Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars) Review

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Star Wars) is a 2005 science fiction space opera novel written by James Luceno, published by Del Rey Books.   The story is set in the immediate aftermath of Revenge of the Sith and focuses on Darth Vader and his rise to prominence in the newly formed Galactic Empire. Positives: Vader is badass Great characters Intense action Strong developing arcs Complex story Compelling writing Negatives: Story can be slow here and there Plot:  When a contingent of clone troopers on the planet Murkhana refuses to open fire on Jedi Masters Roan…

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The Approaching Storm (Star Wars) Review

The Approaching Storm (Star Wars) is a 2002 science fiction space opera novel written by Alan Dean Foster, published by Del Rey Books.  The story follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and padawan Anakin Skywalker are sent to the planet Ansion to join Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her padawan Barriss Offee to settle a dispute as growing unrest threatens the Republic’s stability prior to Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Positives: Great writing Awesome, well-written characters Great world-building Compelling story Negatives: Slow paced read Forgettable antagonists Plot: The plot is set on the world Anison, where…

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Martin Review

Martin is a 1992 comedy drama sitcom created by John Leanne Bowman, Martin Lawrence, Topper Carew, and Bentley Kyle Evans, starring Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford, and Tichina Arnold.  Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great humor Great writing Good makeup effects Great characters Witty dialogue Negatives: Season 5 starts to fall off Over-the-top performances Cheesy humor Plot:  The series is about a radio disk…

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Tiger & Bunny Review

Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 science fiction superhero action comedy Japanese animated series directed by Keiichi Satou. It is set in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime whilst promoting real life sponsors, focusing on two superheroes, the old-fashioned Kotetsu T. “Wild Tiger” Kaburagi and the rookie hero Barnaby “Bunny” Brooks Jr., as they are forced by their employers to work together Positives: Interesting premise Good amount of humor Good voice performances Great English dubbing Good characters Great animation style Awesome intros Good world building Great music/sound effects Negatives: Too…

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