On Suicide Squad (Spoilers)

So, this weekend I managed to pull a few of my friends together to go see Suicide Squad. I had heard a lot of mixed reviews for the movie, generally putting it in to a you’ll either love it or hate it category. I’ll say I’ve never really read the Suicide Squad comic books, maybe a couple of issues total, but I was probably more familiar with a lot of the characters then a lot of the people who were at the theater to see this. I’m pretty sure that DC was banking on people seeing Will Smith in the cast and going to see it just because of that. Well, that and Margot Robbie’s rear in hanging out for most of the movie. They do play probably the two most recognizeable characters out of any of the others, except maybe Killer Croc which I’ll get to that later. Mostly … Read more…

On Bad Reviews And Expectations

So today’s discussion is brought to you by random twitter discussions about the reviews coming out for the new Suicide Squad movie but really relate to all movie reviews. So, earlier this week the critic reviews for Suicide Squad started to come out. Now personally I have not read any of them, but from what I’ve heard the reviews are not exactly positive. This led to a couple comments where the way I interpreted it was that some person wasn’t going to watch the movie just because it had negative reviews so that must mean it is garbage that shouldn’t be watched. The thing is that I disagree with that sentiment entirely, plenty of movies that have come out that got bad critic reviews but positive viewer response. So I don’t base what movie I’m going to see on what a critic thinks because that is just their opinion on … Read more…

On Weekend Roundup

This weekend, like most, went by pretty quickly. I’m currently sitting at my desk at work dreading actually starting my day (thanks a lot upcoming 5 hour meeting). So here’s a quick run down for the weekend. Friday afternoon my copy of Assassins Creed Syndicate came in the mail so every minute after that was spent counting down the time left before I could go home and play. I was expecting a day one patch because that’s just a thing I expect now, even if I really shouldn’t. Most games have a hefty patch but this one seemed pretty small. I didn’t check the download size because by the time I put the disc in and came back a couple minutes later it was already done, so it couldn’t have been that big of a download. So most of my weekend was spent playing this, and right now I’m thoroughly … Read more…

On Weekend Round-Up (10/17-10/18)

So as most weekends do this past one went by pretty quick. As usual I really didn’t get anything accomplished, unless you count watching movies and playing games as getting things accomplished. This weekend consisted of three games, and six movies. Game wise I tried playing some more Destiny, and continue to struggle with it now that I’m at the “farming” stage of the game. Maybe it’s me but I really don’t feel like I enjoy farming in this game. Not really much to this as I probably only played it for an hour or two all weekend. I’m just having a hard time with the game. I feel like it could be much better than it is, and maybe my lack of enjoyment comes from only being able to do the solo content. The second game is Assassins Creed Unity. I want to play through the story again before … Read more…

On Weekend Roundup

So I’m going to try something new today which is to talk about some things that I did over the weekend. Not that there is going to be any constincy to what I actually do during the weekend so topics may vary a bit. I’m kind of stealing the idea from my friend Bel who has been doing week in review style post for the last couple of weeks. So this weekend turned in to mostly movies with a little bit of time spent playing video games. I’ll start off with the gaming since it is a bit shorter. Primarily I played Destiny because I’m trying to get my money’s worth out of it before Assassins Creed Syndicate comes out in a couple of weeks. I can’t say I really did much because I’m at that point where the only way for me to get gear is to try to … Read more…

On “The Man From U.N.C.L.E”

So today was another movie day. Like I said yesterday, mostly just feel like I need to get out a bit more. Today’s movie was the one I wanted to see yesterday “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander and is based off a 1960’s TV series. The show takes place some time in 1963 during the Cold War when there was a lot of tension between the U.S and Russia over nuclear weapons. Personally, I liked the movie. It took the right amount of time setting things up and moved quickly. I liked the visual presentation and the acting was pretty good. I think the movie suffers in one aspect, and that is that there is an ever growing audience that cannot relate to anything in this movie, other than that it is a spy movie. It has been long enough now since the … Read more…

On Ant-Man

So today was a bit of an adventure. Earlier this week I sent an email out to my friends trying to pull together people to go see a movie with. One of the things I’ve decided I need to do to not stay curled up in a depression ball on weekends is to try to go out and do stuff, or at least just go out. Due to conflicting schedules we decided to post-pone for a couple of weeks. However I still planned to go see a movie, and pulled in one of my other friends that I also work with and we wound up going to see Ant-Man. The adventure part was that initially I wanted to go to an early showing of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” but my friend didn’t want to get out before the afternoon started. If you’re wondering why I wanted to see a really … Read more…

On Hitman: Agent 47

So this past Friday (August 21) the new Hitman movie came out in theaters. If you’re not familiar with the video game series it is based on I might recommend looking in to the games first because, while the movie does explore some of the history of the character it might help to get some more background before going in to it. Though, if you just enjoy action movies then you may like this too. The thing is that I’ve only really played the most recent Hitman game that came out, Absolution. I know the backstory, but I really went to see it because it looked like it would have elements of the game that I enjoyed. Now I wouldn’t say that it totally lives up to that, but it throws nods to the gameplay style that I knew. The problem is that they pretty much show all of that … Read more…