Monday, January 1, 2018

my rant about movies based on 911




my rant about movies based on 911 






Intro: Consider this a follow up to my rant about movies based on real people and events. 

I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of all these movies center on 911, or being reminded of 911 period. Am I the only that thinks Hollywood is trivializing 911? what about the people who was at ground zero, do you thik they like being reminded of that? This makes me sick! why am I being reminded of something that isn’t a big deal as far as it changes things, what has change!?! The only change I notice is the Homeland Security is on steroids when it comes to security, people are afraid to go on the plane or have xenophobia. If that’s not true then tell me would welcome foreigners with open arms?

So how can we make a big deal about 911 when we still mistreat each other? If that’s not true then why do we have Black Lives matter idiot, mass shooting and violent protects? This is why I'm not bothered by kids killing each other in school because they need to learn to not start something they can't finish. If you start troble with anyone that tells me your ready to die. It seems like you like getting a violent reaction form people so why is 911 a problem? 


I’m not saying mistreating someone is a good reason to shoot, assault or kill someone however you don’t get to complain about it if you’re not willing to go the extra mile to prevent it from happening. I’m not saying we all should be friends however show some common courtesy that can go a long way with me. 

911 didn't affect me at all I mean I wasn't afraid to go on a plane it's not like planes clash four times a year. ( If I'm wrong about that I stand corrected.) Ordeals are a part of life I'm not going to stop living because of this, who say life is fair? If people are over 911 then why can't we joke about bombs? Isn't the purpose of comedy is to make light of a bad situation? 

Also I don't know the whole story behind 911. When I saw the twin towers fall I wanted to laugh I though I was watching an action film. Did anyone find it suspicious that the towers fell apart perfectly at the same time? Don't get me started on former President Bush's reaction to this. OK I'm understand why he react that way I mean it already happen his not a police officer or a fireman what can he do? Now if no Police or firemen showed up a ground zero then I understand why people would be upset with him.

My point is making a big deal out of any tragedy event doesn’t mean anything if you don’t better yourself as a person.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

TMNT 2003 series review

TMNT 2003 series review 

 


Intro: Am I the only one annoyed that this series isn't on DVD or won an emmy? 

TMNT 2003 series review: This series is about four mutated turtles and a rat living under the sewers of New York City where they learn martial arts. One day they meet one of the humans that's in trouble so they offer to help this person. Since then the Turtles has been going to the surface more often to either explore it or fighting crime. This is the best Ninja Turtles series so far. ( that's an unfair statement because I haven't seen the recent Ninja Turtles show.) I like that the Turtles have different personality. 

Leonardo is the leader of the team and kiss up I mean teachers pet. The problem I have with him is that he outshines the other turtles, that's a problem because it undermines the conflict he has with Raphael. 

Speak of Raphael he is the hot head of the group. The problem with Raphael is that character flaw of him being a hot head got resolved way too fast. Also they don't do anything with his anger I mean they could have made him rebellious too the point where he second guess master Splinter that would have been interesting. If Raphael learned how to control his anger he would be a better fighter.  

Donatello is the smart one of the group. 

Michelangelo is the comic relief. That hard to say considering that everyone finds him annoying. He has a similar problem that Raphael has as far as he can be a better fighter if he took his training seriously. 

Master Splinter is the Turtles Mentor/father figure. He has the same problem I have with mentors in kung fu films and that is the cryptic wisdom. Come on you can't take for granted that they will understand what you mean by what you said later on. Also if I was one of the Turtles I wouldn't consider Master Splinter a father figure because there are moments where   he contradicted himself, he rarely loosen up and his one sided. The Splinter in the 1990's movie is more of a father figure then this one.  

April O' Neil is like her comic book counterpart as far as being a scientist instead of a reporter like she was in the 1980's show. She's also like a big sister to the turtles. Besides helping the turtles she doesn't do much in this series. 

Casey Jones is a Allie and friend to the Turtles. Just like April he doesn't serve much of a purpose in this series. 

Now let's talk about the villains. 

Shredder is the leader of the Foot clan organization, his a mysterious and ruthless villain. My grievances with him is that there's too much of him in this series. I know he has a connection with Splinder and the turtles however I would like to see other villains standout. ( Well there is one villain that's almost as scare as the Shredder but I digress.) Also I don't like how he treats one of his subordinates. 

Hun is the Shredder's right hand man and leader of a street gang called the purple dragons. he's also connected to Casey Jones. 

Karai is one of the shredder subordinates. What makes her interesting is that she is torn between her loyalty to the shredder and her honor. 

Baxter Stockman is the brains of Shredder's organization. He the most sympathetic villain in this series, I'm not just saying that because of how the Shredder treats him. The reason why the Shredder mistreat him bothers me because he didn't do this to any of his other subordinates. 

The problems I have with this series is that it lasted seven season, it should have ended on season five. You'll see why when you watch this series. I have grievances with seasons 4,6 and 7. Season four feel like filler for the most part, besides Leo's arc and continuing a plot point from season two nothing interesting happen in this season. Leo's arc in season four would have been better if it played out differently. Season 6 feels like a step backwards compared to the past five season. Season 6 is more kid friendly. that's kind of insulting to the views. Season 7 also has this problem however it wasn't as bad as the previous season. Also it bugs me that two other characters from the 80's show are not in this one.  

Overall this is a good series it borrows elements from the comics, 80's cartoon and the 1990's movie. I can understand why fans of the 80's cartoon not liking this one I mean this show had done things that I though was a little far fetch. Despite that I would recommend this for everyone.       

   
     




Thursday, May 25, 2017

Arrow season five review

Arrow season five review 

  


Intro: After two bad seasons and removing two key characters in the Green Arrow mythos I didn't expect much from this season. Despite that I'm willing to give this show another chances, sometimes I'm a three strike person consider this Arrow's third chance plus this is the last season for the flashbacks I'm curious to see how this will rip up. Side note I wish this series would have ended on this season because I don't want this show to surfer the same fate as Smallville, as far as over staying it welcome. With all that being said did season five recover or did this show continue to go down the toilet let's find out.   


Arrow season five: This season takes place a few mouths after Oliver becomes the Mayor of Star City, so he has to balance being the Mayor and Green Arrow. One day Green Arrow meets one of the amateur vigilantes that he inspired and see that he's rough around the edges. Worry that they'll cause more harm then good he decides to take them under his wing. Meanwhile an archer called Prometheus who has a grudge against Green Arrow, gives him grief and challenge his crusade so Green Arrow has to stop him before things get out of hand.    


This season wash the bad taste out of my mouth that is seasons 3 and 4 however there are things that keep this season from being better. This is the story they should have told after season two, the story of Oliver dealing with the collateral damage he cause in season one. I like that Prometheus doesn't want to destroy or take over the city. The flashbacks this season are fine. The flashbacks deals with how Oliver got involved with the Bratva and him becoming what he was in season one. The problems I have with it is that it created a plot hole for season one and the solution to Oliver's problem he had since the season 3 flashbacks makes him look stupid.       


I can see why people like the main villain Prometheus, he challenges Green Arrow both physically and mentally. he reminds me of The dark knight Joker, you'll see what I mean when you watch this season. The mystery of who he is was handled well regardless of the hiccups. The gripe I have with him is that this show failed to make him sympathetic, I can't get into details without spoiling anything. I wish that he and Green Arrow didn't fight each other so often because that takes away the build up for there showdown in the last episode. This was the same problem I had with the previous season. This seasons crossover episode reminds me of Superman's for the man who has everything comic book.     
   
After seeing the lack of a role Quentin Lance have this season it made me wish he should have been the one who die in season four instead of Laurel/The Black Canary. That would have made sense because he would die trying to stop Damien darkh's plan, that would be his way of redeeming himself for working for him. 

Since Thea quit being Speedy at the end of season four she doesn't have much to do this season. Well they kind of did something with her character but that went no where. 

Besides learning how to live with what he did in season four Diggle didn't serve much of a purpose this season. The subplot with him feels like filler.  

Wild Dog (one of the new members of team arrow) is like Roy but worst.

Felicity is still annoying, don't worry it's not as bad as the past two seasons. What annoys me about her is that she got away with murder and Oliver is letting it happen. In season four Felicity send a nuke to Havenrock, I know she didn't have a choice however when you do something wrong and regret it you answer for it. That didn't happen in this season. She didn't think about that until she learned that one of the new members of team Arrow is from Havenrock and she had the nerve to tell him that she was the one who killed his family. She didn't do that to give him closure she did that to make herself feel better. Side note I'm surprised that Prometheus didn't use this against her or have the Havenrock member turn against team Arrow.    

Something tragic happen to Felicity this season that cause her to go A-wall on team Arrow. The problem I have with this is that Oliver doesn't put his foot down with her or kick her off the team.  I mean he did this with everyone else but her. Another problem I have with this is that team Arrow are being hypocrites about the situation, I mean why do they have a problem with Felicity getting her hands dirty when they do it all the time? Y'all are not a bunch of humanitarians! That's the theme of this season hypocrisy, almost everyone is has double standards.  

Here are the grievances I have with this season, one of them is the new team members. There's no reason for Oliver to bring them into his war on crime because Oliver is not having problems with fighting criminals on his own. It would make sense if being the Mayor was taking up a lot of his time but that's not the case. Even if that was the case that would be a issue, what's the point of watching this show if Oliver is barely Green Arrow? This is why they should have saved the Oliver running for Mayor story for the final season. 

The reason why I'm bothered by Oliver training the new team members is because they are comic book characters. I'm tired of seeing him train or schooling other comic book characters, I would like to see them stand on there own. Plus Team Arrow has too many member, I'm glad they got rid of some of the members. Why didn't this show remove Curtis/Mr. Terrific? The purpose he serve in season four was to give us the idea that Felicity will die in that season. In this season he's not as smart as felicity do to him being more of an inventor so what's the point of having him?     

Another problem is some of the episodes. The first two episodes after episode 9 will make you mad. This show did a PSA episode on gun control. I don't understand why people are upset over this episode what's the point of Oliver being Mayor if we don't have episodes of him deal with these issues? The problem I have with this episode is that it feels heavy handed and out of place. Also I don't think that was the right issue to address considering two members of team Arrow use guns. In the flashbacks centered episode Oliver revealed something about himself. The problem I have with it is I'm having a hard time buying the reveal and it went nowhere. There is an episode where Oliver and Felicity try to reconcile, do I really have to comment on that episode? I was annoyed with what happen in the final episode because it seems like they did that to get a cheap reaction from the viewers. Also this episode feels rushed.

Oliver/the Green Arrow is another problem with this season. He's the reason why Prometheus exist and he doesn't feel terrible about it, not in the way he did with Slade or any other villain he face. The writers tried to give him an arc about forgiving himself for the damage he cause but his attitude ruins it for me.

Despite all the problems this season have this is a good season. It makes me wonder what will they do next?    

      

  

                 
  


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Flash season three review

The Flash season three review 

 


Intro: So the only change that Flash point made on Arrow is changing the gender of Diggle's child. Really CW? Out of all the mistakes you made on Arrow that you could have fix with Flash point you chose to erase Diggle's daughter. 


The Flash season three: This season took place a few mouths after Barry when back in time to save his mother and created an alternate time line called Flash point. Flash point is basically Barry's fantasy, well that fantasy turn into a nightmare when the time line starts to fall apart. So Barry has to turn everything back the way it was in order to save it. He did restore the timeline with a few miner changes. Barry has to learn how to adjust to the changes and deal with a mysterious figure that is trying to bring back Flash point. 

I don't think this is a bad season however I was letdown by it. I like that Barry has to deal with the consequences for his choices. The way this season ended got me interested in seeing with direction this show will go in season 4. I like how they made the main villains sympathetic kind of, I wish season 5 of Arrow would have done the same thing but I'm getting a head of myself.  

I also like this season's Harrison Wells, sorry I can't explain why without spoiling anything. However I'm annoyed with how team Flash treats him, why didn't they treat Joe like this? I was outraged with what he had to do to earn there respect, I know respect is earned however if this is what you have to do to earn it from your peers then you're better off alone. 

Julian Albert is Barry's partner at Central City Police Department. He has a punch able face I mean he's high maintenance. 

Welly West/ kid flash is a crybaby at first he complaints about his not like his flash point counter part. When he does he acts like Tony Stark. I don't like the code name kid flash, I know it's in the comic but I still don't like it.

Is it me or does this season seem to appeal to women? I say that because everyone has a love interest this season.   

The problems I have with this season is the main villain is another speedster, this undermines the intro to this show. How can Barry Allen be the fastest man alive if there's someone else faster then him!?! Please no more speedsters as the main villain! Another issue is Barry Allen/The Flash has made himself unlikable. I didn't feel sorry for the problems he had this season because he broth that on himself, plus it seems like he learned nothing from creating Flash point or the previous season. I'm surprised that his friends and family didn't put him in the dog house for all the damage he cause them, I'm not saying that they should stay mad at him through out the season however they shouldn't be so quick to forgive him. This was another problem I had with Arrow season 4 Diggle was the only one who was mad at Oliver for betraying him. 

Some of the episodes feel like filler, like we have one episode that is a musical. This season wasted the flash point story line I say that because it only lasted one episode, I wish it would have last up to the midseason finally. Finally the plot holes, there are plot holes with the rules of time travel, the main villain, the main villain's plan and how a member of team Flash has superpowers.             

Overall this is season I wouldn't mind watching again and I'm looking forward to season 4. 


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My Saban's Power Rangers Movie review

My Saban's Power Rangers movie review 





Intro: When I first learned about this reboot a part of me was excited, because I've been waiting for this series to get a face lift for years. On the other hand I didn't have high hopes for this movie. I'm not just saying that because I wasn't happy with the design changes they made from the original show. ( Personally I don't think that was a smart move marketing wise. If fans won't accept these alterations what makes them think the merchandise will sell?)  


     (Hello Bug eyes ) 

















Or because most movies based on kids shows are bad. 


















I'm saying this because since Saban got the rights back to this franchise seven years ago they haven't made a good season since. ( Well Dino Charge/Super Charge was OK.)  


Look at how they revised the original show, if this is not a red flag I don't know what is? 

 




With all that being said are my instincts right about this movie or did this movie surprise me? Let's find out... 

Saban's Power Rangers movie: This movie is about five teens, they discover mysterious coins that have and gives them special abilities. After realizing this they go back to the place where they found the coins to investigate what's happening to them. The group get more then what they bargain for when they find a space ship and learn that their city is in danger from an alien threat. In order to stop this menace the teens have to master there powers and learn how to work together.


This movie put a smile on my face! It gave me the things I wanted to see, like a backstory for Rita and Zordon, the group of kids not being friends at first, the group earning the right to be Power Rangers and humor at the zords expense. There are moments where this movie reminds me of the first episode of Mighty Morphing and other Power Rangers series. 

I appreciate how civilian powers are handle in this movie more then I did in the Power Rangers series. The grievance I have with the series use of civilian power ( besides the fact that it undermines the morphing powers.) is that it feels separate from there morphing powers, that's not the case in this movie, they're an extension of there morphing powers.    

I like this movie’s version of Jason/the red ranger, because you get a leader vibe from him. The problem I have with him is that I don’t know why he did what he did that cause him to be in detention. Not only that there's a line he keeps saying over and over again in the movie, that can drive anyone nuts. I know they're trying to make that a famous line however in order for it to work you have to use it at the right time. I'm surprise that no one complain about how often that line was used instead of the produce placement in this movie. Oops!  

Trini/the yellow ranger is the reserved one of the pack. I’m not crazy about  the other thing this movie has done with her. I’m not saying that because I hate this group of people I’m saying this because I’m tired of writers changing the race or sex of already establish characters. If you want more fictional characters of a different race or sexual orientation make up your own please and thank you.

Billy/the Blue ranger is the brains and heart of the group. I’m not sure about how I feel about the other change they made with this character. I shouldn’t have a problem with it because we had a Power Rangers series where two rangers act like kids and another series where a caveman is a ranger. The only complaint I have with him is that he can be annoying, I mean Felicity from Arrow kind of annoying before season 3. 

Zack/the Black ranger is the goofball of the group. That’s fine because he was kind of like that in the original show in a fun way, not in a I wanna strangle you way like this Zack. What bothers me about this character is that he has the same problem I had with Sandman from Spider-man 3, you'll see what I mean when you watch the movie.    

Kimberly/the Pink ranger is lovely as always despite the fact that she's mean and self centered. I have issues with why she ended up in detention, I mean it made no sense. Also I was letdown that this movie didn't explore an aspect of this character from the show.  

I'm fond of what this movie has done with Alpha 5, he’s less obnoxious in this movie then he was in the show. Also there are times where he feels like a mentor to the rangers.  

Speaking of mentors this Zordon is Cranky, he's bossy and demanding of the teens instead of guiding them or boosting there morale. He does try to help however he seems impatient. In spite of that I'm fine with this movie's interpretation of Zordon. 

I’m impressed with what this movie has done with the villain Rita, she did things that she never done in the original show like grunt work and interaction with the rangers. The gripe I have with her besides her being inconsistent it’s that she makes my little head talk! She’s a villain I’m suppose to be disgusted by her not turned on, that’s Kimberly’s job. Also I'm frustrated that this movie didn't have her use one of her catch phrases, I mean there was a moment in the movie where she could have use it but the movie didn't take advantage of that scene.     

The problems I have with this movie is that Jason is the only one that has his signature weapon, that bugs me because this feels like a cheap way to make him popular. Some of the jokes and references fell flat. This movie could have been better if the Director did a better job directing certain scenes and have some of the dialogue rewritten.  

The movie putties are almost as bad as Lord Zedd's putties from the show. What’s the point of having the movie putties be made out of concrete if they can fall apart with one hit? I’m annoyed with what this movie has done with Goldar, he should have been replaced with Cyclopsis if they were going to do what they did with this character. The fight between Goldar and the Megazord was lame, watching two elderly people fight is better then this. Plus I'm irritated that the zords can do the same thing because the zords had different capabilities in the show. Finally the plot holes, sorry I can’t address them without spoiling the movie.


Overall I enjoyed this movie I would recommend this to both fans and non fans. If you like The Avengers you'll like this movie. 


Rating = Worth seeing 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Arrow season four review

Arrow Season four review 


Intro: CW what's the point of giving this Green Arrow the title Green Arrow if you're still going to rips off Batman? Not only that you stole Magneto's Helmet! 

Arrow season four: This season takes place six mouth After team Arrow stopped Ra's al ghul and Oliver and Felicity took off in some city making the Olicity fans happy. Meanwhile team Arrow is having a hard time protecting Star City from a group called ghost that is leaded by Damien Darhk. So team Arrow went out to find Oliver and Felicity and ask them to come back to Star City to help them stop this new threat. 

This season failed to aim higher, no pun intended. This season did a few things different like introduce us to the main villain in the first episode, we don't have a flashback centered episode ( That annoyed me.) we learn that a character is working for Damien Darhk and another character is going to die in the first episode. I want to talk about that this show did a good job at keeping us guessing who's going to die, it looks like they learned something from season three. When you learn who dies your going to be surprised, not in a good way. I shouldn't have been that surprised by the death of this character because this was foreshadowed. 

We finale learn who Felicity's father is and the reveal is underwhelming, I thought it was going to be a well known character from the comics unless this person is underrated. Speaking of Felicity it looks like she picked up laurel's bad habit's I mean she was annoying last and she's annoying this season. 

I'm happy to say that Laurel/the Balck Canary is likable this season, she's the heart of the team. 

Thea/speedy fills in Roy's role. Her subplot serves no purpose.  

The Diggle subplot got resolved this season I don't like how it got resolved all it did is add more drama and that drama might continue in the next season. The one good thing about it is that we see a side of Diggle that we haven't seen before. 

This season tried to make hope and having dark side a theme this season but they didn't do a good job at it, you have to do more then have people say the word hope over and over again. As far as the dark side theme it wasn't handled well either. Some of the fight scenes are a joke especially in the final episode. The flashbacks was OK it was similar to season two's flashbacks but lame. In the flashbacks Oliver is helping the same agency from the previous season to investigate a group of soldiers on the island he was stranded on. The problem I have with it is that it starts to drag, towers the end of the season, the flashbacks got shorter and shorter. Also Oliver didn't learn anything in the flashbacks. 


The problem I have with this show is giving the main character the title Green Arrow what's the point of doing that if you're not going to make him like his comic book counterpart or adapt any of the Green Arrow stories? Well they did adapt the story of Oliver running for Mayor. I wish they would have saved that for the finale season. Oliver even talks about doing things differently what did he mean by that he was doing the same thing for the past three seasons. This wouldn't have bothered me if the CW didn't say that they were going to make this show more light heated, this is why I don't like to keep tabs on shows and movie. 


Because they don't always follow through with what they planned 


                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                           


I annoyed that team Arrow didn't have a problem with asking Oliver to help them after everything that happen in the previous season. Like I said before this show still ripping off Batman. Heck they even ripped off a scene from the dark knight rises. That's another thing that bothered me about this season I thought they were doing a No man's land story because in the beginning of this season people talk about no one wants to live in Star city and the city is losing money. That plot point got drop later on. 

Also there are some dumb moments with the characters in this show. Another problem I have with this season is Damien Darhk, in season three we learn that he was Ra's al ghul rival is this a joke!?! Damien Darhk is nothing without his magic when he does fight he gets beat up, how is he Ra's rival and why didn't Ra's mentioned that his into magic? When we learned what Damien Darhk's plan is it annoyed me because they could have used it to make him interesting if he didn't carry himself like a villain, plus this season tired to make hope a theme. The only good thing I can say about him is that he's amusing. Bottom line is this season wasn't a good season. The ending got me interested in seeing where the show is going to go from here, despite the fact that it rub fans the wrong way.  

P.S. I'm sorry I forgot to mention the crossover episodes they were better then the first ones despite the fact that the story is kind of weak and it service as a set up for Legends of Tomorrow, so did the other episodes before the crossover.     

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Flash Season two review

The Flash Season two review 




Intro: Can I make a suggestion CW? Please don't let the main villain for season three be a speedster. 


The Flash season two: This season takes place six mouths after Barry/The Flash closed that giant hole in the sky, but he didn't realize that the hole opened the door to other different versions of earths. Also it broth us more meta humans and our main villain called Zoom, so Barry has to stop Zoom, the Meta humans and put them back where they belong. 

This season is OK it feels like the writers were playing it safe and it feels like they didn't know how to end this season. The reason I said that is because they borrowed elements from the first season, also this season feels like it has three different ending. I like that this season is embracing the comic book stuff. ( I wish Arrow would have done that instead of catering to the Olicity fans. If the DC films did the same thing they would be better films but I digress) This season continue the theme of moving on with your life, however they undermine that theme in the last episode. 

The problem I have with this season is the plot holes involving Zoom, the different earths, other characters and time travel. Another issue with this season is Zoom, he's the reason why this season feels like it has three different endings. To be fair Barry played a role in that too. The problem I have with Zoom is we don't know what his plan is until the last episode, it feels like a last minute thing. That sad because Zoom started to become interesting when he starts to manipulate Barry/ The Flash, if the writers continue to have Zoom do that this season would have ended differently. Barry/ the Flash is my next problem his ARC this season was about him letting go of the past and moving on with his life. But he did something at the end of this season to undermine that ARC. I will give you a clue to what he did it involves fan service. Despite this season not being as good as season one and the new elements to season brings this season was fine I would recommend this if you're a comic book fan.