Sharlto Copley

Maleficent (2014)

Maleficent

Maleficent (2014)

Director:

Robert Stromberg

Starring:

Angelina Jolie

Elle Fanning

Sharlto Copley

Plot:

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Review:

I’ll be honest I was torn about this movie. It looked cool but I’m getting tired of making the bad guy understood. Sometimes bad guys are just bad, there’s no explanation.

There was some not so good CG and I thought the ending was a bit weak after a pretty cool fire fight, but, as much as I didn’t want to, I kind of like the movie.

I liked the look, I thought the message was a bit preachy. Man is evil and destroys nature. I really enjoyed the fairy tale feel, though, and because of that it’s getting a higher score than I would normally give it.

It has its problems but it’s not horrible. I probably won’t ever own it, but I’d watch it again.

3.25/5

Powers (2015-?)

Powers

Powers (2015-?)

Network:

PlayStation Network

Starring:

Sharlto Copley

Eddie Izzard

Susan Heyward

Michelle Forbes

Plot:

Set in a world where humans and super heroes co-exist, a homicide detective, who had his own powers taken from him, investigates crimes involving superhumans along with his partner.

Review:

Everyone seems to have their own TV shows now a days, as long as their good I don’t really care where they are, though.

It’s been a few years since I read the Powers comics, and I’ll be honest I forgot most of the story, all I remember is that I thought it was great, so I was interested to see what they would do with a TV show. Since it’s on a network that’s never given me anything before I wasn’t sure what to expect until I saw the trailer, which did a nice job setting my expectations.

As far as pilots went I thought Powers was fairly strong, it did a great job introducing the players and the world and left me wanting more, which is exactly what it’s supposed to do. Since there are already two more episodes up I know what I’m going to be doing the rest of the night.

It was darker and had more nudity than Marvel’s Agents of Shield and more blood and violence than Gotham. It’s an adult superhero show and as long as it doesn’t abuse the fact that it can do all of that on its network, and they keep giving me a good story, I look forwarding to watching.

4/5