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Logan [2017]

There will be spoilers!

So, about a week back, I saw the movie Logan. Online of course. And I was disappointed. The girl playing Logan’s daughter was good. Really good. At least in my opinion. But the story itself, not so much. The integration of Professor X in it didn’t make much sense. I did know a bit of the backstory about Laura, weapon X and all that rot. But not really from comic books, I don’t read those. But there is the X-men Evolution and then wikis and also, if something appears in more than three fanfics, I start looking at it as possible canonical information.

Also, I have absolutely no idea as to where this movie fits with all the other live action ones. I mean, I have a bit of an idea where it fits in comics and other source material, but hey, the movies are somewhat crazy in this.

Oh well, the movie was chaotic and didn’t live up to my expectations. If you’re a die hard marvel fan, sure, go ahead and try it, it might be necessary for some weird continuity in regards to future movies, but other than that, real disappointment.

The “avengers” side of the marvel verse is done much better. Can’t wait for Ragnarok and Infinity wars.

Star Trek

I never thought I would become a Star Trek fan. When I was a kid, I might have seen an episode or maybe two, but that is probably pushing it. It probably wasn’t even a full episode that I saw. To be completely honest, I saw more episodes of Red Dwarf than Star trek. And I hated Red Dwarf. The only sci-fi at that time that I really liked was Stargate SG-1. I probably knew about the existence of Star Wars, but haven’T really seen it until I was in my early teens.

Frankly, I don’t even know why I watched the new Star Trek Beyond. Yes, that was the first one I saw in full even though it is the third in the new Star Trek Reboot.

And you know what? I think I know why I watched it. The new Star Wars came out, Ep. VII and I watched it only to watch Phantom Menace like twice in two days right after that and the original series right after (My favourite character is still Qui-Gon!). And then I was looking for more sci-fi that would be similarly interesting and so I happened across the new Star Trek.

I was hooked. During the last week I saw all three of the new movies twice and the first one thrice.

And before someone tells me to watch all the older series and movies, I won’t. I fell in love with the cast of the reboot and I’m not gonna ruin it with the old cast and old special effects. Even if it means I have to wait for the fourth movie to be out. And yes, according to IMDB there will be a fourth movie. I might not be a full fredged Star Trek fan, but I do love the new movies and decided that maybe I actually like the sci-fi genre after all. I was never much of a fan, I prefered urban fantasy and dark fantasy (no vampires or werewolves, not a big fan of those, especially after reading Twilight). But the thing is, my favourite urban fantasy author is melding it together with sci-fi so much that I have a feeling that I’ve been liking sci-fi a lot longer that it seems at first glance.

So, I know that die-hard trek fans will probably tell me that the older Star Trek is far better than the new one, but you know what, I’m not forcing you to prefer the new one, so I would like it if you do not force me to watch the old one.

And now that that’s out of the system, let’s just say that I needed to rant about my newfound love for the new Star Trek. Of course, I also kinda wanna strangle Uhura and force Jim and Spock together because Spirk. At least that’s what they are calling that pairing ove ron fanfiction.net.

Now, I’m gonna end it, post it and go wash my hair and then we shall see what happens after that.

See ya!

~AnnElfwind

 

20-6-2017 Edit: Why the hell did I name this Star WARS?! BTW, Problem fixed.

Pixels [2015]

“When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.” [1]

At first I didn’t want to watch this movie, because I’m not really a fan of comedies, but this was also sci-fi and contained arcade games. And I thought that I might like it, considering I loved Wreck-It-Ralph.

And I was right. Yes, there were some stupid moments, but all in all, I enjoyed the movie immensly. The basic plot is that the 1982 arcade game championship is filmed and then the footage is send to the space where it is found by aliens that consider it a declaration of war.

They come to attack earth some 20 or so years later. I’m not entirely sure what ‘present’ year it takes place in, but I’m guesssing that around 20-30 years passed from the championship.

A group of people, that are good at arcade games, or were, band together under the president, who used to be an arcade gamer too, though not that good, and they fight the aliens who re-create the arcade games in real life.

The movie is full of fun as well as intense moments and while I’m not a big fan of comedies, I am all for some fun and I think that this ‘comedy’ didn’t overdo it with the fun and that’s good.

The main characters are played by Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad.

The guy who played Boromir, Sean Bean, also makes an appearance. Not a big one, but one non the less and that was actually the main reason I watched the movie. Though in the end I enjoyed it regardless of Sean Bean.

The one actor that I didn’t like was Peter Dinklage, but not because of his acting skills, I think he’s a good actor, but I just don’t like the characters he playes. First it’s Trask in X-men, now this little cheating twit. Sure, his acting is good, but the characters he playes make me not like him.

I would definitely recommend the movie, but I would also say that it is not a movie for everyone. If you like crack-ish sci-fy, you will definitely like this. If you don’t, you might still like it, but it is not guaranteed.

The one thing I do when picking what movie to watch, I go by the people who play in them. If a favourite actor plays in it, I usually watch it without checking either the summary or anything else.

Most of the times it works. Unless we go by My Bloody Valentine, where I started watching and then I got curiious and went and googled who the murderer was before the movie ended and got angry that it was the actor because of whom I was watching the movie, who was the bad guy that I turned the movie off without finishing it. From that moment on, I decided that I would never look things up before actually finishing whatever it is I’m watching.

Not that that did me any good considering I did the same bloody thing with Prison Break, only there, I went and googled who of my favourite characters will survive. Again, stopped watching because of the answer I got.

[1] IMDB.com – Pixels

Wreck-It-Ralph

Hello again, my dear readers.

I know I’ve been away for a while. Well, not really away, but not writing anything. It has a really easy explanation. I didn’t know what to write. Apart from some papers for school. But that was necessary and not fun at all!

But now I’m back with a post.

I don’t really know how far back it was that I saw the movie for the first time, but I don’t think it was more than a month. The movie I’m talking about, is Wreck-It-Ralph. It is an animated Disney movie that depicts what videogame characters do after the arcade is closed. The main focus is on the bad guy from the game Fix-It Felix jr. The character is named Ralph and is a professional wrecker.

And what he breaks, Felix fixes.

But the problem is, that Ralph is fed up with being the bad guy. He wants to be one of the good guys, or nicelanders, as they are called inside his game. So he barges in when the nicelanders and Felix are having an aniversary party. Of course, it doesn’t work the way he would have wanted, but the nicelanders told him that if he got a medal, he could live with them in the penthouse.

So Ralph sets out on an adventure to get him a medal. And after meeting a soldier from the Hero’s duty game, he decides that it would be easy to get the medal from that game.

But abandoning your own game means going turbo, like a character from a game from a long time ago, that decided to take over another game when it became more popular than his own. But this action put both the games out of order.

And therefore, while Ralph is getting his medal, his own game is put out of order. At least temporarly.

Ralph manages to get his medal, but then he crashes a shuttle craft in another game. This one called Suger Rush, which is a pink filled go cart game.

His medal ends up on one of the candy trees and while trying to get it, he meets a little girl. The girls is named Vanellope and she manages to get to the medal before him. And then she uses it to enter her name into a race because she wants to be a real racer. At first, Ralph is mad at her, but then they decide to team up to get her a real racing cart.

This friendship gets temporarly undone when king Candy, the ruler of Sugar Rush, gives Ralph the medal back for smashing Vanellope’s cart.

And in the meantime, the shuttle that Ralph crashed, contained a cybug, which is a kind of virus from Hero’s Duty, that know only eat, kill and multiply. The female captain from Hero’s Duty knows this and decides to follow it to SR to kill it before it can lay it’s eggs. She is acompanied by Felix himself who is trying to find Ralph in order to save their game.

Then, Felix falls for the captainess, gets thrown into a dungeon, Ralph gets him out, Felix fixes the go cart for Vanellope, the race happens, it is unveiled that king Candy is in fact Turbo and that the bug multiplied.

Suger Rush is almost destroyed, but Ralph manages to save the day by creating a make-shift beacon which is the only way to get rid of the bugs. Suger Rush is saved when Vanellope crosses the finish line and it is then revveiled that she is the rightful ruler of Suger Rush and that Turbo tried to delete her code and thus forcing her to be a glitch.

But in the end, all is well, Ralph is liked by the nicelanders, Felix marries the female captain and Vanellope recreates Suger Rush to be a constitutional democracy and becomes the president.

The movie is really good and I really love the animation. Also, it shows that nothing is black and white and that even good guys can be bad, like Turbo, who started as a good guy. And that a bad guy can actually save the day.

I know the movie is targeted to younger audience, but I really think that it’s not bad and worth giving it a try. But that’s just me because lately, I found myself watching a lot of different animated disney movies.

What do you think? Have you seen the movie? If yes, what do you think about it? If not, did I spoil it for you too much? Please, forgive me, if so.

~AnnElfwind

Maze Runner

(Written on 27. 9. 2014)

111I love Marvel, I love Marvel Cinematic universe, but I also love fantasy and dystopian movies. And this time, I was in luck. Yesterday, I went to the cinema with my mother to see the Maze Runner movie. And it was awesome! A band of boys and one girl trapped in this gigantic maze swarming with “greavers”. Amazing. And with no idea why they’re there and no idea how to get out. That is, until the newbie boy manages to kill one of the greavers and they find they are at least part machines and také one of the parts with them.

The boy (Thomas) then goes exploring again, with another guy – Minho and they find a section of the maze, they haven’t found before. And they start thinking that there might be a way out after all.

But one of the other guys doesn’t want to get out of there, he says that this is their home now. Well, let’s just say, that their area suddenly openes all of the gates and the greavers start pouring in. After that, the group splits in two, one part stays and the other one, they decide to try and find a way out. They manage, but loose a few of their own. After that, some questions are answered, but many more arise and the kids are herded into a chopper and fly somwhere who knows where, which will probably be in the next movie.

And I can’t wait for it.

My mother doesn’t agree with all the unanswered questions, but I think it makes it interesting. Like, a lot of speculations between the people who didn’t read the books and probably even between the ones who read them. I myself am actually thinking about reading the second book, because, hey! I want to know what happenes next! The movie was amazing! And it also has huge potential for fanfiction. Well, so far there are only a few right now, but I’m hoping there will be more with time.

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Well, that’s probably it for now.

See ya next time.

~AnnElfwind

Zodiac (2007)

(Written on 16. 9. 2014)

So I’m watching the movie Zodiac from 2007 where one of the main cast is Robert Downey Jr.

(Continued on 17. 9. 2014)

Well, seems like I stopped after just one sentence. Well, I guess the movie was way too captivating for me not to watch. I did finish watching it though. And I have to say that the second part was not really that interesting. Yeah, that morron was running here and there trying to find out who Zodiac was, but hey, I was watching it because of RDJ and in the second half, he has one flimsy appearance… Not cool at all!

But still, I did enjoy the movie. All the cyphers and codes and the hunt for the killer. And one more thing, Mark Ruffalo (is that how it’s spelled?), the guy who played Bruce Banner in Avengers, was playing in this movie. That’s another good thing. well, he’s one of those in whose movies i haven’t yet looked, but I will.

So, if you like crime and mysteries, I think you would enjoy the movie. It was not amazing, but it was pretty good, that’s for sure.

However, I can’t say I like the females that were in the movie. I mean, I can understand the guys had wifes, but seriously, I don’t much like women… There are exceptions – mainly from Marvel. But that’s another thing entirely.

Okay, I should probably stop, as I’m writing complete bulshit.

~AnnElfwind

Agents of SHIELD

(Written on 16. 9. 2014)

Today, I finished watching the first season of Agents of SHIELD. It was awesome and with several twists I didn’t expect. Like, who turned out to be the clairvoyant and also that Ward was Hydra. Well, I did expect that a little, as it was a part of a story I read, but still… Well, the good part is that they caught him and there were a lot of funny parts.

Like, at the end, there was Coulson going back for a “thing” and firing it and obliterating the clairvoyant who wasn’t really clairvoyant.

There will also be a second season, so I’m very much looking forward to it. And how Coulson will rebuild SHIELD. That will surely be interesting.

This show is really good and I loved it. Also the fact, that it is Marvel is a good thing. Right now, I’m pretty much obsessed with anything that is Marvel, so I watch anything and everything I can get my hand son. Including non-Marvel movies that have the Avengers cast playing in them.

And it will probably not stop there and I will look also into stuff that has Coulson’s team playing in it.

And what about you, dear readers? Do you like Marvel and more specifically Agents of SHIELD? If yes, what did you like the most? For me it was the fact that Coulson was alive and kicking ass. Also, I love Skye’s hacking skills and the bickering between Fitz and Simmons. It’s hillarious.

On the other hand, I was really hoping that maybe Hawkeye or Black Widow would appear on it for at least one episode, but no, they didn’t… Well, we did get to see Sif in one ep… But that’s not enough. So I hope that one of the two I mentioned will be on season 2. Even if just for one episode. One episode would be enough and Hawkeye is such an underappreciated Avenger… I think he should have more screen time.

Okay, I will shut up now and let you make heads and tails of this post.

And as for coments, they would make me happy, so if you have something to say, say it!

~AnnElfwind

How to train your dragon 2

About two days ago, I managed to force myself to watch the second How to train your dragon movie. And man, it was awesome! Okay, I admit I didn’t like Hiccup’s helmet, but other than that, it was amazing. And there were some really funny scenes too!

The gist of the plotline is that Hiccup is flying around and stumbles upon a dragon trapping band. Then, a bunch of dragons take him and Toothless to a frozen spiky kind of a dragon cliff and he meets an interesting dragon “master”. It turns out it is his mother and she’s been living in the cliff with the alpha dragon there for 20 years straight.

The dragon trappers are connected to this evil overlord that comands another alpha dragon and the two alphas clash. During that, Hiccup’s father is killed and the bloody bastard goes and attacks Burk (is that the correct spelling?). However, since the “evil” alpha defeted the other one, it also took control of the dragons, so they have to improvise to get to Berk.

Thankfully, there are still the baby dragons, which will not be controled by anyone. Not alpha and not really by a human either.

So they get to Berk and Hiccup regains control over Toothless – through their friendship.

After that, Toothless challenges the “evil” alpha and wins, thus kinda becoming the new alpha for all the present dragons.

The movie was amazing and I loved it very much. Mainly all the aerial tricks. As well as the battle of Toothless vs. the Alpha. It was simply great!

After this, I did a bit of a research and found out there will be a third movie, which I just can’t wait to see, seeing as Hiccup become the village leader and I want to see how that will turn out. I’m also interested in what new tricks on dragons there will be.

Can’t wait.

Uh…. Is it just me, or am I really bad at writing reviews? I think I’m not really that great at it, but I love writing it. It’s just… Apart from the storyline and a few sentences about my thoughts, I don’t really have anything to write…

Okay, but seriously, if you’re into animated movies, I think you should watch this one. It will blow you away!

Enough said. I’m now gonna go and rewatch the first Iron Man movie.

~AnnElfwind

The Saddle Club

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Yesterday, I saw the last episode of the series Saddle club. I’ve been watching it on and off for a while now. I’m not sure which season I like the most… I mean, all have some better and some worse episodes. Though if I really had to choose, I’d probably pick the part where Dorothee is. Which means the first part of season 2. But I prefer the actors from season 3. At least for the saddle club girls. And I like Simon. He livened things up. 

On the other hand, I was kinda missing Red and Kristie from the last season. Though Trouble the donkey more than made up for them. And Jack wasn’t bad either. 

So, what is the series about anyway? 

It is about three girls who love horses and form a club together. During the series they encounter different problems, be it Veronika, the annoying rich girls or some problems between them. 

Each season has a strong ending, and most of the episodes are pretty interesting. If I remember correctly, I only skipped one episode. And that was because that one didn’t interest me. 

Sure the show is ment for kids, but it is pretty decent. It’s definitely watchable even if you’re not a kid. On the other hand, the books it is based on, are pretty terrible. I gave up after not even a full chlapter. If I were to say what it was like, I’ll qoute my mom: “It’s a badly written horse-riding guide.”

And I agree with that.

The books are not worth it, but the series ain’t bad. 

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So, the main characters are Carrole, Stevie and Lisa. The main antagonist (who sometimes does the right thing) is Veronica and then there are some of the more minor characters. In the first series it’s Red, Kristie, Melanie and Ashley as well as Phill (NOT COULSON :D). In second series, we gain Dorothee for the first half and some other characters make repeated appearance. 

And finally, in the last season, apart from the cast being completely new, we have no Ashley, but gain Jenn as well as Trouble the donkey. We also switch Red for Jack and gain Dezi during the season. 

Oh, and for Thor maniacs, in one of the episodes (I think it’s in the second season), young Chris Hemsworth plays a new vet. Well, young… Younger. But it’s interesting. You can recognize him for his eyes and lips, but other than that, he looks completely different. And has short hair!

So, if you’re into horses, this is a pretty decent thing, even though it has girls as pretty much every important character. I’m not much for things where main characters are girls, but this one is not that bad. Though if they did a version where the main characters are guys… Or out right a gay version, I’d be watching it in a heartbeat!

See ya!

~AnnElfwind

A funny thing happened on the way to Thor’s hammer

(Originally written on 2. 8. 2014)

I just couldn’t resist writing about this. It was pure chance I stumbled across the description of this short movie, well, Marvel One shot. So, I read the description and my first decision was to ignore it, but then, I got really into the Agents of SHIELD and I really like Coulson so I decided to look into it. And it turns out that this little Marvel One Shot is just a four minute short movie about Coulson on his way to Thor’s hammer. And on his way, he stops at this gas station and while he’s in there, it is assaulted by robbers. So he deals with them and it’s all just SO funny! 

So, I was thinking of actually embedding the video, but decided that no. I had to find it the hard way, so you have to do the same. Just know that it’s worth it. 

And it has great music! 

And it has Phil in it! 

Go and find it and watch it. And when you do, come back and tell me what you think about it. 

 

Oh, and yes, I know this is mainly pointless post, but I just had to write it!

 

~AnnElfwind