The great thing about anime is that it is a limitless genre, and just about anything can happen in it. Anywhere, any time, past, future, parallel worlds, contemporary pop culture, you name it. Oddly, considering the title of this series, you would expect a tale about the Greek gods and their enemies and ancestors, but this has nothing to do with ancient history. Attack on Titan is set in a dystopian future about 2000 years from now. The technology has devolved back to steampunk tech, and things look pretty much like they did in the mid 19th century. Right there the similarities stop. This world is nothing like ours is, because there is a new, bold enemy against humanity, and they make any of history’s megalomaniacs look like bully kids on the playground. Read more...(682 words, 1 image, estimated 2:44 mins reading time)
Back when Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley created these classic gothic monsters to scare us with throughout the ages, they most likely never dreamed we’d love them so much 150 plus years in the future and beyond. Apparently, neither did any of the monsters, because that is why Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) had the Hotel Transylvania built, but that was not the main reason. As humans, and to quote the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, “We don’t like what we don’t understand…” and such was the way we were with monsters during the 19th century, especially in Eastern Europe, which was about the time Dracula and his lovely wife had a sweet little vampire child, Mavis. Read more...(554 words, 113 images, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)
I just watched Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and this one of the best DBZ movies that I have ever seen. Usually every DBZ movie that I had watched were like a hour, but this a real movie. This movie is about this god name Beerus, the God of Destruction, and he is looking to find the Super Saiyan god. Beerus is like a mummy cat. He acts like a cat and he looks sort of dehyrated. So goes to earth to find a Saiyan god and look for him.
He arrived at Bulma’s Birthday party. Vegeta was scared of him, so Vegeta tries to make happy, because Vetega’s father was his servant. Beerus likes the food on earth, but when he tries to get some pudding from Majun Buu, and Buu refuses to give any up, he goes on a rampage. Mr.Buu eats all the pudding. And we know Buu is stupid. When Bulma came up and slaps Beerus, Beerus slaps her back and Vegeta was very angry. Vetega fights with Beerus to honor Bulma. If someone does that to a woman, I will do the same. Goku came up and fights with Beerus. When he was fighting with Beerus, he be came a Super Saiyan God. Read more...(350 words, 7 images, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
“The first piece made him the strongest fighter on Earth. The final piece will make him a God.” That’s the tagline, and it sets up the plot in one sentence. This anime movie features the characters from the well-loved Neo-Geo fighting arcade game, Fatal Fury. Everyone is here, Terry and Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi,
Mai Shiranui, Kim Kaphwan, and an appearance by the late Lily McGuire. Our heroes are about to go on an adventure to stop a young man bent on revenge from those that had done his family wrong. Laocorn Gaudeamus and his sister, Sulia, are descendants of a great warrior from the Greek isle of Rodos (Rhodes), Gaudeamus. Laocorn and Sulia’s father was murdered by a business colleague, and Laocorn had been bent on revenge ever since.
The story opens at the ruins of Alexandria, where Cheng Sinzan and his team are searching for pieces of the Armor of Mars. After they find a shinguard, Laocaorn shows up with his three henchmen. They are people with elemental powers. Jamin controls fire, Panni controls water, and Hauer, whom controls air. Read more...(535 words, 7 images, estimated 2:08 mins reading time)
There were many great animated films in the 1990s, but this has to be one of the best. Set during the Cold War, at the time of the launch of Sputnik and rampant McCarthyism, there was much for Americans to fear, especially things that came from unknown sources. In the winter of 1957, one great mystery came to a small town in Maine. Where it came from, we do not know, but this hulking robot had the capacity to learn from one young boy, Hogarth Hughes, about life and death, compassion and fear, and so much more.
Hogarth is a pretty self-sufficient kid. His widowed mother works at a local diner as a waitress, and is often asked to work extra shift. His late father was a test pilot in the Air Force, so science is always on Hogarth’s mind, but when a giant robot falls from the sky one night when Hogarth is watching scary movies by himself, he has to go investigate. He grabs his BB gun, but what he encounters is far beyond belief. After some misadventures, Hogarth and the Iron Giant become friends, and with the help of a local beatnik artist, they keep the secret from the town until a government agent shows up. Read more...(434 words, 125 images, estimated 1:44 mins reading time)