“The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

“The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just that. A Star Wars story. It’s not an “episode”, it’s not a mainline film, it’s a standalone “spin-off.” For most, this’ll definitely be the first film (likely the first story in general) in the Star Wars universe that is not an “episode.” Here’s why it’s not like that for me. Continue reading “The Glory of the Expanded Universe” (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

“Whose Side Are You On?” (Captain America: Civil War)

“Whose Side Are You On?” (Captain America: Civil War)

I remember when I heard that Captain America 3 was going to be an adaption of the Civil War storyline, I immediately rushed out and got a copy of the comic book from my local library. I loved it. It was fantastically written, interesting, and seriously morally ambiguous. The whole story was constructed to steer you through the different sides, but there was never a right decision. It was brilliant, so after reading it, I was naturally excited to see the movie. How’d it turn out? Continue reading “Whose Side Are You On?” (Captain America: Civil War)

“Star Wars Awakens” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

“Star Wars Awakens” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Okay, here it is. I’ve been waiting for this movie for three years, and being teased endlessly in a slow barrage of set photos, fan trailers, and ten second teasers was getting just too much to take. When I saw the first official trailer, I had to watch it again just to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming. All of the other trailers just went uphill from there. So, I went to see it on Friday with a whole bunch of friends from school, on it’s first full day. How did I like it? Oh, God. Continue reading “Star Wars Awakens” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

“Too Much Other M!” (Metroid: The Sky Calls)

“Too Much Other M!” (Metroid: The Sky Calls)

While I was going through my near daily Google News checkup for the search terms “The Legend of Zelda”, “Metroid”, and “Nintendo NX” (you guys should join me, it’s really fun), I found something that I wasn’t expecting. That was… Anything at all. Yeah, I finally found something, and on “Metroid”, no less! No, it’s not Metroid Prime 4, or Metroid Dread, but it is a Metroid fan film! Yeah, that’s cool! Well, maybe. Continue reading “Too Much Other M!” (Metroid: The Sky Calls)