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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.

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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