The Thor movie has always been so divisive amongst its viewers. Some people hated it, some people thought it was merely alright, and some people loved it. I am personally in the “loving it” camp. I know some people had major problems with the movie and felt like much of it was a little bit out of place or didn’t seem like it really fit alongside Iron Man, Captain America, and The Incredible Hulk. I’m here to let you guys know the exact reason that Thor felt so weird to you though: Shakespeare.  Thor is, in actuality, just a Shakespeare movie. (more…)

Everyone loves Family Guy. At the same time, it seems like everybody hates it. It’s very easy to see both sides, I think. Family Guy is considered a shock comedy show in general, and it has been known to have some pretty bad episodes. However, the shock comedy show is the appeal for many people. Before the shows cancellation, people absolutely loved the show and that love brought it back, but many of the former fans despise it now. Because of this, I think there’s a little bit more to Family Guy’s complete “love it or hate it” mentality with viewers. (more…)

Marvel, you make me sad sometimes. You make an event like Age of Ultron, and it just makes me really sad. I spend my money on your series and you proceed to go in the absolutely incorrect direction with it. Even after reading everything, I just wonder “Why would you make this story?” as my general reaction. I’m not angry about the way Age of Ultron went, but like many other people who read this series I’m just very sad, disappointed, and perplexed about the entire story as a whole.  I think I’ve managed to pin point the exact reasons why I’m so bothered by this story though. There will be spoilers, so avoid reading any further if you care about them (although you shouldn’t). (more…)

The Purge was a very odd movie. I’ll start out by saying I didn’t really dislike it, and I consider it “pretty good” in terms of entertainment. The biggest problem I really have with it is that it is written is such a bizarre way that I can’t really understand why it was done the way it was. I’ll try to keep spoilers to an absolute minimum though, in case anyone has any interest in seeing it.

For those unaware, The Purge is a thriller movie that was produced by Platinum Dunes, a studio who has quite a hit or miss record of horror movies… and Pain & Gain (yeah, I don’t know). The concept is a pretty unique one, where the United States government has decided that the way to fix the country is by allowing the country to commit whatever crimes they want for one night a year only, calling it The Purge. Why the government decided that this is completely fair but won’t let people legally smoke pot boggles my mind, but I’m assuming they’re saving that for the sequel. The idea is that if everyone releases all of their pent up aggression over one night, they won’t commit crimes during the day. (more…)

If you were to ask anyone about Final Fantasy VI, one of the first things they would discuss would be Kefka, the game’s antagonist. He’s a stand out in a game with plenty of memorable moments. Some even argue that Kefka is the greatest villain in the entire series and possibly all of gaming. And it isn’t simply because he spouts a series of insane and amusing lines throughout the game; it goes much deeper than that. Kefka is a kind of villain who is able to make a connection to you on a much higher level than most villains in gaming, which is remarkable considering when Final Fantasy VI came out. Kefka didn’t have fully rendered cutscenes, voice acting, and all of the things that help a character stand out from the rest. This clown just had many other clever tricks that were used to make sure you would always remember him.

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