I think my short reaction to the latest season of Game of Thrones is just OH MY GOSH!! This season just blew me away. After season 5 I was slightly disappointed in the series as a whole. They had done some good things, but in season 5 the show just felt a little lost. This season they really took the show and the story to the next level.
Now a couple of my favorite things about this season has been the women in power, and the reveal of some great fan theories. The female characters in this season have owned every episode that they have been in and it has been fantastic.
I think the big issue I have with this season is that they threw out any concept of time continuity and everything happened at the speed of plot. Now this kept the pace really exciting and with a limited number of episodes left in the series it really helped move the story forward, but there were definitely some ridiculous moments as a result. At the same time I am super excited to see where they take this story in the next couple of seasons! (Spoilers for Game of Thrones for season 6 after the jump.)
Posted in TV Shows
Tagged A Song of Ice and Fire, Arya Stark, Cold Hands, Daenerys, Game of Thrones, HBO, Jon Snow, Kick Ass Females, Littlefinger, Sansa Stark, speed of plot, Storytelling, Strong Female Characters, Varys
It’s been a long time since I received a game as a present that I didn’t specifically request. It’s been longer since I received a game with the warning, “this may be a bit disturbing to you, but I think you’ll enjoy it.” Looking back, there isn’t a truer description of the episodic adventure time-travel game, Life is Strange (made by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix).
Life is Strange takes place on the Pacific Northwest over the course of one week in October. Max Caulfield, an 18 year-old student at prestigious Blackwell Academy in Arcadia Bay, is visited by a vision of a horrifying storm destroying the bay. When she awakens from the vision, she is in her photography class listening to a lecture. She rushes to the bathroom to recover from the horrible vision, but instead discovers that she has the ability to rewind time when she stops a fellow classmate from shooting a girl in the bathroom. That girl ends up being Max’s former best friend whom she hasn’t seen in five years, and the two quickly reconnect.
Posted in Gaming, Time Travel, Video Games
Tagged Character Death, Characters, choice driven game, episodic game, Life is Strange, Recommendations, Relationships, Review, Strong Female Characters, time travel
Guys, it’s not as bad as everyone says. However, I have a few contributing factors to why I might think that:
- I haven’t seen Man of Steel, so I have no comparison to that movie.
- I love Zack Snyder, and his partnership with Hans Zimmer made me really excited for the movie. Definitely worth it.
- I’m Team Wonder Woman. I wanted to see a female superhero in DC who was a total badass. The whole Batman and Superman thing was a bit secondary to me.
- I had very, very low expectations of the movie. Honestly, I was hoping it was at least a 5/10. Low expectations helped.
- I’m currently on vacation back home and saw this at an Alamo Drafthouse, drinking beer after a couple of margaritas. Alcohol definitely helped.
Instead of doing a huge analytical review, I’m going to focus on a few points that stood out to me. There’s enough reviews out there tearing this movie apart or trying to defend it. This review is coming from someone with a film degree who isn’t a huge Superman fan, had low expectations of the film, and was mildly… okay, definitely, buzzed the whole movie.
Posted in Movies
Tagged Batman, Batman Versus Superman, DC Universe, Hans Zimmer, Justice League, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Review, Strong Female Characters, Sucker Punch, Superheroes, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder
After a short hiatus for their winter break, Once Upon a Time is back for the second half of season 5. (Some spoilers ahead.)