Sunday, October 6, 2019

Joker - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Yes, he says "society".

Comic book movies have come far, haven't they? We've had great ones, awful ones, epic ones, funny ones, romantic ones, scary ones, stupid ones. We're even meant to be getting a horror movie about the New Mutants one day. However, I don't think we've ever had an Oscarbait one before now, so already Joker was turning a few heads and waggling some eyebrows before it was even released. Is there more to the film however that could possibly make DC reach the great heights it has missed since 2012, or is it just a desperate plea from yet another filmmaker to gain some recognition from Mr and Mrs Oscar?

Note: Minor spoilers ahead.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 34 and 35 Review - New Assassin's and Ghost Dragon Wraith

Written by Shiggins

The skull kids are back!

Instead of an introduction paragraph this time, I'm going to give me thanks to everyone involved with translating and providing these chapters. I don't do it enough, and that is my sin. So before the review, here is everyone who deserves praise for their hard underappreciated work.

They even say to support the official release at the end. Another thing I don't say often enough, even though I do it consistently by buying the books.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Things GT Actually got Right

Written by Shiggins


With Dragon Ball Super's dub finally reaching it's thrilling end, and you're damn right I'm buying all the blu-rays, I decided to take a look back at the black spot of the canon, Dragon Ball GT, and relive the trauma we've all experienced at least once from it. And the result? It's still a pile of crap... but there are actually some things worth praising. And so, let's take a look at what few areas GT didn't complete mess up on.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapter 33 Review - Pain

Written by Shiggins

Pregnancy pains.

Apologies for the later review, but work and such got in the way. I was considering waiting until the next chapter came out for another double-review, but I felt like people might want to read about this one more than whatever comes up next, and I figured it was too late to post my review on Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. So here we are.

Agreed. He was even ranked 1st on the "Best FT Characters" article.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Alright, let's Talk about the Sony/Disney Spider-Man Debacle

Written by Shiggins

Marvel Kombat!

So I was going to talk about the theory that Rey is a clone, which I honestly was excited for, but my love for Star Wars will need to wait until I get this particular issue off my chest first. As always, the internet is screaming at each other over an issue, and I won't be mum on it for once. Disney vs Sony, who is to blame? Who should I, a humble fan of the MCU and the character himself, root for?

Well, OBVIOUSLY I'm using this picture.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 31 & 32 Review - Opposing Fairies & Star Dress Mix

Written by Shiggins

Skinship.

Friend against friend. Trio against trio. Trio against friend. It's all so chaotic and painful! I mean, not really. In fact, there's surprisingly little emotional drama and conflict, but I suppose that's to be expected from a group that regularly beat each other up for fun, isn't it? Or are we all expecting Cana to tear up at the end and quote the best Pokemon movie? "They weren't meant to fight. Not like this..."

They must pay the actress a lot to get her in photos like these all the time.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Review - Colours of the Rainbow

Written by Shiggins

Colour me impressed.

So I know this isn't an anime or a film, but... come on, it clearly wants to be an anime and was influenced by anime, and it's worth talking about anyway. Consider this a rare exception, with the loophole that this is as anime as a non-anime can get. Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, based on the original 1985 spinoff of He-Man, has gained some fame over the past two years, and it's not hard to see why. Does that mean we can treat it as the next Avatar: the Last Airbender or Gravity Falls? Well....

Note: Mild spoilers ahead for seasons 1-3!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pumbaa's Dead Eyes

Written by Shiggins

Piggy Pain.

We've all got our complaints about the photo-realistic copy of Disney's Lion King, nearly perfected in 1994 by those who sought to bring joy and scale to an audience of all ages. I have many complaints I'd like to write about too, but I cannot think about them because all I see, whenever I close my eyes, are the eyes of a monster that seeks the end... the eyes of Pumbaa.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 29 & 30 Review - White Out & Fighting Festival

Written by Shiggins

Old arc, new context.

Since we're up against a cult and this is currently the season before Autumn, would it be appropriate to call this "Midsummer"? Eh? Get it? ...Anyway, we're back with more Fairy Tail and a surprising return to one of the original Fairy Tail arcs, The Fighting Festival! Is this arc going to be as good as the original, if not better, or will it just be a cheap copy used to stir up nostalgia? Or neither? Or both?! Probably not both.

Summer breeeze.... makes me feel fiiiiine...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Vinland Saga First Impressions - Victory for the Vikings

Written by Shiggins

Rowing my boat.

I was originally going to title this "Attack on Viking", but then I discovered that this series was actually adapted by Wit Studio, the studio behind Attack on Titan's colossal takeover, and I decided against it since it just made me look like a smug jackass. The reason I'm telling you this is because I want it on record that Vinland Saga is as beautiful, awesome and worthy of your time as Attack on Titan, and I figured that out all myself. In the end, I still sound like a smug jackass!

Note: This is a quick mostly-spoiler free article about the first three episodes, and not a look at the series as a whole. However, there are inevitably some light spoilers ahead.