Tag: X-men

In the Den with Rufio Ep 7

Iron Fist is here! Excited! But while everyone catches up (yes I finished it already), this week I show off some new Halo Mega Blok sets that arrived, how friggen awesome Logan is and how Fox has a lot to live up to now and of course looking forward to Iron Fist tomorrow. Tried my iPhone camera this time to see how it looks. Chur #Halo #Halomegabloks #Logan #Marvel #Xmen #Ironfist

D’s Horizon – 2016 Madness

So it is finally 2016 and oh boy are there some movie bangers coming our way! So to help you (and myself) keep track of whats coming up and when, here is a list of the movies Ill def be checking out this year along with their current trailers and release date, clicking on the movie name will take you to the IMDB page where you can of course check out more up to date information and individual country release dates, so, straight to it…

Kung Fu Panda 3 – January 29

Starting off the year we see the third instalment of this popular franchise hit the screen. The trailer looks like a lot of fun and this will be a nice family fun movie to kick start this crazy ass year of movies

Deadpool – February 12

Highly looking forward to this, the promo so far has been spot on and Reynolds is perfect for this role, should be a lot of fun

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25

Still have concerns for this movie, I really hope it’s good and does well so it can secure the DC universe in the cinematic form

Jungle Book – April 15

Well it is about time they bought this old but popular movie to the big screen in proper fashion. There has been various incarnations of this story during the past so will be interesting to see how this one fairs. The trailer hits all the right notes and as a fan of the old cartoon I’m looking forward to this and it looks like it should be a good family movie

Civil War – May 6

Avengers 3 in all but the name, this movie is in danger of being too overloaded but given the success seen from the MCU so far, it should be a safe and good movie

X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27

Not sold on apocalypse at all, feels to early to bring him to the forefront, the Xmen franchise has been a mix bag, it has potential but will keep my optimism low

Alice Through the Looking Glass – May 27

The first Alice movie in this series was enjoyable with fun characters and a nice representation and interpretation of the book, so I am interested to see how the second movie goes

TMNT: Out of the Shadows – June 3

Finally we get decent versions of Be-bop and Rocksteady on the big screen, apart from that it should be your typical Bay movie but still a bit of fun

Warcraft – June 10

The trailer looks epic, but it might come off as just another fantasy adventure movie akin to a Tolkien movie, I hope not as the Warcraft world has some good stories and epic battles

Independence Day: Resurgence – June 24

A loooooong time coming, was a bit worried about Smith not reprising his role but the trailer looks epic and the casting should be more than enough to make this a huge movie

The Legend of Tarzan – July 1

Prob my least interesting one on the list, a movie that again has had many iterations, however the trailer has peaked my interest slightly with this one and could end up being pretty good

Ghostbusters – July 15

An all female cast of this classic movie is an interesting take but the casting is good, let’s just hope the story is as well (Trailer to come)

Star Trek Beyond – July 22

Never been a huge Trekie fan but still enjoyed the movies, this looks like it is more akin to the original series which will appeal to some and not others

Suicide Squad – August 5

Was very excited when this was announced and have been impressed with what I’ve seen so far, the big question still remains over Lettos Joker but the rest looks dam good

Gambit – October 7

Still not sold with Tatum as Gambit, don’t mind if I’m proved wrong but still to early to tell if this will be good or not, I have my doubts that this will fill Wolverines shadow in the Xmen universe and after a bit of pre production drama… (Trailer to come)

Doctor Strange – November 4

It’s hard to imagine this movie not being awesome with the stellar cast involved, Cummberbatch as Strange is like Downy as Stark, it just fits (in theory at least). The pictures released look amazing and I am itching to see this one (Trailer to come)

Mystical-Strange-005-EW.0.0

Moana – November 23

As a Maori it’s nice to see a pacific based Disney princess style movie, I’m hoping this ends up being a hit similar to Frozen (Trailer to come)

Rogue One – December 16

This could be an interesting sleeper movie, the premise behind it is really cool so this movie has great potential if done right and could be a very positive lead in to expanding the Star Wars extended universe onto the big screen (Trailer to come)

Assasins Creed – December 21

Still far out but movies based on video games have never had much luck, however with the rich story lines available in the Assassins Creed universe, there should be enough material to make this movie work, at least in theory. (Trailer to come)

D’s Horizon Episode 9 – Business as normal

Well after those Ddos attacks have died down it seems it is business as usual… for now at least, so time to hit into episoe 9, we are coming to the end of some shows for the summer season which also means Fall/Autumn season is basically on us with the first of the new anime starting this weekend and there is a lot of new shows coming out as well as continuations of some very popular ones so it is definitely an exciting time! However it is not just anime that is starting over, in the real life adaptation of comics, we also have a heap of shows starting too so I’ll start with those this week and next episode will catch up again on the anime shows I have been watching.

Oh it is a good time to be a comic lover! So first up, let’s see what is hitting the small screen first this fall but a quick note…

http://www.anichart.net/fall Go to this page for a full listing of Fall Anime shows!!

Upcoming on TV

Arrow Oct 8th. Season 3 of what is DC’s very successful adaptation of the character

Arrow Season 3

Agents of Shield Sept 23rd. Agents of Shield returns for it’s second season, I am expecting big things from this season and looking forward to the tie ins with Age of Ultron

AOS Season 2

On a side note for Agents of Shield, I am looking forward to this little crossover/back story too with Agent Carter

Agents of Shield & Agent Peggy Carter

Gotham Sept 22nd. The show is set to act as an origin/back story to Nolans Batman series but focusing on detective Gordan as well as the origins of popular batman villains as well. It is an interesting idea

Gotham TV Show

Flash Oct 7th. Flash finally gets a proper on screen debut, with the cross overs between this and arrow and just the fact we get flash! I am excited for this

Flash CW

Walking Dead Oct 12th. And of course who can forget zombies, zombies and more zombies! The new season is finally here, so what the hell is terminus really all about

Walking Dead Season 5

Well that’s the TV shows, a lot of goodness there, it’s great to see these comic book adaptions hit the small screen and bringing us some fresh takes and ideas on some already fan favorite material… Seriously TV lately has been out doing movies with regards to this… but that’s another debate, for now, on to the anime for this fall I’m looking forward to…

Log Horizon Season 2 Oct 4th. Looking forward to season 2 of my fav anime

Log Horizon Season 2

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis Oct 6th. Based loosely on the card game I also play so interested to see if it is any good

Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis

Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo Oct 4th. Mechs vs Dragons? Sounds fun

Cross Ange - Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Oct 4th. I haven’t watched this myself but have heard good things about the series and I know some people are waiting eagerly for it

Fate-stay night - Unlimited Blade Works

Gundam: G no Reconguista Oct 2nd. A new Gundam series…

Gundam - G no Reconguista

Kiseijuu Oct 8th. Also known as Parasyte, Kind of like a body snatches meets anime type deal yet more disturbing maybe

Kiseijuu

Magic Kaito 1412 Oct 4th. Sounds a little diff, international jewel thief vibe going on

Magic Kaito 1412

Psycho Pass 2 Oct 9th. I think I need to watch the first season as this is the most anticipated anime this season

Psycho Pass 2

Terra Formars Sept 26th. Sounds a bit like starship troopers… sweet!

Terra Formars

World Trigger Oct 4th. Alien invasion, warriors with powers… Sounds good

World Trigger

At the moment these are the anime I am keeping my eye on and will endeavor to at least watch the first few episodes of. From summer season the only ones still going will be Akame Ga Kill and SAO 2 (as well as the long show runners) so it is a nice fresh start, however there is a lot starting so it will be difficult to keep up with everything! If you want to check out all the anime dropping this fall, again go here, http://www.anichart.net/fall, they have a really nice list along with countdowns to the first episode and short briefs of each anime

Well while you contemplate what your Fall viewing schedule is going to consist of (yeah good luck with that!) here is a recomended anime for you

X-men Evolution

As far as X-men go, we have seen them come across in various forms, in the cartoon world, there was the original X-men cartoon which did very well and stayed pretty true to the comics, however my favorite incarnation of the mutant team is definitely X-men Evolution, for various reason, but just overall it was done well (as can be expected from a 20min cartoon)

X-Men Evolution

The plot basically follows the X-men during their high school years, dealing with trying to keep their mutant powers undercover while attending a local high school and at the same time dealing with threats that arise from either other mutants or political figures and their meddling’s. Of course magneto features heavily as an antagonist and the usual dichotomy created between him and Xavier is ever present during the show. However they have removed some of the rivals that most people are use to and added some new ones. The big thing is removing Wolverine and Jean’s ‘love’ interest which personally I really like because it was one thing about wolverines character that really annoyed me, instead Jean is in her teenage years, and her relationship with scoot is slowly developing, and instead they add the 3rd party as Rouge, which kind of works in some ways, it just makes more sense and feels more natural than the whole Jean wolverine thing.

X-Men Evolution 2

X-men evolution deals with most of the issues bought up thru the comics, it is split into 4 seasons, each taking on a different story ark but ultimately all being tied in together, first dealing with magneto, then dealing with Mutants becoming exposed and finally taking on the man himself, Apocalypse. While there is obviously a few notable villains missing, there is more than enough to carry these 4 seasons thru even if it does appear patchy at times. The other argument is that the newer Wolverine and the X-men cartoon (that annoyingly got canned after one season) is a continuation of X-men Evo or could easily be seen as that especially since it happens when they are all older and introduces some new characters

Apacolypse

But that aside, X-men Evo is a good watch and has a defined start and finish and follows the story of X-men in a slightly different light that I found enjoyable

4 Horsemen X-men

Animation 7/10 – It’s a step up from the older series for sure, but the way the characters have been drawn is to reminiscent of many other cartoon series, was kind of hoping for something a little different, however they all look really good

Characters 7/10 – Each character gets their own time in the spotlight as the show progresses which is nice as we can get to know them better, but it is a rehash of what we already know, however if you are new to X-men then this is really nice

Plot 6/10 – It is simple, we already know it, there is no major twists or anything unexpected but there are some changes which I like, it is patchy in parts but it is still good

Overall 6/10 – There are amine which are better and more in-depth, however the X-men story is always a favorite and they have done well with it here and while I don’t rate it high, I do recommend watching it