. Not long after they discover a frozen ball that the whales were attracted to it. This is around the time the story turns to hell. Apparently the Russians infected a cosmonaut with something that is never really explained except that it was made from water bears. (Google what they are, quite interesting really) and it somehow creates a creature that can change its DNA as well as anyone it eats. It can also turn to liquid and grows some weird tendrils type things to kill. Oh and did i mention it can be frozen but is also immune to fire and ice? Yea it goes like that. I can’t think of another movie that went from great to total shit storm so fast. Still could have been worse tho. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Star Trek 4 The Voyage Home

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Star Trek 4, The Voyage Home (1986) is, in my humble opinion, is the best of the original series movies.  The plot is pretty simple. A probe comes to Earth with a message that starts boiling the ocean and destroying the world, and as Spock points out only human arrogance would assume the message was for them. As the crew quickly discovers the now extinct humpback whales are the only one that can answer them and save the planet. So Spock does some calculations no human can understand and their stolen Bird Of Prey is flying back in time.

Of course they quickly discover a pair with a pregnant female. Now that is basically the quick version. The movie looks good for its time and the acting is what you would expect from Star Trek. This one while my favorite is by many sort of the black sheep. While most people agree the odd numbered movies suck, this one is greatly argued by many. Usually it comes down to this or Wrath of Kahn and honestly neither answer is wrong. Voyage is a far less series movie and many would prefer while Kahn is an instant classic with one of the best space battle scenes in history. With that being said id recommend watching both. As always thanks for the time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Haunting of Silver Falls

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The Haunting of Silver Falls is a typical horror movie in every sense of the phrase. The basic plot us a girls parents die, moves to a small town with her Aunt and uncle meets a guy goes to a party. Of course the cops come everyone scatters and the girl finds a mysterious object blah blah blah. The ghost are semi creepy looking and the twist ending is nice and actually unexpected. The acting is well done and unlike most movies I have seen lately the pacing isn’t bad. It does a good job setting everything up but moves along fast enough to stay interesting. On the downside there is very little excitement to the movie, but its never really boring either. If anything the movie suffers from being far to standard and basic, I’m talking white chick at a Starbucks wearing Uggs basic. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Star Trek 3 The Search For Spock

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There is an old Star Trek legend that all the odd number movies sucked. I never really thought it was true, but it also isn’t wrong. The search for Spock is basically Star Treks Jesus moment. As many of you know in 2 Spock dies. Well it turns out shooting a dead body onto a Genesis planet brings. A person back to life as a rapidly ageing child. Right before Spock died he did a Vulcan mind meld and essentially passed his soul to McCoy. Which when rapidly ageing baby Spock becomes adult Spock they will go to the Vulcan home world and put his soul back and poof instant return of Spock. I know sounds weird. It was an interesting concept it just doesn’t really fit well into a movie. Only really cool part is them stealing a Klingon Bird Of Prey. Anyway I don’t have much else to say, so as always may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Kahn

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The Wrath of Kahn from 1982. Say this to most Trek fans and they will tell you it’s the best of the movies. While i disagree it is definitely up there on the list. We follow Admiral Kirk on a training mission with a mostly new crew, tho the usual suspects are present.

Soon after the movie starts some philosophical conversations happen about age, life and death and various other topics. Eventually it is discovered by Chekhov and his captain that the planet Kahn and his crew Kirk exiled them to underwent a massive change about 6 months after and they barely survived the new wasteland like atmosphere of the planet. Using this opportunity to steal the reliant kahn and his crew attempt to steal secret technology known only as genesis as well as attempt revenge on Kirk.

All of this mostly takes the back seat to what many recognise as the greatest space battle in movie history, as Kirk and Kahn attempt to one up each other while both ships are badly damaged and blind. The ending is probably one of the most emotional moments in Star Trek history when Spock is killed saving the Enterprise crew from Kahns last ditch effort to kill Kirk. As always thanks for joining me and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The X-files I Want To Believe

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X-files is one of those shows I wanted to get into as a kid and never did. So last year I sat down and watched it. Wasn’t disappointed, but how does the movie stack up? Well fairly well actually.

The movie starts off with our team gone from the FBI and asked for assistance from a female agent that has been working with a psychic. In true X-files fashion our good doctor Skully is skeptic and Mulder dives all in after being convinced to leave his home since he rightfully now pretty much hates the FBI. A series of weird disappearances and murders lead them in a typical chase to discover the truth. I won’t say much more about the plot as to avoid spoilers, but if you were a fan of the T.V. show you will love this movie. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory

American Fable

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Sometimes a movie is simply boring. This is one of those movies. Well over 50 minutes (over half way) into the movie and really nothing has gone on besides a farmer hanging himself off screen. Only reason the viewer knows it they speak of it. Lots of poor farming families, including the focal point of the family. Typical family. Mom,dad 1 boy and 1 girl. The family secret is dad is hiding a package. Dad gets hurt and mom and broski pick up hiding the package. Small issue, the package is an old guy that the daughter is making friends with. The movie does pick up later but honestly its far to little far to late and is not worth the wait. There are very few movies I will openly say no-one should watch, but this is one of them. The acting is fine, the visuals are nice as is the sound. But the story itself is just horrible and I can’t stress this enough, a very large part of this movie is nothing interesting. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.