Mortal Kombat (Film) Review

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Mortal Kombat has a lot in common with our previous entry (as in being so bad it’s enjoyable), but with one key difference: it actually sticks to its source material pretty accurately! I mean… given MK’s early storyline, I’m not entirely sure if that’s a good thing or not, but it is the first game to movie in this marathon that’s done it, so… hooray I guess! Let’s take a look…

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Street Fighter Film Review

Street Fighter Film

Remember in Street Fighter II, when Guile dodged missiles in a stealth boat while talking like Jean-Claude Van Damme? Nor do I… How about when Ryu and Ken were smuggling guns into Asia… No, I don’t seem to remember that in the original Street Fighter either… Welcome to the world of the Street Fighter movie, where barely anything resembles the game it’s based on, but what the hell, let’s make the film anyway! Sounds a lot like the other two films I’ve reviewed in the this series so far, actually… *sigh*, let’s take a look!

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Double Dragon (Film) Review

Double Dragon Film

Double Dragon is an oddity as out of the first bunch of game-to-film adaptations, where I’ve either seen them already or was at least aware of them, this just quietly sat second down on the list, with only a poor critic reception behind it. No big YouTube lampooning, no infamous reputation, it was came and went, and wasn’t very good… boy was it not any good, it was worse than the disappointing NES port I reviewed alongside it! So let’s take a look at Double Dragon the movie, a very early 90s experience!

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Super Mario Bros. (Film) Review

Super Mario Bros Film

Our look at (most) of the live action game adaptations, and the games that inspired them, starts with a double helping of Super Mario Bros. and boy… The staggering difference! The original Super Mario Bros. (review here!) is an all-time classic that’s still fun to play today, where as this is a complete flop that fails to even slightly evoke the spirit of its source material. Even ignoring the link to the all-time classic game, as a film it’s still pretty flawed… so let’s take a deeper look!

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Avengers: Endgame Review

Avengers Endgame

Well, here we are then. The big finale to a story arc that started 21 films ago, and once again the Russo brothers and the whole team behind the film have somehow pulled it off. They managed to make a film with lots of depth of character, great callbacks to previous entries in the franchise, and then wrap it all up with an extremely satisfying final fight. Excitement, drama, even getting emotional at times… it was a great experience, one I’ll always remember. So without further dancing around spoilers, let’s take a deeper look at the film then!

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Arrival (2016) Review

Arrival

When I started this “10 Decades” marathon, I did it thinking about giving me a good excuse to finally watch Arrival, which I’d been meaning to get around to since it came out. Well, it added an extra bunch of months compared to if I’d just sat down and watched it, but it’s been a fun ride, and I’m happy to report, it was worth it. Arrival was great! Let’s see why…

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Avatar (2009) Review

Avatar

Here we go then, this is one of the big ones for the “10 Decades” marathon, as it was the highest grossing box office film for many years, and a sci-fi film to boot, and yet I never watched it. Why? Well, all I ever heard about it was how seeing it in 3D was amazing, and real experience in the cinema, that sort of thing, but I hate 3D, it gives me a headache even with the glasses on, so I didn’t bother. The story sounded dull and cliché anyway… Just about a decade later and I finally sit down and watch it, and guess what? It looks nice, but its dull and cliché… Let’s have a look in more detail anyway, because why not?

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Total Recall (1990) Review

Total Recall

It was hard to pick a 90s sci-fi film for my decades marathon, given the key part of the title being “haven’t seen”, as having been born in the mid-80s I grew up on 90s films, be it at the cinema or flicking around on the TV. I ended up choosing Total Recall as I knew at some point I’d caught the film half-way through, and I’m pretty sure I’d seen bits of the start somehow or another, but I’d never sat down and watched it from start to finish. Turns out that this was a rather important part, more so than a lot of films…

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Bungo Stray Dogs – Dead Apple Review

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I really enjoyed the first two seasons of Bungo Stray Dogs, so I don’t really know why it’s taken me this long to sit down and watch the movie, especially as it’s streaming on Crunchyroll and therefore not even costing me anything extra. So, apart from having a title that any non-anime fan would just look blankly at, what does Bungo Stray Dogs – Dead Apple have to offer? Well…

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