Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

If you ever wanted to see Batman and Superman pound the crap out of everything that moves, then this is the movie for you. I only have 1 question that seems to happen in every Justice League movie. How does Lex Luthor keep getting elected president? Somehow Luthor got elected and his first act as president, to make Batman and Superman fugitives.

Luthor started a superhuman employment service where they serve the US government. Any hero who refuses will be arrested. Obviously Superman would never join forces with a man who has tried to kill him countless times and Batman is Batman so he would never join up with Luthor.

Luthor puts a 1 billion dollar bounty on the duo and then the all hell breaks through. Every villain imaginable comes after them. The bad guys aren’t a problem, but the heroes that Luthor now employs are the deadliest to the duo. Captain Atom, Power Girl, Major Force, Captain Marvel and Hawkman all joined the US government and are trying to bring them in.

The problems only get worse as a meteorite is on a crash course for Earth. So besides fighting a smorgasbord of other supers, there is a meteorite on its way to kill everyone.

This was a very action packed movie that well worth the watch. The only problem I have is with Luthor getting elected….again. This is a storyline in many Justice League stories that doesn’t make any sense to me.

Besides that, loved the movie. The plot wasn’t so deep, but that was because of the constant action scenes. I give it a 4/5.

Joe Reyes

 

 

Crysis 3


Before I go into this review I must first state that I did not play the previous Crysis games in the series. I picked this game up randomly at a game store and never even heard about the game. That being said I liked the game a lot. The only problem I had with it, was that the game didn’t explain fully what happened in the previous 2.
You are just thrown into what seems like a changed world and barely get any knowledge of what is going on. Now again, I never played the previous 2 games, but I’ve played sequels before. I picked up Mass Effect 2 before playing the first one and knew everything I had to about the previous game.


Crysis 3 had everything you could ask for in a first person shooter. This game would’ve received a perfect 5/5, but the lack of knowing what was going on killed it for me at spots. You play as Prophet, a soldier strapped into an alien suit of armor. The suit gives you Predator like abilities. Enhanced strength, invisibility, shields and enhanced leaping ability.


There is a large amount of customization in the game from different power-ups your suit gets and also the different weapon modifications you can do on your guns. You even get a bow and arrow with different modifications. You can even set how much torque is in the bow when you pull back. Different torque leads to faster or more powerful hits with the arrows.
AGAIN this game is PERFECT, but I don’t know WHT THE HELL IS GOING ON! I thought Prophet was an alien working with the humans. You are with a squad mate Michael, who apparently was also in a suit, but was taken out for some reason.


You’re fighting this group of random human grunts called CELL, but their intentions are pretty unknown. Also aliens called Ceph, which I think is where the suit came from. There is little information about them except a few written texts you find along the way.
This game gets a 4/5, but can easily have been a perfect game if they would’ve had a few flashbacks that explained what was going on or just a character to explain what was going on. And it’s not laziness or sheer neglect on my part. I don’t think I HAVE TO play to previous two games to know what was going on in the third.
I hate to dwell on it, but it’s not hard to explain something to people who haven’t played the previous games before. The way I would’ve done it is simple and quick. It’s a rough idea and I’m writing off the top of my head so this isn’t elaborately thought out.


Show the Earth, aliens invade, soldiers fight back, how does Prophet get the suit, a little about the other characters, what CELL is, aliens getting wiped out, something significant that happened in the second game and what leads you to the opening scene of the third game. SIMPLE!


I don’t even know who ran CELL. Who is in charge of it? For all I know they were random grunts that I wanted to see how many I could kill before someone fired a shot at me. Baring my rant, I give this game a great 4/5 and a must have for previous players of the game and fans of first person shooters.
Joe Reyes

 

Valhalla Rising

This is one of those movies where you love it, but have no idea what’s going on and nothing is really explained. There is very little dialogue in this movie. It follows the tale of One Eye, a Norse warrior who just can’t seem to be killed. In this culture you are executed by combat and nobody can kill him.

In the opening scenes of the movie, One Eye is strapped to a pole and has to fight other warriors. Still nobody can kill him. One Eye even uses the rope as a weapon. Eventually, in brutal fashion, he escapes and kills everyone except his master’s son. The son, not upset about this at all, follows One Eye who just walks off in a direction.

They meet a band of Christian Crusaders who venture off in a boat. Still have no idea what’s going on at this point, but I love it. They make it to the New World and the men start slowly getting killed off. Not by One Eye, by the natives of the lands. They wear clay and are most likely Indians.

Eventually One Eye does kill a few Crusaders. Really don’t know why….but it just happens. That’s what you have to know while watching this movie. Just accept it.

Overall I was confused and enlightened by this movie. There was beautiful scenery everywhere and the music was soothing. The story was…..I want to say interesting. One Eye was in interesting character. He never spoke a word or feigned a smile, but you can tell he always had something on his mind.

I give it a 3/5 and it was a good movie to put on if you have an hour and a half to kill.

Joe Reyes

You Had To Kill Him

SPOILER MAN OF STEEL ENDING SO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW, NOW IS THE TIME TO STOP READING

At the end of the movie, Clark kills Zod. They are having a chaotic fight scene and Clark put Zod in a chock hold to try to stop him. Zod turned the tables around by trying to kill a family with his newly acquired laser eyes. Clark had no choice other than to break Zod’s neck. Afterwards he was so upset he let out a cry.

My starting problem with this is, when were you not trying to kill him? The men had a full on battle, throwing each other through buildings and all other things that would kill anyone else. When Clark was shooting lasers at Zod…..was he trying to kill him then? I understand that he felt bad, but what other choice did he have?

The other option was the let Zod live, he would’ve vaporized the family he was shooting at and then killed all of Earth. That would’ve happened if Clark didn’t kill him. All of Earth would be destroyed…..or Zod? I’m reading a few articles about this and people think Clark did the wrong thing.

Either he kills him OR they go in the direction every TV show goes. You fight the bad guy, they get defeated and return another time.

The videogame Injustice says it best. The Joker is in custody and says something like “I’ll just get out and kill again,”.

In the movie Batman: Under The Red Hood, Batman explains how badly he wants to kill the Joker. He says “this man has filled up cemetery’s ,” another good reason to end him.

In X-Men First Class, Magneto killed Shaw and Charles was disgusted by this. Really? A mastermind with unlimited power…you think you can lock this man up? A lot of villains in these series deserve to be killed.

It’s downright stupid to think that locking these men up and just letting them return later on is the better option than killing them.  It annoys me that letting them live is deemed “the right thing to do,” by society.

Weigh in your opinion because I would love to hear what people think about this.

Joe Reyes