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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Straight Up Reviews #15 Final Destination All

First time I ever reviewed a series rather than a single individual in the bunch.  Don't expect much from FD though.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Tron and Tron Legacy

Who doesn't like Tron? This is probably one of the few Scientific CIEIRS I ever did.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Adventures of S.T. Filmmaker Episode 1: Riffin Cometh

Based off a webcomic I did a while back. I was originally gonna do an animated version, but I suck at animating.  So I decided to bring back something only Shadow fans and Whovians may understand, Audio Drama's. Enjoy.

The sounds and music is credited to this site below:

Jurassic Park Audio Edition

Dinosaur making is more real than you think.

Captain America Audio Edition

The Super Soldier is more real than you think.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013

Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening

My fourth CIEIR as well as 6th CIEIR Audio, and one of the most realistic for a video game.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Straight Up Reviews #12: Another

My first audio SUR, but my 12th one altogether. You can find the rest on my site.
Sound clip used from: Nostalgia Critic eSults: For Whenever Something Good Happens.

Update: Major screw up in regards to the Live Action movie. It was already made in August of 2012.  The 2015 movie I got my source from was wikipedia but there was no info regards to it.

Update: Upon rematching this anime  I got inspired to do a haiku:

Students turn up dead.

Calamity has begun

Mei does not exist.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Zelda 2: Audio Version

The Second of my re-creations of my Text Analysis.  Enjoy.

Huell Waits

I like most people love the ending to Breaking Bad.  But I couldn't help but think we forgotten something.....oh crap.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


What started out as one of many works between Stan Lee and the late great Jack Kirby, blossomed into one of the many commercial characters that helped put Frank Miller on the map.  Daredevil was one of those comics that proved, that you don't have to see to be a hero. It has had an ongoing legacy of Comics, development hell on TV including the well known Trial of the Incredible Hulk and the lesser known draft that Stirling Silliphant (Whom early before made a similar TV character by the name of Longstreet who was trained by the late Bruce Lee. .)  An infamous film starring Ben Aflleck, I myself liked the movie and my mother liked the song that was in the that I taken a moment to look for lynch mobs.  As well as frequent cameos in other animated series, most famously the episode of Spider-man where Peter Parker was framed.  And finally many many video games from Marvel Ultimate Alliance to Capcom vs Marvel.  I first heard of Daredevil in an old Spider-man game I played for the 64.  He had a small but important role as well as being one of a few heroes in the end of the game playing Go Fish.  So you see kids Disney didn't have to censor Marvel's gambling because Activision did it first.  Anywho on with the story.

Meet Matt Murdock A kid growing up in Hell's Kitchen New York.  A well known city that got passed TV censors in Extreme Ghostbusters.  Matt's father was a boxer who wanted his son to have a better life and education that he did.  After saving a blind man from being hit by a truck Matt gets radioactive chemicals splashed onto his face.  Said chemicals make him blind, while at the same time enhancing his other four senses to superhuman levels.  He could hear better than the average ear, Identify specific particles through taste, know who is near him by individual scent and even using touch to read print as if it were braille.   In addition, he develops a Radar sense similar to echolocation.  Inspired by Matt, his father Jack got back into boxing.  However upon refusal to throw a fight he is murdered.  Sick of the crime overshadowing the helpless, Matt grows up and becomes a Pro-Bono lawyer by day and the masked Vigilante by night.  Armed with his senses and high tech billy club, Daredevil seeks to take back New York one city block at a time. Along the way he makes enemies from psychos like professional Hitlady Typhoid Mary to his most hated, Wilson Fisk, Aka the Kingpin.

Now for the fun part Could It Exist In Real Life?

First off let's start with Daredevil's billy club.  A multipurpose tool that also functions as Matt's White Cane when he's not fighting crime.  While it could be possible with the right tools to make it an all in one weapon. Each weapon and gadget it was based off of does exist in real life.  First off, the original stick is 2 attached to with a wire in between, that's a nunchucku.  However the wire disconnects making it two separate sticks.  That's the Eskrima. They can also stick together forming a staff and lastly the wire's longevity helps it function like a grappling hook.

Next and last is Daredevil himself.  He can exist.  It is well known that the blind have enhanced senses.  That's because loss of vision or in a worse scenario; loss of the eye itself cause the impulses normally generated there to travel to other parts of the body.  Kinda like how if you have a motor and a lightbulb in a parallel circuit and the lightbulb goes out,  the generator still runs, but because the battery power can't reach the bulb anymore so what does it do? It boosts the motor.  However contrary to popular belief, it wasn't the radiation that gave him these abilities.  All it did was destroy his eyes causing his other senses to compensate.  Now I know what you're thinking "But the radar sense he had to have gotten it from the waste." Nope. This was something I discovered by accident.  It's called human echolocation in which humans rely on sound in order to detect obstacles. In fact many real life humans such as Ben Underwood have trained to develop it in order to compensate for blindness.  As for Daredevil's superhuman like feats, he was a trained martial Artist and Acrobat.  Real martial arts is all about being able to adapt yourself and adapting to your opponent.  Daredevil was blind so in order to adapt he used his other senses and natural echolocation to function in a world he couldn't see.  In other words, much like the Hulk, he had his powers the whole time.  He just never developed them until now.

As usual debate, argue and let me know  what I missed.  Stay Tuned For More.  

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Straight Up Reviews #11: Terminator Salvation

This movie I'm indifferent to.  There are some things I despise about it, while there are some things I liked about it.  For those that don't know, Salvation is the fourth installment of the Terminator Franchise a series all about Mankind's war against the machines.  In this case the war just started and John Connor has to work up to the ranks in order to be the future's only hope.  In this one, Connor himself replaced Nick Stahl and Edward Furlong with Christian Bale.  That's where things went downhill.   Bale is not a bad actor and he does try his best to pick up where Stahl left off, but I fail to see him as Connor if anything he would have been more fit to be Reese who is now played by new great actor Anton Yeclhin.  While Yelchin's performence and added bonus of looking like a young Michael Biehn is questionable to say the least.  He doesn't do a bad job, but this Reese seems to take being in an apocalypse as equal to getting a paper cut.  I mean I watched the original films, Reese hated the future, but he was used to it to a point where he couldn't handle being in the past.  A deleted scene showed him admiring but at the same time, retroactively missing the beauty Earth had to offer because by his time it's all gone.  The story itself had some good and bad moments and one of the best moments, Marcus Wright is underrated.  The guy starts out in the past, as a man on death row atoning for people he's killed and trying to be useful in life.  He donates his body to Cyberdine Systems and somehow ends up in the future.  Upon getting wounded he is taken to Connor's compound for medical treatment and they discover something horrible.  Connor himself interrogates Marcus, while keeping him chained.  Much to both their confusion Marcus insists he is human.  Then Connor has him look for himself.  Much to Marcus' horror, he has become a Terminator Prototype.  This scene is one of my favorites because it brings some horror elements that 3 never had and that 2's action scenes overlapped.  It was as if James Cameron took over for one scene before leaving saying "Good luck with your crappy sequel. When you're done with Sam, I'm gonna need him for Avatar."  I mean it's not just horrifying it's 1960s Twilight Zone Twist horrifying.  This guy who has another chance at life becomes a literal killing machine.  If anything they should have ended it there, left it ambiguous and used the rest of the movie to make Terminator 5.  Now before I continue, I would like to take a moment and blaspheme among Terminator fans.  While it has it's flaws I liked the third that I have checked to make sure there's no angry mob of Arnold look-alikes let me explain:  I can take that it's too actionized and craps on Cameron's first two movies, but I can also justify the Terminator's existence despite them destroying all potential reverse engineers.  I can justify this movie with two scenes: In the climax of 2, while fighting the T-1000, The T-800 has an arm stuck in a set of gears and has to rip it off to keep fighting. Said arm is still in the gears waiting to be discovered by cops and Cyberdyne's military investors The U.S. Airforce Cyber Research Facility.  Or CRS for short.  The other scene, when they blew up Cyberdine.  Aside from what they were working on we are never told of Cyberdyne's reputation.  For all we know they only blew up it's L.A. Branch and it could be a worldwide originization.  While in the early 90s, you couldn't use the internet to transfer files from one world to another, you could still keep them stored on discs, journals and the like.  Someone could easily make back ups even if they aren't qualified to continue Mile's Dyson's work.  Long story short, there is at least two plausible ways for T-3 to happen.   Anywho, my one major problem with this story was the ending.  Connor gets stabbed and Marcus gives him his heart, which is human but very poweful.  Before you guys say it, yes, blood types and transplanting are known factors to consider to avoid rejection, however one could say that Marcus' heart is both organic and mechanical.  Think an artificial heart with half a real heart on it. Medical mumbo jumbo aside, this whole movie would have been a lot better if the ending had Reese been stabbed instead of Connor.  How do I know that? Reese himself said it himself.

Kyle Reese: Taking out Connor then would make no difference. Skynet had to wipe out his entire existence.

Reese is Kyle's father, he hasn't been sent back yet and only knew John as an urban legend at the time.  One of the people Marcus was atoning for, was his younger brother and he clearly sees Kyle and Star as surrogate siblings, teaching them survival tricks that Kyle later picks up in Terminator 1. And he was more than willing to kill Connor, if he got in his way.  So in away he'd save his brother by saving Kyle.

Now aside from the teeter totter story there is some plus sides to it.  This was the last movie to feature effects supervised by the late Stan Winston, who created the titular machines.  The classics are all there, T-800s, HK Kites and a few T-1s and HK Tanks.   However there are new ones in the playing field.   We got the T-600.  A more bulky version of the 800, with Rubber skin partially over parts of it.  But as Kyle noted, they are easy to spot and easier to destroy.  We also got Hydrobots, which help bring the series back their original horror elements.  The MotoTerminators, If Christine could breed they would be the babies.  Last but not least my personal favorite,  The HK Harvester.  This machine was hinted at throughout the first movie, as the thing that captures humans and put them in camps for orderly disposal.  And it didn't disappoint, this thing does what it takes to capture them.

All and all the movie has it's peaks and valleys, but if you want some kind of satisfaction, it at least kept the franchise alive long enough for Arnold to step out of office and reclaim his role.  However it doesn't deserve all the flack that's been thrown at as they at least tried.

As usual debate, argue and let me know what I missed.  Stay Tuned For More. I'll be back

Oh and in case you are wondering. Straight Up means no bullshit.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Top 5 Badass Mom's in Movies

Over the years people have underestimated mothers.  As kids we see them as nagging, annoying, uncool adults that can't relate to us whatsoever.  However at one point if we were ever in any danger they would drop what they were doing and become dangerous animals capable of tearing a grown man apart if they wanted to.  This shows us that deep down that they still love us and why we should love them.  Now not every parent is perfect.  Some of which depending on the family you live with, would do acts that are the opposite of what a mother or father should do.  I for one don't deem them as true parents because it's not about blood, it's the heart that pumps it.  This Top List shows examples of characters who if you take the settings away are Mothers defending their children. 

5. Pamela Voorhees:

Now I know what you're thinking "But she's a bad guy and her son is already dead." And you're right.  However she doesn't have to defend just her own kid, in order to use those instincts. What set her off was when her son Jason drowned and the counselors were too busy having sex in the woods.  Rather than simply mourn like most parents do, she took it upon herself to make sure Camp Crystal Lake was closed to make sure other kids don't suffer the same fate.  A legacy her son inherited upon her death.  Don't believe me? The first clue was at the very beginning, the killer was in the Kid's Cabin before he/she went off to kill the counselors. That scene seemed like a pointless thing. However, when it was revealed to be Mrs. Voorhees, the scene takes on a whole new light.  She was checking on the children, making sure all were accounted for, an act Jason Voorhees himself did in Part 6. And for someone her age, she was perfectly capable of tossing a grown man through a window so what does that say about that?

4. The Bride from Kill Bill: 

Much like Mrs. Voorhees, she thought her own child was dead.  Unlike Pamela though she was younger, well trained in many forms of combat and going after those that truly deserved it.  However upon finding out that her daughter still lives, she wastes no time killing the titular Bill. Watching the volumes from beginning to end gives me the impression that all those killings, from the mooks, to the 3 she did get, (Would have been 4 but one of the 3 got him first.) leading up to this moment;  It gives me the impression that she was being kind compared to Bill.  She held back and even spared some of the mooks who either had severed limbs or minor cuts and bruises. Then when Bill came around she pulls no stops and uses a Dim Mak on him. 

3. Donna Trenton from Cujo:

Now this is kinda cheating because Cujo is a book as well, but Dee Wallace plays it well despite the negative reviews.  For those who don't know Cujo, it's a story of one of the world's deadliest creatures and the Rabid Dog stupid enough to mess with her kid.  Unlike Pamela, she was not insane and unlike the Bride, she had no training whatsoever in terms of combat.  What she did have was the early symptom of rabies and a baseball bat.  When her son was suffering from Sunstroke and it was made perfectly clear that they were gonna die, Donna made one last stand and won and in the end depending on which one you liked best, the son either lived or died.  Who woulda thought the mom from E.T. could be such a badass.

2.  Ellen Ripley from Aliens:

As I said earlier it's not about blood, but the heart that pumps it.  Ripley after surviving the events of Alien is set to go back to the planet she feared, with a crack team of marines to wipe them out once and for all.  Upon searching for them as well as survivors, Ripley stumbles upon Newt, a little girl who managed so survive the onslaught with no weapons or training.  Then and there she adopts her and proceeds to protect her every step of the way.  From surviving a facehugger attack to facing off against the Alien Queen twice.  Which is a bonus because it's a mother fighting a mother.  The first time all she had was a gun and a flame thrower and manage to bluff the Queen into letting her and Newt go simply by using it's own Motherly Instincts against it.  The second time while she had help using a Mech Loader, she proceeded to knock the Queen out into space.  TV Tropes even helped immortalize her iconic line as the main page for their Mama Bear trope. "Get away from her you BITCH!!!"

1.  Sarah Connor in Terminator 2:

This person is a mother personified.  While she did have her moments in the first Terminator movie, they were only saved till near the end.  However if you take away all the machines, the explosions and other things that made the movie so great you could clearly see, from the dialogue to the action its all about a mother raising and protecting her son in a bit of a twisted way.   Each scene involving her and talking about her shows that she covers all the steps.   When John Connor talks about her having him trained by the best military men that can be translated into her giving him the best education she could find.  When Silberman mentions that he intends to keep her committed for the next 6 months it's the equivalent of Child Welfare saying 'You're never gonna see your kid again.".....It took three people to restrain her from strangling him.  When she finds out Skynet is still around, she breaks out using nothing but a paper clip a broomstick and a syringe full of drain cleaner.  Finally Near the end while wounded no less, she proceeds to empty round after round of a twelve gauge auto-loader into the T-1000.  If she hadn't have run out of bullets she would have been the one to finish him off instead of AHnold. 

Now I know what you're thinking. "But these are just movies, no real mother is capable of something like that." 
Check these out and then tell me I am full of shit.

As usual debate, argue and let me know what I missed. Stay Tuned For More.