Review: R.I.P.D

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A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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I was looking forward to this movie, sort of Ryan Reynold’s Men in Black Movie, with him being Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones is played by Jeff Bridges. I love Science Fiction movies, but this Supernatural movie just didn’t play out the right way, it annoyed me and honestly disappointed me. Here I was thinking this was going to be a hell of a movie but at the end it fell short of my expectations. Even with Kevin Bacon playing the bad guy, it just didn’t add up in the right way, the characters felt fake and the special effects were crap.

Link: IMDB
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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.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork
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Review: Fate Stay Night

Plot Summary: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by a sorceror by the name of Kiritsugu Emiya. Although he was full of admiration for his adopted father and yearns to become an ally of justice, Shirou has limited powers and was unable to become a strong sorceror like his father. That is until one fateful day, he was drawn into the Holy Grail War and had to summon a female “Servant” known as Saber in order to protect himself. It turns out that the Holy Grail War involves a series of battles among powerful sorcerors to fight for the possession of a relic that will grant one’s wishes, the Holy Grail. There are altogether seven “Masters” who can summon their respective “Servants” from different classes known as Saber, Archer, Rider, Berserker, Lancer, Caster and Assasin. These “Servants” have to hide their names in order not to reveal their weaknesses to the enemies. The story revolves around Shirou and his entanglement in the Holy Grail War.

Fate Stay Night was an anime that I have had on the back burner for a while. Since it had a sequel I prefered to watch the first part since everyone was talking about the sequel. Each mage summons a “Servant” or a warrior to serve him in this battle. They all fight in different styles and I liked the way the anime was going but one thing that annoyed me, it just felt that there wasn’t enough depth. Shirou the main character just didn’t pull me in, it felt a bit flat. For an interesting story it felt like too many characters introduced and killed off in a short time to give them depth. Still it was a decent anime, now I’m just going to move on to the next one.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork
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Supernatural: The Animation

Supernatural is a crazy show in the first place but transforming into an anime is GENIUS! I understand a little bit of the trailer but without subtitles I’m a little lost, since I know the Supernatural storyline pretty well I can somewhat understand whats going on, the best part is that they are using the same soundtrack which is one part that makes the show great. They can go even farther and darker then the show has already done with Anime. Its a production by Madhouse who are behind Paprika, Batman: Gotham Knights, and The Animatrix. I’m going to enjoy watching these season one shot and now I have the animation to look forward to.

Link: Blastr

Supernatural – Season 5

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Battle after battle, the Winchester Brothers fight demons then came the Angels, they were fighting creatures on every side and manage to stay alive. This show just gets better and better every season, I really do love the show. Cas is the fallen angel who helps Dean & Sam against the odds with Bobby as their go to father. The show’s conclusion for season 5 sets a tone, I don’t know what to expect but my heart goes out to these two brothers. Good, Evil, Demons, Angels, the Devil, and God himself, an adventure the Windchesters went through, but it hasn’t ended yet.

Link: TV

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Shows to Download

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For a while now I have been a bit busy not being able to keep up with all the shows but as of a day ago I decided to go through the list that has been piling up. I really don’t like not having a complete show to enjoy or having part of it if I like the show. Some are completing and some shows are new additions like Community and Justified. Just the right shows for the summer but 24 I’m going to watch one shot in 24 hours with no disturbances in 10 days.

The List:

  • 24 – Season 8 – Planning on watching one shot over the next weekend, I couldn’t watch it week to week the first few episodes were insane and this is said to be the best season yet
  • Supernatural – Season 5 – Starting it back up again since the season finished heard its a great season
  • Community – Season 1 – A new comedy that people keep telling me about, a guy going back to community college and some insane people to deal with
  • Justified – Season 1 – A new cowboy detective show who’s actions speak a lot louder then any words, looks pretty good
  • Strike Back – 6 Part BBC Army/Special Forces Drama/Action looks pretty good

Supernatural

I kept reading and hearing about this show, I always had the impression that they would be people with super powers and this show is great. I was right and wrong, this is a very good show and it is far from sci-fi with super powers. This is a story about two boys who are raised to go hunting monsters, demons, spirits, and other unearthly objects and clearing them from earth. I have finished the first season in a couple of days, the story is really good, the characters are great, and getting scared every once in a while is fun. At certain points I do get freaked out that I switch on the lights but still its a lot of fun. One recommendation, don’t watch the show for the first time in bed at night, it freaked me the hell out and I had the lights on for a while before passing out.

Link: TV.com