This could arguably be an “Updated Thoughts” post, given I looked at AM2R already around the time of its release. Though as a technicality, this is version 1.5; back then was version 1.0. It’s different… technically.
Nevertheless, as a quick catch-up, AM2R—Another Metroid 2 Remake—is a fan-made remake of Nintendo’s Metroid II: Return of Samus. It was in development for a billion years and finally released in 2016, then was given a cease and desist notice by Nintendo shortly afterwards. However, as evidenced by its subreddit, development is steadily continuing. Updates to the current package will feature even more content than before and, apparently, will feature a complete graphical overhaul.
It’s been five years since I played this for the first time, and while my impressions were good, I had some reservations. In time, I would come to prefer Nintendo’s official remake in Metroid: Samus Returns. Now, I’m five years older, five years wiser, and five years removed from a fan game that has apparently received some added polish. My Metroid marathon this year wouldn’t be complete without going back to one of the best Metroid fan games ever produced.
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Last month, I made a pitifully vague and uninteresting post about this wonderful and super cool film. Won’t even link it—hate it that much. I have now re-watched it, so to repent for my lazy sins, this will be dedicated to actually sharing my thoughts on this.
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Bollywood! Oh, my goodness! What a phenomenon! It’s taking over the film industry! Bollywood! Ahhhhh!
Continue reading “Day Thirty-One: 3 Idiots (MotM 2021)”
Shockingly enough, I have not watched a ton of garbage this month, which is normally something I like to do from time to time. Watching good films is great, don’t get me wrong. But for a trashy connoisseur like me, nothing hits quite like a really, really bad film. So I decided to watch this.
It was disappointing.
Continue reading “Day Thirty: Dragonball Evolution (MotM 2021)”
Thought about labeling this with its English name… but if I’m gonna commit to labeling anime in their Japanese-English forms, may as well provide the same courtesy, if applicable.
Continue reading “Day Twenty-Nine: El Día de la Bestia (MotM 2021)”
Another short post today. Running out of time and work was heavy today.
Continue reading “Day Twenty-Eight: Adaptation. (MotM 2021)”
As I inch closer to the end of March, my desire to write super in-depth reviews for films decreases dramatically. On top of what I also do for my job (additional writing), it’s a whole lot of writing in one day. And I’m currently sporting a lovely headache. Let’s see how long I can go before I can’t take it.
Continue reading “Day Twenty-Seven: Penguin Highway (MotM 2021)”
Superhero films aren’t really my thing. Ever since the giant Marvel superhero craze of the late 2000’s, it’s just been non-stop blockbuster after blockbuster—commercials, sponsorships, specific actors everywhere. I got sick of it all very quickly. Even before then, superhero films were kind of an “empty calories” sort of enjoyment, where I could just enjoy some dumb good vs. evil plot and some rad special effects. Unfortunately, my brain will not let me enjoy them further than that caliber anymore.
Even so, Darkman always called to me.
Continue reading “Day Twenty-Six: Darkman (MotM 2021)”
Yeah, I watched this. Apparently this has something of a cult following? And is actually good? I was intrigued—cautiously, but intrigued all the same.
Continue reading “Day Twenty-Four: Josie and the Pussycats (MotM 2021)”