I am not a huge fan of anime. Do not get me wrong, I do enjoy the genre and will watch a show or movie on occasion. But I am by no means reaching the Otaku levels has my fellow Nerd Realm contributor “The Ultra Otaku” Brandon Lias. If you were to ask me my favorite animes, they would for the most part be very main streamed and popular series with the occasional very obscure reference thrown in after a friend of mine showed me a couple of episodes. With a list that includes Full Metal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, Black Butler, and I prefer to watch them with the English dub, not english sub. My area of expertise falls into the realm of western cinema which also includes western animation, not Japanese culture sadly. Just to let the readers understand where I am coming from before we jump into this review that this is coming from the mind of a sort of outsider looking in.
With that being said, over the past year or so it has been hard for even a non Otaku with copious amount of Otaku friends to hear them talking about the break out anime Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin by its Japanese title. After quite some time and numerous glances in the living room as my roommates would watch it, I decided to give in and watch the anime that all my friends have been talking about and I have to say that I was not in the least bit disappointed by what I saw. Attack on Titan may not be as brutal as many claim it to be, but it certainly is one hell of a series. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Attack on Titan”→
With the release of the new Godzilla movie, that I will be seeing this week. This movie has resurfaced in the mind and eyes of those who had the misfortune of seeing it in sixteen years prior. Coming from the mind of big budget, big cast, all explosions, no substance, and precursor to Michael Bay director Roland Emmerich, the 1998 version of the towering lizard monster nearly killed the Godzilla franchise with how much it was hated not only by critics, but by fans as well. Even people who are fans of Emmerich’s other movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow have very few kind words to say about this movie. It may not be the worst ranked on Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic, but anytime this film pops up, it is usually met with ‘Oh, you mean that HORRENDOUS Godzilla movie from the 90’s.’ But is it really as bad as people make it out to be? While I will admit that this movie is not per say ‘good’, I will defend this movie as not being as horrible as people make it out to be. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Godzilla (1998 Film)”→
Anyone who has been following me since I started this site knows that I do not have positive things to say about the video game Far Cry 3 (I HATE IT). If you would want to read my review, you can do so by clicking on the link here. So when I heard that Far Cry 3 had an awesome DLC called Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. I did not even think of giving it a shot. First off, I do not review DLCs and second, more importantly, why would I want to play a DLC of a game I do not like. All it will do is add some more maps or at best decent side plot like they did in Skyrim. Then… I saw trailers for the game… And I just had to play it… Jesus Christ! This is a game that I have been missing in my life!!! This game is amazing! Why couldn’t this game be the main game?! A game set in the ‘distant future’ of 2007 with all the cheese and glory that only science fiction action 1980’s glory can bring us, this game is a blast to the past.