Review: Zetman

Plot Summary: There are two forces in the world: the Zet, who are entrusted with the survival of humanity, and the Alphas, who have chosen an extreme form of justice. In a certain city, Jin lives under a bridge with an old man, struggling to pay off debts. He carries the destiny of humanity’s survival. Kouga lives on a hill and stands to inherit vast wealth. In his admiration for heroes, he seeks out the meaning of justice. They don’t know it now, but they are destined to one day meet.

The moment I saw the trailer to this Anime I thought of Guyver, at last they made something similar with the same dark tone. Zetman was heading in that direction and Zet was a cool character, with him slowly developing his powers fighting monsters. It picks up pace but then it just doesn’t grab you 100% and the other characters get a bit annoying, Kouga develops as well half way through as another main character and honestly I don’t care for him. The story diverts a little too much, even forcing a ridiculous romance, Zet is a badass and they should have capitalized on it. Its a fun anime but don’t get your expectations too high.

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Review: Prometheus

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

A quasi-prequel to Alien by Ridley Scott doesn’t answer all the question, but it’s redeemed by its haunting visual grandeur and compelling performances, especially Michael Fassbender as a fastidious android. I had the original Alien with Sigourney Weaver, guns blasting, Aliens vs. Humans scenario going through my mind, what I got instead was a scientific thriller, bringing a few things together as to the origins of the Alien as well as leaving you with a lot of questions. Ridley Scott really went beyond expectations with the effects, you really feel as if you are in Alien world, just discovering one aspect of the Engineers after another, I just kept thinking of when the Alien (The Monster) would pop out but it wasn’t about them. The story leaves you with more questions then answers and I think there might be a sequel based on the ending.

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Predator Berserker Mask

I have probably seen Predator and Predator 2 a combined amount of 100 times over the past two decades. There is something very cool knowing that there could be an alien culture that is based on a warrior culture and I love their weapons and when they go to battle. Recently I had a chance to get myself the new Predator Berserker Mask from AlterEgoComics and after a month of figuring out where to place it, I mounted it right above my door so I can see it when I’m sitting at my desk.

The quality of the mask is amazing, it really looks like the real mask from the movie, and for those who don’t remember the Berserker is the big Predator is Predators, the one that pretty much rips people apart. There are other Predator Masks out at this time and I’m contemplating getting another one but not sure if I should get the Falconer, Tracker, or Stalker, all of them look intimidating. The coolest part is when the lights are off in the room and the red LEDs are on, looks like its really aiming for something. Now I want to watch all the Predator movies again, and AVP doesn’t count even though it was a cool concept to begin with but the execution of the AVP movies is a disaster.


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Review: Paul

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town — a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy and Clive Collings.

Simon Peg and Eric Frost are comedy GENIUSES! I love their work in every movie and these guys really put their heart into it. A couple of nerds going to every comic/nerd/geek stop in America and an alien falls into their lap. And Seth Rogen as the alien Paul just adds to hilarity of this amazing combination of actors. I don’t want to ruin the movie but its a must see.

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