David and I have been playing Lego Batman 3 or more accurately it should be called Lego Justice League. I mean all of the Lego games just keep getting better and better and this is no exception. The other thing that they keep doing is getting bigger and bigger in terms of location. This game brings us Brainiac and all of the Lantern Corps, which means that part of the game takes place in outer space and makes for some interesting places that you get to go.
In the game Brainiac is using the power of all the Lanterns to try and shrink the Earth to add it to his collection. At the same time all the various super villains have decided to take over the Watch Tower to try and ransom the earth to make Lex Luthor ruler. They happen to be on the Watch Tower when Brainiac shows up and the villains and heroes have to reluctantly work together or else there will be no Earth to fight over. It makes for a very fun story and you get to go to some new and interesting locations. They also added a few new features to the game, some good and some bad. Overall this is a great addition to the Lego Video Games and continues the DC universe nicely. Continue reading
Posted in Video Games
Tagged Batman, Brainiac, Co-op, Cyborg, DC, game review, Joker, Lantern Corp, Lego Batman 3, Lego Video Games, Lex Luthor, Superman, villains
I was unapologetic in being excited for The Lego Movie, it being one of my most anticipated movies of 2014. I’ve found every Lego video game to be funny, and I was expecting no less from this movie. Visually, you can do the sort of slapstick humor that you see in, say, Looney Toons – things blowing up and walking away from it.
However, I don’t think that everyone was expecting quite what we got in this movie. Clearly it was not on everyone’s radar, as it took the critic community by storm. The number of positive reviews led to people writing negative reviews just to stand out in the crowd, I imagine – or at least, led to tongue-in-cheek negative reviews like the one on The Mary Sue.
So I don’t feel like there’s much I can add to the conversation, because I don’t feel the need to implore you to go see this movie. Others have already done so, and better. However, with as much as I was looking forward to this movie, I feel I would be remiss in not at least making a few comments about it. I will avoid spoilers, as I have noticed other reviewers doing a good job of so far!
We have an on-again off-again relationship with trailers here at Comparative Geeks. One of our earliest ideas on the blog was what we called Trailer Watch – new trailers and our thoughts. However, these posts don’t seem to get much traction. That, or we can’t tell if you like the posts – given we can’t tell if you watch an embedded video!
And then trailers did a lot to mess with us or make us angry last year – which I talked about some here. Especially movies like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness did a lot with their trailers and their hype engine – the former to great success, and the latter, not so much. So the world of trailers is shifting and changing, and there have been some interesting moves lately.
So, onward for a traditional trailer for Game of Thrones, an interesting “behind the scenes” trailer for the animated Lego Movie, a fun fake trailer for an Avengers vs. Justice League movie, and then the recent non-trailer hype move for Days of Future Past. At the end, a question to you about whether I should do more around trailers!
Posted in Movies, Trailer Watch, TV Shows
Tagged A Song of Ice and Fire, Avengers, Days of Future Past, DC, Empire 25, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, Justice League, Lego Video Games, Marvel, Morgan Freeman, Polls, The Lego Movie, Trailers, X-Men