Honor and Glory

Blizzard has once again shown its skill in putting together poignant stories with their release of a lore clip for the character of Overwatch’s Reinhardt. One of the few characters I’ve been able to play with any degree of comfort, Reinhardt’s backstory is not unknown to me. He’s long been pegged as one of the old guard of the Overwatch team, a veteran of the war with the robotic Omnics. Being able to see a young, hot-headed Reinhardt was interesting, if not particularly new. But nonetheless, despite the predictable story,…

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Thor: Ragnarok

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Total ScoreChris Hemsworth returns in his third movie, once more taking up the hammer of Thor. The film carries on from its predecessor, with left us with Loki on the throne and with Thor heading out into the Nine Worlds with nightmares in his mind – all of this preceding the return of the Goddess of Death, Hela, and the vision of Ragnarok on the horizon. The story is not entirely unpredictable, but the enjoyable acting of the principal cast brings a great dimension to the movie. Hemsworth is convincing…

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Blade Runner 2049

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Total ScoreA science-fiction noir movie, Blade Runner 2049 is a rather uncommon piece of work in today’s current era of comic book, high octane, science-fiction or fantasy blockbusters. Instead of leveraging typical aesthetic explosions of grandeur and intense action scenes, Blade Runner 2049 plays with more subtlety and a slower pacing to bring viewers into the dystopian future. Ryan Gosling as Officer K is convincing as a generally emotionless Replicant, the custom-made pseudo- humans of the Blade Runner world. But I would say I had the most enjoyment with the…

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

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Total ScoreThe Ninjago film is a simple enough merchandise-promoting movie from Lego, which seems to be continuing the trend of creating stories out of its thematic sets. Considering the success of the previous Lego movies, this is hardly a surprise. Ninjago is a somewhat more kid-oriented movie with a simple plotline. The themes and plot points are fairly expected and predictable, although it carries through it all with brisk speed and action. It also attempts to continue the humor patterns of the previous Lego movies and manages to do so…

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A Look at Experience the Force: Orchard Road

As a Star Wars fan, I was happy to find out that there would be various installations at the ION Orchard Mall in Singapore during my visit to the city. In the Philippines, I hadn’t seen all too many set-ups which were very compelling. Most of the time I would see on-site product displays, cosplayers, and perhaps an activity or two. My visit to ION Orchard did have a similar model. There were a few apparel and toy product display spots by Disney as well as a few other brands…

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