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The Equaliser 2 review

Having not gone to the cinema in a while I decided to choose Equalizer II. I wasn’t disappointed, it was a good movie, I wouldn’t call it a great movie know. Again we are back with Mr McCall, brooding, angry, but with a smile. The same gags seem to have continued from the first film, however I felt the ebb and flow of the first film made that a really good film. I like the way the characters developed in the first film, there was also a mystery about the main character.

We start off on a train to Istanbul, a little interchange about a story of kidnap, then straight into the action. Then it’s straight back to America with half the audience none the wiser of what just happened!

At times there are good interchanges between Denzel Washington characters approach to situations and people. At bad times, the film seems to ponder too much at points which leave you a feeling of boredom.

And the main story? Well, I didn’t quite understand why his past army buddies were killing off old friends. There seemed to be this massive plot hole which leaves you thinking.. “What the fuck just happened to get here?”

The lack of back story in this movie doesn’t help at all, the first film in the series didn’t matter so much as that left you with a void of wanting to know more. Now we are at a situation where Antonie Fuqua who did such a good job with the first film has let the audience down with a lack of explanation to what just happened.

There was nothing wrong with the action and the final part of the movie was excellently filmed in the sweeping stormy weather. It’s worth a watch if you have seen the first film, however I am only going to give this a score of 2.5 out of 5 due to the massive plot holes!

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Dreaming of being stabbed

I just woke up from a bit of a nightmare! From what I remember of my dream is I saw this guy get into a car and had a knife with him and I was going to report it to the police. But the car came back round as I had my mobile out and this guy got out,

It felt so real, so scary the guy had a knife against me, after what seemed a lifetime I work up scared to return to sleep.

I don’t know where this dream came from, was it the news? Reporting every knife crime that has happened in London or something deeper? Hopefully this horrible feeling in my gut will pass…

R.I.P Margot Kidder

I loved the 1978 Superman film when I first saw it in the late 80s. I had never seen or knew about DC Comics but this was the first film to introduce me to a whole new world of super heroes.

Margot Kidder was a strong lead as Lois Lane, the character had strength with that kind softness which was very attractive to the silver screen.

Although I don’t remember you in much else other than Superman you will be missed.

StarLifter music from an old computer game.

Years ago, I mean a very very long time ago when I was young we had a Commodore 64 and I had many favorite games, certain musics stood out for me, but there was one game called Star Lifter and I always loved the bit style music, I always thought it could be updated to a rock track.

I just found this track on YouTube and it brings back so many memories. I just thought I’d share, please enjoy.

St. Dunstan in the West

Last Friday I was in Temple walking through Fleet Street and come upon St. Dunstan in the West. So I thought I would head inside for a look. It’s an impressive church in the heart of the city but sadly it also felt very neglected.

There was an eerie feel to the place, the pollution from all the passing traffic outside had soaked its way deep into the church. This effect darkened the place which would of been a lot brighter if had been looked after.

The bench cushions looked well used and could do with replacing, so I sat at the back on a bench that didn’t have one looking across hoping for someone to rescue this place. They are trying to raise millions to repair the church tower, I can’t spare that much, but I did donate a few quid in the collection box on the way out.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review

I got the game on pre-order hoping for a really good Imperial storyline, but I was very disappointed with the story. It started off well, I liked the Imperial droid and how you had to handle him to get to the main character Iden Versio. From the introduction mission to Endor, I was more or less happy, but as soon as you found out your character went turncoat the story campaign went sour for me.

With a bunch of cameos from the Star Wars legends such as Luke Skywalker to Han Solo. With the Han Solo scene it almost went into RPG mode for a short mission! How I wish they would develop a decent Star Wars PS4 RPG game!

The developers had put some thought in to the first two missions, the rest of the game, well, it feeling disappointing. A lack of cinematic flow, the story-arc fell flat and on its face trying to reveal which they probably shouldn’t have touched. Sometimes it best to keep a game independent of the films.

Into multiplayer, I’d have to say it does handle slightly better than its predecessor and less annoying. With the same features, I wouldn’t say it’s improved that much, the graphics are much improved, the handling feels better. I’ve had some good games and some very bad games. It did feel at times as if I was fighting some people that had spent money on it, even know they removed all of that. Either that or these people have had far too much time on their hands to get all these cool add-ons.

There is lots for the in-game collector to acquire and challenges to complete which should help for the longevity but I will only be giving this game an average score on 3 out of 5.