Saturday, September 20, 2008
Re-imagining superman from its roots. That was the tagline for “smallville” when it premiered 7 years ago on what was once the WB. No entering its eight season smallville faces some heavy issues, like the absence of Michael Rosenbaum [Lex Luthor]. But lets focus first on reviewing the premiere episode itself, “Odyssey”. The season picks up where season 7 ended. Clark had just lost his powers and the fortress of solitude was falling on him and Lex , and Chloe was arrested by the department of Domestic Security. Now about a month later we find that Clark got picked up by Russians who have him at a work camp. Lex is missing, Chloe is being held by Lexcorp and not the DDS as we once thought, and Oliver “Green Arrow” Queen and his pre-justice league team are out looking for Clark.
The episode wasn’t half that bad. Its customary of smallville to have kick ass season premieres and finales, and for the most part everything in between be lackluster. There are some great moments such as when brainwashed Oliver shoots an arrow though power-less Clark’s chest, and the Martian Man hunter flying Clark close to the sun, giving him his powers back. And of course it was great seeing Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Black Canary on screen.
Even though the shows greatest and most well-developed character is gone from the show this season still has the possibility to be a great one. They have a new character called Davis Bloome, who’s the smallville version of Doomsday. Initially I was pissed off when I heard they were going to desacrate this character, but as more details have surfaced the possibility of this character being at least decent has grown. And its Sam Witwer from “Star Wars- Force Unleashed” playing the role of doomsday. DC fans remember, smallville is a series that should be watched with an open mind. It’s a re-imagining, like it or not its very different from other superman interpretations. Take it or leave it.
Creators Alfred Gough and Milles milar are gone from the show. Many fans blame them for most of the series’s problems. Hopefully the new creative team will finally start shaking the series from its slowness, repetitiveness, and all its other many problems. And Lana is only gonna appear in five episodes so that possibility is very high. Its also been revealed that the “Legion of Superheroes” will appear in one episode written by Geoff Johns, and even the alien queen Maxima, who tries to get Clark to be her mate. Clark finally has a job at the Daily Planet and will be spending a lot more time with Lois Lane. And he seems to finally be ready to start embracing his destiny [Cause Lana isn’t there to hold him back anymore]. If they truly use the DC mythology well, the League and green arrow, and use supergirl in more than one friggin episode then this season could very well surprise us. Just please get Michael Rosenbaum back, even if its just for the season finale, but bring him back! Best interpretation of Lex Luthor ever! Ever!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Three years ago we experienced the last chapter in the Star Wars saga… Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith. The prequels had their problems, Anakin and Padme!!!!, but episode three was an emotional and intense film that ended up being better then what we ever imagined it could be. Now three years later we get a new theatrical star wars release… Star Wars the clone wars.
Clone Wars is a CGI animated movie that takes place in between episodes 2 and 3. Jabba the Hutt’s son has been kidnapped and its up to Anakin to find the baby and put Jabba on the Republics side in the Clone Wars. This is only the beginning, as the clone wars will continue as a series on cartoon network and TNT this October. If you’re a star wars fan and you go theater expecting to see an hour and a half tv pilot then you wont be disappointed cause that’s exactly what this movie is. Don’t expect the same detail or depth of one of the live action movies. But also don’t expect many of the annoying problems from the prequels [no love scenes between anakin and padme, and no hayden christensen!!, yes!!!!!!!]
This time around Anakin actually has personality, and his new padawan Ashoka Tano is a wonderful addition to the Star Wars universe. She’s young, inexperienced, and quick to act without thinking.. just like Anakin used to be. Its great to see Anakin and Ashoka interact because you see how mature Anakin has gotten in this war and both characters have great chemistry. Seeing their relationship grow is one of the things I’m most anxious to see in the animated series.
The action is intense. The troopers kick ass. Anakin is more interesting. We get a cool new character. And even Samuel Jackson plays mace windu again, and christopher lee does count dooku, and Anthony daniels reprises the role of C-3PO like he’s always faithfully done. And all the new voice actors do a great job. Overall it’s a pretty good animated movie [oops I mean tv pilot]. The droids are a little on the annoying side though. They made them really stupid in this version. But if your watching this movie in a group like I was then youll be laughing at the battle droids antics [laughter is contagious]. But that doesn’t stop the droids from looking dumb and ridiculous.
If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan , or at least like it enough, then go see it. Just don’t compare with the movies, its not fair to do that. Its a fun ride, although heavy on the shallow side. But it’s the best way to prepare for the series. Cartoons keep getting worse and worse every year, so I cant wait for this series to begin. Its gonna kick ass! So get to a theater near you and may the force be with you.
Friday, September 5, 2008
the second season of djtitoflow crimefighter premieres this october! im still filming some scenes for the first three episodes of the season. the first and third episodes are completely filmed, while the second episode practically unfilmed. this first 3 episodes take place during the summer, whcih is why youll see montages relating to the graduation, prom, and luquillo trip. when i wrap up filming ill begin editing the first episode, hopefully releasing it before october ends. I also plan to release random stopmotion 3, and hopefully the first videogame show and/or nostalgia blast episode all before crimefighter begins.
crimefighter season two will explore what happens to djtitoflow's crimefighting team after school ends. this season will be have much more
drama than the last one. what was once and action-comedy is now an action-comedy-drama. Expect to see more of sensei bolillo, who was added as a main character right at the end of season one. and also expect retuning villains, and all new threats as djtitoflow faces an uncertain future in a crime-filled world.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Dark Knight is breaking box office records, and for good reasons. This movie is not only the greatest movie of the summer, but of the year itself. Its miles in front of all its summer “popcorn” movie competition, because this is way more then some explosion filled summer movie, this is an intensely dramatic movie with psychological layers that we once thought would never be seen in a batman movie.
Batman is now protecting a city in a state of escalation. Things are worse than ever before. The mob has united, and a new criminal, the Joker, is bringing chaos and anarchy to an already messed up city. When I first heard this movie’s version of the Joker wouldn’t be Jack Napier, or have a detailed back-story, I got pissed. But all us batman fans got a sigh of relief when we saw the first trailer, this new joker looked creepy, violent, and insane. And after watching the movie all I can say is: “Heath Ledger deserves and Oscar for this performance”. And the movie itself also deserves one, as did Batman Begins, which the Academy overlooked [like always looking down at sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book adaptations].
The Joker is awesome; many of his dialogues are quotable beyond imagination! Wait till you see his pencil routine! The Joker simply wants to destroy and cause chaos, he even burns money in one scene. There’s no logic to this criminal’s mind, he’s insane. He’s dark, but you will be laughing a lot when you see him, thankfully not because of silly jokes, but because of how violent and sick the son of a bitch is on screen. He’ll also make you a bit nervous sometimes. Your gonna cringe everytime he takes out his little knife and starts to talk about his scar. The suspense he brings to the movie is truly gripping.
This movie builds upon every character established in the first movie. Especially Batman/Bruce Wayne who’s now a fully fledged crimefighter who has the city’s criminals shitting their pants. Bruce is also looking to end his days as batman as he sees Harvey Dent as the hero that Gotham City deserves, a hero who fights by the law and with no mask on. Harvey is also a great character, its great that they set him up very well, that way you really feel sorry for him when he turns into Two-Face. Two face is great here, he’s a dark and tragic character, not comedic and one-dimensional like the one from batman forever.
This is one of those movies that had me cheering in the movie theater. This movie lived up to the hype and more. The actions scenes are great, their much better directed and choreographed than the ones from the first movie, and the bat-pod and all of batman’s new weapons and gadgets kick ass! It’s a complex drama, with real emotions. They don’t hold back here, this is intense, dark; it’s everything a great batman movie should be. Be prepared to be surprised, and screwed with, cause the movie is unpredictable. You’ll be at the edge of your seat. I mean it, I’m not exaggerating. It’s very sad that Heath died because when this movie ends your anxious to see him in the future sequels. And because he was a great actor of course, this was a big loss to Hollywood, he and his work will be long remembered. If you haven’t seen it yet, then go see it! You will enjoy it if you’re a hardcore batman fan, and even if you’ve never read a Batman comic. This movie appeals to everybody, it’s that good, go see it!
For the video review of this batman movie, along with batman begins, and the 4 batman movies from 1989-1997, then stay tuned to my batman movie retrospective. It’s coming in the first episode of djtitoflow’s nostalgia show [my new documentary-like series that will take you on a trip to the past]
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The crimefighter season one DVD was released early this june! it features all 5 episodes plus: CSA 2008 tour [17 mins], the behind the scenes [25 mins], two trailers, and a picture montage. theres a small error that can be overcomed, so it was no big deal if you have a copy and are having problems seeing the behind the scenes then let me know! there was even a release "event" at my house, thanks vazquez, nicole, troche, christian, and angel "hoboman" for assisting. many more came afterwards to get their copies. and i sent copies out through people, and even through mail. hope everyone who has one has enjoyed it. there are a few copies left, contact me!
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