THE REVIEWS EPISODE 35: 2nd Anniversary Part 1: Re-Reviews
Before I start, it’s been exactly two years since I’ve posted my first review. I am super grateful for every reader who took their time to read my reviews! No words can express my gratitude and appreciation for you people! With that out of the way, here’s my second anniversary special!
I woke up, yawning and stretching my hands. Oh, what should I do today? Book review? Or another mobile game review? Or a food review? I haven’t been reading many books lately, so I can’t be reviewing books. I just did Mobile Games 2 recently, and I don’t want to do it again so soon. Food review? That sounds really weird to me, and I’m not a guy who can talk a lot about food. Usually I’d just eat and say if it’s delicious or atrocious.
What should I do for my next review? I looked around my room. Soft toys? Tomica toy cars? Driver San Francisco? Ugh, I can’t think of anything anymore. I walked up and down in my room, racking my brains to think of something. Unfortunately, that wasted an hour of my time.
Defeated, I sat down on my bed. I took my Jerry Mouse soft toy out and looked at it.
“Jerry, oh, Jerry,” I sighed, “What should I review next? I can’t think of it, can you?” Just at that moment, something hit my head. It then fell onto the floor. I picked it up and looked at it.
“A NES Tom & Jerry game?”
Hey, I’m back from my three months rest! How are you guys doing? I’m doing pretty well. I’m fine with life too, except for a few little problems here and there. Now, it’s been exactly two years ever since I started reviewing movies and games. I’m grateful for all the support you guys have given me. To reward you for staying throughout my journey of reviewing (and of course, me not doing my first anniversary special), I present to you: The three-part 2nd Anniversary Special.
The first part is going to be me revisiting my old reviews. To be honest, I’m pretty satisfied with some of my reviews, but I feel that I could say a little more for the rest. I even forget to include some important details for some of my older reviews. So, for your reading pleasure, I’m going to come back to the older episodes of the first season and add in some stuff I didn’t say before. Hey, Alexia, play “Cipher” by Kevin MacLeod.
“Episode 1: Spotlight”
I hadn’t talk much about this move yet. In fact, I didn’t even went deep in this. Let’s start again.
Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical film starring Michael Keaton (one of my favorite actors), Mark Ruffalo (Now You See Me), Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery (Ted 2) and Stanley Tucci (Transformers 4). Oh, I forgot. There’s Brian d’Arcy James (Thirteen Reasons Why).
This movie is a true story about The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team and a few cases of child sex abuse by some Roman Catholic priests. This summary may seem boring to you, but wait till you watch the movie. Damn, the actions and scenes. Each scene is with action and mystery, like how the team got victims to open up even though they don’t want to. Or the best part everyone likes “It’s time. They knew it and they let it happen to kids. It could’ve been you, it could’ve been me, it could’ve been any one of us! We gotta nail these scumbags!”
The acting by the cast is really awesome. I can feel the emotions the actors are portraying out and that’s exactly a good element in a movie. The soundtrack to this also fits the theme of mystery and thriller. Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton’s performances are the best for me, as they bring out true emotions and you can feel and relate to it. The soundtrack is also nice too. It has a nice yet creepy feel to it.
This movie’s great. And I didn’t really change the review a lot, but hopefully it sounds better.
“Episode 2: Transformers The Last Knight”
The first time I reviewed this, I still am okay with the movie. But now, this movie, to me, really sucks to the core. It’s super clichéd, fucking boring, and unrealistic. And the worst part is that the trailers and poster really looked good. You did the bait and switch, Michael Bay. Good job.
“Episode 3: Max Steel”
I don’t have anything new to say for this movie. It still sucks just as before, so I’ll skip this one.
“Episode 4: The Room”
Nothing new too. Next.
“Episode 5 & 6: DOKI DOKI LITERATURE CLUB”
This game is still good, and I still love it up ’til now. Nothing has changed.
“Episode 7: Disaster Movie”
Nothing new. Not for the moment. Or at least I can’t think about it. All I know is that this is a shitty movie with horrible songwriting, with even horrible singing.
“Episode 8: Skyscraper”
I really wanted to give this a chance because Chin Han’s performance was great, but no. I got to hate it because of the clichés in the movie, and Dwayne Johnson’s performance. Oh, don’t forget the unrealistic poster too!
“Episode 9: The Meg”
The Meg, huh? I could say it wasn’t that bad or good. It’s something like a neutral movie. Jason Statham’s performance was not bad, but Li Bingbing ruined it entirely, and the plot this film has just tarnished The Meg completely. If the directors could re-do the film, please cast at least some good actresses into the movie, not Li Bingbing. I’m sure the directors can find at least one great one.
“Episode 10: Forza Horizon 3”
Nothing new. Next.
“Episode 11: Mobile Games (Injustice 2 & CSR Racing 2)”
So, for Injustice 2, I’ve tried out something. I’ve spent money on the game. Yes, I know I’m contradicting myself. I’ve said I hated the game, but I wanted to know if money helps make my Injustice 2 experience better. It did for like a week, and then it just crashes down and I start losing battles THANKS TO THE FUCKING OVERPOWERED A.I. So disappointing. Netherrealm, now I know never to spend on your in-app purchases.
Besides, you keep coming out with new characters and don’t fix the previous bugs. For example, sometimes I’ll get stuck at the loading page. I tried restarting my Wi-Fi router, going near to it, and trying out my social media apps to see if my Wi-Fi had any problems. They load well, for your information. Turns out, Injustice 2 is the one that can’t load because they suck. I DIDN’T ASK FOR NEW CHARACTERS AND MORE UNFAIR A.I., MIND YOU. I’M JUST ASKING YOU TO FIX THE BASIC PROBLEMS!
As for CSR Racing 2, NaturalMotion does not stop with the ads and blatant, obvious, evident lying screenshots and slogans on their App Store, Google Play, and Amazon page. Here’s an example.
“The Coolest Cars of CSR Racing 2”? “Blink and you’ll miss these stunning rides”? “If driving exceedingly rare and outrageously expensive sports cars at dangerously fast speeds is your cup of tea, then it’s time to hop into CSR Racing 2”?! NaturalMotion must be really desperate for this game, considering how much they spent for this and their other apps all failed badly.
I got to admit, the cars indeed look cool, but blink and I’ll miss these stunning rides? I sure do wanna blink, and make sure I miss the chance to drive them in the game. Because I’m very sure the cars are charged at a high price each.
“If driving exceedingly rare and outrageously expensive sports cars at dangerously fast speeds is your cup of tea, then it’s time to hop into CSR Racing 2”?! NaturalMotion, you really shit out of your ass naturally. Players have to spend money to drive them, and they don’t go fast at all after a new car comes in. Outrageously expensive sports car? You’re sure damn right, NaturalMotion. You charge 50 bucks for each car. They’re sure expensive for a digital car that you can’t even drive in real life, and can still lose to opponents in the game. What a lose-lose situation.
“Episode 12: Captain Fantastic”
Nothing new. Next.
“Episodes 13–24: 12 Days Of Christmas Episodes”
I had no problems with them because I’ve said what I had wanted to say in these. So, I’ll leave them alone.
“Episode 25: Frozen — Movie, Short Films & Mobile Game”
Nothing new here too.
“Episode 26: Movies That Interpreted The Internet (The Emoji Movie & Ralph Breaks The Internet”
Nothing new here.
All right, I’m done with revisitng my old reviews. Up next, I got a surprise to show you. The something that I’m going to review and show you holds a place in my heart. With that, you can go ahead and wait for the next part. Or you can re-read my older reviews too.