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.

Spider-Man

Spider-man has been my favorite superhero since I was 11 years old.

He appeared as a comic book character in 1962 created by Stan Lee, the creator of the Avengers like Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, and Captain America. Even the X-Men.

 Spider-man started out as a normal nerdy high school teenager named Peter Parker. He lived with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben growing up in Queens, after his parents died in a plane crash.

He had a difficult life fitting into high school, dealing with bullies like Flash Thompson and Peter’s family never had much money.

One day his life changes forever, he and the other students are on a field trip to a science lab for tech research. Once there, a spider that got exposed to gamma radiation came down and bites Peter.

At first he thought he was dying, but instead it gives him spider powers that make him a different person.

When he starts using his powers, he couldn’t handle it at all, he was selfish with it. He was reckless at the time.

Peter realizes that the spider that bit him was radioactive.

He developed web shooters that shoot out of his wrist to catch objects.

His Uncle Ben then teaches him lessons about responsibilities and tough choices by figuring things out and getting advice from a person or suggestions. Even inspiration. Uncle Ben told his nephew he was different from the world.

While he was looking through his magazine, Peter thought he could get money by using his powers. He read that anyone who stays and beats the wrestler in 3 minutes wins. He made a homemade costume and a mask to hide his face to go into the ring.

He won against the brute wrestler, but he got just a bit of the money. He was upset about it, he just wanted to have fame. He didn’t even bother stopping a burglar that robbed the fight promoter’s office. The police officers didn’t catch him on time.

They asked Peter why they let him go, he said “It’s not my problem. It’s yours.”

When he got back home and saw police cars surrounding his house. He learned that his uncle was shot and killed by a burglar who broke into his house.

Driven by vengeance, Peter decides take down the burglar by switching his old homemade costume to a new fancy costume. He traps him in the warehouse and beats him.

When he looked at his face, he realizes that the burglar was the same man who robbed the fight promoter’s office and killed his Uncle Ben. Peter restrains him in webs and the police took him away after.

Feeling guilty and responsible for letting a burglar loose and having his uncle dead, he finally learned what it means to be a man and decided to use those powers for good after hearing his uncle’s powerful words “With great power, comes great responsibility”.

And now the legend was born, Peter Parker took the name SPIDER-MAN.

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Transformers: The Last Knight(Preview)

 

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

 

This is the 5th live-action Transformers movie as well as the final film in the Transformers franchise.

 

The cast of Transformers: The Last Knight consists of Optimus Prime(Autobot Leader), Bumblebee(Autobot Scout), Hound(Autobot Commando/Field Medic), Drift(Autobot Tactician/Samurai), Megatron(Decepticon Leader) and Grimlock(Dinobot Leader).

 

Also, this movie introduces us to both Optimus Prime’s Creators and HotRod(Bumblebee’s French accented brother-in-arms) as well as reintroduces us to Barricade(Decepticon Scout) from the 1st Transformers movie.
In conclusion, I personally believe this movie will bring a climatic finish to the Transformers film franchise as well as teach us how important it is to value everyone’s existence and not just your own.

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