Pirates of the Caribean: At World's End wasn't quite as good as I was expecting. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the movie, but Pirates 1 and 2 were better. There was plenty of action, that's for sure. As a matter of fact, there was a bit too much action. At times, it was kind of hard to follow with so much going on. Then again, the fact the theater was having sound problems definitely didn't help, that's for sure. Most good movies that supass the 2.5 hr mark usually do a good job of keeping your interest. Not that I didn't want to press on, but my interest seemed to waver. The way I look at it, the more you think about what time it is, the more the movie's losing you. There were a couple of times I thought about how much time was left, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it. I was interested in the end. It didn't quite go as I was expecting. Namely, I thought it was interesting how the movie was left open at the end. There aren't any plans for another sequel, as far as I know. Only time will tell. In the meantime, if you liked the last two, I'd definitely suggest you finish the series.
I just finished re-watching Highlander: End Game and I must say, it's better if you're caught up on the tv series. This is the first movie that's more about the tv series than the previous movies' story line, which fit together horribly. I'm not sure who thought up the concept for Highlander 2 , but it was absolutely horrible. Anyway, I don't want to get into that movie here. Like I said, End Game is all about the series, so if you enjoyed the series, you'll probably enjoy the movie. Nothing all that spectacular, tho; it's pretty much just more of the same. One thing that always gets me is how the writers seem to have no poblems throwing a woman in the mix who Duncan was seemingly in love with to no end. I know the man has been alive fo 400 years, but it just seems like a bit much sometimes. Of course, there is one surprise in the movie which kind of seals the fate of too many future Highlander movies. Then again...
One thing I noticed after looking up the link for End Game, is that there's another movie coming out this year: Highlander: The Source . Not much on this one, but it's supposed to be out in September. I kind of doubt it'll be playing in theaters. I don't think End Game was. It's probably a bit late to be drumming up that kind of support. The plot does seem to be somewhat of a different concept, tho, so it should be mildly interesting. That's not it, tho! As what must be a spin-off of the idea Highlander is based on, there's also an anime, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance . From what little I've read, this should be an action-packed anime with all the blood and guts of the ever-favored Ninja Scroll ... most likely without the questionable pats. I'll definitely be checking this one out! Who am I kidding? I'll be watching both.
You've gotta be kidding me, right? The second half of The Sopranos season 6
was pretty good until the end. But what happened? It's like the budget ran dry or something. There was a lot to cover and I was definitely watching the clock, trying to figure out how they'd wrap it all up with what little time was dwindling away. I was very surprised to see the series end like that. And, from what I understand, there are no plans for a movie or anything, so that was it. Then again, we've all seen movies pop up from nothing. In a sense, that could be a good idea. Leave people wanting more to drive a following behind the movie you "aren't going to make." Then, when you do make the movie, everyone will want to see it. It's been done before. Either way, it was a good second half, so you'll definitely need to check it out.
Season 6 of Smallville really stepped it up a notch. While I love the show and look forward to every episode, the past few seasons' episodes have been hit or miss. The first episode, Zod , really opened the season with a bang. The next few episodes introduced a new player in the game, which I was very excited about. I knew something had to happen; especially with him being a major character, where others have been one-hit wonders. Well, until now, that is...
Green Arrow made a comment in one of the episodes: "I'm not even in the same league as you, Clark." I just thought this was hillarious. I love these corny lines they throw in every once in a while. Like, when Aquaman made a comment about he and Clark starting the JLA -- Junior Lifeguard Association. I always have to crack a smile at 'em. But, the ultimate episode in the history of the show (so far) has to be Justice . This is the culmination of every Smallville fan's dreams... well, about the show, anyway. I love the fact that they brought our old friends back for a show. The future is brighter than ever with this team out there. [spoiler level="low"] I expected to see them come back in the season finale, but they didn't. Based on that, there will have to be an apearance next season. [/spoiler]
Speaking of the finale, I was utterly amazed at the intro. Honestly, I was scared for a second. One thing that's kind of nice about Smallville, after seeing too many good series end on bad notes, is the fact that just about every season ends with a "to be continued" episode. That gives me faith that there's more to come. Then again, I hate having to wait thru the summer months. Anyway, the intro to the finale made it look like they were wrapping up countless story lines. This scared me because I was worried they'd end the series. Luckily, they didn't. The finale was definitely action-packed with a number of surprises. If you ever had a question about something that was hinted towards, but never dug into, it probably comes out here. Unfortunately, they still leave a number of cliff-hangers. Just to throw in my thoughts without giving anything away, I think the one person is just recovering and will be up and at 'em next season and the other person faked his/her death. Actually, for a second, I was wondering if the former switched bodies. That would've said a lot with the future we already know about the Superman saga -- with people's feelings, and all. Ok, nobody's going to understand what I'm talking about, so I'll just leave it at that.
A friend mentioned to me a while back that there was a deal with Smallville that basically slated that Clark will never wear the superman suit. As long as they avoid that, they can keep making the show. I don't know how much truth there is behind that, but that would be a horribly awesome finale. Imagine Clark being so fed up, he don's the suit. The very thought gets me excited. I can imagine the excitement of wanting to see him in action as Superman. The problem is, that would probably be the only bit you'd ever see, which is why I say horribly awesome. This also explains why other characters only wore costumes that hinted at what we'd expect to see them in. They were all close, but not quite the same. Either way, still exciting.
Season 2 of Supernatural started off with a kick, which was great. So much of a kick that I was more excited in the season premier than I was when the last season ended. I guess that's what they pay the writers for, tho. I definitely didn't like the big turn they took in the first episode, but it's something you learn to deal with, I guess. [spoiler level="medium-low"] I was glad that Dean and Sam finally learned about their father's sacrifice. Early on, I suspected he'd be back in the season finale. I wasn't sure if he'd be brought back to life, but I figured he'd communicate with his sons in some way and them saving him somehow. Well, in the end, it was kind of the other way around. I do admit that it was somewhat touching for him to be there for them one last time. I don't imagine he'll be back next season. If he is, it'll be in the season finale when Dean's time is up. [/spoiler]
In The Usual Suspects , Dean made a comment about how the police woman who helped them, played by Linda Blair , seemed familiar. This always means something, so I did a little digging -- not that it's hard with the interent -- and I found out she was in The Exorcist . Not that it needs to be said, but the claimed familiarity must have been because of the similarity between Supernatural and The Exorcist. Not that I usually notice small things like this, but they always make the show a little interesting. This is perhaps one reason I really like Smallville , with all of its hidden meanings.
The last two episodes were absolutely awesome. [spoiler level="low"] My only real disappointment was the lack of seeing Sam's true power. Ever since the initial sneak peak, I've been drooling over every possible chance at him honing his skills. These last two are a huge teaser in that sense. [/spoiler] All I can do is hope for something more in the next season; however, [spoiler level="high"] with yellow-eyes gone [/spoiler], I'm not too hopeful there. Nonetheless, I am excited to see what's on the horizon. They've definitely spun the story up enough to build for an exciting finale next season.
Something was definitely up towards the end of Highlander season 6 . The fact that several episodes revolved around new people and one didn't even have Duncan in it at all just made me think there were some contract issues or something. The season was cut short by 9 episodes. I don't know how much I liked the turn they made with Duncan in this season, but I will say I liked the last episode. I think they did a good job of wrapping everything up. Now, when I say that, I'm specifically talking about the second half of the last episode. The last two episodes were all about a "ghost of Christmas past" spin, which I thought was quite dorky.
Now that I've watched them all, I'm kind of curious how Highlander: End Game actually wrapped things up. I somewhat remember it, but think I'll have to watch it again. Before I watch that, tho, I should probably check out Highlander: The Raven , the story of Amanda. Seeing as tho it's only one season, I'm not expecting much. I'm just a sucker for a sequel. After that, I'm considering looking for Renegade . I don't see to many options for getting my hands on that, but it's worth a shot.