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

 

 

Justice

When I prove someone wrong, I do it to where there is no point of a rebuttal. And when I’m done ripping apart your points, if you say a response, it’s only going to sound dumb. When I heard what St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said during his reading of the Darren Wilson, it sounded exactly how I would’ve said it.

McCulloch obliterated every testimonial giving by “witnesses” to the Michael Brown shooting to the point where you don’t know what really happened. I said the exact same thing when I heard “witness” after “witness” to the shooting.

A key witness said that Brown was shot in the back….but all the bullets in his body where from the front of Brown. This eventually turned into an utter fiasco, where anyone who had a mouth said they saw something. Too many idiots diluted the testimonies by flat out lying.

Now to the riots that took place last night. Michael Brown’s Stepfather tells the crowd, “Burn This Bitch Down”. Clearly not the words of an intelligent human being. You can make the slightest argument about emotion and what would do in the same situation. I sure as Hell wouldn’t tell a crowd to burn the city down. I would never tell a crowd to set fire to cop car, shoot guns in the air, rob stores and more importantly not do thing to embarrass my RACE!

This is EXACTLY what is wrong with Black America. And last night was a perfect example what not to do. They lost the verdict, in a landslide it seemed. Scientific evidence provided by multiple examiners recreated this shooting with etude details.

There is no argument to support Michael Brown. In the day and age where EVERYTHING is caught on a cell phone camera, are you telling me that NOBODY caught this on camera. The shooting I mean, there are tons of videos of after the shooting.

And you can’t make the argument that people were too scared to take video. That they were huddled inside as the White Man killed one of Ferguson’s favorite sons. I remember there is video of the Boston Marathon Bombers in a shootout with police, where bombs were thrown and there is still video of that.

So you have 0 video evidence, testimonials like Swiss Cheese (full of holes is you didn’t get that), and the physical evidence is so telling that we know what happened, how did Black America think that Darren Wilson would go to jail, or even waste time with a court appearance?

75% of crimes are committed by Black individuals. So can that be why the police arrest mostly Black individuals. Just wanted to put that out there if people still make the argument that the police are targeting Black individuals.

Michael Brown is a criminal by definition. Brown robbed a store prior to getting shot. Brown assaulted an officer of the law. They have photos out of Wilson’s face after Brown punched him. It doesn’t matter if Wilson’s skull was shattered or a bruise on his face. Brown assaulted an officer. End of story.

Wilson did the right thing. Wilson shot Brown who kept coming at him after Brown first robbed a store and assaulted Wilson. The argument I keep hearing is why did Wilson have to shoot Brown? Couldn’t he have used other force to subdue Brown? The answer is yes. Wilson could’ve used his pepper spray, which may or may not have worked on Brown. Wilson could have used his police baton or try to fist fight Brown, both tactics still have glaring variables. So a gun is the only 100% person stopping idea that Wilson had accessible to him.

This morning, Jessie Jackson and Brown’s father (who dressed his best for the press conference. Brown’s father pulled out all the stops for this interview, wearing his favorite had with the sticker on it) addressed the media. They mostly deflected blame on Brown and threw it all on Wilson.

That’s what strikes me as odd. Michael Brown is a criminal. He robbed a store and assaulted an officer. Yet the story is about the officer that served justice. Wilson didn’t put down Michael Brown: Road scholar, Community Leader and all around great guy. Wilson shot Michael Brown: Thief, Criminal, and Scumbag.

The Brown family started their statement off perfectly. They said “We are highly disappointed….” And the rest is just nonsense. This is how a “logical” person would finish the sentence.

We are highly disappointed that our son is a criminal.

We are highly disappointed that we weren’t better role models for our son.

We are highly disappointed in the public our cry

We are highly disappointed that people use our son’s death as a reason to riot and loot

We are highly disappointed that Michael Brown’s stepfather called for violence

We are highly disappointed in our community that we turned on each other

We are highly disappointed that Reverend Al Sharpton made this story about race instead of Justice

The list can go on and on. I wish that Michael Brown was just an average kid that was shot by a raciest police officer, but he wasn’t. Michael Brown was a piece of crap that acted like a piece of crap and got shot…..like a piece of crap.

Justice has been served. Now just like Robert McCulloch’s reading of the verdict, I URGE a Michael Brown supporter to say something to disagree with my argument. Every idiot who is rioting and walking the streets with their hands up, I hope you read and “try” to disagree with me.

Joe Reyes

Borderlands

I tried to give this game the old college try….twice. I just really wasn’t a fan of this game, but tried it out because I heard such great things about it. I found that Borderlands tried to be too silly at times and many missions were just too boring for me.

I am a fan of the RPG style leveling up of abilities based on what weapon you use. I like that my character levels up by the style of play that I like to use. The game doesn’t force you to play a certain way and gives you a multitude of weapons at your disposal. There are a lot of open spaces in each level and with enemies respawning you’ll always have something to kill.

This game had a lot going for it. I was even a fan of the cartoon style graphics. But again I felt this game was at fault by some lazy missions of going to a place, pressing X, and going to another place and pressing X. I give the game a 2/5. It had some fun moments, but most of the time I was waiting for what people were clamoring about.

Joe Reyes

 

Dominion

 

Who would’ve imagined that angels would be humanity’s greatest threat? Based off the movie Legion (2010), Dominion takes place 25 years after the events of that movie. The opening sequence of Dominion explains all the backstory. God has vanished. In retaliation Gabriel and his angels blamed humanity for Gods disappearance and came to Earth to wage war against man. There were some higher angels that refused to go along with Gabriel’s war, but the lower angels joined immediately.

Michael refused to blame the humans and took up his sword against Gabriel. Eventually, Michael gathered enough survivors on Earth to help combat Gabriel and his forces. There was a prophesied child that Michael believed that would be the turning point in the war that he had to save (this was the story of Legion). After a long war, Gabriel’s army retreated, but many angels still remained on Earth and the battle continues.

The problem is after all those backstory sequences; the show surprisingly takes a huge turn for the worst. Most situations and subplots are so unbelievable that they completely crucify this show. The dialogue is so cheesy that it’s a turn off to listen to at times. Motives and story structure is at such a fault that I can’t imagine how the season will progress (if it even lasts a full season).

Alex Lannen, the prophesied child that Michael saves in Legion, is a soldier living in Vegas. The whole city is a militarized outpost. There are clearly angels outside the city walls, yet Lannen still goes out by himself to do the cliché “lone gunman” thing. After a firefight with angels, Lannen is asked why he went out alone. His response “There was a Texas holdem game I had to attend”.

There is a Roman aspect to this show. The marrying off of children to strengthen political families is so unneeded that it takes away from the overwhelming plot point of THERE ARE ANGELS TRYING TO KILL US! Also some of the outfits of the women is just so obscure that it makes it look like this show takes place in a different era.

Most of this pilot episode was a collection of unneeded scenes and occurrences. The whole war storyline seems to be only a subplot of the entire storyline. Obviously the war is the biggest part, but it didn’t seem like that from the initial pilot episode.

I give this show a shocking 1/5. The ceiling was incredibly high, but failed to deliver. Unless this show makes drastic changes, I don’t see it lasting very long. I’m pretty sure most of the season is already filmed because after the show it had scenes from the upcoming season, so I don’t think an overhaul is what is going to happen. Domination is on SYFY on Thursdays at 9pm.

Joe Reyes

 

Williams vs. Stockton

When I had the idea of this match-up, Deron Williams was still a top point guard in the league. Now he is literally playing for a contract. There is no question that John Stockton is the greatest Jazz point guard in NBA history.

Stockton and Williams are opposite in playing style. Stockton is a pass first guard and Williams is a scoring guard. Stockton still leads in Assists in NBA history. But playing alongside Hall of Famer Karl Malone isn’t what got Stockton into the Hall of Fame as well.

Stockton was also a prolific scorer and shooter. He played tough defense every night and sometimes was regarded as the league’s dirtiest player. No Stockton wasn’t throwing punches or hard fouling other players, he played such hard defense that other players hated being covered by him.

 

Williams isn’t a great defender at all. He isn’t a great passer either. What Williams can do is score. But there are times when his shot isn’t dropping and he is forced to be a facilitator. Since he isn’t a great passer he starts making bad passes and doesn’t see the open man.

In no way is Williams a leader. Stockton wasn’t just the point guard of the team, he was the floor general. He would call out the plays and make sure the open man got the ball. He prided his game on making others better. And when he was forced to be the “man” he was. Stockton again was a great perimeter shooter and could drive to the paint when needed.

The best Point Guards today try to mimic what Stockton was. Magic Johnson , John Stockton, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Chris Paul are all pass first guards and are what general managers look for in their point guards. They don’t want their point guard jacking up contested shots and try to be the “man” every night.

Joe Reyes