Why Sucker Punch is Smarter than You Think

Just watched this movie and thought I should repost this very thought up insight on the film, while I finish my research on Joker and Harley for the next part of my Suicide Squad post 🙂 If you ever watched Sucker Punch and hated it, maybe consider giving this post a read; I don’t expect to change any minds but maybe another perspective is needed. If you loved the movie on the other hand, then great! You’ll still love this !

The main idea behind Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” is simple – you already have the tools you need to succeed; if you can imagine a way to get what you want, reality will bend to your whim. It’s your basic call to action set upon a backdrop of steampunk Nazi zombies, giant robotic demon samurai, and tons of eye candy in the form of action and nubile young women. It would’ve been a difficult message to get, quite honestly, if it weren’t stated by both the narrator and Dr. Vera Gorski.

Not that there’s anything wrong with eye candy.

I’m not going to disguise the fact that I enjoyed this critically-polarizing film. You either love it or you hate it, and I’m of the former opinion. What I liked most about Sucker Punch is that it’s one of those films that’s so messy with its metaphors that it’s open to…

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[Let’s talk…] Suicide Squad thoughts and controversy [Part 1] + Apologies

Hello, world! I’m not dead! Yeah. That’s right. I’m sorry for not posting anything for literally 3 months, but a lot of things happened on a personal level; I’ll probably write more about it later on, so without boring you anymore with my issues, let me get into it.

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For those that have lived under a rock the past few weeks/days, Suicide Squad is a DC movie based on the same title comic book that came out at the cinemas on the 5th of August in the USA. From its release it has been met with a lot of contrasting opinions; the critics purely despised it, saying it was chaotic and technically horrible, the RottenTomatoes 26% critic appreciation just further proves that. As for the fans, I’ve read quite a few mixed reviews, some appreciate it regardless of its faults, some others totally hate it, some others find it amazing. Me? Even though I see what the critics mean by “chaotic”, I found it a guilty pleasure and despite feeling lied to by the trailers and then further lied to by the same movie, I still love it and plan to buy the Blu-ray once out.

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[Let’s talk…] The Undertale Fandom – Hate or Not to Hate?

 

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So…yeah… Whoever has been in the gaming community for at least a year might have at least heard of the latest rpg “phenomenon” called Undertale, but just in case you didn’t, let me make a short summary.

(note: I’ll try to keep this SPOILER-LESS for those that still have to play the game or will get curious after this post)

Undertale is a rpg “conceptual” game that attempts to break the boundaries set by the idea of how a 2bit turn based role-playing game is supposed to be (both story and gameplay). Through a gender-neutral main character, the game allows the player to “form” their story as they go: you can kill all the monsters in your way like in a classical rpg, you can befriend the monsters, you can experiment with who lives and who dies to see the outcome it has on the world, you can attempt to do everything the world has to offer you, but you have to learn to live with the consequences of your choices.

Overall, even if short, Undertale manages to be a more than a decent choice-based game, where little actions like getting more candies than you’re supposed to or stomping on even the smallest minion will make you feel like a scumbag (Congrats if you are able to relate and let’s share a hug of solidarity!). Ok, with that out of the way, if you heard of Undertale from before you might also know of its… Continue reading

[Anime Review&Let’s talk] Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – Why did this anime divide the anime community?

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When going on MAL or in any comment section regarding MKNR or by its English title, The Irregular at the Magic High School, you’re going to have to face a debate between two groups of people: those that hated it and those that loved it (most of the time, not trying to generalize). I remember that when it was airing back in 2014, the anime community kept talking about it; some referred to it as “one of the best animes as of late”, some others referred to it as “an overrated piece of sh*t”. That usually tends to happen whenever there is a hyped anime, but the “hate” regarding this one in particular was triggered by two main concepts of the anime itself that goes beyond being simply subjective and beyond claiming it as just another “lame story”.

Note: I would like to note that this is simply from my personal experience with the anime and its fanbase. If you did not encounter the same hostility towards it, you might have been one of the lucky people. haha

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5 Games That You Probably Didn’t Know were Otome Games!

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Since it’s my birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

So I thought I should post something different today!

Seriously, there are many, many games out there and sometimes different genres tend to intersect to create something new that more people will enjoy. Dating sims are becoming a popular cross-genre for some of them, mostly RPGs. So here I’m going to list 5 games, from popular picks, that you might have not known were otome games!

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[Let’s talk J-dramas] “Hakuouki SSL: Sweet School Life” – Where can I watch the episodes??? Why are they so hard to find???

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So I seriously have been getting LOTS of questions and demands on my Hakuouki SSL first impressions post, which brought everybody to the same question in the end: Where can I watch Hakuouki SSL dorama ? GIVES US LINKS PURESU!; this mostly after the first episode on bilibili.com got deleted, so I decided to reply to everybody with an official Let’s talk post, also trying to explain why is this drama so “unreachable” for the western audience.

FACT 1

Hakuouki SSL is a drama that I don’t think anybody besides a fan of the actual Hakuouki anime/game would actually attempt to English sub for us; Why? Because it’s so niche by default, which brings us  to FACT 2.

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[Let’s talk…] 9 anime that are important to me

Note: This post is not related to otome games/reverse harems/fujoshi stuff but I thought it was still something nice to share and something maybe more personal from my side.

Those that are into anime community forums or groups or twitter or facebook or instagram might have noticed (or may have not noticed haha) some anime picture grids going around. Personally, I am not very fond of any of these social networks. so I found out about this through Crunchyroll and thought it was a very good idea to maybe spread it through my blog community friends since most of you also like anime and maybe would like to share too. The picture grid consists NOT of our favorite anime; it’s not about that. Sure, everybody has favorites, but between all the tops and “objective” bickering going around did we stop to think if our favorites actually mirror what’s important for us? What signed us in some way or another, widened our horizons, changed our lives in some way? There is no good or bad anime in this list since it’s what mattered to us personally and here is mine!

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Shaman King is the anime that introduced me to the anime world.
Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan made me realize that if you failed doesn’t mean that you’re any less of a hero if you stayed true to yourself.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn opened the doors to important friendships that last even today.
Natsume Yuujinchou made me learn how even the smallest of things are in their own way important and nothing should be treated superficially.
Pandora Hearts; everyone of us holds their own piece of “madness”; it’s up to you how you choose to express it.
Spiral Suiri no Kizuna: keep being curious. There is always a puzzle for you to solve, a person for you to save.
Nekomonogatari; there is a big difference between what the world wants you to be and how you want to be. There must always be a compromise between the essence of one’s self and the expectations one is required to meet.
Durarara; because observing people is sometimes funnier than participate ;P
Little Busters: accept hardships and use them as a stepping stone.

These 9 anime definitely signed different stages in my life, I relate to them and are a factor of what made me what I am today; memories that I keep fondly in my heart. I won’t go into anymore detail because I would have to write the story of my whole life to explain why they’re so important. What about you though? What are your 9 most important anime for you? You can either comment on this post or make a blog post of your own! I’ll be looking forward to them !