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Quick Thoughts on Life

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Mar 27 2017 · 73 views
Life, Space, Horror, Alien
I can't remember a time aside from the summer season where so many movies came out that I wanted to see within weeks of each other. Logan, Kong, Power Rangers, Beauty and the Beast, and Life all fall into this category for me. I guess this means I'll be spending a lot of time at the theaters in the near future. :P

But that's off topic from what I want to talk about in this entry. I saw Life this past weekend, and I thought it was an entertaining movie. The characters were interesting, the special effects were good, and the story was pretty decent. It kept me on the edge of my seat at a few moments throughout the film, which is good for a horror movie in space to do. :)

I guess my only real complaint about it is that it doesn't feel like the movie does anything new in the 'space horror movie' department. I will admit that I personally haven't seen many movies that fall into that category, but I felt like this movie's story has been done before. That being said, I still thought it was enjoyable. Plus, it did have a couple good twists to keep things interesting. Or at least, they kept me interested.

Overall, I did enjoy this film. It's not going to be my favorite movie of the year, but it was still entertaining enough that I say check it out if you like horror movies in space. That is, if you are old enough to see rated R movies, as this movie has that rating.

Have you seen 'Life?' And if so, what did you think of it?


Hello BZP

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Mar 21 2017 · 100 views

And after working roughly 167 hours in the last 12 days at my job, I pretty much feel like poor Arnold here. :P

Joking aside, my busiest week of the year is over, so now I have free time again. Which means I finally have time to do stuff on BZP. It feels good to have said time.

So, did I miss anything in my inactivity?


Goodbye BZP...

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Mar 10 2017 · 85 views
Inactivity, Absence and 1 more...
...Until March 21.

Another Spring Break is here, which means I'm going to be spending most of my time working at my job starting this weekend. (It's the busiest week of the year for us) Thus, I won't be on BZP until it is over. I MAY be able to visit in the mornings, but I wouldn't count on it.

So until then, I head off to a cave of inactivity. See you all on the flip side. B-)


Quick Thoughts on Logan

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Mar 09 2017 · 51 views
Logan, X-Men, Marvel and 2 more...
Normally, when I talked about a movie I've seen, I like to go into detail about it. However, I just don't have time to write such a piece at this point in time. But since I've seen Logan twice this past weekend, I decided that I'd post a quick summary of my thoughts on it. And here is said post. There are only mostly mild spoilers below, just to give anyone who doesn't like those a heads up.

1. The main cast, which includes Logan, X-23 AKA Laura, and Charles Xavier, are all great in this. Hugh Jackman in particular does a great job of showing the struggles Logan is going through in the story. The other characters are good too, but this is Logan, Laura, and Charles's story. It doesn't stray from them too often.

2. The story itself is definitely different than previous X-Men movies. It's more of a personal story, one that really doesn't huge huge action scenes. Don't get me wrong, the actions scenes in Logan are great. But they are not on the scale as some of the action scenes in other X-Men movies, and I actually think that that makes Logan's story even better. It didn't need a giant showdown to make it interesting, and one wasn't shoehorned into it either. It was allowed to tell its own story, and it was better off for it.

3. This movie uses its R rating really well. It has a lot of adult language in it, but none of it felt forced, as if they were just saying adult language to say it. It felt like it was used organically. Same goes to the action scenes. While they didn't feel as big as action scenes in the previous movies, they were definitely more graphic. This movie isn't afraid to show you what Logan's claws can do to someone, as he stabs people in the head with them and cuts off people's limbs. X-23 also takes out a lot of people just as violently. It's brutal, but many people have been waiting for this to happen in a Wolverine movie. And Logan gives them their wish.

4. The year that Logan takes place in is 2029. It does have some futuristic stuff, like people with robotic limbs and vehicles that can drive on their own. But it still feels grounded. There is nothing futuristic in this movie that I saw and said to myself 'We'll never have that by the time 2029 actually gets here.' I could see these things being real by the time that year gets here, and I thought that was really cool.

5. I do have one minor complaint about the film. I will note that this is sort of a big spoiler for the film, so stop reading now if you don't want to be spoiled. This complaint is about X-24, the soulless Logan clone. It's presence just kind of felt off in the movie. I just feel like they could've used another character to be this final villain for Logan to face. This being said, my issue with it isn't really that big, as it's only in a few scenes and when it is on screen, it's actually kind of terrifying. I really felt afraid for the lives of the other characters when X-24 shows up, which is what a good villain is suppose to do. I just think that this could've been executed differently.

Overall, Logan is my favorite Wolverine movie and second favorite X-Men movie in the series. (Days of Future Past is still my favorite) This movie has a great story and its a fitting sendoff for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. I'll miss him playing the character, but all things come to an end at some point, I guess. At least he goes out on a high note.

Have you seen Logan? And if so, what did you think of it?


A Thirtieth Random Question

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Mar 01 2017 · 121 views
30th, Random Questions
What are your plans for this upcoming Spring Break, if you have any?


I beat Super Metroid Again

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 23 2017 · 72 views
Super Metroid, Metroid, Nintendo and 2 more...
So I beat Super Metroid for the second time ever today. Sadly, it was only at 94%. I looked everywhere for the remaining items that I was missing, but I couldn't find them. I know I could've looked up where they were, and I did that for some of the ones I needed help finding. But I actually had been playing it on and off over the last few weeks, and I couldn't exactly remember which items I had and had not gotten already. And with my playtime going over eight hours, I figured it was time to put Mother Brain down and get the game completed. :P

I am a little saddened that I didn't get 100% in the game, but at least this gives me an excuse to replay the game in the future. And besides, I had a lot of fun playing the game. But I wanted to go ahead and move on to another game for now.

And that game is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the 3DS. I got the game a long time ago, and I managed to beat the first two dungeons. But then I stopped playing for some reason and never got back to it. I plan to start over on it and finally complete it. I don't know if it will be at 100%, but I would like to at least try to get that percentage on it if I can.

I've only beaten two Zelda games in my time playing video games, and those were A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. I plan to add Majora's Mask to that lineup, and hopefully I'll get enough free time to do so. :)

What is the most recent video game that you have beaten? And was it at 100%?


A Twenty Ninth Random Question

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 19 2017 · 115 views
29th, Random Questions
Which do you prefer the most: pancakes, waffles, or french toast?


Pokemon Go: Gen 2 Incoming

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 15 2017 · 88 views
Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Gen 2 and 2 more...

It's official, everyone. New Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go! B-)

Later this week, over 80 Gen 2 Pokemon will become available to catch in the game. The baby Pokemon of Gen 2 have already been available to be caught from catching eggs. But these will be catchable by throwing Pokeballs at them.

There will also be new berries as well as items that help to evolve certain Pokemon. I don't know much about them as of this entry, but more info will probably be released for them soon.

I've been waiting for this announcement for a long time. I still play Pokemon Go on a daily basis. Not to the extent that I did a few months ago, but I play it enough to get the daily bonuses. This, however, will most likely give me a reason to play it a lot more, and I can't wait to get back on the hunt for catching new Pokemon. B-)

What do you guys think of this announcement? Are you excited that Gen 2 Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go?


A Twenty Eighth Random Question

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 13 2017 · 75 views
28th, Random Questions
If you were to receive a Valentines Day gift from someone, what would you want that gift to be?


Thoughts on Pokemon Duel

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 09 2017 · 60 views
Pokemon Duel, Pokemon, App and 1 more...
So has anyone else tried out the Pokemon Duel mobile game that came out not too long ago? Here is a trailer for it for those who don't know what it is:

I downloaded it about a week ago and have put a couple hours into it. I actually think it's kind of fun. I'm still learning how some things work, like how the cards work and how to evolve Pokemon. But I've liked what I've seen of it so far.

For those complaining about Pokemon Go only having mostly Gen 1 Pokemon, they won't be able to say that about this game. Pokemon Gen 1 through 6 are in this. I'm not sure if Gen 7 Pokemon are in it though. And even though the Pokemon are just figures, at least it has more than one Generation of Pokemon.

Plus, you can battle people online. I've read that some people have had some server problems with these online battles, but I haven't experienced any issues as of this blog entry. Also, I don't know if you can make a friends list to help you find and fight your friends. But regardless, online battles are there for those who want to have them. And for those who don't, there is a single player campaign of the game for you to complete as well.

Overall, this is a neat Pokemon game IMO. I've enjoyed the regular Pokemon games and Pokemon Go more, but this is still a cool name that I will probably continue playing whenever I have some free time on my hands.

Have you tried out this game yet? And if so, what do you think of it?


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer 2

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 06 2017 · 97 views
Pirates, 5th, Disney, Trailer

You know, I wasn't too excited for a fifth Pirates movie. I felt that there really didn't need to be any more of them after At Worlds End. Especially since the fourth one wasn't as good as the first three IMO. And while the first trailer for the fifth movie did get my attention, I still wasn't too excited for it.

Then I saw this new trailer.

Now, I'm really excited for this movie. The villain looks scary, Will Turner and the Flying Dutchman are back, and the scenes shown in it look gorgeous. Plus that Johnny Cash song works perfectly with this trailer.

Overall, this trailer has made me really to see another adventure with Jack Sparrow. Hopefully it will be a good one.

What do you guys thinks of this trailer?


Happy Groundhog Day!

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Feb 02 2017 · 99 views
Groundhog Day, Shadows
..Or at least it would've been, if the groundhog hadn't seen his shadow.

I don't want six more weeks of Winter! :crying:


Avatar Sequels (And not the Airbender Kind)

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 30 2017 · 115 views
James Cameron, Avatar, sequels
Do you remember the movie Avatar that came out back in 2009? The movie made by James Cameron that had the majority of its cast playing giant blue aliens named Na'vi on a moon named Pandora? Have you been wanting a sequel to said movie?

Well you're in luck then, as there are four sequels to this movie in development right now. Yes, you read that right. FOUR SEQUELS! :o

James Cameron, who made the first movie, has spend the last couple of years writing the scrips for these four movies, with the fifth movie's scrip being completed just recently. They are all going to be equally developed at the same time, with Avatar 2 being released next year.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. With the first Avatar being the highest grossing film of all time as of this entry, a sequel to it was inevitably going to be made. But four of them seems kind of excessive IMO.

I think that we should've only made two at the most back to back, similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean and Matrix sequels. That way, if the films didn't do as well at the box office as the first, then they wouldn't waste money making more of them.

What do you guys think of this many Avatar sequels heading our way over the next few years?


Want to Play a Game?

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 29 2017 · 75 views
BZPGOT 2, Games and Trivia, Chaos
In case anyone wasn't aware, BZPGOT Season 2 is starting up in the Games and Trivia Forum. As of this entry, there are still a few open spots left in the game. So if you want to join in on the fun, now is the time to do so.

Here is a link to the topic for those interested.

Hope to see you in the game. B-)


A Twenty Seventh Random Question

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 25 2017 · 158 views
Random Questions, 27th
Out of all the movies coming out this year, which one are you the most excited to see?

Edit: Put 'this' instead of 'which' in this question. I'm ashamed that I didn't catch that earlier. :P


Star Wars VIII Title Revealed

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 23 2017 · 164 views
Star Wars VIII, Title
'The Last Jedi.'

That is the name of the next Star Wars movie coming out this December.

The title most likely refers to Luke. At least, that is what I think it's referring to. Because Kylo Ren isn't a Jedi anymore, technically, and Rey hasn't been trained to be a Jedi yet. So I'm pretty sure this title is referring to Luke.

As for the name itself, I like it. It's simple, yet still sounds cool IMO.

What do you guys think of the name?


Thoughts on Logan Trailer 2

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 19 2017 · 77 views
Logan, Wolverine, X-Men
So a new trailer for Logan was release today. Said trailer is below. I will note that there is somewhat of a spoiler in it for those who read the comics that involves one of the characters. If you want to see this film knowing as little about it as possible, then don't watch the trailer or read anymore. otherwise, let's get on with this.

While I liked the first Logan trailer a little more than this one, I still think this is a good one too. I think the biggest reveal in it is that the girl is Laura Kinney aka X-23. It was speculated that she was this character when the first trailer was revealed, but this one all but confirms it.

I'm interested in seeing what her origin story is, and how much influence it will take from the comics. Because in said comics, she is a 'clone-daughter' of Logan. I wonder if she will have the same backstory here, or if she'll just be a Mutant similar to Logan and that they just put adamantium on her bones. We'll just have to wait for the film to come out and see.

The other thing that really caught my attention was the fact that the X-Men comics exist in this universe. I'm not sure how I feel about them existing in these movies. But if people with powers actually did exist in the real world, someone probably would make a comic book based on them. :P So I guess it could make sense for these to be a thing in the X-Men movies. Again, we'll just have to wait and see what Logan does with this plot point.

And as with the first trailer, there is a red band version of this trailer out there too. While the violence in it is the same as in the green band, it does have some adult language, which is why I won't link it here. But you can find it on YouTube if you want to see it.

Overall, this trailer has made me even more excited to see this. Like I said, I thought the first one was better. But this is still a good trailer on its own. March 3rd can't get here soon enough. B-)

What do you all think of this trailer? Will you be seeing Logan when it comes out?


A Late Nintendo Switch Entry

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 16 2017 · 77 views
Nintendo, Switch, Thoughts
I know this might be a few days late, but sometimes life just makes you delay stuff. :P

Anyways, a lot of info was revealed about the Nintendo Switch last week, and I liked a lot of what I heard. Many of its games look really interesting to me. Especially The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind and Super Mario Odyssey. For the Zelda series, I've only played A Link to the Past, A Link Between Worlds, and half of Majora's Mask for the 3DS. So it would be cool to play another Zelda game, and BotW could be a good game to try. As for Odyssey, it just looks like it will be fun. Plus, I want to see why Bowser is wearing a suit. :P

I was also excited to hear that Minecraft and Skyrim were going to be brought to the system as well. I haven't play either of these games, and this could give me a chance to do so.

It does kind of stink that we'll have to play to go online with the system. But if it means that the servers will be better, then I can live with it. The other nitpick I have with it is that there wasn't a Metroid game announced in the line up of games. I know it was a long shot, but I still wanted to another Metroid game to come out. Hopefully we'll see one soon.

Overall, I'm excited for the Switch. I'm definitely thinking about getting it, though I know I won't be on launch day. The earliest I might get one is in the summer if possible, because I don't want to deal with crazy people trying to get it as well. :P

P.S. And if I do get it, I will get the one with the grey controller. I'm not a fan of the red and blue controller. It just doesn't look as good to me.

What do you all think of the Nintendo Switch? And are you going to get one?


A Twenty Sixth Random Question

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 12 2017 · 98 views
Random Questions, 26th
If you could spend a day in a level and/or overworld of a video game, which one would it be and why?


Mario Maker 3DS

Posted by Toa Smoke Monster , Jan 09 2017 · 90 views
Nintendo, 3DS, Mario Maker, Mario and 1 more...
So I finally got Mario Maker 3DS the other day and I've been playing it whenever I've gotten some free time. And I've come to one conclusion:

I'm going to need to play it a LOT to become good at playing these levels. :P

Seriously, I'm not that great at playing them. I've only done created levels that were marked as 'easy' so far and some of them I haven't been able to complete. And when I played the levels that come with the game, I probably lost 15 lives before getting to the first Bowser stage. :P

But I'm not complaining about this, as I've enjoyed the challenges so far and the feeling you get when you finally beat a level that's been giving you trouble. And while I haven't played that many levels yet, many of the ones I have seen have been really cool. I'm amazed at some of the stuff people have created with these levels.

I hope to one day make levels that people will really enjoy. Though I haven't started making any yet, as I want to get better at playing the game before I start making levels myself. But for now, I'm going to keep playing levels and seeing what people have made. :)

Does anyone else have this game for the 3DS? And if so, what do you think of it?

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