Bob's Burgers Season 2 ReviewAlright, we're continuing with the shortest season in the whole series, only being 9 episodes. What're we waiting for? Let's do this.
1. The Belchies: This was a pretty good episode. I'm a sucker for adventure stories, and while this isn't the fantastic adventure full of fantasy that I love, it's still really good. It was also good to see a Louise centric episode, showing her thoughts when kicking her own siblings out of their mystery solving team. If there was one thing I didn't like, it was that Tina said she was over Jimmy Jr, but then after a couple of extra seconds of looking at his ass, she falls back in love with him. Tina's "relationship" with Jimmy Jr. is the worst part of this show in my opinion, especially since Jimmy alternates between not knowing Tina exists, and being her friend, which is really confusing. I wish they would just let this relationship die already. Sorry for venting there, but this episode is a pretty good one, and a good way to start the 2nd season.
Bob's Burgers Season 1 ReviewSo, MrEnter was doing a review of Season 1 Family Guy, so I thought I can do it for Bob's Burgers. It's currently my favorite adult cartoon, and I thought it was a good idea. So...I hope you enjoy.
1. Human Flesh: I thought this was a good introduction to all of our characters. The plot is also interesting, as it involved Bob getting accused of having burgers made of human flesh, and having their restaurant temporarily close down due to the health inspector. Let me talk about the health inspector, Hugo. Hugo is a really annoying character. I'm just saying this now to avoid bringing this up later, but he just never gets better as the series goes on. At first he's alright, but he never changes, and just stays exactly the same as a character regardless of what happens. The rest of the episode is pretty good, even though the ending was a bit too...happy and lucky. It's nothing that kills the episode, but I just found that odd. 7/10.
2. Crawl Space: I saw that this episode ha
My Top 10 FavesSo, k-Liight tagged me to name my top 10 favorite characters from different shows, so here it is. Warning: The order is arbitrary.
1. Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion):
2. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons):
3. Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls):
4. Yato (Noragami):
5. Louise Belcher (Bob's Burgers):
6. Eddy (Ed, Edd, n Eddy):
7. Natsu (Fairy Tail):
8. Rintarou Okabe (Stein's Gate):
9. Lola Loud (the Loud House):
10. Bray Wyatt (WWE)/ Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood): /
My Least Favorite ClichesSo, since MrEnter did a list of his least favorite clichés, I decided to throw my hat into the ring. Hope you enjoy it.
1. Person being in Love with Someone who Doesn't Notice Them: This is one of the most annoying clichés ever. It is so prevalent in animes too, and not just that, animes that I love. For example, I love Fairy Tail. However, what I don't love is Gray and Juvia's relationship. It is really annoying, especially after the Grand Magic Games Arc, where Gray quite clearly, and a little rudely, rejects Juvia's feelings for him. Why? Continuing with Juvia, she was one of the most powerful wizards in Phantom Lord, with an incredible mastery of water. After she sees Gray, she also gets the personality of a love struck school girl. That is the main reason I hate this cliché, as it turns the one in love into a love struck stalker, and the boy not noticing her into either a jerk and an idiot (in Gray's case, he can be a jerk sometimes). Another e
Britt Reviews: Kyoukai no Kanata
Britt: Wow. It's been awhile since I reviewed an anime, huh? Well, if you've seen my other reviews (or any of "our" reviews for that matter) then you know the drill. If not then, let me just say that my reviews aren't spoiler free. If you plan on watching this anime, I suggest NOT reading my review.
I started working on this before finishing the anime, at around episode 8. I of course finished it before making my final conclusion on the show, but I just thought I'd mention that.
Story (taken from MAL):
"Mirai Kuriyama is the sole survivor of a clan of Spirit World warriors with the power to employ their blood as weapons. As such, Mirai is tasked with hunting down and killing "youmu"—creatures said to be the manifestation of negative human emotions. One day, while deep in thought on the school roof, Mirai comes across Akihito Kanbara, a rare half-breed of youmu in human form. In a panicked state, she plunges her blood saber into him only to realize that he's an immortal being. Fro
RWBY Unforeseen Complications ReviewSo, not as much to say about this episode as it's clearly just setting up for the next, if that title "Lighting the Fire" is anything to go by. Well that's fine, sometimes you need episodes like that and this episode did so while still being interesting.
I'll give Ilia credit on her interruption of Ghira's speech. While Ghira made a point about how Adam's warmongering is going do nothing but bring more bloodshed, Illia made a good counterpoint about what humans have done to Faunus without coming off as a sociopathic Nazi who only wants to kill people like Adam. Still, her argument ignores that Adam has been working with Grimm and forced his own men to work with Grimm. It will be interesting to see if Illia knows about that.
Ozpin and Oscar provided an interesting bit. Ozpin, or whatever his name is, hinted he was much older than he looked and he confirmed it here. Nice little call back to Blake's book about a man with two souls. My personal headcanon right now is that Ozpin wrote that
Why I never got into One PieceBritt: Well, if anyone has read this thing here: Britt's: BIG 4 RANT
Then you might have realized that I'm not a big fan of Shounen anyway. I'm willing to watch it up to a certain point, but just to let you all know I wouldn't finish it. I was going through a Fairy Tail phase way back. And I mentioned this several times, but I never did finish the series. I just lose interest in long running series, and from what I can gather, Shounen doesn't have a lot of variety.
With what I've learned, Deadman Wonderland is considered a Shounen. I dunno if it actually is one, but if it is, then that's one of the only Shounen manga series that I've put effort into. It's actually my favorite book series as a whole if I'm gonna be honest. I'd say Soul Eater and Blue Exorcist are "Shounen" too, but I only watched the anime for both series, and apparently neither of them finished or even got slightly finished
Ducktales The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra! ReviewAn episode around Halloween with mummies. Clearly Disney saw Universal's recent disaster and said "lets show them how its done."
It's amazing how well this episode's comedic writing makes light of what in a more serious show would be a dark and horrifying setting. The entire idea behind this underground hidden society shows how the values of past eras would be outright horrifying to a modern audience. Of course the hidden people are all nuts, because almost everyone outside the designated straight man of an episode is nuts, easily rebelling with the offer burritos.
The plot with Webby and Louie was an interesting arrangement. Webby has clearly been brushing on what to expect from a mummy plot, and Louie refuses to listen to the expert because well, it's Webby. This the same nut who brought proper procedure for executions because she thought it would be cooler to die if the procedure was done right, instead of thinking it would be a good way to escape. It's a clever way to show that Web
My Week At The Movies 2017: 6/11 - 12/11
Hey everyone. Here's last week's reviews. Enjoy!
The Florida Project
Set in Kissimmee, Florida during the summer, the story follows six year old Moonee and her young mother Halley as they live with a community of extended-stay motel guests, ran by manager Bobby Hicks (Willem Dafoe).
The Florida Project was created by Sean Baker, who in 2015 wowed people with the excellent Tangerine, a film that was done entirely on IPhone and was about a Transgender sex worker. It wowed people across the world for what was a frank and realistic depiction of the live of Transgender person but also for its humanity and compassion, even in its darker moments. The Florida Project is many respects much the same in how it balances the points of view of child Moonee and the adults surrounding her.
Moonee is perhaps one of the most believable depictions of a child onscreen ever, which is a given since the child actress herself IS of the same age. Much of the film
Volante Movie Review III: Identity ThiefIn recent years, comedy has dropped so low that “funny” is no longer the word to describe the genre. The latest example is “Identity Thief”.
The plot is as straightforward as the title—Jason Bateman has his identity stolen by Melissa McCartney. One catch is that he is from Colorado and the thief is from Florida, and state police cannot arrest a person from another state, so Bateman has to travel through the so-called “Sunshine State” to grab her. Another catch, less fair than the former, is that he has to bring the thief to Colorado in one week. Logically, driving your car from Colorado to Florida and back takes longer than seven days.
I feel very sorry for Bateman. In the movie, he is the only voice of reason in an adventure overrun by idiots who think they are funny but really are not. He has to endure getting his credit card cut, losing his car to an incoming truck after an underwhelming chase scene, defending himself from
Volante Movie Review I: Les MiserablesSometimes, a movie can be good by hitting your heart and leaking your eyes. Such was the case for the movie Les Miserables, based on the renowned musical which in turn was based on the equally renowned novel by Victor Hugo.
The set and costume designs were not short of amazing. It looks as though a ton of research had been done to give the feeling of France at the turn of the nineteenth century its disgusting,gritty authenticity. There is one very minor nitpick, however. At the very beginning, the editing and transfer from scene to scene are too quick,too short, but it settles down eventually.
The casting was, for the most part, wisely chosen. I know Hugh Jackman has a musical background, and he used it most phenomenally as the film’s tortured protagonist, the fugitive turned savior Jean Valjean. Russell Crowe as the rigid police inspector Javert is okay—nothing extraordinary, nothing awful. But the true star for me is Anne Hathaway as th
My (Two) Weeks At The Movies 2017: 23/10 - 5/11
Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of an update last week, I was unfortunately too busy last week to really get my thoughts down on recent releases (and re-watches). To make up for that however I will dedicate this entry to the last two weeks instead of just one. Aren't you all so lucky?
The Death of Stalin (2nd viewing)
On second viewing this is still the best comedy of 2017. A perfect blend of dark humour and absurdist comedy that leaves you flabbergasted some of these things actually happened...and guilty for laughing at some of the things that happen onscreen.
The only thing for me to add is this: when the Trump Administration is finally over (and after last week's revelations that might be sooner than initially thought) I SO want Armando Iannucci to do a black comedy about it in the same vein as The Death of Stalin. Think of the material he'd have to work with!
The Mummy (2nd viewing)
And on second viewing of this one...yea, it's st
Review: Squareboy vs. Bullies (Switch)https://www.ticgn.com/nintendo/review-squareboy-vs-bullies-arena-edition-switch/
The latest Nintendo Switch title from Ratalaika Games is another smartphone port; this time, it’s of a game by Rohan Narang, the developer of the retro-style touch-screen platformer Jack ‘n Jill. This game is Squareboy vs. Bullies, and it is not quite as good, to be honest.
You can probably get the gist of it from the name. Our title protagonist starts out by finding himself bullied and brutally beaten by some peers around him. After training with a sensei, he sets out to do the best method of confronting bullies: beating the crap out of them back! What a role model!
As far as pixel art goes, Squareboy‘s style is rather middling. I mean, the characters are all a bunch of squares with limbs; obviously, it isn’t the most creative character design one can get out of a game. They are at least expr
Top 5 Worst Nintendo Switch Gameshttp://www.ticgn.com/nintendo/top-5-worst-nintendo-switch-games/
I love my Nintendo Switch. I have been obsessed with it ever since its release and I’ve made sure to cover as many games on the console as I possibly could for TiCGN. There are so many fun titles to talk about and experience on it…yet, there are some sicklier titles that sneak by the radar. Let’s call those out, shall we? Now, I haven’t played every single game on the Nintendo Switch, so games like 1-2 Switch and NBA 2k18 won’t show up. Nevertheless, I feel the following titles should be avoided at all costs if you don’t want to hamper your Switch library.
I’m sorry, but I will never be able to grasp this game. Has Been Heroes is a rogue-like strategy title that was nearly good. NEARLY! If it weren’t for one of the most unnecessarily steep “di
Why Robin is my least favorite TitanEDIT: (I started working on this months ago. Maybe....1 or 2 months ago, and I just stopped cause I honestly didn't care. But, since I'm bored out of my wits, wanted to post something, and want our page to still be alive with new content, I decided to finish this thing. Please be respectful of my opinions.-Britt)
Britt: The original Teen Titans series has started coming on TV again, so of course I started to record the episodes. Who knows how long they'll be on TV. But while I was watching, I remembered that Robin was my least favorite Titan. And I guess this is just a super unpopular opinion that I have, since it seems a lot of people love Robin. I even looked up a poll to see who most peoples least favorite was, and Beast Boy won the poll. Yeah, he can be annoying at times, but I still prefer him over Robin.
Raven and Starfire both used to be favorites of mine, but after watching the show again, Starfire annoyed me as well. I still like her, but sometimes her "love" for Robin
Sodium Scrutiny: One Piece
Sodium Scrutiny: One Piece (1997)
"Maybe it's just me, but come on Oda, One Piece LEGO would sell like crazy! Get on that shit! "
...What? I know how to read.
As you may very well know, most of the anime I review here on Sodium Scrutiny are adaptions of manga, both good manga (Berserk, Highschool Of The Dead) and really, REALLY bad manga (Akame ga Kill, Mirai Nikki, etc.)
So this got me thinking...Why the fuck haven't I started reviewing manga? Because I've read manga, I read weekly series, I read stuff that takes forever to come out with a new chapter, I know I haven't uploaded my updated/overly negative Akame ga Kill review yet, I like My Hero Academia, and I'm even waiting for Fairy Tail to finish it's worst arc (Shots fucking fired, bitch!)
And what better manga to start off with than the definitively and factually "best selling manga of all time" One Piece.
Now, if you're familiar at all with anime and/or manga, then you've most certainly heard
Darth Vader 2015 ReviewI got into this series thanks to an excellent fandub on this youtube channel. Eventually I the story hooked me in enough that I went read the rest before that dub could finish.
So a comic about Darth Vader. The basic premise came from the writer Kieron Gillen noticing that despite failing to defend the Death Star in the original movie, Darth Vader is in a much stronger position by Empire Strike Back. Thus he wanted to write a story as to how that happened. Likewise, how exactly did he learn that Luke Skywalker was his son?
The comic starts right after A New Hope. The emperor is not pleased with the Death Star's destruction and since Vader is only one still alive who can be blamed for it, he's demoted to work under the newly promoted Grand General Tagge. If you didn't pay attention to the names of all the minor Imperial officers, he's the one on the Death Star that actually saw the Rebels as a threat. The Sith L
Finished Reading Stardust CrusadersThis was the arc I was interested in since I read it was one of those manga that inspired many of the common tropes seen in manga after it, even if I also read it hadn't aged well.
I can definitely say some parts aged better than others, though that's the same with Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. The fights with the Stands are still really good. This made the fights feel a lot more unique and involved more strategy, and with the exception of Jotaro getting the power to stop time there wasn't any powers getting pulled out (Araki kinda wrote himself into a corner with that one). It was just the characters using the one power they had to get out of situations, with dumb luck also helping them because no Shonen manga can seem to get through some fights without the heroes surviving because of luck.
On the downside, and this was really something that could drag it down; this story was MUCH longer than it needed to be. It was longer than Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency combined an
Britt Reviews: Mai-Chan's Daily Life (18+)
Well, the first manga I was going to review was originally gonna be the disappointment known as "Vampire Knight", but after my friend Michael warned me about this particular manga called "Mai-Chan no Nichijou" or as it's called in English "Mai-Chan's Daily Life", I decided to check that out instead and see what was so bad about it. Hmm, I can certainly say his warning wasn't for nothing. Mai-Chan's Daily Life is probably the most disgusting, despicable, inhumane piece of dog sh*t I've ever laid my eyes upon. Now for those of you who don't know what this manga is, let me explain. Mai-Chan's Daily Life is an ero guro manga written and illustrated by Waita Uziga, and if you're into some nasty sh*t, just search up his name on Google, and you'll get what you so desire. Now, ero guro is a type of genre consisting of "grotesque pornography". Ya know, sex (or in this case, rape) mixed with torture, then that's what that is. I honestly cannot understand how something like that would appeal
Review - Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come
Between my friend and my husband, I was convinced to watch Triple H’s new documentary video, Thy Kingdom Come. That was perfectly fine. When I heard about it, I wanted to see it anyway. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t want another fiasco like the Undertaker video where it was just matches and virtually no talking. Thankfully, I didn’t get that.
It starts off with Paul Lavesque’s entire history from birth to present in a consecutive pace. It was very nice and easy to follow. A lot of people came together, friends and family, and just other people in the business, to go over the things Triple H has done and how he’s grown from one character to another over the years, yet still retained his wonderful personality as a student, mentor, and humble/calm individual, respected by everyone. Granted, this man is now in a high position, so there’s no telling how much was said simply to please, but nothing seemed overly overblown to me.
Top 20 WORST Alvarez Empire Moments (20-15)
Sodium Scrutiny: Top 20 WORST Alvarez Empire Moments (Part 1: 20-15)
Opinions are a strange thing.
I, like many others, am prone to changing opinions over time. Maybe I look back at something with more knowledge that lets me appreciate it much more, or maybe something just wasn't as good as I originally thought. Either way, it's interesting to see how well your thoughts hold up.
One of the most drastic opinion changes I've ever had in my life would be my thoughts on Fairy Tail.
What was once one of my favourite shounen series is now...
Below average. Yeah, I actually don't hate Fairy Tail like most people do nowadays. There are things that I still like about the series. I like most of the arcs (Tartaros is just one example of my favourites), some of the characters I think are pretty decent, the comedy usually gets a laugh out of me (For the most part), and despite some problems with it, Hiro's artstyle remains one of my favourites.
HOWEVER! Just because I don't hate
(Somewhat mini) review of: Miraculous LadybugBritt: So my friend Monet is a fan of the show called "Miraculous Ladybug" or "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir", and she really wanted me to start watching it. So after her asking me to do so, and after seeing some really amazing fan-art for the series, I finally decided to watch it. Why not, right? I normally stay away from things that I think get too much praise (I know. Hipster mentality as people like to call it) but I thought since I wanted a new show to watch anyway, what harm could it do?
So after hesitating to watch the show, I tried finding it in English on the internet (since I don't have Netflix) a couple days ago (probably like 2 or 3 days ago), and it took awhile for that to happen. Then (lucky for me) I found the episodes in English on YouTube. I know the shows original language is French, and so the lip-syncing took some getting used to since it looks extremely off to me. Unlike with anime, where the show could actually work in other languages since (in most an
Tory Reviews: Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan collabAll right, back from the hospital, fully up to strength, and everything is all cleaned up to see that I'm all better. But, I feel like I'm forgeting something.
:iconbluerockshooter109:: Try a collab that you said we would do.
Tory: Oh yeah,... what was it again, some Anime that you said was really bad? How bad could it be, are we talking School Days bad or Boku No Pico bad?
BlueRookShooter: It's somewhere near the middle, maybe closer to School Days.
Tory: Well, it can't be that bad dude. What are we even dealing with...
Tory: Son of a.... I can do this, I can do this.
Bluerocket: Dude, your not ready for this crap.
Tory: I'm fine Rocket! I've dealt with stupidier shit before, and besides your helping me out.
Bluerocket: By force, yes! Well, people your in for a bad review today. We're tackling an anime long
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