Review: Jurassic World

9b3I really thought, despite the fact he’s a pedo of some sort, that commercial desire would outpace his preoccupations and allow him to make some interesting films. Instead, we get trademark FUCKING annoying “kids” and just fucking terrible crap all round.

Also since they keep edging towards my trademarked and copyrighted concept from 2003, I just want to end by reminding everyone that “DNAosaur” and the detailed concept of a genetically engineered creature that looks the way we WANT dinosaurs to look is trademark and copyright Jonathan Peter Nolan 2003, 2005 and 2016 and following, all rights reserved worldwide.

This is the Jurassic version of Jaws 3, right down to the blackface billionaire.

 

 

Zombie version of Lost in Space vs Star Trek

In the same way Star Trek became a (manufactured) phenomenon the monstrously unoriginal but very safe Walking Dead has attracted fan addiction and kudos.

And in the same way Lost in Space is always considered the retarded camp cousin of Star Trek, Z Nation is the same backwoods retard version of the Walkng Dead, supposedly.

Having watched all of both, I actually prefer Z Nation to be honest. It has a quicker pace, the characters don’t do the same illogical and willfully stupid crap all the time and there aren’t the same number of “special” episodes to let a medium talent actor have his or her moment. It also has a much more interesting world.

Most of the weaknesses are inherited from the Walking Dead comic book, which like most comic books was incredibly derivative in the first place. Z Nation is just rattling along on its own vector, a little like the way Stargate on TV had to make its own road.

Perhaps another example is the Buffy versus Charmed experience. At the height of its mass appeal, each week Buffy would end and people would jones for a fix until next week– leading to Charmed changing its premise and content enough to cater to the Buffy audience. Z Nation helps Walking Dead fans scratch their itch, but it can find its own destiny.

I like Walking Dead too, but don’t suck its dick- it isn’t all that and neither is the 99% other people’s content comic it comes from.

 

REVIEW: Jago and Litefoot: Series 5 (Big Finish)

MATTHEW BRIGHT

kagoBy this point of reviewing Jago and Litefoot I must have said all there is to say about the series in general. To summarise: as a baseline, the series is wonderful. Jago and Litefoot are sublime characters, brought to life wonderfully by Trevor Baxter and Christopher Benjamin; the audio production is excellent and the mixture of gothic melodrama into the Doctor Who formula is jaunty and fun. When it comes to the individual episodes, even the worst of them still have all of this greatness going for it. Series Four ended with Jago and Litefoot in the TARDIS with the Doctor (as played by Colin Baker), and so before Series Five starts there were two one-off Doctor Who audio dramas in which Jago and Litefoot appeared. The first, Voyage to Venus by Jonathan Morris, takes them to, unsurprisingly, Venus, where they get caught up in a dystopian mess eventually sorted…

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#CaptainAmerica #CivilWar review (no spoilers)

As with Guardians of the Galaxy Civil War has a lot of story, a lot of character moments and character development, a good stand alone story and some scene stealing breakout characters.

It’s not a spoiler any more that Spider-Man is in this film but more impressive is the centrepiece fight involving Ant-Man… And the knockout gorgeous version of Aunt May!

This movie has quite a lot of cerebral moments in between story driven explosions and battles, and the denouement is as powerful and has as much heart as Guardians.

This is Avengers 2.5 as much as it is Captain America 3 and is a fantastic cinema experience.

Jupiter Ascending film review

640_jupiter_ascendingJupiter Ascending is an interesting film.

It lacked a lot of energy when it needed it most, and Mila Kunis was cosmically miscast as the protagonist, but the basic conceit of the film is wonderful.

It reminded me very strongly of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World, refracted through the prism of the CG Society’s most gifted artists. No bad thing.

It’s definitely a science fiction film, and not fantasy in trade dress – the high concept and apparently science fantasy elements are in fact all extremely ultra high tech, and the concept is pursued thoroughly. To that extent it is not only somewhat like Kirby’s work but also like Phillip Jose Farmer’s World of Tiers series – not least due to the amnesiac reincarnated protagonist and the circles within circles of the universe in which it is set.

It isn’t a popcorn film, and it isn’t preachy. I expect it didn’t do well mainly since it offers neither pablum nor simple fairy tale. But it has a detailed world setting that is beautifully rendered on screen.