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Now, when I heard there was going to be a Sharknado 2, I was skeptical from the get-go.  I very so much didn’t like the first one and I knew a sequel that would come out barely over a year later would not have much effort to it.  And I reluctantly saw this TV movie.  And if I refused to see it, my friends probably would have forced me to watch it anyhow.  Some of my friends claim some films are “junkfood movies,” meaning you still enjoy them despite them being bad.  To this day I’m still trying to see if that logic is possible for me.

So this time the film only is Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as returning cast members.  Their characters Finn and April are heading to New York to meet Ian’s sister and his in-laws.  On the plane ride there, their plane wanders into the new sharknado.  And the storm is on its way to New York.

I’m going to rate individual stats for this movie.
Characters: The characters are bland and uninteresting.  Even though I saw the first one, I STILL forgot the names of Finn and April and had to look up their names on the Sharknado 2 Wikipedia page to remember them.  Nothing about them sticks out or seems alive.  When characters are dying, you really don’t feel that bad about their deaths because there was nothing of substance to them.  The only character that was worth seeing was the cameo from Jared the Subway guy! (The movie would have been nothing without his cameo as a person waiting for a subway train…. Wait, did they try to make this a pun?!?!?)  Even with Jared’s cameo, the character factor deserves a 1/10.



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At the time I made this video it was an idea not an official announcement, but due to a surprising amount of support from fans and descendants on the cast and crew of the original film we are now preparing to get things underway to make a remake of Manos: The Hands of Fate

That's right, I want to turn the worst movie ever made into the best, because why remake great movies to be just "okay" when you can remake bad movies into good movies (or at least better ones). We will have an official announcement within the next two weeks, for more information as it develops 'like' the Manos: Hands of Fate - Remake Facebook Page

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It's time for the final confrontation!  We have to deal with not one, but two bosses in a row!  Let's see if we can take down Dorothy's reign once and for all.  Let's go crazy!

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After a very long break we're finally getting back to these lists. With proof that the Space Wolves will soon be getting a number of updated units and rumours that Codex: Grey Knights is following close behind (believe me, i'm going to have a field day with that one) it seemed time to really get going again. Unfortunately this is a bit of a difficult one.



Unlike most of the others, I do not have that much experience with the Space Wolves as a chapter. While I have personally kept up with the lore, I have not played or played against Space Wolf lists that frequently, so there is very little I can personally say about changes they need on the tabletop. Reading the book over and over again only brings so much understanding in my case, so there's a chance that a point might miss some vital problem or mislabel something. As such this is going to instead focus upon their lore and what changes that needs.


So, without further ado, here's the top five changes Codex: Space Wolves needs.

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When it received a limited release in US theatres in 1988, Akira was by no means the first exposure Americans had had to Japanese animation. Animé had a small but continuos presence on American television screens since at least Astro Boy in the early sixties. But it’s undoubtedly true that no one in the West had ever seen anything like this movie before. Shows like Astro Boy, Battle of the Planets and Kimba the White Lion were exported to the West because they were children’s shows, and they fit into Western perceptions of animation as being entertainment for the man cubs. Darker, more mature animé for adult audiences simply did not have a market outside of Japan, and in fact even Akira only received a limited release after Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas passed on it, considering it “unmarketable” to American audiences.  While there had been a fandom for Japanese animation in the States since at least the seventies, Akira was a seismic event, massively swelling the ranks of fans in the US and other Western nations and hugely increasing the genre’s visibility in mainstream pop culture. Why? Well, the animation for starters. Over a quarter of a century later and it’s still one of the greatest technical achievements in cel-animation ever drawn. It’s jaw-dropping. When fans of animé want to induct new members into the church, Akira is more often than not the movie they reach for. Now, I know I’ve already reviewed one animé movie on this blog before, but honestly Studio Ghibli are very much their own little sub-genre with very distinctive tropes and styles that don’t really hold true for the rest of animé. Akira is much closer to what people picture when they hear the word “animé”, which is not surprising given how big a role it played in shaping the genre. With that in mind, and since this is a blog usually devoted to Western animation, now is probably a good place to talk about animé in general and address some of the more common questions.
“Manga”, “Animé”, what’s the diff?
Short version: Manga is comics, Animé is animation. The two industries are much more closely linked than in the West. Many comicbook writers work in animation and vice versa, and the director of Akira was no exception, the movie actually being Katsuhiro Otomo’s adapation of his own manga series.
Why does everyone in animé look white and how guilty should I feel about it?
All animé owes a debt to the work of Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Astro Boy. Tezuka’s was hugely influenced by Western animators like the Fleischer Brothers and of course Walt Disney.

“Did you really think you could escape me?”

The big round eyes of so many animé characters are not  as a result of some kind of ethnic inferiority complex, but because they’re drawn in a style influenced by Betty Boop and Mickey Mouse. Also, everyone has different colour hair just because it’s more interesting visually. Not all animé comforms to this however. A lot of more naturalistic animé will have characters that are more recognisably Asian (Akira for example).
So much of animé seems obsessed with huge explosions and the end of the world. What’s up with that?
Oh wow. I can’t imagine why that would be. Let’s just sit here for seven days and nights and see if we can crack this inscrutable conundrum.
Animé seems to be so full of sex and violence. Won’t somebody please think of the children? Also, the Japanese are clearly all perverts.
Thought experiment. If you sat an alien down and screened for him all the movies made in American in any given year, their first question would be “why do most of these have close up shots of dicks going into various orifices?”  See, a huge percentage of films made in North America are hardcore porn because it’s cheap as chips to make and very lucrative. But when we think of “American cinema”, My Ass is Haunted is not usually part of the conversation. We compartmentalise porn and regular cinema, while filing Japanese hentai simply under “animé”. Japan’s porn tends to be animated, but other that there’s no real difference. The Japanese are no more “weird” or “sick” than we are.
Um…tentacles?
Yeah, okay, that shit’s pretty weird and sick.
What’s good against steel-type Pokémon?
I don’t know. No one does. And anyone in the comments who says they do is a liar.
That’s the basics. Keep in mind though, I’m just a casual fan, not an animé expert by any stretch of the imagination. If you do want to go deeper down the anime rabbit hole allow me to recommend Anime Reporter. Oh, and while I usually don’t put up spoiler warnings (it’s a blog where I recap the entire plots of movies in detail what do you think is going to happen?) I should mention I’ll also be discussing plot points from the manga as well, so fair warning.

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