Review: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

The middle film in any trilogy is always simultaneously the easiest, yet most difficult film to both judge and make.

No responsibility to set the standards like the original, nor the responsibility to tie up loose ends and provide resolution to the genetic heritage of its forbearers like the finale. The middle child is free to let loose, mix it up a bit and try new things and broach new ground. read more

The Warcraft Movie Review!

This article was under a review embargo until Mon 30th at 12pm, but that appears to have been lifted, so without further ado…

Introduction

The (World of) Warcraft movie has lingered in development hell for nearly as long as there’s been a World of Warcraft. It has been in a seemingly perpetual state of development for exactly 10 years now, since May 2006, and has had various writers, directors and approaches considered and rejected over the course of its history. read more

A week of Blizzard related events…

Likely going to be utterly shit, oh well.,,

So this week has been great 😀

First up on Monday (23rd) I attended the live cinema launch event for OverWatch!

It wasn’t bad, a lot of the cinematics, followed by a developer Q&A, but at least the Soldier 76 cinematic was new to me, as I deliberately didn’t watch it ahead of time 🙂 read more

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

So it’s Xmas time again, Winterveil is currently in effect on Azeroth, and we’re all looking forward to seeing a fat man emptying his sack all over our living rooms late at night…

Christmas came early for me and a lot of other geeks this year, with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec 17th. Long gone now are memories of George Lucas’s attempts to destroy the franchise with his horrific prequels, which were packed full of risible acting, complete lack of acting or direction, and the terrible decision to eschew practical effects completely in favour of CGI, which hasn’t aged well, even only 10 years after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. read more