Disney’s Epic Mickey(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Disney’s Epic Mickey for the Nintendo Wii.

 

The game takes place in a special world created by Yen Sid (Fantasia’s the Sorcerer’s Apprentice) for long-forgotten toons which is called WasteLand.

 

You also travel through some old-time Mickey Mouse Cartoon settings, some of which are comprised of Steamboat Willie, Lonesome Ghosts, Mickey & the Beanstalk and Thru the Mirror.

 

In this game, you play as Mickey Mouse as he uses Yen Sid’s magic paintbrush to save and restore WasteLand as well as to thwart the Mad Doctor and Vanquish the Phantom Blot.

 

As Mickey, you use the magic paintbrush to utilize either Paint (color: Blue) to repair/restore or Thinner (color: Green) to destroy/erase.

 

While in WasteLand, Mickey meets animatronic versions of Donald, Goofy and Daisy, as well as Clarabelle Cow, Horse Horsecollar and various incarnations of Pete.

 

He also meets Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Mickey’s Disney predecessor), Ortensia (Oswald’s Sweetheart) as well as a majority of Helpful Gremlins.

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be a true celebration of Disney’s Greatest Mickey Mouse Cartoons ever created.

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Thor Ragnarok Review by David G.

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Thor:Ragnarok was a Marvel movie that came out November 3rd. Thor:Ragnarok had numerous funny scenes that made me laugh but the funniest scene which was my personal favorite was the scene when Korg is seeing an illusion of Loki dissipating and his reaction is to charge at it, (nonchalantly) shouting “P1$$ OFF, GHOST!”

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LEGO Marvel: SuperHeroes 2(Preview/Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to talk about the upcoming PlayStation 4 game LEGO Marvel: Super Heroes 2 which is a direct sequel to the PlayStation 3 & 4 Games LEGO Marvel: Super Heroes.

 

This game takes place 4 years after the events of the 1st game in a new setting called Chronopolis which spans across 18 different locations in the Marvel universe, some of which consists of Asgard, K’un-L’un, Attilan, a Hydra empire, a Noir version of New York City, Knowhere, an alternate Medieval timeline, ancient Egypt, the Old West, planet Hulk & New York City in the year 2099 as you try to stop Kang the Conqueror’s attempt to conquer the universe through the manipulation of time.

 

The cast of heroes in this game consists of A-Bomb (Blue Hulk), Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Black Cat, Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade (DayWalker), Captain America, Captain Marvel,Ms. Marvel, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Drax the Destroyer, Elektra (Noir), Falcon, Gamora, Red Hulk, Ghost Rider, Groot (Baby/Adult), Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Moon Knight, Red She-Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Star Lord, Thor, Vision, War Machine, Wasp & White Tiger.

 

The cast of villains in this game consists of Attuma, Baron Zemo, Carnage, Crimson Dynamo, Dr. Octopus, Dormammu, Electro, Enchantress, Fing Fang Foom, HobGoblin, Green Goblin, Hela, Howard the Duck, Kang the Conqueror, Kingpin, Klaw, Kraven the Hunter, Loki, Madame Hydra, Man-Ape, M.O.D.O.K., Mysterio, Red Skull, Rhino, Ronan the Accuser, SandMan, Scorpion, Shocker, TaskMaster, the GrandMaster, Venom, Vulture, Winter Soldier & Yellow Jacket.

 

In conclusion, this game is due for release on November 14, 2017 tomorrow & I of course believe this game will be Marvel’s greatest achievement in video games to date.

Final Fantasy IX(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PlayStation game Final Fantasy IX.

This game takes place on a parallel version of Earth called GAIA via 4 capital cities consisting of a dark city called Treno populated by both aristocrats & paupers, an eternally rainy city called Burmecia populated by an anthropomorphic race of Dragon Knights called Dragoons, a technologically advanced city called Lindblum which is governed by it’s resident Regent and the kingdom of Alexandria which is governed by it’s resident queen.

 

The protagonists in this game consist of Zidane Tribal (Main Character/Daggers), Vivi (Black Mage/Staves), Garnet Til Alexandros XVII aka Dagger (White Mage/Summoner), Adelbert Steiner (Knight/2-handed Swords), Amarant Coral (Savage Warrior/Claws), Freya Crescent (Dragoon/Spears), Quina Quen (Blue Mage) and Eiko Carol (White Mage/Summoner).

 

The antagonists in this game consist of Kuja (Main Villain/Mage), Garland (Evil Mastermind/ Sorcerer) and Necron (Evil Incarnate/Embodiment of Darkness).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be both highly emotional & overly plot-twisting.

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History of Batman

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Since I was young I have always been a big fan of Batman from the various tv shows, the movies, and of course the comics. The character has had such an impact on me that I would like to show you the history of Batman while also sharing with you my personal history with the character as well.

Batman was created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. With the success of Superman, it prompted the editors at National Comics Publication to request more superheroes for their titles. In a direct response, Bob Kane created The Batman. Both Kane and Finger based the character off of fictional characters such as Doc Savage, The Shadow, Dick Tracy and Sherlock Holmes. Finger came up with the name Bruce Wayne, which was inspired by Scottish patriot Robert Bruce. Other inspirations for the character were The Mask of Zorro and The Phantom.

Batman made his official debut in March 1939 in Detective Comics #27. Batman proved to be such a hit character that in 1940 he received his very first solo title.  By 1940 both Batman and Superman had become the epitome of their company’s success. Both characters were featured side by side in World’s Finest comics which debuted in the fall of 1940. Over the course of several issues, many staples of the Batman mythos were added including Batman’s utility belt, the BatPlane and in issue #33 Batman’s Origins were revealed.

In Detective Comics #38, Batman’s kid sidekick Robin was introduced. Robin was created based on Bill Fingers suggestion that Batman needed a “Watson” to talk to. The first issue of Batman’s solo title introduced two of Batman’s most famous villains: The Joker and Catwoman. During the early days of Batman there was a story where Batman would shoot giant monsters to death. That story would prompt editor Whitney Ellsworth to decree that Batman would no longer kill or use a gun.

By 1942 most of the basic elements that we know about Batman had been established. During World War II, DC Comics had adopted a postwar editorial direction which focused less on social commentary and more on lighthearted fantasy. It became apparent when The Batman comics which had previously featured a bleak and menacing world of the early 1940s, had now featured Batman as respectable citizen that had now inhabited a bright and colorful environment.

During the 1950s Batman was one of the few superheroes to be continually published at a time when interest in the superhero genre had began to wane. In the storyline The Mightiest Team in the World which was featured in Superman #76, the story features Batman and Superman teaming up for the very first time.

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Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming movie Pokemon: I Choose You!

 

This is the 20th Pokemon movie as well as a remake of the 1st episode of the original Pokemon series and  of the same name no less.

 

This movie features returning characters consisting of Ash Ketchum (the main character) and his partner pokemon Pikachu, Samuel Oak (a pokemon professor), Nurse Joy (a pokemon doctor) and the recurring villains of the entire series Jessie, James & their talking pokemon companion Meowth.

 

This movie also features new characters exclusive to this movie consisting of Sorrel (Ash’s new travel companion & a pokemon professor in training) and his partner pokemon Lucario, Verity (Ash’s new travel companion) and her partner pokemon Piplup, Bonzi (a mysterious old man), Cross (an arrogant trainer & Ash’s Rival) and his two partner pokemon Incineroar & Lycanroc (midnight form) as well as the legendary pokemon consisting of Ho-Oh (the pokemon equivalent of a Phoenix) & Marshadow (a new legendary pokemon exclusive to this movie).

 

In conclusion, I believe that this movie is a celebration/anniversary towards the entire Pokemon game/TV series franchise and will have an US dubbed showing in US theatres for a limited time on Sunday, November 5 & Monday, November 6 this year.

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Dunkirk Movie Preview

Dunkirk is an upcoming war film, written and co-produced by director Christopher Nolan. Set during World War II, it focuses on the true story of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. Nolan wrote the story with the intention of telling it from 3 perspectives, land, sea, and air. The producers made efforts to create suspense through the details, as the script contains little dialogue. Dunkirk is set for a July 21st 2017 release.

The main premise of this film focuses on Operation Dynamo and the efforts to evacuate the Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada and France that were surrounded by the German Army on the beaches of Dunkirk in the early stages of WWII.

The film will star: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance.

In my observation this movie appears to draw certain parallels to an older film called The Battle Of Britain. Not only in the fact that the events of the Dunkirk evacuation almost immediately precede the Battle Of Britain, but also that the two films seem to share a similar vibe as well. Perhaps Director Christopher Nolan drew inspiration from The Battle Of Britain, and used it as a point of reference for Dunkirk. 

By Daniel H.