Suicide Squad review

Very often trailers give away too much information and this is another case. In fact I would have to say that the trailer for Suicide Squad gave away some of the best jokes in the film. It overcooked a film before I even saw the dam thing. So this is why I probably feel a little let down.

After Superman vs Batman you expect darker elements, the gothic, the twisted and the dam right crazy. But by today standards this feels tame in many regards.

After the introduction of each character and hearing a bit about their backstory the film throws you in head first into an urban battle with what looks like more undead! The camera does like Margot Robbie aka Harley Quinn. Is it me or do they keep focusing on her ass. And a very nice one at that.

As for the all the other characters they just seem to fade in and out, leaving only Will Smith playing Deadshot who holds the film and the crew together. The only time you get down to a human level is when they are all in a bar for a break. Was it needed? They didn’t seem to work that hard for it!

So the bad guys are the good guys, the good guys are the evil guys and the really evil guys, well… They seem to have about 10 to 15 minutes of screen time and then they are killed off. I enjoyed parts but felt that they could of done a lot better job with the material they had. The script writers should be put in the facility where the crooks came out of.

Visually the film was impressive, I enjoyed each music track they implemented and they were well placed. I have to give credit to the makeup and costume department these people know what they are doing. Just a shame the direction of the film couldn’t have been better. Jared Leto was a good fit for the Joker, I might of preferred a film base around him. However for what we have I will give the film 2.5 out of 5

Pokemon Go so far

Well I downloaded the real version this time after its release and I am not sure what I am suppose to do with captured Pokemon other than fight with them. Although it has been a bit of a learning curve, I did manage to evolve one bird before the server crash. Even know I just got to level 5 I haven’t got the chance to fight yet.

I must of spotted around 30 people playing in my local area ranging from 5 to 50. 

I don’t think there are any death traps around here like you see on the news but I figured out that where you capture a Pokemon you will be able to go back to that same spot and capture from there again. 

There doesn’t seem to be any randomisation, in fact it’s using the Ingress overlay, all the hotspots in that are all the same hotspots in Pokemon. Where you capture the little critters seems to be dependant on the XM level in Ingress so you could combine the two games to help you find what you are looking for. 

The downside to this will be a very quick death to your phone. Unless you’re that obsessed to run this way or carry a number of mobile phones your enjoyment will be short lived.

It’s even shorter lived when the server keeps crashing. 

I am sure in the future when they have fixed the issues, there will be those clubs people will be starting up, Pokemon hunting trips, you could go on horse back but the hounds won’t help! 

Well time to go back to charge my phone!

Fake Pokémon Go app tops the Apple charts in the UK.

It seems thousands of people are being duped into a fake version of Pokemon Go simply titled ‘Go Catch Them All’.

Its full of a huge amount of adverts and it’s basically a trap. How many people have downloaded it I don’t know, but over 1,000 people have posted a review, I would times that by 10 to get a true number of downloads.

The app has two screenshots one is a screenshot to one side of what you what you may see when you load the game. But the main screenshot is a copy from the real Pokemon Go and is probably a breach of copyright.

Although it’s free to download from the app store I hate to know how much they charge for the removal of the ads. And that is a huge £7.99 Followed by the referred income by you clicking on the huge amount of ads inbedded Nguyen who made this has probably made a tidy little sum of money by now!

So heed my warning and play safe people. Be patient and wait for the release of the real game.

Roy Hodgson failed tactically and showed no invention

I found the game against Iceland very frustrating. Why he chose to go 4-3-3 completely changing the shape from the previous games I have no idea. Players didn’t seem to know their roles, we didn’t stretch the midfield and the attacking fallbacks didn’t overlap.

Hodgson changed the shape of the way we generally play and it didn’t suit the team. Why he doesn’t start with Vardy who is the best inform striker and he chose not to pick a single winger when English football is all about wing play.

So Roy Hodgson has just stepped down from his role. It’s time to change and freshen up the English coaching staff, someone younger who knows the game and won’t experiment in a major tournament.

Supergirl season one review

I don’t know why I watched this show! At times it’s good and at times I find it really bad. Season One just finished the Friday past here in the UK on Sky One.

The intro sequence seems really cheesy to start with and you have actors return from previous incarnations. Dean Cain who played Superman in Lois and Clark, has a cameo role as Supergirl’s step dad and even Laura Vandervoort who played Supergirl in Smallville plays an arch enemy.

So throw in Ally McBeal with Kara (aka Supergirl) and a load of others and the show is off and running. Some really dodgy CGI but some suprisingly good acting to cover up a multitude of filming sins. Jon Jonzz looked really bad in CGI form and the costume doesn’t work for me either. Although Supergirl’s outfit looks good it’s not perfect either. The top part of the uniform doesn’t hug her body like it should do.

I am not sure they have really brought anything new to the table. With Arrow, we have a darker, harsher, more violent universe. Flash is not so gothic as but has the suprising dark undertones which makes for a good show.

Supergirl is too clean and perfect which is a floor, if you look at the course of the viewing figures avaliable on the Wikipedia page you will see that the show   went from nearly 13 million views on the pilot down to just over 6 million for the final episode. This doesn’t bowed well for season two, but a loyal fan base may help. 

Overall after a quick introduction, saving the city people from potential doom. A coming war between Kara and the exiled Kriptonians built up and then fell flat on its face. There was a lack of dynamic content, a feeling of two dimensional characterisation. This coupled with very basic story telling, an emotional wreck of a ride, maybe there is hope for season two, but I wouldn’t count on it if they stick to the same writers.In fact I may not even bother to watch season two…

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