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The Hunger Games Review

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , in Reviews, Film/Shows Mar 27 2012 · 47 views

The film was pretty good. I could've done with A LOT less shaky camera work during the action/fight scenes and more detail, but I also get that part of it was because the film had to be PG. - WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

  • The added behind-the-scenes scenes featuring Seneca Crane and the subplot around him as he tried to keep President Snow and the viewers happy despite the actions of Katniss was amazing. Honestly, I'm going to go back and read the book and miss not having these scenes in there. I enjoyed them in and of themselves, but I also thought that they were a brilliant way to give viewers a break every now and then from the consistently shaky, dirty, foresty setting of The Hunger Games themselves.
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen: I think she did a very good job of portraying Katniss. In addition, I really enjoyed watching Haymitch and Cinna too. Seneca Crane was, as stated before, also a fun character to see on the screen. Too bad they had to kill him off.
  • The District 11 uprising after Rue's death; although it's another thing they added that wasn't in the book (not that we would've known about it had it occured anyway), I think it shows just how close to the edge District 11 is, and will add more tension during the visit there that Katniss must make in Catching Fire.
  • The portrayal of the Capitol-Although not strictly what the books described, I think it was a good blend of super futuristic and modern technology, yet it still contrasted starkly against Districts 11 and 12.
  • Primrose Everdeen; I felt like they made her far too frail and... wimpy, I suppose. I don't remember Prim ever being like that in the books, not even in The Hunger Games.
  • The lack of Thresh and Foxface- both were mentioned several times in the book, and I think it would've been neat if we'd seen shots of Foxface hidden in the background, following other tributes and perhaps a scene or two of Thresh doing whatever he was doing.
  • Peeta still has a certificate of ownership for both legs, despite the fact that the book clearly states he lost a leg. I'm not sure what could be done with this plot wise, but I guess it could always be said in Catching Fire that it had to be removed later on.
Final Score: 8.5/10.

The film did a masterful job of capturing the feel of the book and did admirably following the plot. In addition, the brand new subplot starring game maker Seneca Crane manages to add a lot to the movie. However, several character portrayals were not done how they should have been, or simply didn't receive enough screentime.

Despite my complaints, I think the score above says that you should all see this movie, especially if you have read the book already. This was one of the most anticipated films of 2012 for a reason, and it'll be remembered as one of the best.


Revised Autobots For Transformers 4

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , in Film/Shows Mar 26 2012 · 61 views

Optimus Prime - Peterbilt 379 Semi-Trailer Truck – Blue, Red
Ratchet - Search and Rescue Hummer H2 – Red, White
Bumblebee – Chevrolet Camaro SS – Black, Yellow

Mudflap – Chevrolet Spark – Black, Orange
Skids – Chevrolet Spark – Black, Lime Green
Arcee - Buell Firebolt XB12R Motorcycle – Dark Pink, Black
Sideswipe – 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible – Silver, Dark Gray
Jolt – Chevrolet Volt – Steel Blue, Black
Wheelie – Toy Monster Truck – Blue

Brains – Lenovo Thinkpad – Blue, Silver
Roadbuster – Chevrolet Impala Nascar – Dark Green, White
Topspin – Chevrolet Impala Nascar – Blue, Black
Leadfoot – Chevrolet Impala Nascar – Red, White
Mirage – Ferrari 458 Italia – Red
Roller – Cybertronian Lunar Rover – White, Gold

Skyhammer- Mil Mi-24 Helicopter – Steel Blue, White
Air Raid – Modified AWAC Boeing E-3 Sentry – Bright Green, Black
Warpath – M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank – Maroon
Highbrow – Stylized Lockheed Martin P-38 Lightning – Dark Green, Teal

Is this list better? :P
If I feel up to it, I will write my own version of Dark of the Moon that will make some of these characters being in there make more sense (namely, the Twins and Arcee. And perhaps Jolt too). I have my own little movie continuity inside my head that might actually be brought into being if you guys enjoy Transformers 4.

Also, I'm currently looking for titles. As of right now I'm leaning towards "More than Meets the Eye", but if you have a better suggestion feel free to comment.


Name Changes

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , in BZPower Mar 25 2012 · 46 views

All my display names so far:

iBrow Hearts Luna-Kermit the Pyro-Feb 28 2012
iBrony-iBrow Hearts Luna-Jan 13 2012 08:54 PM
ibrow-iBrony-Nov 29 2011 08:40 PM
The iBrow Classic-ibrow-Oct 13 2011 10:59 PM
Freelancer iBrow-The iBrow Classic-Apr 13 2011 06:03 PM
ibrow-Freelancer iBrow-Jan 13 2011 07:47 PM
Globin-ibrow-Oct 15 2010 04:20 PM
ibrow-Globin-Jul 17 2010 02:19 PM
007lewa-ibrow-Mar 20 2009 08:16 PM

It's that time again- the period two-three weeks before I can change my name and I begin thinking about what my next display name will be. This time around I'm looking for something with Portal or something with Xenoblade Chronicles. Ideas?

Name Change will occur March 13th.


Transformers 4 Decepticon Line-Up

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , Mar 23 2012 · 77 views





There are reasons... also, prologue coming tomorrow or Sunday.


Transformers 4 Autobot Line-Up

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , Mar 23 2012 · 63 views

-Optimus Prime



-Ultra Magnus


Join Mafia 2.5 In Games And Trivia

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , Mar 22 2012 · 46 views

It has 40 spots, 13 of which must still be filled. Awesome people are playing. And I need some more new awesome people to ally with, or even old awesome people that haven't been on/played in awhile to ally with.


Rpg Contest 23

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , Mar 21 2012 · 30 views

Currently my primary votes are going towards Trapped in a Map, Dreamland: Awakening, and Day Run: The Garden.

Secondary vote is going to Rust, and one other undecided RPG.


Game Of The Year 2012

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , in Video Games Mar 20 2012 · 46 views

So far it's looking like if Xenoblade ends up being everything I hope for it'll be this:

First Place: Xenoblade Chronicles
Second Place: Paper Mario (assuming it comes out this year like it's supposed to)
Discovery: Mari0


Team Fortress 2

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , in Video Games Mar 20 2012 · 36 views

I'm so scared to play it and see how much I must suck at it now oh god


I Return With News Friends

Posted by Sir Voltex the Blue , in Life, My Little Pony, Video Games Mar 18 2012 · 33 views

So after returning from Jamaica, here's the white stuff in between the cookies:
  • I am burnt on my shoulders despite layering them with sunscreen relentlessly. Stupid shoulders.
  • Stupid sock tan.
  • I missed that MLP episode about time and don't even know what it's called anymore. Time to go look it up!
  • I do not enjoy the thought of how bad I'm going to be at TF2 when I return.
  • I saw the 2011 Muppets movie on the airplane today woot.
  • Woot I'm home.
  • Oh wait I'm home and it's stuffy and I don't get to hang out with friends all the time now darn it.
  • My cat is SO FREAKING FAT compared to the cats I was feeding in Jamaica.