Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

IO-pinion

Can you watch this movie without knowing the ins and outs of the game? I did play Warcraft III back in 2002 (when RTS games were cool) but I stayed a mile away from World of Warcraft so I really know nothing about the story except I wasn’t surprised to see a orc, dwarf or knight.

To answer the above question: Yes, it’s watchable but not that great. It’s not that its a terrible movie but there is also not much very good about it. As much as I loved the role Travis Fimmel brought to Vikings this was a let down. I did not expect him to do the same character in this movie (or is this just how he is?) It felt off. There is a moral in the story but the main focus was all about the visuals and orcs. Not having seen an orc for a decade I found them acceptable, the CGI was smooth in this film.

If you’re not a fan of Warcraft you should be fine without this movie.

The Great Wall (2016)

IO-pinion

Okay the movie gets only a 6.0 on IMDB and a 42 on Metacritic. But man, did I see a refreshing original movie. Watching this movie yesterday and thinking back about it I still would rate it a bit higher than that people have done.

In the beginning you see two rough bearded guys, knowing Matt Damon is starring in this movie you can make the match. Such a shame that they didn’t go ‘undercover’ the whole movie.

Great work in the makeup department.

The Great Wall. Okay, it must take place in China. It’s a big wall. There will be something with an emperor. The rest of the story is highly likely total different from what you had imagined. Liked that part.

I found the story original, I can’t think of a predecessor with the same story. The visuals are pretty good, it didn’t have that constant CGI feel that some movies have. (And almost everything is CGI, Photo)

The final part of the movie is the weakest part, not much unexpected going on there but it’s okay. It only could go one way.

Entertaining nonsense and totally okay with it. Really glad I didn’t watch a trailer and only have seen the poster.

American Gods (TV Show) – Can’t watch it anymore

Believe… right

Oh my… All aboard the hype train or if you take my advice proceed to the nearest exist as quick as you can. To think I wrote a post about this show before it started, I’m sorry.

Who can watch this… The story is so unclear and all over the place. The timeline in the show is also screwed up. I do not know if it is on purpose that every character in the show is not likeable but they sure aren’t.

[###SPOILERS###]Mr. Wednesday seems to be the leader of old gods, yet he needs a human bodyguard… Shadow Moon should never ever think about botox in his face, he already has a hard time showing any expression. The lady who consumes people with her vagina is about the dumbest thing I’ve seen. Show Moons ex-wife is a zombie whose arm fell off and she is stitched together but seems to be the physically strongest person in the show. Peter Stormare can play a lot of things but not a Slavic dude like Czernobog. As far as I’ve seen his powers are that he can kill a cow with a hammer. The leprechaun fights in every scene he is in. The new gods are probably even worse, I hated the Technical Boy character as soon as 5 seconds. [/###SPOILERS###]

In episode 1 ‘Shadow Moon’ (Yeah that’s the name of the main character, should have been a warning already) he gets released from prison and needs to get to a funeral of his girlfriend.

Episode 2 and 3 are continuing normally with time, a few weeks seems to pass by. Episode 4 suddenly is the story about how Shadow Moon met his girlfriend. If I remember correctly it goes about 8 years back where he met his ex-wife, then jumps 4 years ahead in their relation and in another scene they talk about his 6 year sentence in jail. The wife dies, comes back from the dead (yes the word zombie has fallen). Later in the episode Shadow Moon opens the door of his motel room and finds his zombie wife in the room. What follows is a dump conversation but you get the timeline now.

In episode 5 Shadow Moon is arrested for being 6 days on parole without checking in. A Irish leprechaun gets arrested for killing the already zombie wife and Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance.. I’m not making this up.

? Have you ever seen a tv show that sacrifices the entire 4th episode for a flashback that really doesn’t explain anything more than a 2 minute conversation already did in the first episode.

 

 

I haven’t read the book, I can’t compare it to any other show but this has been the worst thing that made it into the IMDB top 100 popularity charts.

There is no Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp, and there never will be

There is no Pirates of the Caribbean without Johnny Depp, and there never will be.

“I just don’t see it,” says producer Jerry Bruckheimer, writing off any plans for future instalments without Captain Jack (as well as the ridiculous idea of anyone other than Depp ever playing him).

“The secret to any successful franchise is picking talented people, and Johnny is absolutely key to the success of Pirates. He’s such a unique character, such an endearing character, and such an irreverent character all in one.”

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) – We all could become a story-writer

Spot the difference between 1995 and 2017

Storyline

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

Storyline

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four two high school kids discover an old video board game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real normal world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 26 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
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Jumanji 2017

Don’t expect this one to win the most original story award but I am probably still going to watch it because of The Most Electrifying Man in Jumanji movies 😉

American Gods TV Series (2017– ) – Starting April 30, 2017

About

“American Gods” posits a different kind of war brewing — one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

 

 

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Grimm – Series completed – A guilty pleasure

Grimm

With 1 episode to go in the entire series it was time to create a little post about this tv show I liked to watch no matter how weird it was.

About

Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Well, those weren’t stories, they were warnings.

Detective Nick Burkhardt thought he was ready for the grim reality of working homicide in Portland, Oregon. That is, until he started to see things… things he couldn’t quite explain. Like a gorgeous woman suddenly transforming into a hideous hag, or an average Joe turning into a vicious troll. Then, after a panicked visit from his only living relative, Nick discovers the truth about his visions: he’s not like everyone else, he’s a descendant of an elite group of hunters known as “Grimms” who are charged with stopping the proliferation of supernatural creatures in the world. And so begins his new life journey – albeit a reluctant one at first – as he solves crimes with his partner who knows something about Nick has radically changed but can’t quite put his finger on it. Along the way, Nick finds himself unexpectedly getting help on some of the more difficult cases from Monroe, a guy who seems normal at first but is soon revealed to be what you might call a “big bad wolf.” Literally!

While the Brothers Grimm wrote fairy tales that children have adored for generations, imagine if the villains were real, and Nick was the only one who could stop them.

From executive producers David Greenwalt (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jim Kouf (Angel, National Treasure) comes a new world of police work where all cases have a storybook connection… but not always happily ever after.

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It’s time to say goodbye to Grimm – Last episode.

It’s time to say goodbye to Grimm. There will be no Season 7 for Nick and his Portland crew. It was somewhat surprising when Season 6 got ordered in the first place, and that decision got half-reversed some months later when the episode count for the sixth season was cut from 22 to 13, which is never a great sign for a series’ future.

After six seasons, the supernatural drama is coming to an end. The cast includes David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.

It’s kinda sad, I liked the quirky weird show.

The series finale of Grimm debuts tomorrow, March 31st