All Children Shows Should Be More Like Adventure Time

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Even though making another show as successful as adventure time would be like catching lighting in bottle, one can dream, can’t he? I consider adventure time to be a perfect children’s show both for the viewers and the producers. I am certainly not alone when it comes to enjoying adventure time in spite of my age. Many of my friends watch this amazing show as well. One such friend (who’s name is Finn) made a blog post about Finn from adventure time, so go check it out! This is good for teenagers and children alike, for obvious entertainment reasons. But this is also extremely important for the people begind adventure time. Again for obvious reasons, monitory gain. But having viewers that include a much older audience than most children’s shows increases the income of the show in many ways. First of all it creates a bigger market to sell merchandise, I for one own an adventure time shirt (which is awesome). Also trends travel much faster throughout the teenage age group, I was one of the people who watched Adventure Time before everyone knew about it, and I do know that time didn’t last long. It seemed like everyone knew about Adventure Time practically the second after it came out.

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I remember the day I first saw Adventure Time, a couple of friends and I were just hanging out in my room, I don’t remember why we had the channel on cartoon network, but we did. It was actually the first ever showing of Adventure Time, and once we started watching it, we couldn’t stop. Just because it was just such an incredibly outrageous show. Another thing that I find awesome about Adventure Time is I don’t really see an end in site. Due to its popularity it should be around for a very long time, and just due to the completely crazy and original premise of the show, ideas for episodes shouldn’t run short anytime soon. The only threat I see is the show losing track of its quality. This normally happens when the general mood of TV shows slowly change, but I don’t think Adventure Time is at very much risk because everything about Adventure Time is so distinct and original.

So as you can probably tell from this post I like Adventure Time a lot, and if you haven’t seen it I definitely recommend it! So what do you think of Adventure time or children shows in general? Let me know in a comment!


My Buddy Peter Griffin

Right above my couch chills a cardboard cutout of Peter Griffin.

I am a person who enjoys his family guy very much, so when I went over to my sister’s house for Christmas and I saw had gotten me a cardboard stand up of Peter Griffin, I was ecstatic. But over time, his cardboard legs began to give in. So I salvaged his top portion and stapled it above my couch. Peter has been there so long it hardly even notice him anymore, that’s why I hadn’t thought to do a post about him until just now. But every time a friend sees my room for the first time, they are really surprised to see Peter Griffin staring at them.

So what do you think of family guy or my cardboard cutout of peter? Let me know in a comment!

Hunger Games Review, Immediately After Midnight Premier

It is currently 2:44 am. I just got home after watching the midnight showing of the hunger games. I simply loved seeing my hands down favorite book of all time take life and shape on screen. Where do I begin? First of all I believe the characters to have been portrayed flawlessly. Each character acted exactly how I had pictured from reading the book. Although the movie moved very quickly (as all movie adaptions of books do), the movie took its time when it needed to. Inevitably with the loss of much of the main characters narration, a lot of the ideas found throughout the book were lost, but every emotion that came with these ideas were there, clear and strong. I honestly don’t know what else to say, I eagerly await the next two movies which will undoubtedly come out. Hopefully they will split the last book into two parts, to give it a more in depth ending. If you have not seen the movie, it is a must see. Unless you haven’t read the book, in which case you should read the book immediately and then go watch the movie.

I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a movie so much in my life. And that fact has made me come to a realization. This is the way all those Harry Potter, Lord of the rings, and Star Wars fans feel! I have never really been pulled into a series like this before, so this is my Star Wars. This is my Harry Potter. This is my Lord of the Rings. This is my Hunger Games!

John Carter is Everywhere!

On Sunday I was at Ryan’s house, and somehow we ended up on the Sci-Fi Channel only to find that The Princess of Mars, a movie based on the novel of the same name by Edgar Rice Burroughs, was playing. If this name rings a bell its because this is the same author who invented the character John Carter and incorporated him in many of his works of fiction, including this one. Being the enthusiastic movie critics that both Ryan and myself are, we had a lot of fun watching this bazar specimen of a movie. Everything from the acting to the special effects were completely out of this world, and not in a good way. Although I don’t actually know much about the story of John Carter, from what I gathered he is a guy that somehow ended up on Mars only to find weird, Tusken Raider-like sand monster people that enjoy drinking sweat and eating caterpillar poop. If you were to see this movie with no prior knowledge of its history, you might assume that is was made some time in the 80’s, thus accounting for its lack in special effects and overall production quality. But low and behold it was released in 2009 as a direct-to-dvd release. I am sure that most of you have heard that a new release of the original John Carter story has been released through Disney.

So what do you guys think about Disney’s attempts to recreate a story as strange and bazar as John Carter? Are you going to see the movie? Have you already seen it? Let me know in a comment!

Review of Harold and Kumar’s Christmas Special!

Today I decided that I would do another movie review. I recently watched A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, and, being a huge fan of the series, I thought it deserved my attention. So if you would take a moment and hearken back to the original, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle,  you will remember a movie filled with laughs, marijuana, and miniature burger cravings. It was a straight to the point, genius comedy that left its audience dying with laughter. As I am sure many of you will agree, Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) was one of the most memorable characters from that film.

Four years later this was followed up with a very mediocre sequel titled Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. This film did not compare to the first one, but it still had its moments of hilariousness, and as usual, NPH made everything twice as funny.

Now with the release of the Christmas special, I am very torn. I can’t say that it is a bad film because I still laughed throughout the whole movie, but I feel like they did not put as much effort in as they did with the previous films. In this movie Harold has given up marijuana, he is a wealthy stockbroker and he finally has the girl of his dreams. He has not seen Kumar for years, but unfortunately for him, things soon change. Kumar jumps back into Harold’s life and accidentally sets fire to his father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree. They end up reunited on a quest to find a replacement tree, and in doing so, realize the problems they both have with their current lives.

Like all of the other films, this film is not short on the witty humor, but often it feels out of place and a bit lousy. They seem to find the fact that the film is in 3D to be a big enough joke on its own, and make remarks referring to it constantly throughout the film. Personally, I find 3D to be obnoxious and pointless for most films, especially a comedy like this, and I know they only did it to give people an excuse to see the film. This abuse of 3D only makes me less approving of the film, but I realize that it was important to make it a successful holiday release.

The story starts out good, but soon crashes and follows no particularly interesting sequence of events. NPH does make his return, and as usual, he is absolutely hilarious. But this is short lived, and the amount of funny quickly drops back down again. The movie ends with another useless life lesson that does not really instill any sense of realization, but instead leaves the audience waiting for the credits to roll so they can be done with the whole thing..

Although this film was definitely not the best in the series, it was still entertaining. I enjoyed it more than most holiday releases. What are your thoughts on the movie? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Let me know in a comment!

Mass Effect the Movie??

I was quickly scrolling through game related news, when I stumbled upon something extremely interesting. The massively popular video game series Mass Effect is being turned into a feature length film. Although this is not the first popular game to take this route, it may be the first to actually succeed. When Bungie attempted to convert Halo into a feature film it was a complete failure. Although they released intriguing teasers for the movie, it was never finished due to money issues and it left many fans hanging.

In this case, Mass Effect seems to have more funding, better special effects and all around a more professional feel. The movie will be staring Commander Shephard’s male voice actor, Mark Meer, and will follow him on his quest to take down the story’s main villain, Saren Arterius. The move definitely seems like something worth checking out. Although I have never been a huge fan of Mass Effect games, I think it will be interesting to see how this movie turns out.

What is your opinion on this release? Do you think it will be good for the Mass Effect series, or will it just bring down the legitimacy of the game? Comment and let me know if you’re going to watch it when it is released!


Chronicle Movie Review

A few weekends back I went and saw the movie Chronicles. I was very exited to see this movie and had been looking forward to its release sense late last year. From the trailer the movie seemed very appealing. It looked like it had a strong plot that was not to predictable, and I really enjoyed how the movie put special powers into the hands of normal teenagers who had no intention of being super heroes.

Although I went to the movies with high expectations, I was greatly disappointed. The main problem I found with the movie was its use of the “handheld camera” effect. This was done to add the feel of the movie being a real documentation of the events that occurred from the perspective of the main character, and eventual villain “Andrew Detmer”. Although this idea adds an interesting twist to the movie and helps bring a strong sense of realism to the film, in many instances it took away from the actual experience of the film. the final fight scene had to be shot from an array of different camera angles, ranging from police car cameras to news station helicopter cameras and even store security cameras. It was hard to follow the fight and to make out which character was which and this prevented me from enjoying the baddassery of the fight scene.

The ending was a bit of a cop out as well. Although I will not spoil it here, I felt like they built up the movie with a strong plot and then tore it down with a very sloppy ending. I would not necasarilly recomend this movie, but I still did enjoy it. The acting was descent and, until the ending, the plot was strong. the movie had its funny moments and it did a good job of exploring the consequences of putting unlimited power in the hands of a teenager.