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The video is nice, but dark. But the reason I bring this up is because of the certain person on this page that was disrespectful with his opinion on the matter of chrysalis and was shoving it in people's faces. You can see it for yourself in the link. It's disheartening to see people still act childish, and I get disliking chrysalis as a basis of love to hate. But this guy simply was acting like it was all you should do is hate her. The worst part is that he says it's a unpopular perspective, and maybe in some circles it maybe. But being a child and *squee!*ing at people who oppose it isn't anyway to try and make a point for your case. But this is how I feel about it.
And if I could lay some perspective of my own. I see Chrysalis as one who has been hurting. It's unspoken pain. She and her hive are outcasted and ultimately wanted to lash out. Here take over of the royal wedding was a way to try and force things in her favor. But after defeat left her and her hive even more outcasted. I can feel for Chrysalis in that way. But my feelings do go deeper on the matter, but I'd be ranting forever.
Also, I am aware there was episode in the more recent time that redeems the hive. But yeah.
I think the reason why I don't feel comfortable trying to get dates IRL it's because I don't want to wind up with ,lack of a better word, a normie. Internet is my life; I want to be with someone who gets it.
I mean I do have a life outside of it. I understand the differences and the fundamentals of a IRL interaction, it's just that I'm afraid of what they think of the interest I have that extend online.
You know like brony stuff, internet memes that I consume, and a few political stuff.
I'm just imagining how someone would react if they found out I was a brony and had no idea what it was. Or see the people I talk to. Or see the content I make.
Then I would have to explain and go through maybe a little ridicule. And even after all that she still would not get it because they haven't been seeing Bronies or don't get the ironic humor on the internet because she doesn't use it like that.
I guess that goes for a lot of things really.
someone who makes their living playing video games.
Someone who talked about political views.
Someone who makes their living talking about cartoons.
All of those may get some kind of judging eye from someone who don't get the internet and that can really hurt if the person that's judging you is someone you want to spend your romantic life with.
I'm not saying that I only want a online relationship. I'm just saying that I want someone who understands the internet as much as I do. And the best place to find people who know the internet ...is on the internet.
I don't know, am I just being a whiny basement-dwelling internet weeb?
Am I the only one who thinks the Black Butler 2 opening song would work with Madoka Magica as well? If the producers didn't want to trick the audience into thinking it's a cute and silly show, they could've used a song like that because, of the depressing things in Madoka Magica.
Sorry, I thought of this when I woke up.
I got to see Deadpool today with my friend for his birthday. It's an amazing movie simply put. All the lude, crude, and all around weird of the greatest 4th wall breaking anti-hero this side of nuttyville~ This movie even covers how Deadpool came to be. I cannot say enough good about it. Also, saying that Deadpool needs to be PG-13 would ruin what makes this movie so great. I support it being rated R to be honest.
It's amazing what you can find in the DVD bargain bin of a supermarket if you have the patience to wade through the countless mockbusters, B-movies, schlock compilations, direct-to-video kiddie flicks and Adam Sandler films. In fact, most of the movies I own come from the bargain bin.
It's been since September since I've done one of these. Let's get the ball rolling, shall we?
However, today's film I found in the bargain bin by pure dumb luck, as it apparently wasn't even supposed to be in there. After doing a little negotiation with the guy behind the counter, he reduced the price to the $3.74 promised on the bargain bin, leaving just enough for me to buy two other films.
Today's film is, as the title suggests, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The story behind this film is an interesting one, so let's go over the history of the films first.
Around 2000, the comicbook superhero film was widely considered dead. A far cry from the days of Christopher Reeve's Superman and Tim Burton's Batman, the American public was sick of superheroes, no doubt thanks to the tidal wave of such films in the 1990s. Many film critics, professional and amateur alike, agree that 1997's one-two punch of Steel (starring Shaquille O'Neal, yes, that Shaq) and Batman and Robin were what put the genre six feet under. (For more info on the latter, check out Crimson Lionheart's review of this trainwreck.)
Most of the comicbook superhero films at that time were either based on DC properties (like the aformentioned Steel and Batman and Robin) or those of other, lesser known companies (such as Spawn and The Phantom). Strangely, Marvel, DC's primary competitor, did not have any involvement in theatrical releases whatsoever, preferring to keep their adaptations either direct-to-video or on television.
All of that would change when Marvel teamed up with 20th Century Fox to get the Uncanny X-Men to the silver screen. The resulting film, simply titled X-Men, was released to theaters in 2000, to surprisingly overwhelming critical and box-office success. This paved the way for Marvel to license its other franchises, such 2002's equally successful Spider-Man by Columbia Pictures, and eventually, 2008's Iron Man, which not only solidified Robert Downey Jr.'s career comeback after years of on-again-off-again drug rehab, but also jumpstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This also caused DC to throw their hat back in the ring, having a shaky start with 2004's in-name-only adaptation of Catwoman, but eventually got their money's worth with a one-two punch in 2005: Batman Begins, which started the highly acclaimed Christopher Nolan trilogy of films, and the heavily divisive Superman Returns.
Of course, the X-Men would continue to be featured in cinema by 20th Century Fox, even after Disney picked up Marvel, thus barring them from the MCU. The X-Men franchise eventually fell into a slump with 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, but climbed their way back out with 2011's X-Men: First Class, but not before Fox ordered a couple of spinoffs focused on the X-Men's golden boy, Wolverine.
The film that cemented X-Men's re-ascent from its fall from grace, however, was 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was intended to erase The Last Stand and the two Wolverine movies from continuity.
Though, considering how Marvel themselves treated Wolvie in the 90s, can we really be surprised?
Let's look at it, shall we?
Which is good, because otherwise, the Deadpool movie would have looked like this.
The film starts off in New York City, and a rather ravaged one at that. As explained by Sir Patrick Stewart, the actor for Professor Xavier, via voiceover, humanity is on the verge of destroying itself, thanks to the prejudices towards mutants and those who sympathize with them.
Cut to an equally devastated Moscow, where some mutants seem to be living underground. But the Sentinels, giant robots designed to kill all mutants, have arrived to destroy them. As they drill into the hideout, the mutants try desperately to fight them off.
Their efforts prove to be in vain, as the Sentinels kill them off one by one.
Is it just me, 0r was this movie partialy inspired by the Terminator franchise?
Three billion human lives ended on August 29, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgement Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the Machines.
Cut to China, where Xavier, Storm (played by Halle Berry), Wolverine (played by, who else, Hugh Jackman), and Magneto (played by Sir Ian McKellen) meet up with... the mutants from earlier?
Turns out they weren't even really killed, it was just some time travel stuff to warn themselves of an attack.
Magneto turns to Xavier and suggests that they try out something similar. One of the mutants asks what the hell Magneto is talking about, prompting Xavier to explain the origins of the Sentinel program.
It was commissioned by a Bolivar Trask (played by Peter Dinklage), a top-of-the-line weapons engineer in the early 1970s and also a mad scientist, using mutants for purposes the Nazis would be proud of.
Trask's research was found by Mystique (played by Jennifer Lawrence), who tracked him down to the Paris Peace Accords in 1973 (which, by the way, marked the end of the war in Vietnam), and then killed him. However, against her intentions, the U.S. government only believed in the need for Trask's program more. She was then captured by the government, who then proceeded to torture and experiment upon her (you know, just like the real U.S. government doesn't do to criminals, as that is a major Geneva Convention violation), and found out using her DNA how she transformed. They then used this as the basis for the Sentinels, allowing them to adapt to mutant abilites.
Xavier's plan? Prevent Mystique from killing Trask, and thus stopping the Sentinels from existing.
There's just one problem: apparently, the mutant who can send people back in time (or rather, their minds) can't send people back more than a month at most, claiming not even Xavier would survive the process, because even a mind as powerful as Xavier's can only take so much before it breaks.
Wolverine, however, volunteers for the trip in Xavier's place, thanks to his ability to repair himself.
So they send Wolvie back to 1973, and things get awkward really quickly. Turns out Wolvie was part of some sort of New York mafia in the 70s, and he woke up after getting some with his boss's daughter.
I could use the Terminator joke again, but that would be as repetitive as every Call of Duty sequel.
Yeah, that's some heavy stuff. (Back to the Future, Cutie Remark, and Terminator jokes all in one review? I may have to put a counter on these.)
The mobsters try to attack him, but he heals himself and extends his claws (which weren't covered in adamantium yet) and lays his assailants out, before getting dressed and getting in his car.
Cut to Capitol Hill, where Trask is trying to convince the government of the need for his weapon. They don't believe it is necessary because, even though Nixon was president at the time, the government actually had some morals. Well, concerning its own citizens, anyway. A quick Google search will tell you all you need to know about the things America did in Vietnam, and considering one of this site's members is from that country (specifically, Diamond), it's best to leave it at that.
Cut to Saigon, Vietnam, where a military officer (I wonder who) stumbles upon a Trask Industries experiment just wrapping up. Then some more militguys show up to run a few more tests, and after the "military officer" calls them out, he turns into Mystique and lays the beatdown on them.
One of the experimentees stands up and apparently recognizes Mystique, who then (after reverting to her disguise) escorts him and the others outside for a return trip to America, and then stays behind, changing forms again (this time to her standard human form).
Cut to Wolverine at past Xavier's (played by James McAvoy) front gate. When Wolverine comes to the door, he is answered by Hank McCoy (who will be later known as Beast, played by Nicholas Hoult), who promptly asks Wolvie to leave, but Wolverine is undeterred, and he breaks in.
He looks for Xavier, but is slowed down by a now Beast-mode Hank. The ruckus gets Xavier's attention. We learn that 70s Xavier is a drug junkie after the events of First Class, and he also lost his powers for a time. A bullet to the spine will do that.
Wolverine tells past Xavier everything, and that he needs his help. But Xavier says that he can't help, as Mystique drifted away from him (they were childhood friends, forgot to mention that) and went to Erik Lehnsherr (past Magneto, played by Michael Fassbender), and as a result, wouldn't even listen to Xavier. Wolverine then tells Xavier that they also need Erik's help, prompting a "Hahaha, no" reaction from Xavier.
Nothing Wolverine tries convinces Xavier, a broken man who copes with his problems with a serum designed by Hank to suppress mutation.
Xavier, however, after a flashback to his childhood, turns his opinion around, still not quite trusting Erik, until Wolverine reveals that Erik sent him back along with Xavier. When the future's in danger, that kind of thing happens. Assuming they believe you.
It turns out Erik is being held in the center of the Pentagon for... get this... killing John F. Kennedy.
Wolverine then reveals he knows someone who can get them in.
About as good an explanation as any.
Cut to the Trask Industries building, where Trask is about to leave for Paris, but has to get some things first.
Scratch that, it was Mystique all along.
So she can change her size now, too?
She enters Trask's office, and learns everything she needs to know with relative speed.
Cut to the outskirts of DC, where Wolverine and co. pull up outside the house of the guy they're looking for. This is the home of Peter Maximoff (aka Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters). They go inside and convince him with ease, because he is a young criminal, and they set off.
While they tour the Pentagon, Wolverine and Quicksilver break away, and Hank jams the security feed.
Quicksilver then dons a security officer's uniform, and gets to where he needs to be quickly, obviously, and gets Erik's attention. Vibrating the glass quick enough to shatter it, he triggers the alarm. Of course, you can't have a heist without them finding out at the last possible minute. Otherwise that wouldn't create drama.
Hank masks the alarm by triggering the sprinklers, and Quicksilver anticipates the imminent arrival of the guards, breezing past them with Erik once they arrive.
Also, Wolverine and Xavier attempt to convince everyone that a lockdown is occuring, when they run into some guards, and Wolverine attacks the guards.
Xavier gets the key to the elevator that Erik and Quicksilver are in, and then punches Erik once the door opens. Wow, trust issues seemingly never go away. I know about that. If you lived in my house, you'd understand.
So they get ambushed by more guards and as they fire, Quicksilver does some stuff, goes fast, and prevents the bullets from hitting their mark, all the while incapacitating the guards.
By now I should probably mention the special effects. They are quite convincing, even for CGI. Makes me almost believe they're actually mutants.
So they make their escape in a plane, leaving Quicksilver behind, as Wolverine tells Erik everything.
But nothing will convince me that the Third Doctor had to deal with real dinosaurs rampaging in London. (Time travel reference counter: 4)
Erik apparently takes this quite well, but he and Xavier get in a fight, almost downing the plane, but Erik collects himself at the last moment.
Cut to Paris, where Mystique (in her base human form) is apparently talking with a Vietnamese general. He tries to get in her pants, but this backfires, as she reveals her true form, and chokes him out.
I can only assume his last thoughts were "Totally worth it."
Back on the plane, Erik reveals that... wait, did he just say he tried to save JFK?! And JFK was a MUTANT?!
So Erik and Xavier rekindle their friendship, and we cut to Paris, just before the summit, where Trask tries to convince the Vietnamese of his beliefs. He also tells them how to cheat at Pac-Man... oh wait, wrong movie. (And before you ask, I'll get to Pixels eventually. Them time machines ain't cheap.)
And Lehnsherr pitches his second curveball to MorphinBrony, who misses it just like the first one.
So Wolvie and co. show up and get inside, as Trask is demonstrating what I shall call his "mutant detector," and it settles on what appears to be the Vietnamese general from earlier (no points for guessing the real identity), who stalls before revealing him/herself.
But Wolverine and co. show up just as Mystique is about to pull the trigger. Erik tries to kill her, but Hank stops him and Mystique escapes through the window, the bullet chasing after her, hitting her in the leg. Also, she blows the whole cover of every mutant ever.
Wolverine almost goes back into the present thanks to flashbacks, but slips back, albeit with an altered memor, while Hank goes Beast to stop Erik from finishing off Mystique. Erik causes a lot of metal around him to move, while Mystique slips away.
Beast doesn't get held back, though and chases after Erik, while Wolverine snaps out of it and follows Xavier out of the building.
Also, all of this happened on camera, and old Richard Nixon finds out about it.
Trask confirms what is happening, and Nixon approves his Sentinel program.
In a Parisian hospital, Mystique is getting treated for her wounds (in her human form), while
Erik looks at the blueprints for the Sentinels, and leaves his hotel room, but is ambushed by Mystique, who is holding him at knifepoint. Erik tries to convince her to stop the U.S. government from going through with the Sentinel program, but she won't have it.
After returning to Xavier's place, his legs give out and his powers come back. As Hank rushes to get the treatment, Wolverine tells Xavier that he needs his powers to help them find Mystique.
He comes to this conclusion as well, and abandons his needle. Remember kids, drugs are bad, especially the superpower-suppressing ones!
Meanwhile, Trask analyzes the blood he found on the sidewalk in Paris, and sees with his own eyes what Mystique's DNA is capable of.
In Xavier's lab, he puts his powers to use, but he is agonized over the stress on his mind, which overloads the system he uses to enhance his powers. He contemplates giving up, but Wolverine tries to give him a confidence boost by allowing a peek inside his head. Somehow, this causes him to have a conversation with his future self, who convinces him to kick his anxieties to the curb and keep going. That reminds me of that one time, when I was depressed, and nothing like that happened, because like I said, time travel is expensive.
On a Trask train, Erik leaps aboard and takes control of a prototype Sentinel.
Cut to an airport, where Mystique is approached by Xavier (who is speaking through a bunch of other people who probably have no idea what's going on), trying to keep her from continuing to pursue her agenda, but she refuses.
Xavier learns that she was boarding a plane to Washington, D.C., and Hank reveals that he has a device that monitors the broadcasts of all three major broadcast networks at the time as well as PBS (because cable TV was a madman's dream in 1973).
It turns out that the President will be announcing the Sentinel program the next day. They resolve to stop her once again.
Also, hello, ironic Star Trek rerun!
Cut to the Pentagon, where Erik is grabbing his helmet (hidden among continuity porn), while the others fly to Washington, with Wolverine making sure the X-Men exist.
Cut to the future, where the Sentinels are about to arrive.
At the presidential announcement, Xavier tricks the guards into letting him, Hank, and Wolverine in. Xavier attempts to locate Mystique, while the Sentinels are unveiled.
Mystique also got in, in disguise, predictably.
She tries to pull her gun, but Xavier stops her, and instructs the others to accost her.
At that point, the Sentinels are booted up and wreak havoc.
While Storm attempts to stall the Sentinels in the future, everyone in the past is trying to survive.
Mystique prepares for another shot at Trask, while Erik shows up in a flying baseball stadium.
It turns out he hacked all of the Sentinels.
In the future, some, but not all, of the Sentinels are destroyed. As a result, Storm and future Magneto die, along with some of the mutants from the beginning of the movie.
Hank in the past goes Beast and tries to stop the Sentinels, while Wolverine runs towards past Magneto. However, past Magneto attacks Wolverine by sticking rebar in him, and throws him into the water.
Magneto magnetizes the White House, disarming all inside, and pulls the Presidential bunker out of it.
He addresses the world and tells them that basically they done messed up.
Mystique takes the disguise of the President, while Hank reverses his Beast mode, and Mystique severely injures Magneto, shutting off all of the Sentinels in the process.
Mystique turns her attention to Trask, but is interrupted by Xavier, who finally convinces Mystique to drop the gun and end the madness, just in time to prevent the bad future. She then removes Magneto's helmet, allowing Xavier to use Magneto's body to lift the rubble off of him. Magneto flies off, and Wolverine wakes up in the future.
Everything is different, the people who would have died are alive and well, including, of all people, Jean Grey (played by Famke Janssen, who died in The Last Stand, thus truly striking said movie from canon) and Cyclops (played by James Marsden).
He runs into new present Xavier, who he asks for a brush up on everything that happened after 1973.
As it happens, Mystique saved Wolverine from drowning, and presumably gave him his adamantium bone covering, probably to keep him consistent.
And then the movie ends. And boy, was that one hell of a ride.
Days of Future Past is without a doubt, the TRUE third installment in the X-Men film series, worthy of that title and then some.
Before I close this review with the traditional thoughts from the ponies, I would like to add that there is one other pony watching this review. As, for all intents and purposes, Starlight Glimmer might as well be part of the Mane Cast as of the Season 5 finale (as much as I hate to admit it to myself), she will be giving her thoughts as well, and will continue to do so unless I'm proven wrong.
Now time for their thoughts.
Starlight: I thought it was a good movie, even if the plot hit a little close to home for me. But other than that, it was good.
Twilight: I have to agree with Starlight. Bryan Singer returning for this film was the best thing Fox has done with Marvel in quite some time until the announcement of Deadpool. The cinematography, writing, action, all well done. AS THEY SHOULD BE IN AN X-MEN FILM.
Rarity: While I never liked those black leather suits (though I suppose yellow and blue spandex would look no better), I thouroughly enjoyed this film. I also enjoyed the attention to temporal accuracy employed in scenes set in the 1970s.
Applejack: Ah cannot stress this enough, THIS is how good ah was hoping The Last Stand would be. Definitely the third X-Men film, no question.
Rainbow Dash: This was the one that made me think Fox could still do Marvel movies. But then Fantastic Four 2015 happened. But then Deadpool happened, so I guess it's all okay. Other than that, awesome movie.
Pinkie Pie: That was a good one! Can I watch it again?
Fluttershy: Oh... that was scary... no more, please.
"Mutants, how do they work?" -IGN
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Phantom Blood is rated 8.5 out of 10 Lionhearts
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has currently become my own little obsession as of late. And good god, what an adventure that I got myself into. Literally every single episode is built upon the other like a building block, and further enhances the emotion that comes with it to new heights. There’s power, there’s passion, and there’s prestige in virtually every single moment the show brings. Flamboyance without looking idiotic, actions without pretense. JJBA was never meant to be designed to be complex nor complicated to watch, but the show is so ridiculously enjoyable to tag along with the adventure that it doesn’t really matter. This is going to be a four-part review along the modern anime adaptation of the famous shonen manga series illustrated by Hirohiko Araki, depicting every arc of the show in depth until the release of Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable this year, something that I’m extremely excited about.
So let’s get started!
Phantom Blood chronicles the struggles of the cursed Joestar bloodline against the forces of Evil. Our story goes way back to 1880 England, as we follow the young Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning, merciless Dio Brando. The two of them are simply tied to one another and embody the perspectives of good and evil. Basically everything that Jonathan stands for is to be gentlemen-like, started from his desire to save other people to showing empathy and mercy to the enemy. He is not only a pure soul, but there is not even a single trace of evil in his character at all. He does not rely on trickery to fool other people, he is friendly and sincere and embodies the “Ultimate Good” that could be brought forth in the show. Dio, on the other hand, is a fantastic example of the true villain in the series. He isn’t a good guy in the slightest, there is no sort of redeeming goodness in his soul. Dio Brando is pure evil from beginning to the end, with a sense of evil and corruption around his character. You want to feel disgusted by him, yet you can’t help but be fascinated and attracted to him. He is ambitious, sadistic, arrogant, and megalomaniacal, yet he posses an almost uncanny charismatic and intelligent persona in his character. He is one of the worst people that you would ever meet, he is essentially the antichrist yet apart of you would want to follow him as a leader. Dio is easily my favourite character in the entire series because of these traits, and it’s really the conflict of these two values that the two main characters of the series that sets the stage for not only this entire Part, but the entire manga and anime. Sometimes you don’t need to make your characters too complicated, sometimes all you need is a simple clash of these two values.
The story begins in England, 1880 with young Jonathan Joestar, known to his friends as JoJo, living at his father George's wealthy estate. Another young man, Dio Brando, is adopted by them having recently lost his father, Dario Brando. George believed that he and his infant son were rescued by Dario during a stagecoach accident, in which his wife lost her life, when in fact Dario was trying to loot their corpses. Jonathan attempts to befriend Dio, unaware of his plan to drive him into discredit and earn George's trust so that he can become the sole heir to the Joestar fortune. As part of his scheme to torment Jonathan, Dio violently beats him in a boxing match, turns his friends against him, steals his girlfriend Erina's first kiss, and even burns his dog Danny to death in an incinerator, while presenting himself before Jonathan's father as a better gentleman and student than his adoptive brother. Normally, everything would go downhill from there. But overtime, roughly seven years passing, Jonathan has grown up and quickly begins to close the gap that Dio originally created. But as Dio begins to make his move to become the heir of the Joestar Fortune with a sinister plot, Jonathan tries his best to foil his adoptive brother’s plans, where things quickly escalate.
In a shellnut
To me, Phantom Blood could not hold such a high regard as a show from fans if it was to be solely carried by the simple concept of good and evil from the main characters. The side characters also have their own added spice to the series itself, and the fan favourite in the manga community would easily go to Speedwagon. “Why?” you ask? From the very start his loyalty to Jojo’s virtuous and heroic nature is second to none, and his narration provides extra hype and a nice touch to the rough nature of the fist fights. He isn’t a fighter, but he a special extra to make the show simply so fun to watch. At the same time, Zeppi acts as the ‘Obi-Wan’ to Jojo’s ‘Skywalker’, playing the role of the mentor extremely well to the young Jonathan. He is knowledgeable, caring and very quirky at the same time. Sadly, acting as the Obi-Wan eventually catches up to him and his departure from the party was enough to make you cry manly tears.
But that is a good thing especially when the anime embraces the crazy art style of the original manga, with an equally insane colour pallet to bring this bizarre adventure to life. The character design in the anime also takes a slight adjustment from the original material in the first arc to Araki’s evolving art throughout the show, which shows with strong art, masculine nature and a couple of signature poses now and then that make the show absolutely wonderful to watch. And especially from such a small studio such as David Production, which does not have a very big budget animation-wise. To compensate for this, the show is cleverly directed and animated strongly almost every damn time. Even a normal screenshot is just pretty to look at, it’s that damn good looking.
With the first Part being set in Victorian England, the BGM is filled with some very nice orchestral pieces, sometimes integrated so well that I had to rewind to notice what piece is actually playing. But in terms of audio, the voices of the characters themselves are arguably the best part about the show. Every character has some fairly strong performances, but the favourite would have to go to Koyasu Takehito as Dio Brando, with his voice is very well suited for a character that’s sexy yet pure evil. And you can tell that the voice actors had their fun in this project, and their raw energy and passion alone can be seen in the series itself.
When talking about Jojo, one must bring up the musical side of things. Araki’s affinity for music can be seen into how well the opening and ending songs are, with quick flashes from the original manga playing along with smooth CGI and professional directing in the OP. Its beautiful, in your face with high octane excitement and the lyrics talks about the endless rivalry between Jojo and Dio, alongside the human courage. Araki personally summaries that “the theme of this work is 'living'. Through the two main characters, I want to examine two ways of living. It's all about singing the hymn of the battle between 'human' and 'non-human'…” But I’m particularly impressed about how long the final line was held, where the lyrics follow as “Sono chi no Sadame, JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOJO!” I mean seriously, he holds it for like 8 seconds. It’s incredible.
If the OP shows the powerful storytelling side of the show, then the ED illustrated the nature of the series itself. Surprisingly enough, the song that was chosen was “Roundabout” by YES, an English band from the early 70’s. All doubts that I had about the song were instantly silenced as the intro guitar melody fits the tones the series had. You can almost put that song to anything, horror, action, you name it. The tune fit perfectly, and the dirty bassline was fantastic. The visuals in the ED also help explain the history of the part, which at the same time, was timed perfectly. I never skilled the OP or the ED, since it’s needed for the entire experience.
All and all, Part 1 is a true shonen revenge story. Despite the story not exactly being groundbreaking by today’s standards, the pacing is fantastic and nothing feels rushed at all. Emotions could be felt by the characters, and the fans loved it. In terms of style, nothing is being restrained to the visual representation at all. The first arc, tragic, and exciting all in a single bound.
And so, the journey is continued in Part 2
So, who remembers that show, The Simpsons? Y'know, that animated sitcom where everyone has yellow skin and somehow never age, despite being on the air for over a quarter-century? Yeah, that one.
So, a couple years ago, FOX called in Don Hertzfeldt (for those of you who don't know, the man behind the "MY SPOON IS TOO BIG!" cartoon) to do a couch gag (i.e., the once-per-episode sequence in the opening centered around the Simpsons sitting on, you guessed it, the living room couch). And BOY, did he turn out one hell of a sequence.
No words in any language ever concieved by man can adequately describe the sheer surreal, yet heartwrenching, yet somehow hilarious nature of this couch gag. It needs to be seen to be believed.
Tyro The Fox bro hoofs this.
Apparently Princess Celestia loves tormenting alien races so much that she decidedly made a screaming sun to torment a solar system of beings for all eternity. I knew Princess Celestia was tyrant, but sweet Celestia this is devious.
But in all seriousness. When I first took a glance at this, I nearly fell over pissing myself. This is a brilliant idea for a image considering that Princess Celestia is the princess of the sun after all and the sun being raised is from Rick and Morty. This was part of a stream by JJ who was the creator of Ask Princess Molestia. lol
I'm sorry, I'm still internally losing it looking at this image even now.
Screaming Sun Scene <------ Link
(Haven't done one of these in a while. Let's get back to business, shall we?
My exceptions are usually set on the stage of your typical movie-geek level. I went in with the lowest expectations possible, knowing that this movie is going to be really bad. But I would go to such lengths to say that this movie is just a pure waste of time, where taking it seriously would provide give you a very minor case of serious brain damage...
Stereotypes is the weapon of choice for the movie based on revealing lewd dolls with huge eyes, full lips and no noses. Dolls with an overinflated infatuation with clothes, shoes and make-up aimed at a young-teen audience that basically wanted to be barbie for an older and more mature audience. You've heard about or even bought some of these dolls; now let's see if you can sit through the movie.
Nope? I thought so.
What you are witnessing is a fine example of American consumerism run amok without a leash to restrain itself, nor a master to even tame the wild beast that this movie truly is. Fortunately for you, this doesn't star Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. It its however, one of those typical highschool movies aimed at teenage girls. As long as they can remember, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe have been "BFF" - Best Friends Forever. Inseparable since they first met, the young girls have always supported each other's individual personalities, talents and fabulous fashion styles. These four girls enter the dangerous and inhospitable world of High School, specifically Carry Nation High. Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by student body president Meredith Baxter Dimly. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the girls band together and rise up as "the Bratz" to fight peer pressure, in turn learning how true empowerment means standing up for your friends, being true to oneself and living out one's dreams & aspirations.
I'm not making this crap up. This is the synopsis of the movie.
At somepoint in the movie, one particularly imfamous scene comes up. Meredith 's sweet 16 party that more closely resembles a street parade, but the party audeience features your typical stuck-up plastic girls along with horny boys trying to get laid. Also trying to be what I could only sum up as “Hip and Fresh” , there are pop-culture references all over the place. One bit including an MTV crew that films the celebration (a blatant product placement for the “My Super Sweet 16" show) and a the video clip that appears on YouTube.
Appropriate reaction is appropriate
Oh, there's also a deaf kid who somehow has the power to hear Yasmin singing. And spin turntables
But hey! At least the monkeys with a typewriter that could be listed as “Screenwriters” tried to incorperate imparting moral lessons. Parents are good and should always be listened to, Ignoring your friends is bad, Fashion and Commercialism is good. You know, Capitalism! That's the thing we should be teaching to 11-13 year olds! And hey! This is also an American movie, so that's to be expected in the long run.
It's like the Cold War never ended......
This is a difficult subgenre, there is not a chance in hell that you are able to satisfy everybody even if you happened to be Stanley Kubrick or Christopher Nolan. The entire academy into divided into clicks (emo's, skaters, geeks, potheads, jocks, tree-huggers and other assorted losers). Why anyone wishes to accept this type of sterotypical hand-holding is beyond me, but anyway....
Brats. So full of propaganda and ridiculous role-models, not even adults would understand.
This movie has received One out of Five Lionhearts
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I just loved this amv to death ^_^
It kept up with the timing perfectly. It also got me into this anime.
The year is 2007. The movie that caught the public imagination the most was Transformers, based upon the action figures from Hasbro. Why? Let's find out.
Our story begins with an opening narration from Optimus Prime, voiced by Peter Cullen. It explains the basics of the story: the AllSpark, the source of all life on the now war-torn Cybertron, has crash landed on Earth after being lost for millennia.
Cut to Qatar, a real country that does exist (Google it), as we see some soldiers in a plane. One of them is waiting to see his baby daughter for the first time--WHAT THE HELL AM I SAYING?!? This is a Transformers movie, right? Or did I just walk into Saving Private Ryan?!
Suddenly, a helicopter is picked up by the military, who send escort jets to intercept. Apparently, its ID number matches that of a chopper shot down over Afganistan three months prior.
The helicopter lands, the military accosts it, and... wait, what the hell?
Huh. Guess this really is a Transformers movie.
So the base is attacked by Blackout and the military is sent scrambling after Blackout attempts to hack the database.
Cut to some high school in the middle of--wait, high school?
OH GOD IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN!!
He's also trying to get his first car, but his teacher won't give him the grade he needs. Not content with letting his dreams be dreams, he convinces him to give him the grade he needs.
Sam and his dad stop by a car salesman played by the late Bernie Mac, who sells him an old yellow Camaro after it wipes out the entire lot.
While the government attempts to discover who's responsible for the attack on Qatar, Sam attempts to sell Archibald's glasses on eBay, and tries to impress a girl from school named Mikaela, played by Megan Fox.
Eventually, Sam's car drives off by itself, as another Transformer hacks Air Force One, and finds Sam's glasses on eBay. Turns out they're a map to the AllSpark and the Decepticons want it.
So Sam is attacked and interrogated as to the whereabouts of the glasses, when his car becomes Bumblebee and saves Sam. Bumblebee then changes his disguise to a more recent Camaro.
Meteors fall to Earth, containing Transformers inside, who take the forms of various vehicles. One in particular takes the form of a blue semi with red flames.
Bumblebee drops Sam and Mikaela off in an alley, where the other Autobots approach them.
As Optimus Prime transforms along with the other Autobots, Sam quips that they may be Japanese.
Well, he's not wrong.
"I've heard of Kiss Players, but this is ridiculous."
Oh, and Bumblebee talks via radio.
Mikaela asks why the Autobots are here on Earth, and then--HOLY CRAP, OPTIMUS'S EYES ARE HOLOGRAMS!!
Sam and Mikaela learn that Archibald Witwicky actually found Megatron, voiced by Hugo Weaving, frozen in ice. Megatron was looking for the AllSpark, but he crashed. Archibald made the mistake of turning him on, blinding him (and imprinting the AllSpark's location in his glasses) in the process. Megatron plans to turn all the machines on Earth into his army if he finds the AllSpark, using them to wipe out mankind.
So, Terminator 3 with aliens. Got it.
Sam looks for the glasses, while everyone else hides. His cover is nearly blown by his parents, but fortunately, they're stupid. But the feds show up, and they capture Sam. The Autobots show up and bail out Sam, and then... and then... and then Bumblebee pees on... John Tuturro's character...
Sam and Mikaela run into an NSA operative, the soldier from earlier and a hacker upon arrival at the Hoover Dam, where Megatron and the AllSpark are being housed.
However, it appears they are too late, the other Decepticons are alerted, to the location of the AllSpark. Megatron is reactivated, but hey, at least Bumblebee's OK.
So everyone gets the hell outta there, along with the AllSpark, as the Decepticons try to follow them.
A fight ensues, as the government calls in an airstrike.
Also, Jazz dies.
Then we get a fight between Optimus and Megatron, full of the banter you'd expect from Transformers, while Sam attempts to get the AllSpark to safety.
Ultimately, Sam unwittingly destroys Megatron with the AllSpark, and he saves the world.
And so ends Transformers. How was it? Lio, please forgive me when I say that it wasn't that bad. Sure, it had its low points, but for a blockbuster from 2007, it's not terrible. Thoughts, girls?
Twilight: Objectively speaking, the movie is not too well written, but the cinematography, score, and special effects are near perfect. It may just be a matter of taste.
Rarity: *vomiting* Sorry, I can't get the image of robo-pee out of my head...
Applejack: Ya sure this was a Transformers movie? It focused on people a bit too much, ah'd say.
Rainbow Dash: OH MY GOSH, THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!! So... awesome...
Pinkie: Pass the popcorn, please, I want an encore!
Fluttershy: HASBRO, DON'T YOU DARE LET MICHAEL BAY GET HIS HANDS ON US!!
FINAL VERDICT:@Tyro The Fox Kept you waiting, huh?
"Guilty pleasures: everyone has one." -IGN
I am a new pony in town also I have a death note but i am not mean enless u are (jk only on rp) I do whant to be freands and conrades so lets have fun he he
This one has had me in a tizzy since the comments for the song Fire It Up have been following in. I am starting to hate some of my fellow fans for being so closed minded. I've been skimming through and seeing a lot of hate for the song merely for the fact that the song was referencing the use of weed. I will admit the tone shift was a bit of a brick wall to the face but it was far from a horrible song, but so many others are ready to dismiss the song as horrible without hearing the full album first.
I am at a loss to what to even do or say. I suppose the changing views of the current society can be the blame for this but I'm sorry, a song is not automatically bad just for having a weed reference. A opinion like that is childish, though I cannot stop anyone from saying that. It's my own opinion of course. Though I know for a fact that a few I've talked to about it on here would agree that this *squee!* is asinine and childish.
I'm not one to get too worked up over a few Youtube comments too often unless they were directed at me directly at me, but this was making my blood boil. It still is. I personally have lost a lot of faith in humanity if they are going to overreact at a song like this. Though I guess it is to be expected since practically almost everyone in the USA are brainwashed idiots that'll believe anything the government says.
Ah, After Burner. A game from a simpler time when men were men, women were women, transforming robots were cartoons, and Star Wars had only three movies.
Back in 1987, this thing was considered state-of-the-art.
And I love that game so.
Today I'll be reviewing the 3DS port of the game.
In After Burner, you pilot an F-15 Tomcat fighter jet, fighting off wave after wave of enemy fighters with missiles and machine guns. You can do barrel rolls, speed up, and slow down. 23 stages of high-flying, supersonic goodness await.
The graphics? Lemme show ya:
They may be primitive now, but for their time, it was as close to 3D as you could get. And with the 3DS, they're even closer.
The music? Lemme show ya:
Very catchy and awesome, it gets you pumped and sets the mood.
The gameplay? Controls are responsive and easy to use. You can even change them up, if you wish.
So what's different with the 3DS port? Well, after completing the arcade game in Arcade mode, you unlock Special mode. In this mode, it's Arcade with a twist: this time, you have a bullet time (that is, slowing down time) mechanic.
In a game where you're a fighter jet pilot, this is ten whole levels of awesome. You fill the meter by killing enemies, then you press a button to slow down time.
All in all, the 3DS After Burner port surpasses the original, which was already *squee*ing awesome; something which ports rarely do. So what do the Mane Six think?
Twilight Sparkle: This game is a fantastically well-done port of an already great game. If you can get the 6 dollars on your eShop balance, it's worth the download.
Rarity: It's not exactly my type of game, but if you like it, go ahead and play!
Applejack: See, THIS is how ya port a classic game to a modern system. Ya enhance it, while keepin' enough the same.
Rainbow Dash: *fangirl squeal* SO... AWESOME!!
Pinkie Pie: This game is fifty shades of FUN!! ... What? The book's a guilty pleasure.
Fluttershy: Fun, but not quite my thing. Too violent for me.
"Best game. BEST GAME." -IGN
@Tyro The Fox Ooh, shiny!
I know, I'm late to the party since the season has finished, BUT LET'S GET THE REVIEW ON ANYWAYS.
ROUND OF 16 BABEH, FOUR FIGHTS HERE, LET'S GO!
#2 Icewave vs #15 Chomp
Chomp's got a flamethrower. It's too bad Icewave cuts through it's metal shell like butter. Eventually it chops off a wheel and continues to decimate the competition. Didn't really last all that long. I feel bad for Chomp, but this is the power of spinner bots. Chomp can't move, and gets counted out.
Winner by KO: Icewave!
#5 Stinger vs #12 Warhead
Stinger instantly runs at Warhead, colliding with his spinner, but he flips Warhead over on his back! Warhead moves around a bit because of it's spinner, but Stinger rams it, slamming it against the wall, putting it on it's side now! Warhead is able to right itself from it's side, though, and Stinger instantly pushes him into the wall again! Warhead gets flipped onto the screws, and gets bounced around by them. A piece of Warhead comes off as Stinger keeps ramming Warhead back onto the screws. Warhead somehow drags itself off the screws using it's spinning disc, and Stinger hits him over to the pulverizer area. Stinger runs over and gets hit, BACK WHEEL IS DAMAGED ON STINGER! Warhead, upside down, somehow flips Stinger, but Stinger rights itself! Stinger goes after him again, colliding with him, while Warhead is still trying to right himself. Stinger slams Warhead into the Plexiglass, and he bounces off, landing RIGHT WAYS UP! Warhead strikes at Stinger a few times, before a hit sends him on his back again! Stinger charges and slams him against the wall again, Warhead's back up! Stinger gets pinned against the wall, and Pulverizer STRIKES! ONE, TWO, THREE! Warhead hits the killsaw, but is able to go the remainder of the Distance!
Winner, by unanimous Judges Decision: STINGER
#7 Warrior Clan vs #10 Ghost Raptor
Warrior Clan goes after Ghost Raptor. Ghost Raptor has nothing but it's wedge after looking it's weapon vs Complete Control. Ghost Raptor instantly hits a Minibot, jarring it for a bit. Luckily, it's the one with a flamethrower. Warrior Clan tries to get under Ghost Raptor to flip it, but misses and gets hit by the pulverizers, stopping it's spinner. Warrior Clan gets under, but can't lift him. Without it's main weapon it's going to be hard for Warrior Clan to come back. After attempting to push Ghost Raptor, Warrior Clan starts smoking a bit as it stops moving. In response, Ghost Raptor picks a minibot up and rams it against the wall. Ghost Raptor picks up Warrior Clan and slams him into the wall one final time before the KO.
Winner by KO: Ghost Raptor
#4 Bronco vs #13 Plan X
Bronco and Plan X circle each other, then Bronco instantly flips Plan X upside down onto the screws, where it gets stuck and loses the fight, after a love tap from Bronco. Bronco is flippy man 5000, and Plan X is going goodbye. I think Plan X also lost it's brain too.
Winner by KO: Bronco
Two fights were really short, the other fights were kinda long, there were a lot of great moments, Stinger and Warhead gave us a great fight for this season. Ghost Raptor pulled a massive upset, and Bronco/Icewave pretty much dominated their fights like they should. This episode was pretty good, but not like Episode 2.
Episode Rating: 8/10
Next Show: ROUND OF 16 FINISHES BABEH.
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