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At least Act 1 doesn’t. Act 2 gets it’s shit straight. 

If you were to tell me that this was say… a Castlevania or a Mega Man game, Press Garden would feel right at home. It’s even got those retarded dissappearing blocks! But here, it looks like some bizarre concoction of Mega Man and Castle of Illusion (Mickey Mouse Genesis game). I’m sure some people could draw comparisons to …. perhaps the Marble Zone and Marble Garden, but it just feels… off to me. It also seems strange that a factory setting would have 

I’m trying to think here… cause it seems like the most effort they put into a new zone feeling like a “Sonic Zone”… comes exclusively from Studiopolis. They seem to get confused with the other zones, it’s like they got mixed up with another game, like mirage saloon feeling more Looney Tunes than Sonic. I’m trying not to complain about whatever new content we do get. Probably all this baggage from the zone ratio being total shit. I haven’t checked out Titanic Monarch yet.

It also doesn’t help that Act 1 is ugly as fuck

By the balls of Ra, how do you fuck this up!? 

I don’t have the game yet, but please don’t tell me they pulled some “wait 2 old ass zones to get your new zone” bullshit.
They pulled that, didn’t they?

What horse shit format! I wouldn’t be surprised (though saddened) if the game somehow flopped because Sega decided to jerk us around with this nonsense. They could’ve just used those 4 new zones for the aborted Episode 3 of Sonic 4 if this was the case!

Ugh…. 8 old ass zones, and you gotta plow through them just to get the new zones, goddammit Sega…

But the new zones are the reward!” That’s gonna be the apologetic slogan for this game if such complaints existed. “But the second Acts are redesigned!” Why not the whole fucking Zone, jackass!?

Gah! Right now, mutha fuckas are all moist and shit for this game, I hope they bought this shit in droves to validate their hype and propaganda. Cause I don’t see any reason to get hyped for 20% New shit.

Words of wisdom. Never… eat… banana chips. Your wisdom will become a chip off the old block, if you catch my drift. 

With any bouts of depression, there’s only one genre that would assuage me. JRPGs! What more depressing depths of insanity is more appropriate than a genre of games that show heroes getting more soft core action than you?


I went back and played through Xillia 2, and … shit. Words can’t describe just how good this game is. It’s one of those rare moments when Hideo Baba has a momentary burst of qualitative thinking that produces something genius. It’s sad because after this, he makes goddamn Zesteria, a tragedy that exemplifies everything wrong with JRPGs. IE, the lack of control, pathetic plot, cringe-inducing characters… blah. I wonder if Berseria has another red-head mary sue.

 I don’t know how or why, but for once, the Japanese discovered what makes an RPG… an RPG. It’s not creative/innovative battle systems, or grind away to progress through the game, or dungeon puzzles. It’s all about… playing the role, so to speak. It seems Namco took that literally, however, as the path of this preset avatar… is a depressing tale. As it’s an old game, most of you already know the story, but… for those who don’t as well as for the sake of padding out this post :P, Xillia 2 is about a guy called Ludger Kresnik, the semi-silent protagonist whose goal was to work as an agent of the illustrious Spirius Corporation. But thanks to a lot of bullshit involving a terrorist attack, and a little brat with a voice that is but a cheese grater to my ears, instead gets sacked with a debt of 20 million fucking Gald. As a result, his passport or… w/e is hit with travel restrictions until he pays off his debt. Considering most people who would play this game might already have student loan debt they can’t pay off, this might be an uncomfortable character to play as.

But as you continue through the game, you find out quickly that Namco just wants to shiiiiit all over this guy. I thought Luke Fon Fabre had it bad after that earthquake. He gets knocked out by a buttmonkey, is constantly attacked first and foremost by enemies, loses a love interest, gets blackmailed into joining a corrupt agency, is forced to kill his own brother, forced to choose between sacrificing himself or his surrogate daughter, gets digested by a giant teepo doll for paying off his debt (don‘t ask), etc, etc. There is literally no end to Ludger’s suffering. And as Ludger serves as the player avatar (mostly just selects dialogue options), most can’t help but empathize with him. He’s essentially a reflection of people going through real life struggles. You put up with horse shit on a daily basis, and literally no one appreciates or acknowledges you for it, until you die. Ludger becomes the woobie (is that the right trope?) of the game.

It certainly doesn’t help that he is surrounded by people who are, for the most part, privileged or more successful than he is or ever will be (unless you choose to murder a child). The cast of characters from the first Xillia becomes your party for this game. But take a look at who you are surrounded by.

You have a journalist who doesn’t stop smiling or being optimistic about the world, who’s only major concern is not getting a perfect story to appease her boss. All the while being in no danger of losing her job despite being shit at it. Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch.

Then, you have a preteen whose only real concern is trying to find a stuffed rabbit for said ungrateful bitch just so she can play “big sister”, that is literally her entire motivation in this game. Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch. (Bah, Elize is just a kid, what concerns can she have!?)

Next up, you’ve got a salesman who is breaking all kinds bread with locals, and is close to gaining a trade partner to make even more money. His only major concern is not gaining his trade partner and making… the same amount of money as before. probably wouldn’t have his small business without relations to a noble family… or did he sever those ties after killing Liam O’Brien? Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch.

You also have a Prime minister whose job is…. admittedly more stressful than yours, though considering he’s also a genius strategist and a former military commander (goddamn overacheving Gary Stu), his job is a breeze. His only worries are…. dying? Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch.

Then you have a king. A goddamn king! Not just any king. An expert super samurai who can utilize the powers of god mode spirits… who has no concerns in the game outside of some loneliness at the top of his ivory tower… even though he’s always accompanied by psycho Ms. Fanservice who outright offers to fuck. Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch.

Then you’ve got 2 sex-bomb spirits (including the aforementioned psycho) who have no major concerns at all outside of fighting other spirits. Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch.

Finally, and this is probably the biggest offender, you have a teenage prodigy of  the sciences who is making medical breakthroughs that can also solve the world’s energy crisis, and is practically a master of Baji Quan Kung Fu, who also notes how he would knock some sense into you on 2 occasions, and is the center of affection for the 2 aforementioned sex-bomb spirits. If that’s not enough, the little brat you’re taking care of sings his praises while constantly berating you through out the game. And despite all that, he’s still a giant worry wart because he cares so much! And he’s just a medical/college student who’s probably no older than you.

Meanwhile, your major concern is paying off 20 million in debt, and raising a precocious little bastard who talks about how much better her daddy is at cooking when you so much as decide to feed the ungrateful bitch.

I might’ve exaggerated a tid bit much, but the point stands. You are playing the role of a failure at life, who is surrounded by several examples of successes at life. Bombarded by the constant reminder that you are nothing compared to these incredible individuals who have achieved so much. They don’t have a care in the world, but you carry much on your shoulders. No one recognizes you, no one bats an eye at you, and you’re nothing more than a tool for those in power. But the company you keep… those are examples of achievement and status! Within that entire group, you are nothing special. An irrelevant, unremarkable specimen. A failure of evolution. Hell, if you can’t keep track of a morbidly obese cat, you are chastised for it, even when you’re going into an alternate dimension with the expectation of conflict! It’s like your entire exists to make a mockery of you no matter where you go.

As well, you spend the majority of the game helping these assbites solve their little first-world problems. The king wants to make friends, or a spirit wants to be a better sister, or a salesman is going through depression over poor life choices, or a kid is trying to find a stuffed rabbit. Not one of them will pony up some chedder to help pay off your debt, but they will buy you expensive clothes that they literally expect you to pay them back for!

So yeah. Your character gets fucked at every opportunity. And what does he gain? The loss of his loved ones.

At a critical moment in this game, Ludger must sacrifice the life of his brother to create a “soul bridge” to reach a temporal dimension known as the land of Canaan.

……Even though the original bridge is still active.

Why he has to do this is very…. very…. dumb. It has everything to do with a test called “Origin’s Trial” whereby the great spirit Origin wants humanity to be willing to sacrifice themselves to prove themselves worthy of not getting killed off… by relying on 1 or 2 people. Origin has always been a jackass, and now he wants to play god. 

Since this whole segment was full of shit, I kept selecting answers that would delay the inevitable boss fight. And of course, the king (pictured above), is all too eager to kill someone. Because pretentious duty calls for it.

……But then…. something amazing happens! 

This mutha fucka goes full-blown bat shit!

I’ve Not read any guide on this game, so I had no idea you could fight all these folks! Everyone in your party immediately become your enemies. It was… actually not that difficult of a fight (Thanks Freezing Eruption), and as a reward…

Bros before hoes?

This was a thing of beauty. He literally…. murders all of his allies, some could say friends (only Elize applies, when you think about it. The rest were self-righteous assholes), for the sake of his own family. The world gets fucked, sure, but when you think about the alternative endings, you honestly lose more than you gain. You either become president of Spirius but lose the brat and your brother, or you just die. They’re not satisfying conclusions to what was a journey of suffering. In life, we are taught that we, the peasants, must sacrifice everything for a little bit of prosperity. Apparently, in the Xillia universe, that includes family. Those in power or higher status sacrifice very little, or nothing at all, but it is the peasants that must suffer for the greater good. A Christian philosophy, of course. Afterall, Origin is playing god, and yahweh apparently loves putting people through trial just to see if they meet his approval. 

 So when Ludger is left with the choice of killing his own flesh and blood, even at the behest and pressure of his peers of people with higher status, power, numbers, and authority, this one guy decides to cut the bullshit and say “No more. You guys have asked me favors, and i’ve gotten nothing in return, aside from some clothes I’m expected to pay back for. I’ve sat around and listened to everyone sing the praises of all of you while the only singing I got was from some crazy bitch over the phone calling about this money like some teenage slut-bucket looking for child support. I had to watch my waifu get flushed down a dark portal, just to watch her dullard twin go and fuck the tethering nerd next door, and tbh, none of you jackasses would have bothered to join me if said nerd wasn’t with me in the first place. But now you’re telling me to let my brother, the last family I have on this rock… die for your sakes? For a test created by this false god!? For the salvation of his ego!? Y’all done crossed some fucking lines! He ain’t no damn sacrifice, not while I’m still alive! You want him, you go through me!”

And he just went to town on them! This ending is called the “Julius/bad ending” though there is nothing bad about it. It’s the most satisfying conclusion. It exemplifies liberation from societal expectations/standards. A man telling the world that he will suffer no more. Instead of wishing for freedom, he is taking it by force. Sure, the world is practically fucked, but  the long run, Origin had it coming. Pretentious bitch.
*sigh* It’s quite fun reading too much into shit. I really wanna play Berseria. 

I dub thee “Nakamoron”.

Well, it has been confirmed. We finally have a reason as to why Retro Sonic is in Forces. And that reason is fuck all. This was provided by a Justin. The source is in his comment from my last post. This is ofcourse another interview done from a Nintendo site so ofcourse Sega tries to sell people on the value of the Switch even though the games are fucking multiplatform!

I won’t do the whole interview as there isn’t a whole lot to be gained from it all imo.

 So right here, yhe explanation for Retro Sonic is that Nakamura wanted to detail the story better. A character who’s involvement in the story is nebulous…. but is necessary to… detail the story better. He said controlling different characters is essential to explaining the world more efficiently. We know this was the trope of 3D Sonic games from 98-06. He wanted characters that would feel like Sonic to be playable… which you have:

Tails. Knuckles. Cream. Shadow. Metal Sonic. Blaze (especially this cunt). All of these characters were created with abilities similar to those of Sonic’s. This game was being made side by side with Mania, yet this jap isn’t even taking a hint. So instead, he puts in Retro Sonic to express the world better, even though there is nothing that connects retro sonic to the game itself.

Justin bluntly states that this was a complete lie. And in trying to make sense of Nakamura’s reasoning, it’s hard to disagree. Half the fandom is nicknaming the game “Generations 2”, and for good reason. Retro Sonic’s mere presence gives them no other indication. Egg Dragoon all but confirms it. The presence of older villains demand such a title.

But more so than that, the game is borrowing ideas from the likes of Xillia 2 and DB Xenoverse. 2 games that are heavily dependent upon fanservice to sell themselves. Creating your own character/using a semi-preset avatar to interact with all your favorite characters. Forces is no different In this regard. Hell, with the playable avatars, retro Sonic’s inclusion for this very reason is completely unnecessary. The Avatars being regular everyday citizens can do well in explaining/expressing this universe as they live it. Why they don’t just have retard sonic and the avatar as playable characters and drop retro sonic altogether is anyone’s guess. It’s a waste of resources as there simply is no (good) reason for it’s presence other than, I suppose, to troll fans.

Unless… this is my original theory in that Retro Sonic comes to this world from a different dimension as a result of infinite or something, which would make sense and Nakamura would be an idiot not to use that. “Sonic Dimensions” was a rumored title after all. And these cocksuckers are trying to separate the muddled continuity for Amma knows what reason.

Yes, my last post was shit. I was having a helluva week. 😛 You try co

Intro for Mania

It’s alright. Music isn’t as shitty as before.

Knuckles gets shafted again, not pleased about that. Budget clearly went into this intro.

I honestly wish I had some more enthusiasm, it looks like a nice intro.

A while back, I showed my last 2 posts to the Nintendo fan at work (if anyone recalls him) where, while he wasn’t completely offended, mentioned that I had spent like 4 posts talking about the wonders of the Nintard mind, and it was chapping his ass. He’s begging the question of if I had anything nice to say about Nintendo fans or if I despise them outright. Probably some strange measure of assurance, a person can’t 100% not tolerate something or else they’re biased and have no credibility based on that alone. It’s a logical fallacy that says one’s views on a subject has to be balanced (Like/Dislike) to be credible. It’s why you see so many people online when they rant about something, they go “mind you, I do like this one thing!” To soften the blow, because they know bitches be sensitive. 

But if you’re reading this… “dude”…. no, I don’t hold you all in contempt. And there’s only one specific reason why. Nintendo fans will actually help you if you have a problem. If anyone recalls, some years back I had issues with my 2DS’ s R button. It was acting like it was being pressed all the time. I asked around some forums and people were legitimately trying to find solutions. No one really had an answer, but they were courteous and patient the whole time. Eventually, the R button unfucked itself and I haven’t had issues since (mainly cause I don’t play it anymore, mind you)

See, you won’t get help like that from no fuckin Sony fans. You got questions or issues with your devices, you better go to official employees or wikis for answers. Sony fans will outright insult you for not being smart enough to figure out these issues out on your own. “Use the search function, dipshit!” Yes, info that may be outdated will help me now, you arrogant fuck. You get all kinds of hassle, Sony fans are not pleasent people to be around. So yeah, Nintendo fans aren’t completely insufferable. 

Those goddamn Mario/Zelda fans are where I draw some fuckin lines.

But yeah, enough with the fandoms. Sonic Mania releases in 2 weeks! And oddly enough, I’ve gotten over the zone ratio. Unless I missed some news, thats just not getting fixed.

Looking at some of the more recent Mania vids and news, my prospects for the game are a lot better than before. The Chemical Plant remix was lovely and I assumed the delay was to actually remix the zones so they feel fresh and new

Then I saw a vid for Act 1.

By that, I am assuming that each Zone’s first Act will be an old rendition while each second Act will be the actual remix. That…. I dont like one bit. It comes off a tad lazy and creates this conundrum. The fans are gonna want new content, so people are likely to not enjoy playing the first Act of each zone, instead preferring to rush through to get to Act 2. The replay value is reduced as you’d have just a fragment of a zone to replay should you ever feel the desire. This is why I harped on the Zone Ratio so much because that spells a lack of new content you’d want to replay through. 

I know some people would say “well, Act 2 is the reward” and I say to hell with that! If Mania is some love letter to 30 year old fans, the game itself needs to be the reward. 

Bah…. I do think they’re going a bit cuckoo with trying to make the game feel as old as possible while having some hipster techno music playing in that trailer (actual manuals) and the game is loaded on hype. I don’t think i’ve seen this much fanfare for Mega Man 9, and that’s a franchise people don’t openly despise. Goes to show how starved people are for a halfway decent Sonic game.

Still, we should all hope for the best that Mania succeeds significantly in sales. Not internet reviews and praise. A sales failure for Mania is not desirable on any level. Otherwise, I truly fear the fate of this series if it doesn’t do well.

I really love the zone music, though. That soundtrack is fucking legit. 

Asks the Ghetto-hog.

Another video in which he discusses how zee punk British asshole took down his video after getting 0 praise for…. hatin. And…its actually hilarious. The fandom is getting tired of this shit. You’ve got internet pseudo journalists creating all these false narratives to suggest that something is inherently wrong with Sonic games as a whole. At some point, people are going to get sick of it. 

But…. the American gaming industry mentality takes a while to mature. We still have people bitching about a camera angle that was changed to not focus on Rainbow Mika’s ass. Apparently, the industry still thinks it’s cool to shit on the franchise, and people are telling them “No, fuck you. After the last 4 years of Nintard pandering, We’re finally getting 2 games that’s made for the actual fans, taking after things we actually enjoyed, and you assholes are sitting here trying desperately to convince us it’s wrong!? Ain’t happenin!” For Tahuti’s sake, you had a pack of dumbasses trying to weave a narrative to suggest that the likes of Sonic 2 was bad. Yeah, IGN, I know, hell wit it. They were trying to convince you that The old Sonic games were bad based on pure lies. That’s how desperate they’ve gotten, these journalists are outright lying about these games. 

Hey, dipshit 1 uh… is it still cool to bash the Sonic franchise?”

“Idk, dipshit 2. Lets get a bunch of youtubers to claim that even the old Sonic games are bad, and see where that gets us! ALL HAIL THE STATUS QUO!”

But the question is why do they feel the need to lie about this franchise? Afterall, you’ve got assloads of material… ah, right. People are tired of bashing 06 now after 10 years, so lets jump on werehog! Lets ignore Lost Mind and Bust because those were “the happy Nintenwhore years!” See, they don’t want to admit that a Nintendo direction is detrimental to Sonic. It would be suggesting that Nintendo infact fallible. 

Aside from that, legit criticism of Forces is, oddly enough, rare. Shouts out to Splob for actually pointing out real issues the game has. Frankly, Soj not explaining as of yet why Retro Sonic is even in the game is bothersome. Otherwise, you get trolls. Maybe some Goblins and Orcs. They come up with dumbass reasons like “grimdark, reeks of werehog!” Or “2 fast 4 me”

But, enough of that. Silly as it is, GH pegs the question of why Nintendo and Sega fans can’t “get along”. Afterall, the companies themselves did.

Well first off, the Japanese divisions had no real beef with each other. Infact, most Japanese companies don’t see each other as competition or obstacles to overcome.  They all have this “We’re here to make Nihon great!” Mentality. Why do you think Jtoons keep promoting the power of friendship? The supposed rivalry of Nintendo and Sega arised from a marketing campaign by Tom Kalinske, who I remind you was thought of as an idiot by SOJ themselves. Japan doesn’t believe in competition against their own, or not as often as we do.

So technically speaking, Sega and Nintendo did not have any beef. The only ones I know that don’t like each other are Treasure and Enix over copyright issues. Poor Mischief Makers” This is exclusively an American phenomenon. 

Here’s the problem. Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t shit in Japan. Sonic’s popularity erected from the west. And a big reason why was thanks to the marketing campaign. A factor of Sonic’s fame did indeed come from the rivalry between NOA and SOA. So to remove that from Sonic’s core DNA and go on this Nintendo pride parade is one of the worst things you can do. At least for the west. Japan is so isolated from the world, they can’t bring themselves to give a shit about what makes games appealing internationality outside of reducing women to tits dragging around a body. Yes I’m a prude now, fuck it.

As far as actual fandoms getting along, never gonna happen. Nintendo fans,  especially the Nintards, are not interested in friendship with communities of different tastes. Internet gaming communities in general lack empathy for people. They’re too mal-adjusted for that. These People don’t want to surround themselves with other people who have ideals from them. It makes them feel lonely, like there’s less people out there who feel the same way they do. And as I’ve talked about earlier, if you end up surrounded by people who think less of you because you are different, you tend to be hostile towards others.

That and Nintendo fans were fucked with relentlessly by Sony fans so ofcourse they feel like the internet is a war zone. That being said, they also want easy targets to vent their frustrations on. And Sonic is the easiest target they can find. Afterall, the rest of the world no longer cares about Sonic, and those who do have nothing by bile to spew about, so naturally they feel emboldened to join in on the fun. And with idiots like Iizuka in charge, they don’t have to worry about losing their punching bag anytime soon. 

Nintendo fans picked up some baaaad habits from their Sony counterparts thanks to the Wii’s success. Supreme amongst all is their unbridled arrogance. They literally believe Nintendo can do no wrong. That tends to irritate people and make them hostile to Nintendo fans on principle. 

It‘s kind of a silly question, honestly. I think Ghetto-hog is trying too hard to not piss off people. Understand, when you’re dealing with the topic of gaming, that’s gonna happen. You will run into people that are psychologically incapable  of accepting a differing perspective. And thats good. Some fuckers need to get pissed off. That’s how some people grow up, honestly. That and people make a killing off of controversy. 

Either that or he needs subscribers for money. And to that I say…. w/e. Wait… wasn’t Youtube demonetized lately? 

There’s a huge Mania vs Forces climate right now and Pro-Mania people feel like they must shit on Forces to elevate Mania for some reason.

I am puzzled by the overt hatred this game is getting. Where was this bile when Lost Mind showed it had no logic to it’s content and was strictly a gameplay game? Where was this bile when Sonic Bust came out with a racially offensive Knu- … a horribly redesigned cast with no fucks given to quality control?

Actually, no. I think… the answer lies strictly with Nintendo fans. Afterall, the depths of their madness has reached critical mass and…. I believe I have an answer to that. Thy arrogance be quenched.

Recently, I watched a vid from ghetto-hog (the guy who raged on IGN twice about their hatred of the original Sonic games) as he did what was a reaction vid (can’t BS  what it is, man) on some punk British asshole named “Nintendo Life”, who made a video on why Sonic Forces is terrible. However, he spent the video spreading propaganda and forcing some comedic gestures to compensate for his lack of any real critique. It’s clear at this point that the internet isn’t even hiding it’s trollish behavior. They can’t even pretend their disgust is genuine. 

Why is that? This guy’s complaint is that Sonic is too fast. And I ask when does the stupidity end? One of the major selling points was that Sonic was the fastest thing alive. He was a tech demo to show the faster processing power of the Genesis, for Bast’s sake. Criticising Sonic for what it’s known for is an oxymoron. Then again,  Nintendo fans have terrible reflexes thanx to a steady diet of slow paced Nintendo games over the years that anything with more than 30fps scares the hell out of them. Why else would they be insane enough to proclaim that Brawl is superior to Melee? That would explain the half-baked praise of Colors and Lost Mind.

Ofcourse, he tries to inflate his credentials by saying he’s owned the Master System (A Game Gear), ignoring the fact that the Master System lacks any processing power close to that of the Genesis, that which Sonic was designed for. He also goes on to say the wisps provided no opportunity to use them… which means the wisps have been improved. Instead of being the situational powerups they’ve been for previous games, they’re now at the mercy of your own discretion. As well, he goes on to say that Mania is superior by default. .. just by showing a year old trailer. Yep! A mere trailer is an argument! And judging by ghetto’s comment about the dislike ratio, I think it’s safe to say the Sonic fandom is fed up with the Nintards. And good lawd, did he really bring up 06?

I missed the SDCC panel on Mania, but what they talked about actually gave me hope. So Robotnik’s machines are acting automa-…. autotono-… by their own free will. Generic as all hell, but actually gives this game something to work with. Hopefully Metal Sonic as a final boss? Also the prospect of a 3D special stage, while counter-intuitive, also gives me hope that they’ll reuse the one from Saturn 3D Blast…. why not?

But back to this Forces thing, it seems like most of the toxic Nintards have taken up their pitch forks and are crucifying the game every chance they get. You know something is wrong when the doggone CaC is coming under fire for merely existing. But…. I think I know why. For years and years, the Nintards have longed for Sonic yo be bought out by Nintendo. Not because they believe Nintendo can do better, but because they would feel some kind of victory was gained. 

During the N64 days, the Nintendo fans saw PlayStation as an insurmountable threat. No matter how many overrated Platformers from Rare they turned out, Sony just kept getting a larger and better library. When the 6th gen hit, Sega was knocked out of the console war and went 3rd. And then, America was shocked when Sonic games would start cropping up on Nintendo consoles. Some Sega fans were mortified and highly upset by this revelation, that Sega would dare sip tea with the enemy. Even so, Sega wasn’t openly despised by the public. Infact, many embraced this. The Nintendo fans saw this as the alliance they needed to defeat Sony. Notice how those same nimrods jumped on the “Wii60” nonsense back in 06? This was desperation on their part. 

This was their mentality throughout. They gathered all the Nintendo characters, but also squeezed in the Green Hill boys. Ignoring that Sonic games had popped up as exclusives on thevHD twins, Nintendo fans swore Sonic belonged to them. That they were entitled to it exclusively. Overtime, Nintendo fans had become obsessed with the idea of appropriating Sonic the Hedgehog only as a trophy, however. As some means of enriching Nintendo rather than actual Sonic fans. Since the Wii had “won” 7th gen, the nintards had nothing to worry about. With games like the Olympics, Brawl, Smash 4, and embarrassingly Lost Mind, the fools convinced themselves that Sonic had already become a Nintendo IP. And they relished in every moment of it.

But now… why does Forces blow sand in their cunts? Well, as we’ve already discovered, Nintendo fans care about content more than they’d admit… and Forces moves away from what i’d call the “Levity Standard”. 

Notice that Nintendo fans don’t talk about Metroid? Or Resident Evil? Or F-Zero? Star Fox? Nah, they always talk a great deal about the happy go lucky crap. Mario’s unparralel greatness, to Wind Waker’s artistic splendor. To them, Nintendo is not only great because of it’s magnificent gameplay (that they fail to care about), but it’s also being able to maintain that greatness without going the route of “grimdark”. Nintards are always ready to bash on the likes of Call of Duty or similar shit for being anything other than rainbows and fuzzballs. It’s a religion to them. When Iizuka went insane and swore to coddle the mentally disturbed, he made sure to hit their sweet spots by having the games from 2010-2015 be as gay as possible to appease their sensibilities, convincing them and no one else that Nintendo’s way of content worked for all.

Forces, however, rejects the Levity Standard altogether. And this chaps their ass like you wouldn’t believe. Now their only defense is to overly promote Sonic Mania as superior by default, while taking w/e measures they can to convince Sega to forgo this route entirely, and that is to criticize everything. From the boost mechanic that no one ever opposed to the mere inclusion of a CaC feature. Afterall, the content has balls, whereas theirs have yet to drop. It’s like some painfull reminder to them that Sonic was for the cool kids, and they’re not invited.

As soon as a demo drops, the game is  automatic SHIT! How amazing is that? That they can now judge an unfinished product for being “too fast“. This is them throwing a tantrum that Sega is no longer trying to appease them, and is trying to reach out to the real Sonic fans.

Silly, mal-adjusted fools.

The End of Archie Sonic

RIP last bastion of coolness

I remember back when my Genesis died, my only access to Sonic material came from the comics. More specifically, the Knuckles comics. I damn near caught every issue. But I missed a lot. 

The Knuckles comics were especially great cause… at the time I discovered them, Knuckles Chaotix was out. Obviously cause of S3K, I wanted it badly. The characters looked amazing at the time. But… money, so that never happened. But that’s what made the comics so special. TV networks didn’t pump out enough Sonic material for anyone to get invested in these characters, so the comics filled that void easily. And these guys were amazing. Mighty had super strength, Espio could cloak, Vector… was the shit talker who couldn’t fight worth a damn, and Charmy was…. evicted from the group after hot dog poisoning :P. 

Wasn’t there a fire ant in that group?

And their villains just oozed wickedness! Enerjak, Mammoth Mogul, and… hell even that human hunter from the last 3 issues. Ok I can’t even lie about him.

Yeah, the Knuckles series got worse after the hot dog shit. The stories delved into romantic comedy bullshit and having to deal with bullies from the past (YEAH, IM KING OF THE HILL!) And JuliefuckingSu. I’ve never seen a tomboy so unlikable since Michelle Rodriguez. Rouge is the one thing the games have over the comics in this regard.

But yeah, after they canned the Knuckles way back then, I stopped following the comics. I know they merged the 2, but the red man’s stories and art suffered tremendously. I think the older material was better. I did like the two parter where Sonic and Tails were fighting an advanced Mecha Sonic in the forest. I think the last one I ever picked up was one where Sonic was fighting some red chinese dragon. That also had terrible art.

But yeah, up until I could afford games, the comics were a damn good substitute. I remember all the Super Specials! Including the ones where you had the females turn into Sailor Moon knock offs, the one featuring Zonic and Kintobor, and the one that had introduced Sonic Underground! I also remember the bad ones like Sonic Kids.

But my absolute favorite one had Super Sonic, Hyper Knuckles, and fucking Turbo Tails fighting Mammoth Mogul in an alternate dimension. For a long time, I thought Turbo Tails was real! He looked badass! But that issue alone was fantastic. 

I had a lot of fun reading these comics. After SA1 when the games actually had developed actual plots, I felt the comics held little purpose for me, so I overlooked the rest of the series altogether. Ofcourse now with how shit the game plots have become, the comics would again serve a purpose. Though considering all the legal piss going about giving Julie-Su a more grotesquely mannish appearance (I can’t remember all the details) and with SOJ ramming their cock into the comics, that purpose was killed off quickly.

And now this.

While I haven’t read a single issue since 2002, I feel bad for those who still did. With Pontaff style writing being a thing in the future, these thin books would’ve been a nice release valve for all the garbage we’d have to stomach. Unless you’re a Knuckles fan, maybe. I’m not sure if his stories ever got better in the last 16 years but nonetheless…. we could always count on Archie, from the 90’s to now, to deliver to us what Sega would continuously fail to deliver. Memorable stories, fantastic battles, and badass concepts. One thing Archie was not was creatively bankrupt. 

Then again, I wouldn’t know these days. And like I said, romance comedy and bullies wasn’t even close to what I came to the comics for. Or maybe it’s cause I hated Julie-Su so much. And they fucked and made a baby too..

Judging by Danido’s comments (I haven’t watched those vids yet), this could be the end of Sonic’s coolness.

Capeshit 4 (Power Rangers)

No I’m not doing Spiderman Homecoming. Fuck that movie. It’s about time I moved away from Marvel for a bit anyway, their output is only getting worse.

When this movie first came out, I was completely hyped. And like I said before, I was binge watching several Seasons of this crap, all of which ranged around 40 episodes. So by the time this movie came out, I was already up to my ass in Morphin sequences to not bother to look at this movie critically. Nevertheless, I bought the damn dvd Some time ago, rewatched it once…. it ain’t really all that good. Hell, it’s actually kinda boring! 

Mind you, this is coming the fact that the director commentary reveals that the goal was to remake some old shit called The Breakfast Club. Highschool students who spend their time bitching about their problems in detention. So this movie isn’t even about POWER RANGERS, it’s about this director’s obsession with 80s bullshit! So you get about 2 hours of teenage drama that no one cares about, and about 15 minutes of actual Ranger action that is entirely rushed and takes a backseat to the Bayformers style of boring Zord battles while punishing our ears with Kanye West. This was a pretty shit movie. And I conned myself into thinking it was any good. Lets get on wit it

Also, I got the bizarre sense that this movie was sending a lot of racial subtext in regards to the characters, more so than Disney! So expect the subject of race to pop up. A lot. In humorless ways.

I’m serious. You don’t wanna see racey shit? click away!









Still here? You have been warned.

It starts off lovely with a Prologue that would’ve made for a sexier movie. Zordon as the mother fucking Red Ranger crawls about and lays down the five power…. rocks (not coins!?) To protect them from Rita Repulsa, mother fucking green ranger! She demands the Zeo Crystals location (so much fanservice!) Until something blows up and she gets knocked out into the ocean.

This whole prologue had me fucked up! It was brilliant! It established a mythos, was loaded with fanservice, and actually gave Zordon a background story. They were hoping we would love that shit, cause the movie transitions to a masturbation joke involving a cow.

Not making that up. Jason Lee Scott…. minus the Lee… and some other paste monster decide to pull an ill-defined prank involving taking a cow into the locker room of… I’m guessing an opposiing team. But the cops come and spoil everything like always, and the next day we have Jason with a foot brace and an argument with his dad. Jason ends this obligatory debate by saying “you’ll never understand me”. Neither would I or anyone else in the audience, you fucking prick.

See, the tension between Jason and his father is short and not given any room for development…. unless you watch the damn deleted scenes! In it, you find that Jason is bitter about the fact that his daddy didn’t bail him out of house arrest….. seriously folks. You got this privileged white boy gettin pissy because he got what he deserved!? It’s a damn good thing they deleted that scene as that would’ve made Jason into an irredeemable little shit with a false sense of entitlement. 

As Jason goes into detention, he bitch slaps a bully for picking on Billy Cranston, who got confused and thought he was doing a minstrel show.  It’s not explained as of yet why he’s in there, but meh. Kimberly, the overrated sex symbol of power rangers fandom (Katie was the pinnacle of fine. Admit it!) walks out of detention to the bathroom. .. while the teacher was present. Not sure why highschool detention operates with the same scrutiny as a regular college classroom, but we needed this bathroom scene.

To drive home the point that this film wants to be degrassi, we have kim being confronted by 2 bitches who… I guess oust her from that peer group… because she took a photo of some girl and punched some guy’s tooth out. Ooooook?

Then, she cuts her hair shorter and goes back to detention because… something only white girls underst- WHY THE FUCK WAS THIS SCENE NEEDED!? If anything, they could’ve cut this shit out and it wouldn’t impact a thing. It adds nothing, it doesn’t give us a reason to care about this character, and shows petty drama over some goddamn tweets. The jackoffs behind this flick cared so much about being culturally relevant to teenagers that they forget about how to make any of this shit relevant to the plot. 

Actually, I take that back. The very next scene has Jason’s actions factor into Billy’s proper introduction. Here he shows his awkwardness around folks and desperately wants to be his besty (which annoys me to no end). And he makes Jason a deal. If Billy disables Jason’s bitch brace, he will let borrow his family car. I repeat, borrow… his family… CAR

*sigh*…. I know you assholes gave him a mental disorder, but… what the hell would possess Billy Cranston, the smart one of the group… to loan a car that he does not own… to a guy who is a complete stranger to him!? The guy has a bitch brace on! Meaning he has committed a crime! Why the fuck would you trust him with that!? Because he was a star football player!? Are you on the yac!? . …eh hell, he might be, the way he coons in this movie.

So he disables the damn thing and asks Jason to drive him to a construction site. I guess they bond here? Of course, Jason doesn’t want to be around him and leaves him to his weird shit.

Then we see Johnny Yong Bosch once again steal a role from Walter Jones as he portrays douchbag Zack, sitting on a trailer as he watches a latino Trini Kwan (Change the race… but keep the Asian-esqe name) as she does yoga while listening to heavy metal. Yeah, fuck all that inner peace and tranquility shit that Yoga requires! We rock out on rocks! I mean, damn this sooooo edgy!

Back to Jason as he turns from Trespasser to peeping tom while he watches Kimberly strip down to a bikini a take a dive into a pond. She gets out and even has a towel on deck! Then…. typical boring ass teenage shipping where both characters are… too cool to have a normal conversation and talk about being rebellious! Cause I wanted to be reminded of this tired ass cliche that we’ve seen about a hundred times from the Fast and Furious franchise alone, as well as all the action movies. You know that type of romantic cliche where the girl acts like she doesn’t want cock while the boy talks about being on the wild side and how the girl should go and be wild too…. that kind of shit. The same level of shipping that is simply obligatory to the point of absurdity. Could you give us a reason to actually give us a reason to care about them before giving us this “will they or won’t they” piss? Cause by this point, I just don’t care about them.

Billy somehow makes a bomb and blows up a cliff. Uhwhy!? Zack comes out of nowhere and starts beefing with Billy over his explosive personality, and Trini as well comes out of the woodwork with a random “homeboy” expression that is as hollow as her music career. Then, the mountain rumbles a bit showing the Power Co-…. Rocks. Zack wastes no time hammering away at the wall, wanting to pop out these babies for money. The 5 kids (yeah, Jason and Kim showed up too) take their respective rocks and then hear an alarm siren…. 7 minutes after the doggone explosion. They all head to Billy’s car and escape… via train crashing.


I admit. .. this part was actually well done! Normally, you’d expect the heroes to miss the train by inches… but naw, just straight up collision, and these stupid kids get knocked into the river! A good dose of shock value to wake up the audience after boring them to death for minutes on end.

We then jump ship to… a ship! Jason’s father is a fisherman eho manages to round up a ton of oily delights… and a decrepit old bitch! They don’t know who or what she is and so they leave Rita in the cargo for the police to deal with in the morning. 

In that morning, somehow…. Jason, kim, and Billy all wake up in their houses…. like shit never happened…. and they have the ol’ Spiderman trope of “HOLY SHIT I HAVE SUPAH POWAHS!” I mean… why not? This movie isn’t nearly as derivative as Doctor Strange! 

This is never explained in the movie, how they got back home.

Back in school, Billy’s Bully (5 times fast) tries to snap his arm… cause that is what bullies do these says with their super strength and all… but finds that he can’t…. so he tries headbutting him… and gets knocked unconscious. And soon afterwards, he already has white bitches trying to flirt with him. Ofcourse! In the cafeteria, the 3 are weirded out by their strange… or… well two of them, Billy is just pimping it with his nerd group, and after putting their rocks on a table, they blow up some cafeteria food. 

……Wait…. if they caused that kind of energy surge, someone should’ve been able to find them just by having fucked up shit happening. Tremors, EMPs… something! Cause now they’re just doing random shit! This is also, again, the only time in the whole movie where they have this kind of effect!

Anywho, back on the boat, a cop does an inspection of Rita’s corpse only for that crazy bitch to wake up and mutilate his ass. Why she reanimates here and not sooner…. idk

Back to the teenagers with attitude, they decide to go back to the construction site to find out what is wrong with them, passing Billy’s family car… that never gets brought up unless you watch the deleted scenes (seriously!?). At the site, they find Zack, and then Trini who instantly does a spiderman wall crawl. And then… Kim chases after her… and everyone else chases her. Yeah… this… this makes sense. 

They all get to a cliff that Trini just up and jumps over without a word. Zack jumps and tackles her to the ground, and then Jason and Kim jump. These kids haven’t even bothered trying to know each other so the scene just feels awkward as hell. Billy hesitates because that’s what smart people do, but he jumps, nearly not making it, and I already know what happens beforehand. He makes it by an inch, celebrates, and falls any- oh, yep. And ofcourse he survives, little pool in this big ass canyon. Zack and Jason jump in while Kim has to snatch Trini’s ornery ass  as they plummet to the pool.

Here they glow in the water only to have an in-joke about Billy and Zack swapping ethnicities. It seems like contrived shit just happens for specific moments rather than making the movie feel organic as a whole. Why the hell are they glowing different colors in the water? 

Anyhow, they find out that the pool also has a surface at the bottom, and as they reach it, they find a space ship. And inside, they meet Alpha 5. …..Or…. some midget…. cgi cosplayer who didn’t know that the original never had two flashlights for eyeballs. Goddamn, I hate this design! Both Alpha and Johnny 5 combined to become this tragedy of poor budget. How does Lion’s Gate compensate for that? By giving him tentacles. So now he can be in both children’s television and hentai. What a dreadful thing indeed.

After scaring the shit out of the kids, Alpha tells them to step on five separate panels which awakens Zordon. Of course, the kids are terrified and try to escape, but Alpha doesn’t let them as he shuts the ship’s doors. After giving Zordon an English patch (literally) the 2 explain that Zordon’s soul was transferred to the Morphin grid… somehow, and that the kids have become power rangers. Billy is the only excited one, but the other 4 are just… too cool to believe any of this is true despite the fact that there is a GIANT TALKING FACE!!

Zordon, understandably pissed, levitates them and gives them all a vision of Rita killing them all. Zordon warns them that they must become badasses to stop Rita or else she’ll obtain the Zeo Crystal and crap all over Earth. Despite everything happening, everyone leaves while Zordon talks to Jason about being the leader simply cause he has the red rock. Us fanboys recognize this is literally the first episode of Mighty Morphin, “Day of the Dumpster”. IE cute shit. Jason tells everyone that they should probably go back anyway. While that happens, Rita kills a homeless guy who…. can apparently afford a gold tooth

Ok movie. I can take having no explanation as to why the kids got warped back to their homes, or why the power rocks only affect school cafeterias…. but homeless people… have enough money…. for aesthetic dentistry!? I…. again…. suspending logic…. let’s just move on.

So we get a training montage since the next day, the Rangers can’t morph. They get sent to the pit to fight holograms of terribly designed rock monsters the movie wishes to call “Puddies”. W/e. Billy also manages to pinpoint the location of the Zeo Crystal under a donut shop. And I swear to Amma, the amount of bitching this gets is unbelievable. Movies have product placement. I get it. Has that ever gotten in the way of a movie’s enjoyment? This isn’t Nintendo shoving their cocks into every 3rd party Wii U game.

At some point, Alpha shows the team their Zords. You would think these machines would get a better introduction, but eh. Alpha tells them they can’t drive them until they morph. …………. but Zack has other ideas. He takes the MASTODON for a test drive, and finds he can’t drive, and nearly kills some nuns before drive into the Ranger pit, talking about how awesome it is, while Bill Hader forces out the “AyAyAy” catch phrase. You only had one job. One job, Hader!

Everyone rightfully tells Zack that he’s an asshole, but he blows them off, prompting Jason to punch him, and then proceeds to get his ass whooped by Zack. Billy breaks up the fight and morphs. To his own amazement,  he quickly demorphs and everyone is all “HOW!?”. Because black power, bitches! Unfortunately, because the black guy morphed first, Zordon gets pissed and sends them all home. Jason stays behind and hears that Zordon was only using them to activate the Morphin grid to bring himself back to life. Jason tells him to fuck off and leaves. Meanwhile, Rita raids a jewelry store.

At some random campfire, they all figure they can’t morph because they don’t know each other. So after a fucking hour, they do formal introductions and talk about their problems. Zack has anxiety over his sick mother which… doesn’t excuse his behavior at all. Billy likes country music and misses his late father… which…. doesn’t explain why he blows shit up. Jason tells them they already know his problem (asshole), Kim doesn’t say anything, and Trini is Lesbian… or that’s what the internet jacked off to prematurely. Ignoring that this came from Zack making baseless assumptions about what Trini’s problems are, which I found rude and offensive. 

Despite how rushed this scene felt… its not all that bad. It at least tries to humanize the characters (Mainly Zack) and give an explanation into their mal-adjusted behaviors. Back at Trini’s house, she is attacked by Rita who threatens to kill everyone she loves if the rangers don’t meet her at the docks. Jason agrees to go because… fuck Zordon and as they make it there, Rita gets the jump on them and kicks their lily asses all over the place.

Rita bounds them on the side of a ship and threatens to kill them one by one if they don’t tell her where the Zeo Crystal is. Billy tells her under the Krispy Kremes. After that, she kills him. Remember black children! Don’t learn anything, and white folks won’t murder you! …. maybe. The rangers rush Billy’s corpse back to Zordon, hoping that he could revive him, but he’s no miracle worker. The kids all start boohooing about wanting to give their life for him (so forced, this dialogue is). But then the Morphin grid activates and Zordon brings Billy back (HOW!?). With that in mind, the rangers can now morph. 

……. Yep….. you saw that, right? The only way they could morph…. was for the white folks, the Hispanic, and the Asian…. to be united via the death of the black kid. Disney ain’t got shit on Power Rangers, that’s subtle as fuck! 

So they morph, Rita makes golden turd Goldar, the rangers fight for half a minute before going to their Zords, having a short easter egg of the 1995 Go Go Power Rangers theme before shifting to some shit Kanye West song, fighting off Goldar while forming the Evangelion Megazord, and bitch slapping Rita into outer space, all in time for Jason David Frank’s arrogant ass pops in with Amy Jo Johnson for their cheap cameos. And the movie…. basically ends.

See, I rushed through all that because the movie didn’t care to make the highlight of the movie to be the least bit engaging. 

Power Rangers is quite boring and offensive, and a lot of that has everything to do with the director wanting to create the Breakfast Club. The rangers are all unlikable jerks  (with the exception of Billy) that honestly could not in a milllion years relate to it’s audience in any meaningful capacity. We’re told this is a more realistic approach, but that does not make a good movie. Dino Thunder is the same way, but at least it treats itself like Power Rangers. I don’t get this logic with people that think a series cannot succeed on it’s own merits. Power Rangers is goofy and unrealistic. Hell, even RPM, the “darkest season” is goofy. This movie is just depressing. But we’re supposed to like these jackasses over the Operation Overdrive team!? Fuck that noise. It doesn’t feel like Power Rangers at all. I was deluded by my own hype. 

And lets talk about these characters,  eh?

Jason Scott, if you don’t watch the deleted scenes, is flat and invisible. Much like the original Jason who’s praise came exclusively from being the first red ranger… and Rocky sucking ass. Jason is a football star turned fallen hero who doesn’t really grow as a character, and his actions seem contradictory. He pulls a prank, defends a geek from a bully, is annoyed by said geek… they’re trying to create this character who is good at heart, but has a chip on his shoulder all the time, and they don’t even get that right. Deleted scenes make him out to be a self-entitled prick.

Kimberly, much like the show, is insignificant and.. probably the most “normal” teen there. But her drama seems to revolve around a picture she took about some random girl, and a guy’s tooth she knocked out. No clue is given as to how those events are connected, and we don’t know or care what the photo is. Nevertheless, that’s her entire character, honestly.

Zack is an asshole. Probably a commentary on Johnny Young Bosch himself. Zack is motivated by money, mainly because his mother is sick and dying, and he needs to buy medicine. As noble as that is, his interaction with his teammates is atrocious. His joyriding with the zord nearly cost nuns and his own team their lives… and all he can do is talk about how awesome it is. He lacks empathy and consideration towards others, and he doesn’t realize the error of his ways by the end of the movie. Dean is probably trying to make him the cool fun guy, but it just isn’t working. Dare I say Dax was more tolerable. 

Ok I can’t lie like that. 

Trini is just as bad, if not worse, than Zack. She likes to give people the cold shoulder and push others away. She is essentially the ice queen of the pack, the first to run away from people, tries to use “street lingo” and fails in her delivery…. but we’re supposed to ignore her poor characterization…… because she‘s lesbian!? The internet has no standards when it comes to pushing LGBT agendas. Should’ve seen the nut-riding Trini got. 

And then there’s Billy, who is simply the most likable character by virtue that he doesn’t push his problems onto others, or act like a dick. No emotional baggage that tries to force anyone to care about his problems, and puts in the most effort to try and make this ranger gig work.

That being said…. he’s also the most offensive character in the whole movie.

-He is a tool to move the plot along when necessary (finds the power rocks, morphs first, locates Zeo Crystal) and lacks an in-depth background (they don’t show, they tell.) So he’s really just a hollow shell. We get more details about Kim’s social media fetish.

-Billy in the original show was smart simply because. But for the movie, they make him autistic? So a black character cannot be smart without some mental disorder? Are you fucking serious!? Doubly insulting is that his symptoms of autism are played for laughs. Not even sure the studio has any sensitivity training. He also has this thing where he claps 3 times and smiles, which is so coonish it’s cringe-worthy. 

Smart Negroes are obviously domestic terrorists.  This brother makes fucking bombs! Obviously because he is one the few intelligent coloreds, he is a threat!

-Humiliation. A lot of people point out that Billy’s ability to find the Zeo Crystal is a quality of his character…. except that when you think about it, all that does is get him killed. Finding the location of the Zeo Crystal is detrimental as by finding it, Billy inadvertently allows Rita to find it no problem. Finding the Zeo Crystal did not benefit the team in any way… and as a result of plain curiosity, this cat was killed. On-screen. Black dude dies…. period. This movie jacks off to shitting all over this guy.

-He had to die, but why? Like I said earlier, Billy’s death allowed the team to finally realize how much they cared about each other, that kind of shit. Butat the same time, because this movie feels rushed, you really don’t see it. The characters never “bonded” outside of Jason and Kim. That campfire scene was pure exposition and cannot constitute as actual bonding. They just tell each other their problems. And as far as I’m concerned, the only person who has any reason to be upset over Billy’s death is Jason. From guilt or from the fact that he at least interacted with him prior. I damn sure don’t see Zack shedding a drop.

But again, the subtext on this whole scene is disturbing, and feel free to call it paranoia. But the black kid had to die… for the whites, the Hispanic, and the Asian to gain power. Considering that here in the US that these 3 group are, in tandem,  trying to push out/remove/kill/supplant our asses either through police savagery, gentrification, or otherwise, this scene just did not feel right at all. Yeah, I know he was brought back to life and all, but the humiliation was already done. I know I’m gonna get some shit for this.

-Primarily the court jester. Obviously, this is Hollywood. And they needed a Coon, so there’s Billy’s real purpose. This is the real reason he gets so much praise. I spent way too much time on Billy. ..

Alpha 5 sucked. Moving on.

Zordon was… kind of a dick in this movie. Sure he has a personality now, but it just feels odd. The original Zordon seemed like this benevolent wizard with cool toys every now and then. this guy was a manipulative bastard who only wanted the teens to activate the Morphin grid so that he could come back to life. Dirty mother fucker. Then he quickly blows off the team, telling them to Get out of his cave when they still couldn’t morph. 

I actually enjoyed Rita in this movie. She’s scary, she’s efficient in combat, way better than the tv show version. And hey, having a background as the green ranger is waaaay cooler than Tommy Oliver. Now if only she had more screentime. Or made Goldar better looking.

Overall, the excuse for this movie being so lackluster is that’s an origin story, but that doesn’t really cut it. First Avengervwas an origin, Spiderman 1 was an origin. And they never waited until the end of the film to get their suits. By the time they morph, you will have stopped caring. And when they morph, they have stopped caring. It’s Power Rangers marginalized by the director to make his fetish for the Breakfast Club work. Lets hope the Power will protect the sequel from Dean Israelite.