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Green Lantern getting video game in 2011

Posted in Movies and Films, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Pirate

To help promote the upcoming live-action movie coming out in 2011, Warner Interactive announced that Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, will be released in Spring 2011.

The game will be on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS. It will follow the plot of the film. It’s being developed by Double Helix Games and Griptonite Games.

This game could be good.

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TMNT Forever: A treat for the fans.

Posted in Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by Pirate

On Saturday morning, I got around to watching the TMNT Forever movie on The CW4Kids block. After all, alot of people wanted me to see it, saying it was the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles event ever! You see, I’m not really a fan of the franchise, but it was on TV, so why not?

The main point of the film is a crossover of the 2003 turtles, and the old 1980s turtles, if I remember correctly, and they have to team up to stop the Shredder (who had been previously defeated) from destroying not only the universe, but every single universe!

Any fan of the franchise will love this. Homages are made to the old cartoon, the script is full of references and sly winks, and one scene shows turtles from tons of different media, comics, and even the recent CGI film.

One thing that bothered me was that even though it was a film, the animation didn’t seem that much better than the TV show. What happened to the budget?

New Teenage mutant ninja turtles, meet old teenage mutant ninja turtles.

The fight sequences are okay, and the movie doesn’t bore you. I just feel it lacked something, and even the resolution seems a bit lazy. After all, the fearsome villain loses because his dolt henchmen accidentally blast him with some cannon thing. The very ending is clever though (I won’t spoil it) and the voice acting felt good. I was just hoping for something that didn’t feel like a normal episode.

Still, you can tell that the creators (Not 4Kids, of course) really tried their hardest to make a great movie that fans would like. Its a shame that the film pretty much bombed, and that a DVD release may be non-existant. Too bad, since many fans don’t even know this exists.

This film will leave fans yelling “Turtle power!’, but causual viewers may find it fluffy Saturday morning cartoon stuff.

"SAVE ME"!

Coraline: You will never look at buttons the same way again.

Posted in Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , , on March 22, 2010 by Pirate

After reading the kids horror book by Neil Gaiman, I was pretty happy to hear that an animated film was in the works. As soon as I could, I saw the film, keeping my expectations at medium. After seeing it, I wasn’t totally sure how to describe it. Weird, I guess.

In the film, a young girl named Coraline, after moving to a boring, dull town, finds a weird door in her house that leads to a mirror dimension that looks exactly like hers, only more exciting and fun. Thing is, her “Other” parents, which is what the parents in the other dimension are called, want her to stay with them forever.

The film is animated using stop-animation with puppets, adding to a haunting look, and rest assured, not as ugly as Wallace and Grommit.

The film is a surprsing breath of fresh air from most crude kid films nowadays. The script isn’t silly, the voice acting is actually good, and its not kiddish and doesn’t dumb it down for the audience. Coraline herself can be a brat, but not hard to root for.

She has buttns for eyes? Really.

Henry Selick makes a dazzling world where the beautiful can become ugly and grim in an instant. The other mom makes such a startling transformation that makes you wonder if she really ever looked normal.

Dakota Fanning and Terri Hatcher are both very good here, and the film never feels too long.

A normal family breakfast.

This is one kids film that adults can enjoy too without feeling guilty or silly. So enjoy it guilt free, and refrain from thinking about buttons that night.

Dragonball Evolution: Homage or Parody?

Posted in Movies and Films with tags , , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Pirate

I watched Dragonball: Evolution today, and I wasn’t dissapointed. You see, I already knew it’d be bad and boring. This is nothing like the manga or anime!

Compare this...

The actors, for the most part, looked nothing like the manga characters, the “Mafuba” is taken way too seriously, Piccolo is, well, differnt, and who is that lady supposed to be? Goku is teased and goes to school, and Chi-Chi is a brawler!

To this. See the difference?

As for the actual movie, it just wasn’t that good. I’d take the manga or anime any day! The film’s plot is too rushed, the special effects were very weak. A blockbuster this isn’t. The romance felt contrived, and the acting wasn’t anything special, and a certain wide plot-hole at the end felt very annoying.

So true, so true.

This film did to Dragonball what that awful Mario film did to the Mario games. Avoid this film, and watch the animated ones instead.