Message from the King Review

Message from the King is a 2016 American revenge action thriller film directed by Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia), starring Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Teresa Palmer (Lights Out), and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). The film’s plot revolves around a man from South Africa who travels to Los Angeles in order to avenge his younger sister’s death. Positives: Great performances by Boseman and Palmer Fights are brutal Great shots of the city Negatives: Unoriginal, generic story Paper thin characters The writing is lackluster Jacob King is a flat character Plot:  The story is painfully predictable especially…

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Top 10 Movie Lightning Users

Welcome to another top 10 lists.  In this post we’re counting down the Top 10 Movie Lightning Users.  The rules are they have to be in a movie or an animated movie, and the characters have to be able to create, generate, manipulate, or become electricity/lightning.  This can also include superpowers, magic, or technological means. 10. Barry Allen / Flash (DC Extended Universe) Barry Allen, after being struck by lightning (and doused with some nearby chemicals in the process), gained a metahuman connection to the Speed Force granting him many speed-based abilities.  When…

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Movies | DragonBall Z

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.  1. DragonBall Z: Dead Zone (1989) Directed by: Daisuke Nishio In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku’s son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone. 2. DragonBall Z: The World’s Strongest (1990) Directed by: Daisuke Nishio…

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Hancock Review

Hancock is a 2008 superhero comedy drama film directed by Peter Berg, starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Eddie Marsan, and Jae Head.  Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image. Positives: Great performances Bateman, Theron, and Smith are awesome Good action sequences Great use of special effects Good score Really good story Good writing Witty dialogue Negatives: Lackluster antagonist Plot:  It tells the story of a vigilante superhero, John Hancock…

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Stake Land Review

Stake Land is a 2010 post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Jim Mickle, starring Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Michael Cerveris, Sean Nelson, Kelly McGillis, and Danielle Harris.  In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary. Positives: Good acting Good characters Good action Good special effects Decent score Great world building Negatives: Script is riddled with problems Story isn’t compelling Plot:  The plot revolves around an orphaned young man being taken under the wing of a vampire hunter known only as “Mister”, and the battle for…

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Bedeviled Review

Bedeviled is a 2016 horror film directed by Abel Vanh and Burlee Vanh, starring Saxon Sharbino, Mitchell Edwards, and Brandon Doo Hoo. After a friend’s untimely death, five teenagers receive invites to download a new app called Mr. Bedevil that turns their nightmares into reality. Positives: Great use if special effects Some pretty good jumpscares Sound music Interesting premise Good performances Negatives: Main lead is poor Poorly executed deaths Predictable at times Cheap jumpscares Plot: Five friends are terrorized by a supernatural entity after downloading a mysterious app. The story does…

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 superhero film directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), starring Chris Hemsworth (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Idris Elba (The Jungle Book), Jeff Goldblum (Mortdecai), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Mark Ruffalo (Collateral), and Anthony Hopkins (Titus).  Serving as the third installment in the Thor series, the film follows Thor who must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time…

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King Kong Review

King Kong is a 2005 epic monster adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, and Adrien Brody.  Serving as a remake of the 1933 film of the same name, the story follows an ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, only to encounter Kong, a legendary giant gorilla. Positives: Great performances Great cast Some characters are great Terrific music Terrific visuals Emotionally, compelling story Well-written script Great direction Great action Negatives: Characters…

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Electrokinesis in Fiction and Folklore

Electrokinesis (also Fulgurkinesis) is the ability to manipulate electricity and electric fields. Users can create/generate/increase, absorb, conduct, shape, and manipulate electricity of various intensities: In Television: Top 10 Lightning Users in Anime Thanks for checking out the post and in the comment section below let us know what your thoughts are.

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