Monday, 21 January 2013

OJ's TV Review - Person of Interest season 1

Eagle Eye!

  I sat down the other day and watched the first season of the new show Person of Interest (not all in one day though). It stars this ex-military man, John Reese, who has lots of skills but has nothing better to do so he joins Harold Finch and becomes a vigilante to people who are going to be in danger. The reason they know people will be part of a crime is that Harold built a top secret machine many years ago that looks at everything and everyone (an Eagle Eye spin-off) and it sends him Social Security Numbers of the people. A very good premise that if gone the wrong way could be very bad, we don't want another Alcatraz. But thankfully this show is really good, but there is a problem; the first episode is probably the worst ever, it went really quick and boring and I don't know why I bothered with the next one because it actually starts getting good around episode 5 and then from episode 8 its brilliant, but you do have to watch the whole series to know the details and things. This season also has a few story arcs, actually 3 by the end and they are really fun to follow. The mystery of Harold's past and the Machine is the primary one but then you also get some more which is enjoyable. So, apart from the beginning this show is very enjoyable with loads of action, more humour towards the end of the season and defiantly some thrills so I recommend it to cop show fans, sci-fi fans and thrill lovers.

Friday, 4 January 2013

OJ's Movie Review - Life of Pi

The word has kind of lost its meaning in the world of cinema but anyway to describe this film is, Epic.

 Life of Pi. As you may have gathered from the trailer it is about a boy on a boat with a tiger. Something that could be very boring but in this case, Life of P is the complete opposite. This film blows your mind like no other film. It is just an amazing thing to watch. So, here is what I liked about it: First of all, the story line; it doesn't instantly put Pi on the boat, you get quite a bit of back story and his childhood which is really good and you learn interesting things about Pi and his journey through religion. It is also a story within a story so the older Pi is telling the author of the book about his life; and that plays well with the effects it does interchanging from the story to the present. Now the effects I've just mentioned are absolutely amazing; borderlines, if not better, than that of Avatar, and the photography and camera angles are just amazing; and yes, I got to see it in the spectacular third dimension; the 3D is some of the best I've ever seen and feels like a humming bird really is flying a meter or two away from you. Now, this movie is rated PG, but that by no means is meant it is aimed at children, there are very dark tones in this movie that you wouldn't expect and it delves very deep into life, God, and how you look at it all; I'm sure a little kid would get bored or sometimes scared by some of the scenes. But overall it is a very enjoyable life to watch and you come out still absorbing it all. Life of Pi is one of the best movies of seen and I will certainly want to watch it again.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The 'OJ' Reviews: 2013 UPDATE

So, the new year has come, the word didn't end and off we hurtle towards Iron Man 3; so I've decided to maybe improve The OJ Reviews every year just make it better or more fun. So below are the new changes you'll be seeing:

  • Post Names - As you may know the title of each review starts with "OJ Reviewing:" but now that is going to change, and the new title will be "OJ's (Type) Review - (Title)"; so when I do, say, Start Trek Into Darkness, it will look like: "OJ's Movie Review - Star Trek Into Darkness"!

  • Original V Remake - Every now and again I will be doing a review post where I shall put an original film or TV Series head to head against the remade version. There will be my views of each one and fun pros & cons. So look out!

Well, those are the only two changes/additions this year so enjoy The 'OJ' Reviews some more, or if your new, SUBSCRIBE!

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