Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

The second Captain America solo film is full of new and returning characters (though not as many as the third film!) and has an extremely significant plot twist half way through. Throw in plenty of well shot action and fight scenes and you have a genuine hit on your hands. Between this and Civil War it’s no wonder the Russo brothers were chosen to helm the final two Avengers films… Let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Dalek Protocol Review

Advertised as “Dalek Universe: The Dalek Protocol”, this story was quite clearly just a regular FDA brought forward and given a special tag because it ends up getting referenced in the Dalek Universe 10th Doctor strand, so I’m just keeping it as its original name. That being said, is it any good? Well… It’s … okay, I guess? It suffers from several of the negative sticking points that a lot of Nicholas Briggs scripts do, made worse by the man voicing so many characters in the play when his voice is already far too recognisable (apart from the Daleks, obviously!) but it’s not all bad… Let’s have a look!

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Persona 5 Strikers (PS4) Review

Having loved Persona 5, mostly for the story and characters, I was all-over a Warriors spin-off. Imagine my surprise then when this is far less a Warriors spin-off and more a full blown sequel with more action-based RPG elements rather than turn-based and a lack of some of the slice of life aspects being pretty much the only differences. Now they are big differences, obviously, but it’s still far closer to Persona 5 than it is Dynasty Warriors. So, let’s take a look, shall we?

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Thor: The Dark World Review

It’s time to look at what most consider to be the worst MCU film of the bunch. Is Thor: The Dark World really that bad? Not really, it’s okay, but when you’re surrounded by films of very high quality and you’re just okay then you do end up looking far worse. Let’s take a good look at it anyway, and see if my opinion matches that general fan consensus…

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Doctor Who: Power Play Review

Power Play is an odd story, and would’ve been odd had it been made during the Sixth Doctor’s “Lost” Season 22 as it heavily features a returning companion from the Second Doctor era in Victoria Waterfield, something never really done on TV (not unless the companion is with their version of the Doctor for a multi-Doctor story, anyway). Sadly instead of the mid-80s this audio drama version was recorded in the early 2010s, meaning Deborah Watling wasn’t quite up to the task of anything other than the role of “slightly eccentric old woman”… Still, does it work? Is it a good listen? Let’s find out!

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Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li and Sakura Review

Spinning off from the main line of UDON Street Fighter comics, we take a look at both a prequel in Chun-Li, and a side-story in the case of Sakura (specifically taking place roughly around the end of the Street Fighter Classic run, which is why I’ve put it here) Along with different time periods they’re also completely different story types, with one telling a basic but enjoyable cop story and the other being pure comedy. How well does either work? Let’s find out!

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Turn-A Gundam – Episodes 26 – 36 Review

You’d think due to where the story was going at the end of Episode 25 that this chunk would be set in space, but instead it’s surprisingly almost entirely set on Earth still. Not necessarily a bad thing of course, but I did feel at times that the story was treading water, especially in the case of the storyline involving Queen Dianna and her doppelganger. Anyway, let’s take a look!

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Doctor Who: The Guardians of Prophecy Review

Although it was only a few days ago when I reviewed The Macros, this Sixth Doctor Lost Story was released several years after that, so it does feel weird going straight to it for this marathon! Anyway, Guardians of Prophecy is a sequel to The Keeper of Traken by its original writer Johnny Byrne, set on the last remaining planet of the Traken Union and features Melkurs, so if you liked that story you’ll love this, but what if you didn’t like Keepers of Traken? Well… let’s find out!

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Iron Man 3 Review

“Phase Two” of the MCU kicks off in the same way the previous one did: with an Iron Man film, though one that’s now part of a much bigger whole. Iron Man 3 is a controversial film, mostly in the way its villain, The Mandarin, is treated and can get a very marmite response of loving it or hating it. What about the rest of the film? I quite like it myself, so why do we just look at the whole thing so I can stop skirting around spoilers, eh?

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