Monday, November 25, 2013

Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 7 review

Governor's new group

It was pretty surprising to see Martinez accept the Governor and his new "family" into their group.  It was even more surprising to not see Martinez tell Lily, Tara, and Meghan about the Governor's past.  It seemed like he had plenty of opportunities but never really pounced on it.

It was weird seeing the Governor take orders and become part of a group.  It's usually him giving the orders and letting other people do the dirty work.  I guess that he has changed somewhat in this regard but not too much. 

The Governor is back

I thought for the longest time that the Governor had changed or was trying to be somewhat of a hero.  That all went out the window when he killed Martinez.  It was then that he assumed his old role.  He even started a new collection of walkers in the lake.  

It will be interesting to see what his "family" thinks of some of his actions if they ever find out.  I do think that if that happens then he will try to take the girl and run.  That is my prediction if this ever comes to pass.

With him in control though he has turned his sights back on the prison.  It wouldn't take much to guess who he is going after when he gets there.  I don't see how the prison will be able to stand with them just getting over that sickness.  The Governor's group has a tank for crying out loud.  It will be interesting to see who survives in the mid-season finale.  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dead rising 3 has been released

With the Xbox One being released the new iteration of the Dead Rising series followed.  Dead Rising 3 is supposed to be taking the franchise in a new direction.

In this game they go in a more gritty and realistic direction.  The previous games were more goofy and the realism was kept at a minimum.  Even though it is supposed to be set in the same world it seems like the main character in this new game has nothing to do with the previous characters.  This is unlike the second game which had its protagonist Chuck Greene was later tied with the protagonist Frank West of the first game.

They still kept the customization of weapons that were introduced in the second game.  This is something that I was happy to see as it made the game more interesting.

Something new they have done with the game is making the area you explore in the game bigger than any of the other games combined.  This means that there will be more zombies than ever.  With this many zombies being present the danger rises.

I am excited to play this new iteration as I have always been a fan of the series.  I will be sure to check it out. I will be sure to tell you guys about it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LAPD uses zombies to reach out to community

The LAPD are now using zombies to teach the public about crime safety.  The video shows some zombies trying to break into a car while the owners look on.  The officers appear on the scene and dispatch the zombies and the neighborhood is safe once more.

  I thought it was a kind of interesting to see the police get in on the zombie craze.  It is smart for them to use such a popular subject for this kind of informational video.  Maybe more cops need to get on this train if they want to reach the public.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 6 review

This episode was one that I and many others were waiting for.  This episode was a Governor focused episode which is something that was not seen a lot.  As always there are going to be spoilers in this so be warned.

Aftermath of Season 3

The episode began with the aftermath of the Governor killing off the citizens of Woodbury.  This event seemed to have broken him along with many other things.  When he was sitting at the fire watching the walker come towards him was a means for escape from what he had done.  If the walker had not been stopped it would have killed him and in his mind set him free.  The next morning he is abandoned and left on his own.  He becomes a shell of himself and in many respects starts to take on the characteristics of the walkers.  He shambles through areas and down roads with a dead look in his eyes.  When all seemed lost he was delivered salvation in the form of a little girl.

Governor's new group

I was kind of hesitant to watch the Governor join his new little group.  I thought many times that there was going to be a betrayal and he would kill them.  But over time nothing happened and it seemed like he had maybe gone good or somewhat good.  He kept helping the family do whatever they needed him to do.  The old Governor would have not done that in fact he would have killed them on sight.  I think what anchors him to the group is the little girl. He feels some responsibility for protecting her to make up for failing his daughter.  It then looked that he may take the girl and kill the others but that did not happen as well.  Every time he had a chance to betray he did nothing.  He now has a love interest which is surprising.  None of his past affairs have worked out well so it will be interesting to see where this goes.  It will be even more interesting to see how he handles himself now that he ran back into some of the people from Woodbury.

Friday, November 15, 2013

What would you like out out of a zombie movie?

Countless zombie movies have been made by now.  It all started with Night of the Living Dead and its most recent contribution is World War Z.  There have been countless movies in between that are too many to number.  There have been many contributions to zombie lore but new ones seem to bee added every day.
Have any of you thought of what you would want out of a zombie movie?  What would you like to see?  Would you like to see something new done with the genre or to stick to tradition?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Other Dead Takes a Unique View on the Zombie Apocylypse

The Other Dead is a comic released by IDW which takes the zombie apocalypse in a more unique direction.  Instead of the humans being infected and becoming zombies it is the animals who are becoming infected.  The comic follows a group of survivors, who are joined by none other than President Obama, as they try to make it in the animal zombie infested world.  This is a five issue series which already has a sequel in the works.

This is a premise that I have never really heard of before.  It sounds like it would be pretty interesting to read as it steers away from traditional zombie lore.  If you have the ability to check this comic out then I suggest you give it a chance. I would suggest that you look to Comixology if you do not want a physical copy. I may even start to read it and put up reviews of the different issues.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Walking Dead Season 4 episode 5 review

This episode was pretty crazy but the ending kind of threw me off guard.  Overall it was a great episode with a good number of high points.

Sickness is spreading

Those that were quarantined seemed to be getting worse and worse by the second.  It was sad though that they were killing off.  I kind of wanted to get to know some more of the people from Woodbury.  

This episode was definitely Hershel's moment to shine.  Throughout the whole episode you never really saw him lose that much of his faith.  I particularly liked the fight near the end with the walker which showed that Hershel still had some spunk in him.  It also seemed like he was now able to kill walkers without that much hesitation.  We had never really seen him kill that many since season two.  It seemed like Hershel grew a lot in this episode which is a good thing because we need him to grow.

I seriously thought for a couple of minutes that they were going to kill Glenn off.  This show has a nasty habit of bumping characters off without a moments notice.  He is not out of the woods yet though as he is still bed ridden.  

Rick and Carl

This episode developed the father and son relationship a bit more.  Rick seems more okay with including Carl in group activities now that he has seen Carl can handle himself. He had also found out that Carl could watch his back when need be.  It will be interesting to see where this will go in future episodes.  Maybe Rick will let Carl go on runs outside the prison?

Governor returns

Just as the episode was ending we caught sight of the Governor beyond the prison walls.  This was something that did not seem like it was going to happen until later on in the season.  For a while I was starting to wonder if we would ever see him at all.  Now that the prison is weak because of the sickness it would be a great opportunity for him to strike.  We will have to see what plans he will come up with in future episodes.