Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Review

Gundam F91

It’s time to continue forward in the Universal Century, though we’re now so far away from Amuro and co. that it doesn’t really matter, beyond similar designs and faction names. Gundam F91 is a straight up theatrical movie by Gundam creator Tomino himself, but the problem is that it started off life as a new TV show, and therefore this comes across as a compilation movie to a series you haven’t seen… but is it still worth a watch?! Well, since you asked…

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DW: Terror of the Vervoids Standalone Edition Review

DW Terror of the Vervoids

My idea of reviewing a story from every season as its released on Blu-ray immediately ran into a problem thanks to the release of Season 23, a season that’s actually one long story, albeit a story that is clearly segmented into four parts. Rather than review the whole Trial of a Time Lord (which I didn’t have time to do due to a certain six film, six game marathon) I was going to just review one part, but that didn’t seem right either. Thankfully, on the Blu-ray, is a special “Standalone Edition” of one of the stories, with all the Trial stuff cut out, so I’ve decided to review that, and then later do an additional paragraph or two when I reach this story during a review of Trial proper. With all that said, how is Terror of the Vervoids when all the Trial stuff is removed? Let’s find out!

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Review

Resident Evil The Final Chapter

Well here we are, the *ahem* day after Halloween and we’ve reached the end of the Resident Evil Game to Live Action Film marathon… marathon, with the self-titled “Final Chapter”. Sadly, while there were some good ideas and set pieces, a lot of this film falls apart thanks to dropping a bunch of ideas and characters in favour of bringing back an already defeated foe as a final enemy, robbing any drama from the final showdown… Hooray! Let’s take a last look at a Resident Evil live action film then, shall we? (For now anyway…)

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Resident Evil 6 (XBOX360) Review

Resident Evil 6

Ah yes, Resident Evil 6, a prime example of trying to do too much leading to a poor end result. Four separate campaigns, seven lead characters, several different themes and tones but all with the same slightly clunky-feeling controls… it wasn’t great, and thankfully the reception of the game (not including sales given it’s still CAPCOM’s third bestselling game) led to Resident Evil VII going back to a horror focus, but that game will have to wait for another time, right now we end our look at the core Resident Evil games via the Game to Live Action Movie Marathon with Resi 6!

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Resident Evil: Retribution Review

Resident Evil Retribution

After a … well, hot streak would be pushing it… after a decent streak, the Resident Evil films hit another snag with Retribution. Instead of doing another simple, self-contained story, they go crazy with franchise call backs, clones and action set pieces and forget about having even the previously simple plots they’d used before. Oh well, we’re nearly done now, so we may as well get this out of the way and move on to the finale!

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Resident Evil 5 (XBOX 360) Review

Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 had a bit of a negativity swirling around it after release, for failing to live up to the previous entry, but I personally found it just as enjoyable to play (if still not very Resident Evil-y) but with the added fun to tying up the Chris-Wesker storyline. Ah well, at least 6 came along to take the heat off of it a few years later! So let’s take a look at Resi 5, on the same day we’re cover a film featuring Jill with her look and storyline from this game in it! Fitting!

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Resident Evil: Afterlife Review

Resident Evil Afterlife

Resident Evil: Afterlife’s posters all contain a big “3D” logo under the title, which is always a worry, and sure enough the film suffers from an over-reliance of objects going towards the camera and slow motion falling. Still, it’s not all bad, it has elements from Resident Evil 5 which were a good laugh, with the live action debut of Chris Redfield no less, and the plot is simplified (apart from the opening!) so… let’s take a closer look!

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Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube) Review

Resident Evil 4

I remember looking forward to Resi 4, but after several recent releases failed to inspire (RE0 and the Outbreak series) I didn’t look into it much, and boy was I surprised! An entirely new control and view set up, a larger focus on action over horror, and a very weird new type of enemy that’s far more intelligent and capable than a zombie. Damn good fun it was too! Let’s take a look then, shall we?

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Resident Evil: Extinction Review

Resident Evil Extinction

Wow, things sure as hell escalated quickly! I paid so little attention to these films that I had no idea Extinction was so literal and that the Resi films departed from the games so much. So yeah, we’re in a complete zombie apocalypse world now, with small bands of survivors. Thankfully most of my criticisms of the previous entry are not present in this one, leaving a much more pleasant watching experience… though it still wasn’t exactly great or anything. Want more info? Read on!

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