We did it. Binged the whole six hours and I have to say I can't think of a better way to experience the show for the first time. Outstanding all around. Great casting, great pacing, amazing depictions all around. Michael Sheen was incredible and so different than his other work. David Tennant, amazing as ever.
Having only read some of the book, I didn't have any preconceived notions. I went in because I loved the concept, the people involved, and trusted the passion of my wife. Her affection for the show sold it more than any of the above but all of these gateways were more than enough to dive in whole heartedly.
First off, before I say anything else, if you have a console or a PC, if you like playing with friends, you need to buy this. It's awesome. Even on PC, I can attach 2 controllers and play with a friend. 4 player co-op.
Now, into a more detailed review.
I watched several older movies recently and here are some reviews for them. The films covered in this are:
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Get Carter (1971)
Spy Game (2001)
The Last Castle (2001)
Lots of British TV star folks in this one. The premise: Holmwood discovers he has syphilis and decides to team up with The Cult of the Undead to bring Dracula to England. Once he arrives, he's expected to offer some kind of creepy blood transfusion which will cure the disease.
Arthur figures the Count will just go home afterward. Despite the fact he buys him a bunch of property.
I had a lot of hope for this movie considering who was involved. James Gunn produced, his cousins wrote it...the premise seemed okay (a What If film). Alien from another world crashes in Kansas but he doesn't become a hero.
I'll cut to the chase: the movie wasn't good. It was entirely too short, precious little was done to provide any empathy for the child. He seemed creepy pretty much from the hot second you see him until he begins a homicidal rampage. A few shining moments come through where he gets along with his parents...but they don't do enough.
Just watched a movie called 'The Last Heist' with Henry Rollins. It's a mashup affair of bank robbery & horror, mostly done poorly. Many parts make no sense and the effects (specifically the guns) are passable at best.
I enjoyed Rollins in the film. His character should've had a different movie. He's a serial killer who believes he's doing God's work by saving souls and the way to do that? Cut out their eyes, of course (I mean, that's obvious, isn't it?)
Doctor Who represented telethons from when I was a teenager. Crazy cheesy stuff I didn't 'get'. little did I know how much history went into them (because at 15 years old, I wasn't paying any attention). I'd attend conventions, talk to people into sci-fi and they'd have a lot to say about Doctor Who and I continued to not understand the appeal. My mind was still on the few rogue episodes I saw with Tom Baker.
Fast forward to something like 2008. I picked up Torchwood Season 1 without having any idea that it was a Doctor Who spinoff. After a few episodes, it became pretty obvious that I was missing something. That's when I watched Season 1 of Doctor Who's reboot. And I really started to understand not only what other people were talking about but what I had missed out on. It started me down a path that culminated to finishing up the David Tennant run as Doctor Who.
I've seen John Wick 3. This fits into the same genre as Overlord in that I just watched a 2 hour video game stream. There are moments where a fight happens, you watch what amounts to a transitional cut scene to a new unique location then witness the action pick back up with new bad guys.
I'd say Keanu Reeves has about 10 lines, 7 of which are 'yeah'. The choreography was amazing. Some of my favorite fight scenes I've seen in a long time. It was great to see Mark Dacascos doing something besides Iron Chef.
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