This review will contain minor spoilers, and hint towards larger ones that any critical thinker could probably deduce. Consider yourself warned.
Man of Steel is the story of an alien, raised on Earth, to be the best person he can be. But when his own kind come looking for him, he’s got to finally put his trust in the hands of weaker–almost to the point of uselessness–former enemies. Willing to sacrifice everything he believes in for the people of Earth, this alien must triumph over evil. But at what cost?
In short, Man of Steel is the best episode of Dragonball Z I’ve ever seen.
I know, I know, only a Sith deals in absolutes. Anyway, this is an obligatory end of the year post that’s a day late, because I never finish anything I start on time. This kind of stuff usually works best with bigger lists. Especially since I have such a hard time picking a best of/worst of anything. But I’m going to force myself to pick a best and worst, and a biggest surprise for each of the main media type things I consume regularly. For anyone just tuning in to my rants, that’s books, movies, video games, TV and toys. I like to leave music alone, because I just hate so goddamn much of it, and there really isn’t any good reason for it.
But that’s another rant. So… here we go with 2012 In Absolutes*.
*please keep in mind that I haven’t seen, played or read many things that were released this year. In regards to books, I haven’t read hardly anything at all that was released this year, so I’ll be dealing instead with the ones that I did indeed read, many of which were only really popularized this year because of movie tie-ins.
So, I wouldn’t exactly say I’ve been avoiding blogging, so much as I’ve been finding other things much more enticing. After wrapping up Fight Night Round 3 (My Review: It sucks) in a weekend shortly after my last post, I decided to take a jump into the virtual world of Fallout 3.
I’ve been treading my way across post-nuclear-apocalypse Washington, D.C. for a few weeks now, and it’s fucking amazing. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do a full out review of it, because I don’t like to review things if I don’t feel I’ve experienced them fully. And I don’t know that I’ll ever experience Fallout 3 fully. It’s that sweeping and massive of a timesink that I can’t see me finishing it before March 6th’s release of Mass Effect 3 which will likely the three quarters of 2012 that will be left after it launches.
I’ve also been invited to join a thing in a galaxy far, far away that I’m not supposed to talk about, so I’m not going to, except to say that it’s fucking awesome, even though I’m not supposed to talk about it.
I guess this is an apology of sorts, if you had been enjoying the somewhat regular posts I had been making. I didn’t die, or get arrested, or run off stalking the douche who hacked Sesame Street. Though his changing my routine may very well have lead to me blogging less. But I had already gone a bit quiet before that, I suppose. I’m going to try to set myself on a schedule of sorts, but I’m terrible at holding to schedules.
In the meantime, Dogmeat and I need to continue looking for my father.