Metal Pangolin’s Comic book roundup

 

 Episode 2: Wrath of the Rise of the Planet of the Pangolins at Dusk Dr. Strange Of all the movies in Marvel studios upcoming slate that has me intrigued, Dr. Strange is is the one that will really test just how well they can put together a movie that stays well within the bounds of the universe they have already constructed while at the same time introducing new and exciting elements to it, that have up until now been absent. “Dr. Strange” will finally introduce magic or something akin to magic to the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU). The title character will be portrayed by fan favourite actor, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) who will be joined by an all-star cast including Tilda […]

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Metal Pangolin’s Comic Book Movie Forecast

Episode 1: The Age of the Pangolin’s Return Rises So, that Deadpool movie right? Right? Well the year has just started and you are all in luck as there’s a whole bunch of movies that have a comic book influence coming out this year. We’ll have Dark knights, men of steel, armoured avengers… why waste your time further. Here’s the next few movies you can look forward to in a few months Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice We find ourselves in the “Gladiator match of the century” where the Dark Knight of Gotham, Batman, is pitted against “Krypton’s last son”, Superman, who is now called Superman instead of “Super…..” unlike in the “Man of Steel” where his superhero alias […]

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Metal Pangolin’s Deadpool Review

 

 Deadpool was not treated well the first time he appeared on screen in X-men Origin’s Wolverin. The attempt by 20th Century fox to tell the origin story of the beserker, adamantium skeleton-laced, Canadian, claw popping mutant known around the world as Wolverine. In this botched attempt at a movie, Deadpool was only recognisable as the character he is in the comics by name alone and this left fuming. I guess this is the point in the review where I tell you who Deadpool is and what his powers are and all that other stuff but like the movie, I think it would be appropriate to go back to the start and recount how the character came about in the comics. […]

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Naruto Uzumaki – Rikudou Sennin Mode – The Sage of Six Paths – G.E.M. Series

 

 Uzumaki Naruto is the star of the Naruto Manga and the Naruto and Naruto Shippuden anime series. He appeared in Chapter 1, in the Naruto manga and in Episode 1 in the Naruto anime. Naruto is one of four characters that have always been in the top ten of every Character Popularity Poll. He is a jinchuuriki that have one of the Tailed beasts, Kurama – the Nine Tailed Fox inside him. Kakahi Hatake, as well as the legendary Jiraiya taught him. We have seen this young shinobi grow from a young prankster to a hero that his village looks up to. He battles his way through life with ‘his way of the ninja’ and carries within him the will […]

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ZASCHITNIKI “GUARDIANS” – Upcoming Russian Superhero Movie

We have become so accustomed to superhero’s appearing on the big screen (particularly the Marvel variety) that they no longer seem exciting anymore due to the same formula that they use in their movies. Perhaps this is the beginning of the decline in the comic book movie genre…but, let us not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Let us take the example of this promising movie hailing all the way from Russia. Directed by Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan , “Zaschitniki” or “Guardians” tells the tale of a team of heroes created during the Cold War and imbued with extraordinary powers that allow them to perform incredible feats in the event of an attack by supernatural threats upon Russia. Years pass […]

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Alan Rickman – The actor, the voice, the hero

We have lost many cult heroes in January. David Bowie, known for his unique sense of fashion, his movie roles like the Goblin King in Labyrinth and also his hit songs like “Space Oddity” and “Let’s Dance” died after an 18-month battle with cancer on January 10th. Glenn Frey from the band The Eagles who co-wrote the cult favourite song, Hotel California with Don Henley passé away on January 18th. Another legend, Alan Rickman, died on January 14. He died of pancreatic cancer. January is a sad month for those that followed the careers of these legends. But today we celebrate Alan Rickman. He died of cancer at age 69, after quite an impressive career. Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, born […]

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Hit by the Rebels – Desperate Housewives: The Game

Have you heard the latest gossip from Wisteria Lane? That nice lady from house 13 committed suicide, apparently the local gardener Carlos is having an affair with a married woman and a new family has just moved into our picturesque neighbourhood. Speaking of, it has also been said that some psychotic force controls the very actions of this family from behind the scenes, like in a video game. Mysterious right? Desperate housewives: The Game is a life and social simulation video game that was develop by Liquid Entertainment and published by Buena Vista Games in 2006 for Windows computers. People say it has the very souls of those who made it trapped inside, but that could just be a rogue […]

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Star wars videos: episode 2

Not so long ago, in basements, dorm rooms and anywhere with a decent pc, fans were slaving away making fan videos….. Guardians of the galaxy star wars trailer Mashup Alex luthor’s Mashup videos are always on point and pretty well done to say the least. This is no exception. When Guardians of the Galaxy was released it was hailed by some as the next Star wars, but we all know that Star wars remains the dominant sci-fi epic. So to put these two in one epic trailer makes for some entertaining viewing. Mad max/Star wars Mashup The popularity of the latest instalment in the mad max movies was sure to lead to this. Watch as furiosa brandishes a lightsaber and […]

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Star Wars Character Introductions: Feels the same

*This is not a review!* The Star wars franchise means many things to many people. To most fans, it might be the epitome of sci-fi space opera, while equally symbolising how the vision of a movie’s creator can clash with what the fans have come to expect and enjoy about his creation and in so doing alienate them from it. After having seen “Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens”, I came out thinking about how it differed and also how similar it was to the other movies in the series. I’m referring to the way that they chose to frame this movie, this introduction to a whole new trilogy and how it was like “The Phantom Menace” and the […]

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Hit by the Rebels – LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude towards the problem, now help me assemble the Black Pearl, it’s not such a big challenge. I need one black two by three brick for the deck and a deck hand to mop it. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean was developed in 2011 by Traveller’s Tales and published by Disney Interactive Studios for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and PC. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is an entry into the ever growing franchise of digital plastic bricks that take the shapes of our favourite big-screen characters and lets us play through their action packed adventures in a family friendly environment. This instalment includes all […]

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