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Warcraft: The Beginning – Review

Posted in Film, Gaming with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2016 by C J Spear

It’s rare that two of my main interests – gaming and film – intersect. The history of video game adaptations to film isn’t a pretty one, and when the Warcraft film was announced as actually a thing that was happening, I was both nervous and excited. Warcraft has such potential for incredible films, but as with any video game adaptation, it had the chance to be terrible.

Before I dive into details, let me just start by saying the film isn’t terrible – it’s avoided the pitfalls of ‘another terrible video game movie’. Is it an incredible, groundbreaking, life-changing film? No, but that was always unlikely, and as far as I’m concerned the film was good enough. Good enough sounds like a fairly mediocre review, but I mean from the stand point of a general audience member. Warcraft provides a fun film experience for people who’ve never played the game, but for fans of the franchise (especially the lore) it’s something else entirely. The World of Warcraft has been brought to life.

My full review after the cut, but we warned that there will be some spoilers ahead. If you’re familiar with the lore it shouldn’t be anything surprising, but if you’re not then I’d recommended seeing it and coming back.

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Batman V Superman V Frustration

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2016 by C J Spear

I was going to avoid writing another blog post about a film, as I’ve done a few of those over the last couple months, but then Batman V Superman happened and I just needed to write stuff down about it. This post will be less a review of a film, and more of a deconstruction of everything it does wrong. This film was frustrating, because it could have been so much better than it was. Whether you liked it or not, hopefully we can all agree on that.

Obviously, I’ll be talking about the whole plot, so if you’re avoiding spoilers, stop reading now. You’ve been warned.

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My Movie Quest

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2016 by C J Spear

I’m on a quest, ladies and gentlemen. Not an interesting or heroic quest, like bringing about world peace or finding the Holy Grail (because strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government).

No, I’m on a quest to watch movies. Not every movie ever made, because that would be impossible and also a colossal waste of time. I want to watch every movie that matters.

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Top 10 films in 2012 (Part 1)

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by C J Spear

I know it’s past midnight, but I haven’t slept yet so I’m counting this as the same day and therefore the operation is still go. I’ve been a bit video game heavy the past few posts, so I figured today I’d do something on film, and considering that I’m trying to write this quickly I won’t be doing anything too in depth. Instead, I’ve decided to make a list of the top 10 movies I’m looking forward to this year. Considering that I normally only go the cinema about 3 times a year, having 10 films that I’d happily go to the cinema to see is a pretty big deal – there are a lot of good films coming out in 2012. I probably won’t end up going to see them all straight away, but they’re certainly all on my to-watch list.

I’ll chop this post in half, partly so that it’s not all too much to read in one post, but mostly because I’m too lazy to write about all 10 now. So, without further stalling, my list of top ten films to see this year.

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