Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My Power Rangers Movie review

My 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 the fan base don't like these changes what makes them think the merchandise will sell?)  




     (Hello Bug eyes ) 

















Or because most of these movies based on kids shows are bad. 


















I'm saying this because since Saban got the rights back to this franchise six or seven years ago they haven't made a good series since.

       ( Well Dino Charge/Super Charge was OK despite the last episode.)

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 instinct right about this movie let's find out. 

Power Rangers movie: This movie is about five teens, they find 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 learn that there city is in danger. In order to stop this threat the teens have to master there powers and learn how to work together.


This movie put a smile on my face! This movie gave me the things I wanted to see, like a backstory for Rita and Zordon, the group of kids not being friends at first, earning the right to be a Power Ranger 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 like the 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.

I’m not crazy about what this movie has done with Trini/the yellow ranger. 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.

Zack/the Black ranger is the goofball of the group. That’s fine because he was kind of like that in the Original show. 

Kimberly/the Pink ranger is lovely as always. I have a problem with her being upset for why she ended up in detention; I mean it made no sense.

I like what this movie done with Alpha 5, he’s less annoying in this movie. Also there are moments where he feels like a mentor to the rangers.

Speaking of mentors this Zordon is Cranky, he more of a boss then a mentor.

I’m impress with what this movie has done with Rita, I mean she did things she never did in the original show like grunt work and interaction with the rangers. The problem I have with her despite her being creepy sometimes 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.    

The problems I have with this movie is that Jason is the only one that has his signature weapon. The movie putties are almost as bad as Lord Zedd’s putties in the Original 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, the rangers should have fought Cyclopsis if they were going to do what they did with this character. The fight between Goldar and the Megazord was lame compare to the zord fights in the original show. Finally the plot holes, sorry I can’t address them without spoiling the movie.

Despite all of that I enjoyed this movie I would recommend this to both fans and non fans.


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 rip off Batman? Not only that you stole Magneto's Helmet! 

Arrow season four: This 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 because of a group called the 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 wash the bad taste out of my mouth that is season three, however it failed to aim higher. I was surprise to hear that people think this season is just as bad as season three, I don't think this is the best season however it was fine. 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.) and we learn that a character is going to die in the first episode. I want talk about that this show did a good job at keeping us guess who is going to die, it looks like they learned something from season three. When you learn who is going to die your going to be surprised, I can't say in a good or bad way because this characters death cause mixed reactions from fans. I shouldn't have been that surprised  because this was kind of 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 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, don't worry it's not as bad as season three. 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. As far as the dark side theme it's a hit and miss I like that team Arrow is affected by Oliver/Green Arrow's dark side because it shows that there are consequences for having a dark side. The flash back stuff was OK it was similar to season two's flashbacks. The problem I have with it is that it starts to drag, towers the end of the season the flashback get shorter and shorter. 


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 he did 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 



This show is 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 know on wants to live in Star city and the city is getting no funding. 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, we learned in season three 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. Bottom line is this should have been the follow up to season two because it continues the plot points that was set up in season two. The ending got me interested in seeing where the show is going to go from here. 

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 setting up Legends of Tomorrow.     

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. Season four of Arrow did the same thing as far as borrow elements from season two. 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.) 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 and other characters, time travel. Another problem I have 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 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.       

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Flash season one review

The Flash season one review 

 


Intro: So we have another Superhero with a tragic back story but he isn't a brute, what are the odds? When I first learned that CW was going to make a Flash TV show I had mixed feeling about it. On one hand I was excited because they have a chance to make The Flash relevant outside the comics. Despite the fact that this character had a live actions TV show over twenty years ago the general public is not familiar with him, I mean there not as familiar with this character as they with Batman and Superman. With the Justice League movie coming out they have a chance to expose these characters on the small screen instead of us having to wait three or four years for the movies to come out. On the other hand I was worried about this show because the creators of Arrow are also the creators of this show, doing a show like Arrow is hard enough I'm worried that they are biting off more them they can crew. After seeing how season three of Arrow turned out my fears were justified.   


The Flash season one: This show centers on Barry Allen/The Flash who is a forensic Investigator  for the Central City Police Department. Barry is basically DC's version Of Peter Parker, I would like him more if he had a backbone when it comes to women but I digest. One day he gets Super speed after being hit by lighting from an explosion from S.T.A.R lads, that explosion also created metahumans that use or misuse there powers. With the help of S.T.A.R. lads Barry decides to stop the metahumans. 


This show may sound simple but it's not, things get interesting after we learn about one of the characters name Dr. Wells from S.T.A.R. lads. Dr. Wells is an enigma at first but as the episodes goes on we learn more about him. You can tell that the creators of Arrow are behind this show, I mean both show has similar intros, same number of episode per season and the public gave the Flash nicknames. OK it wasn't as bad as Arrow they only give flash two nicknames they are the streak and the blur. Wait the blur is that a Smallville reference? The pilot episode is OK, I wish they would have make jokes about Barry learning how to control his power in the pilot but that would be too cliche. I don't like any of the crossover episodes, the fight between Flash and Arrow was contrived. There is one villain that stood up to me and that's captain cold, I mean whenever captain cold and the Flash face each other captain cold gives him so much grief. He should have been the main villain, heck he should have been the villain to stop in the Arrow and Flash crossover episodes. Speaking of villain then main villain this season is the reverse Flash it's hard from me to consider him a villain because he doesn't want what villains want, well he does want one thing but that's not his main objective. Also I like the way he manipulate everyone, well almost everyone. The problems I have with this show is the reverse flash's plan has flaws, plot holes and the shows theme. the theme of this season is moving on, someone in this how have lose someone or something and they have to learn how to move on, the way this show handle that theme is a hit and miss. Overall this is good season and I glad that it's getting another season. I would recommend this if you like mysteries.      

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Arrow Season Three review

Arrow Season Three review 

 


Intro: I want to thank the feminine I mean the Olicity fans for ruining this season. This is my problem with feminism it invading our personal space, ladies this is a guy show. I don't have a problem with women wanting to watch this show, however we shouldn't have to change things to cater to women. This is no different if men start watching soap operas and they complain that there's no action in it, so they put action in soap opera just to cater to men. If you want to watch two people talk about how much they love each other watch a Jennifer Aniston movie, leave Arrow out of it. 



Arrow Season Three: This season takes place five mouths after Team Arrow stopped Slade Wlison/ Deathstroke and his army from destroying Starling City and things have gotten better since then. I mean crime has dropped to the point where Oliver is considering to stop being the Arrow, well that dream got ruined when one of the characters is murder. So Team Arrow have to figure out who did it plus deal with the complications surrounding this characters murder. 


Man O man this season was a mass. I'm not that angry because the creators of this show was also working on The Flash, now that's not a good reason why this season is a mass, however I knew they were biting off more then they can crew. The problem with this season is the writing, I mean in order for this season to justify itself the writers have to make the characters stupid. The main villain and Ra's al ghuls plans makes no sense. Team Arrow trying to figure who killed there friend wasn't good because one there wasn't a lot of suspects, and two the mystery only had red herring. The mystery in the Flash was better then this, but I digress. Another problem is the plot holes for example at the end of season two Oliver is broke and he is still broke but we see him travel in some episodes, what is he doing for money? In case y'all didn't know I have a love - hate relationship with this show, I mean this show keeps doing things to make me not want to watch it and this season was no exception. Here are the three things this season did, one episode 9 play with my emotions and insult my intelligence, two we lost three other characters this season and we are about to lose another finally they are playing the hokey pokey with the world this show set up. This show is part of a world that has superpowers and super natural elements in it but they still want to keep the realistic tone are you kidding me?    


I want to talk about the romance between Oliver and Felicity this bugs me. No! it's not because I'm anti-romantic which I'm not it because this romance came out of nowhere with no build up, now this show has something in common with Avengers Age of Ultron. The reason they are doing this is because the creator of this show are simps, I mean they saw pictures and videos from Olicity fans wanting them to be  together. Plus they didn't like Laurel, the love interest Oliver was suppose to be with, don't worry I will talk about her later. Look I don't mind the idea of Oliver and Felicity dating, however I don't like the writers dragging out this romance by making it an on again off again relationship. Whenever these two are together this is what I hear.  

Oliver: I love you. 

Felicity: Me too. 

Oliver: But we can't be together. 

Felicity: I agree. 

Oliver: I can't live without you. 

Felicity: I want your Bod. 


Let's talk about the characters. I have good news and bad news about Laurel. Good news is that she is useful this season, the bad news is she is she does things that make her unlikable. Come on guys this is the third season and y'all still can't make Laurel likable, I bet the fan wish she had died instead of Tommy. I don't like the idea of Diggle having a child because it turns him into a Mr. mom, plus the subplot about him figuring out why his brother was murder wasn't resolved. This also created conflicted between Oliver and him about should Diggle still be a part of his crusade now that he's a father. I was annoyed with what the writers have done with Thea, I mean they set her up to serve a purpose but she didn't become useful until the end of the season. Felicity is annoying this season, besides doing what she does best all she does is complain. I like how  Ra's al ghul is presented in this season, however I don't like what was done with him. I always saw Ra's al ghuls as a mobster of ninja that's how this show portrayed him. Sidenote Bruce/Batman is out of his mind to cross a guy like Ra's, I don't care who you are you must have a death wish if you want to mass with someone who has an army of assassins. Also there's only one moment where Ra's is intimidating, that scene is him killing eight assassins by himself. I would have been impressed if he did it unarmed but I digress. 


As far as the flashbacks goes I was outraged that Oliver didn't spend the whole five years on the island. I was hoping this show would borrow elements for the show Lost. People were already comparing this to Lost plus this show borrow Batman stories and villains. The problem I have with the flashbacks is that most of them connected to what's going on in the present. Also the lessons he learn in those flashbacks contradict what he had learned before. 


OK here are the things I liked about this season. I like that it started off with a mystery, I like the relationship between Roy and Oliver, they kind of have a big brother little brother relationship. I like the crossover episode the Brave and the Bold, in fact that's the only crossover episode I like I like how this show continues the theme of family, they tried to make identity a theme it didn't work, and I like how Ra's manipulate Oliver into joining him. Bottom line is this is bad season. The way this season ended feels like a series finale, this wouldn't have bothered me if this was the series finale. Now I'm really worried about season four.                    

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My thoughts on terminator genisys

My thoughts on Terminator Genisys 





What did I just watch? Seriously what is this? 


This was my reaction when I saw the trailer for this movie 



Remember when I said that I wish hacker would prevent other movies from being release this is one of those movies, no one wanted this franchise to be rebooted, remade or whatever there doing and no one ask for this to happen. I'm so sick and tired of Hollywood turning a golden egg into a rotten egg. T2 already ended this franchise so why are movie studios making more movies in this franchise? If they wanted to continue this franchise they should have made movie based on the infiltrator books. OK let's get into what bothered me about this trailer for this movie. First off they spelled Genesis wrong, wait why is this movie called Genesis? Second I don't like the men that are cast to play John Connor and Kyle Reese. The woman that's playing Sarah Connor looks like Mrs. Hamilton despite the fact that she hasn't hit puberty. Speaking of Sarah she was another problem I have with the trailer there was a scene where she used Kyle's line on him, do I really have to explain why that annoyed me? Also Sarah and Kyle's roles a reveres, Sarah is the soldier and Kyle is the damsel in distress. I'm not being funny there are scene where Sarah saves him, thank for making Kyle less creditable. In the trailer we learn that someone was sent back in time before Kyle and this leads to the final thing that bother me about this trailer, what was sent back in time before Kyle was and older Terminator of Arnold. that's right Arnold is in this movie, may I ask why is Arnold in this movie? 

My PR: He is the face of this franchise. 

So what he doesn't need to be a terminator in this movie, not every terminator looks like Arnold.  Arnold need to reinvent himself, if you want Arnold in this movie have him make a cameo appearances. What about Mrs. Hamilton and Mr. Biehn are there going to be cameos of them? Judging from what I have seen the title of this movie they are starting this franchise all over again, so my question is why would I watch this movie? I mean this movie has nothing new to offer beside more scene of the future war and a time paradox. This is basically the first movie with the T 1000, and older Arnold and there trying to stop Judgement day, like we haven't see that before. So yeah I'm not going to watch this movie, heck I won't watch it if it's on TV.    

P.S. Did I mentioned that they are planning to make two sequels to this movie, yeah they are making sequels to a movie that hasn't been release yet. Movie studios will y'all please stop trying copy Marvel Studios.