17 June 2017

JR's Movie Reviews - THE MUMMY

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JR's Rating: 5️⃣ (5.9 out of 10Mediocre)
"Gloomy Start for the Dark Universe of Gods and Monsters"

Truly, a weak start to the Universal Dark Universe... The Mummy seems like many great ideas placed in a film that looks rushed and confused if its a horror, comedy or action film. I was personally anticipating a dark, scary and horrific (in a good way) Dark Universe as it will be revitalizing the classic monsters we came to know of in film. The Mummy brings Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) in an adventure of defeating Egyptian princess Ahmanet's plans coming to reality. Princess Ahmanet made a deal with the Egyptian God of Death on making them the most powerful entities on earth. The plan fails miserably as Ahmanet gets buried alive in mercury. Come the present day, Ahmanet's tomb is found and transferred to England where she is on track to bringing her plans once again into fruition. It's Nick Morton's duty to save the world from this demise. Let me say, first, that it was really a dumb idea to connect Egyptian history to that of England's. I don't see the logic of how Egyptian artifacts be hidden in the underground catacombs of England. Second, Tom Cruise fails miserably to deliver a character suit for the film. This is not a Mission Impossible where you can be cocky and comedic but, for me, a horror flick that should be serious and made genuine. Third, the movie story seems rushed with so many details mixed into the fray. Indeed, the effects were great but not enough to impress me with the entirety of the film. There are positives though for the film. I liked how the selection and back story of the titular The Mummy was presented. I liked the concept of what power The Mummy has. And I liked the jump scares that filled the movie for thrills. But, all-in-all, The Mummy is horrific in a bad way. The Mummy should have been individualized, true to the foundation of its character as I don't think a shared universe for the classic monsters would work. The future seems gloomy for the Dark Universe, indeed...
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Time Published: 17 June 2017 (9:00 PM)

16 June 2017

JR's Game Reviews - ALAN WAKE

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(Reviewed on Xbox 360)
Total Game Time: 20-24 hours in total
Dates of Play: 31 May 2013 - 26 July 2013 (Xbox360)

Story - 10/10
Gameplay - 10/10
Graphics - 10/10
Music - 10/10
Minimal Glitches - 9/10
JR's Rating:  (10 out of 10Masterpiece)
"Insanity In The Darkness..."

To consider yourself a true Xbox Fan, you would definitely have to play this exclusive. Alan Wake is stretched into three difficulties with five chapters presenting themselves in a TV episode-like manner. You are Alan Wake set to save your wife from the dark presence that literally turns your fiction into reality. After writing an unfinished "The Departure" manuscript, Alan Wake struggles to keep on pace with his written story while fighting enemies covered in shadows. These enemies covered in shadows are to be stripped of its dark presence with light, through flashlights or flares, then killed with a somewhat form of revolver. As hard as how that mechanic may seem, that's what makes this game so unique amongst all its peers - light beats darkness. Alan Wake is a game that I personally love. I tried all three levels of difficulty, with the Nightmare one really posing the most challenge as enemies are 10x harder to avoid and kill and damage is much greater to your character. On another note, I'm amazed by the setting, a scenic and well-crafted Bright Falls (a place you'll want to visit but would cancel on due to its dark history). The introductory ferry scene did get me pumped up when I started the game. When the first Taken (the enemy in this game) presents itself, that's when you get thrilled and anticipate for what's next to come. You get to fight zombie-like individuals that run at you with either a chainsaw or any handtool, poltergeist of random objects and group of ravens. Alan Wake is an Xbox 360 exclusive that PlayStation fans would die for. A game complemented with wonderful music, great design and unique gameplay and story is a masterpiece in its form. I'm hoping for a future sequel for this game but with more driving mechanic and scarier set of enemies which would really run through the nerves. Alan Wake made me insane with the presence of darkness...
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Time Published: 16 June 2017 (9:00 PM)

07 June 2017

JR's Movie Reviews - WONDER WOMAN

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JR's Rating:  (10 out of 10Masterpiece)
"Flawless, Hope for the DC Extended Universe"

Wonder Woman is the best non-ensemble superhero movie I have seen EVER, and best superhero origins movie I have ever seen. With a dominant Marvel in movies, Wonder Woman proved there is hope to love and be invested in DC. This is probably the first time that I even rooted for a female superhero. Wonder Woman best exemplified the superhero origins story, bringing in Greek mythology and World War masterfully into the mix. We see the start of a young Diana set to defeat the Greek God of War, Ares, from setting the World War into fruition. Wonder Woman is all powerful, having superhuman strength, flying skills, and even speed to help mankind. I love Gal Gadot so much, definitely so hot as f*. She gave justice to the presentation of Wonder Woman, true to the character and definitely hot. I even love how she made Wonder Woman appear so much traditional and ignorant about mankind's progress, making some scenes be in a lighter mood at times of intense and strong scenes. The movie even succeeds to grab your heart, which is rare for an action-packed superhero movie. The love for morality is what makes Wonder Woman so damn inspirational and amazing, she's even damn smart. I am so moved even by the love story between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor, truly a tear-jerker. Action scenes are intense and very well-crafted, at par with those by Marvel's. Wonder Woman in its entirety is a masterpiece, the movie made her one of my new favorites. Well deserving of a fresh 10 score.
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Time Published: 07 June 2017 (9:00 PM)