I think this clocks in as the longest movie review I’ve ever written. I’ve included a very detailed summary of the movie as well as the general review. Have fun reading it!
Rurouni Kenshin is a manga series that takes places a decade after Japan’s final civil war as it entered the modern era. The story follows Himura Kenshin, one of the greatest assassins in the war, now a nameless wanderer seeking to live a peaceful life abstaining from killing. Despite his wishes, fate finds a way to draw Kenshin back into conflict as figures from his past return and he is forced to do battle with a great threat once again to save someone very close to him. Continue reading
The year 2011 was a pretty good year for Super Sentai and Kamen Rider films. We got the ultimate Sentai clash in Gokaiger Goseiger: Super Sentai 199 Hero Grand Battle and the surprisingly awesome Koichi Sakamoto-directed Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max. We even begun the year on the right foot with a dream team-up alongside the very first Metal Hero in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie. So, my guess is that Toei felt really good about themselves and wanted to cash in on their successes as much as possible. This resulted in the very rushed catastrophe known as Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Super Hero Wars.
If you are alive in this world, then you probably know who Bruce Lee is. Chances are you either know a bit about his movies, have seen all of them and have obsessed over his life story, or you have at least done a bad imitation of him at some point in your lifetime. For someone who only lived for 32 years, Bruce Lee impacted the world in such a profound way.
With it being seven years in the making, the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy finally comes to a close with The Dark Knight Rises. The third act in what is arguably the best set of Batman movies to grace the silver screen opened this weekend to what seems to be insane numbers at the box office. But, was this due to the outstanding hype that surrounds any film Nolan works on? Or did the movie actually earn the craze that it is receiving? Well, I’m here to give you my thoughts and my thoughts alone on the film. Which means that none of the questions I posed above will be answered. Hey, you asked for it when you came here. It’s too late now, sit back down, take your hand off of the mouse and just let the review take you to places that are probably not as eerie and strange as I am leading you to believe with this long-winded intro. What were we talking about? Oh yeah! BATMAN!
Tokusou Robo Janperson is the 12th entry into Toei’s now defunct Metal Hero franchise and had a movie released in 1993. Unique among the Metal Hero shows, is the fact that Janperson himself never cancels his transformation because he is, as the title implies, a robot. Once a killing machine, he now fights for justice. Seriously. The show won’t let you forget that.
Even though I’ve recently become a DC comics fan, I’ve still been very reluctant to check out any of the DC animated movies that have come out in recent years. From the old shows that I remember from the 90s and the few clips I’ve seen of some of the movies, the animation style that DC tends to use always seems to turn me off to them. But, after discovering and getting up to date on the show Young Justice, along with some persuasion by Aoi Kurenai, I decided to give this shot.
Shing Lung, a martial arts prodigy, has lived with his grandfather, Chen Peng-Fei, for all his life in a remote Chinese village. Chen teaches his grandson the family’s style of martial arts, but tells him that he must never let anyone know of his skills. Breaking his grandfather’s rules, Shing soon finds that some secrets are better left in the dark. Continue reading
Long ago, there was a time before Godzilla was campy. It was a time when Godzilla was an allegory for man kind’s destructive power. Slowly but surely, this allegory was whittled away and for a long time, we ended up with a very fun, but oddball set of movies in where Godzilla is more of a superhero than anything else. This film is the start of that evolution from monster to hero!
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