Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trailer time!

The San Diego Comic Con(vention) happened last weekend, and despite not being in the U-S-of-A, thank heavens for the Internet and people with cameraphones!

Here are some post-worthy (methinks) videos from YouTube:


I'm always game for a good dose of nostalgia, especially since Army of Darkness is one of my favourite movies. It's unfortunate that we don't get shows like these here on account of the violence. Or worse - we get the show but it's all cut upcensored.


I forgot Wonder Woman was in this, so I kinda flipped out when I saw her. Looks quite friggin' A.


The trailer's only gonna drop three weeks later, so fuck it, indeed. Can't wait for Febs next year (hopefully they don't postpone!).

I also saw the trailers for Suicide Squad and Damien, and videos of the panels for Crimson Peak (Hiddles!), Adventure Time/Steven Universe, and (oh! oh! oh!) Star frackin' Wars!!!

*exhale*

And finally, this made be b'awww:


I love how this video made Greg look like he's talking to the audience (and how Garnet got everyone to clap along!).


[My next post will be on how speshul I find Steven Universe. Up soon!]

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Terminator Genisys (2015)

[Not late! Since not-late, hence, not-spoiler-free.]

Retcon! That’s right, retroactive continuity happened in Genisys.

After last year’s Days of Future Past (review of which I’ve not yet finished), I’m now big on movies revisiting the past and changing things so to get a different outcome. I intended to skip this movie (gave up after Rise of the Machines), but the trailer got me hooked.

If you've seen the trailer, I’m sure you know what's going to happen in the film (JOHN CONNOR HUGE WTF REVEAL!) so I’m not going to go into the storyline. Instead, and this is rather lazy of me, I’m just going to go into point-form about what I liked and disliked about the movie:

Likes:

  • Doctor Who sighting! At the beginning I glimpsed Matt Smith, and was just telling my mom that one of the guys in the back was Doctor Who when he attacked John Connor. The fact that he’s the personification of Skynet is super-cool.
  • Young Arnie looked more realistic and his lips matched his words more than young Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy. Yay for advancing technology! Yay oxymoron!
  • Kyle Reese finding out that he is John Connor’s dad. A subtly hilarious scene. Jai Courtney is surprisingly not stiff in this film (see: that Die Hard movie he’s in and I, Frankenstein), although it could be due to the characters/directors of those movies.
  • J.K. Simmons doesn’t die! Yay!!
  • “I’ll be back”. “What?”
  • Due to all the changes in the timeline, Skynet is now Genisys, a global operating system that would connect everyone and everything together. Comment on social media and Internet Of Things much? Going off-tangent here, but too much inter-connectivity is not going to do us much good (all it takes is one hacker). The next time someone tells me to get Facebook or WhatsApp or whatever, I’m gonna tell them to watch this movie, and then go to this website.
[It has already begun! I give it until 2027.]

DislikesNitpickings:
  • Since they’re making Arnie young, they could've made Robert Patrick young and bring him back as the T-1000. Not that I don't like seeing Lee Byung-Hun, of course.
  • It’s 2017, and to show that it’s present-times, OneRepublic’s “Love Runs Out” comes on, which is a single released in 2014. Petty, I know, but I noticed.
  • John Connor is also a shape-changer, and he couldn’t change into Arnie to get closer to Sarah and Kyle? What.
  • Why would Arnie dive into John Connor’s helicopter if John Connor is so powerful he can’t be destroyed? It's so futile. If Arnie doesn't come out of that dive, it would be completely futile.
  • Robots can’t get into the quantum field generator? Then how on earth did Terminators (and John Connor) get sent back in time in the first place? And how is it that John Connor couldn’t survive being thrown into the generator with Arnie in the final scenes (magnetic disruptor thingy aside)?

I enjoyed this film, despite not being that interested in the Terminator series. That said, I think my enjoyment was buoyed by time travel shenanigans and Doctor Who (and I don't even watch Doctor Who).

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bombshell dropped

And in a most unexpected way.

Which makes me not quite know how to feel about it at all.

I'm not at liberty to elaborate further, so I'm just gonna stop here.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

And since I'm on Blogger now...

I might as well post these vids of awesomeness. Look out for 1:29 - 1:39 in video #2.





[If only. All I could only think about then was, "No, Joss Whedon, I did NOT see that coming!"]

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This gave me the feels and made me laugh at the same time.



Very short post. FREEDOM not really making itself felt yet.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Okay, freedom didn't exactly turn out the way I intended.

After my "FREEDOM" post, I thought I'd be able to bang out my Avengers: Age of Ultron review (which, right now, is still barely written), and I have another post about how my mind got blown last weekend (which only has its post title, but not its content).

'Freedom' meant spending two weeks writing justifications for my own performance assessment, and also one other (thankfully, just one other!), but mostly, time was spent on my own and not on other people's.

Phew.

That over (today!), I now have to wait three more weeks for another bombshell to drop (or not drop). Details when it happens (or does not happen).

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Monday, May 18, 2015

FREEDOM!!!

[Three days late.]

So I just finished my work peak last Friday. Woot woot.

And over the weekend, I totally binge-ate and slept and played computer games. I even took leave today JUST SO I COULD DO IT ALL AGAIN.

Like, a two-day weekend in one day. But not so much.

Anyway, Imma go outside and eat chips. Avengers: Age of Ulton review is two weeks' late!

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