Vigilante Review: Fear The Walking Season 2, Ep. 4 “Blood In The Streets”

Vigilante Review: Fear The Walking Season 2, Ep. 4 “Blood In The Streets”

Look at me! I’m the captain now.

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This season of FTWD has ranged from “meh” to “average” so far but “Blood In The Streets” finally raised the bar. In this episode we found our group being boarded and attacked by wanna be pirates. Turns out that Alicia’s friend Jack, who she’s been bonding with over the ship’s radio since Ep. 1, has been plotting to go Captain Philips on our crew with a few of his friends. Of course the pirates get the jump on them and takeover the Abigail (The yacht) but this where we our survivors finally show courage and smarts. Travis stalls one of their captors while giving himself time to conceal a weapon. Daniel slyly works on his handcuffs, Alicia earns the trust of Jack, Maddie & Liza play mind games with our pregnant pirate and Chris manages not to screw anything up (He literally pointed the gun at the strangers and asked “Should I shoot them” before this -_-). It was like watching a basketball team with no wins in the season, beat an undefeated one by 20. I wanted to life my hands in the air and say “Thank God, they finally get it”, it was a sight to see.chris-and-ofelia-fear-the-walking-dead-204

So I know you’re wondering where is Strand, the Abigail’s captain, the smartest man in the group and the most mysterious. He did what anyone else would dotook no chances and left the group for a lifeboat as soon as the pirates boarded the yacht. Unfortunately for Strand, escape wasn’t that easy and the Pirates of the Baja put a hole though his raft and plan. Through a series of flashbacks we learn that Strand was in an relationship with a wealthy real estate shark named Thomas Abigail, and that Thomas was the reason behind Strand’s passage through Mexico, wealth, and yacht. We also learn that Strand sent Nick early in the episode to find his and Thomas‘ associate, Louis on land while they were docked because he was the key though Mexico. This turns out to be a lifesaver and a true, in the nick of time moment (no pun intended). Alicia & Travis are taken by the pirate leader, Connor towards land but our heroes Nick and Louis rather take the pirates holding the crew, lives instead. Daniel snatches a pirates gun, Liza slams him into the wall before Maddie comes through with the final blow and shoves a pipe through his back like a true citizen from Alexandria. Seriously, the teamwork reminded me of the Bulls in the 90s.  Chris does his best “I did something to” impression after the pirate is already impaled but hey, I can’t rain on his parade, he did his job by doing nothing.

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Strand is saved from drowning in his downed raft and is reunited with the group in the ending. Even though they lost Travis and Alicia for the time being, I think the group deserves a “good job” sticker for dealing with their 1st real human threat. Congratulations FTWD crew, you’re finally captains……for now.

Score: 4/5

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My Arkham Knight Screenshots

My Arkham Knight Screenshots

Held onto these for a while

Vigilante Review: The 5th Wave

Vigilante Review: The 5th Wave

Can you survive the 5th wave? May the odds be forever in your favor.

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So a couple days ago while browsing Kodi on my Amazon Firestick, I came across this movie on the “Most Popular” list. I thought to myself “Hell, why not, I have time to kill. How bad can it be?” Well Chloe Grace Mortez‘s face in the picture above sums up my reaction. So what is The 5th Wave aboutMortez plays Cassie, a teen who likes to party and flirt with boys in her spare time until Aliens (who also look like humans) turn her world upside down. She’s separated from her younger brother in the chaos and spends the majority of the movie trying to rescue him. It’s based off of a YA (Young-Adult) novel like past movies Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner etc.   but sadly lacks the quality of said movies (unless you like Divergent). The problem is that The 5th Wave spends too much time trying to imitate the previous YA movies that came before instead of creating it’s own narrative.

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The movie does show a lot of promise though early on and how high the stakes are. Planes fall out the sky, cars crash, people run for their lives and lose love ones. Unfortunately this flash of brilliance is gone in the same matter it arrived, in a flash. We are left watching a cheesy love triangle, teens telling other teens what to do, making out in the heat of battle, & a girl who wears too much black eyeliner because she thinks she’s a badass (Or a raccoon). The movie ends on an anti-climatic note and a sets up a sequel that no one will want but will be green lit anyways.

Basically, if you’ve seen Hunger Games, you’ve seen this movie before. Instead of standing out, director J Blakeson believed it was best to stand in line and play follow the leader. Someone should’ve told him that the leader already left the group.

Score: 2.5/5

 

 

 

 

Well….here I am

Well….here I am

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So it looks like I finally took a trip over to the dark side. For years and years I promised myself that I would never be apart of the blogging culture. Well I guess it’s true, promises are meant to be broken. You could say I felt a need to share my thoughts on gaming, music, movies, comics and the world of entertainment in general. Or you can say that i’m just like every other blogger out there. Whatever you think, I hope you enjoy the ride and make sure your seatbelt is fasten, it’s gonna be a long trip.