Monday, 24 June 2013

Man of Steel - Film Review

Hi again Well at the weekend actually managed to get to the cinema - even though have missed out on Iron Man 3 and Star Trek 2 - I think this film more than made up for it. Although the admission price was steep at Halifax Vue cinema for 2 adults and large popcorn and drink - £23!! Blimey and it weren't 3D either - ha. Well onto the film - I had been looking forward to seeing this film since seeing the trailers as it looked the Superman story but in a different light - a more modern approach and what the makers of Superman Returns should have done instead of continuing the continuation and look of the Christopher Reeve movies. The movie is a new re-telling of his origins with a large dash of CGI and the new to it. The opening on Krypton looked stunning with Supes mum naturally giving birth to him which hasn't happened on Krypton for centuries. Russell Crowe put a very good turn in as his father who knows Krypton is doomed as they have been using the core of the planet as a major resource - something which could happen to us at one point I fear. Anyway they send him off to earth as General Zod - who's a right sod makes a power play for the planet thus getting himself sent to the Phantom zone with his cronies. It then flashes to earth with a buff Clark Kent - excellently played by Henry Cavill - who looked hot - and I'm straight - lol (hell even Kevin Costner as his earth dad looked buff). Clark is a loner looking to find his way on the planet and try to fit in - it keeps flashing to his childhood as he remembers his powers slowly manifesting as he gets older - the laser vision, strength and X-Ray Vision (lucky bugger). Louis Lane finds out about his heroics and eventually they find a ship sent to Earth by Superman's father which tells him who he is and gives him his suit. Then General Zod turns up with his men and it's a CGI slug-fest with plenty more action than Avengers Assemble. Overall the film is well cast and all main supporters are good and Cavill nails it as the new Clark/Superman. I was so glad they didn't do too many nods to the original films and made it something new and fresh. SPOILER ALERT - Some people have been unhappy with the way Superman finished off General Zod and some say it's out of character with his past but I say that he had to do what he did as this version of Zod wasn't going to stop till every human was gone - also people forget in Superman 3 how Clark strangled his evil version to death - which was probably more shocking. I urge you to go see this so a sequel gets made although I not sure how they going to top it as most of Metropolis got destroyed. 10/10

CWG Meeting 24/06/13

Hi peeps How you all. Been a full 2 weeks since my last post and that was about CWG meeting. Had a good meeting tonight also with Karen, Dawn and Laura. We kicked off with a bit of a catch up as we hadn't seen each other for a while. Discussed holidays etc and what we had been writing if anything. Laura had written on her jollies a few chapters of her YA novel and shared a piece with us although it may not make it into finished novel. Karen shared with us her sci-fi short story The Crop which she read out last meet for Laura and Dawn - still very good. I discussed that I'm into the writing challenge from last meet - will share that soon. We also discussed films like Les Miserables and myself and Karen discussed the new film Man of Steel - review next post. C ya

Monday, 10 June 2013

CWG Meeting - 10th June 13

Hi Guys Had a very good CWG Meet tonight with Pauline, Daniella and Karen. A shame the other members werent there. We chatted about writing competitions and the supernatural then i shared my Munch Bunch kids story which recieved v positive feedback. Pauline commented it was better than some on the Munch site. Daninella shared her supernatural suspense story "The Illusion". Good twist at end when you work it out. Good luck with comp Daniella. Karen then shared her story "The Crop". A sci fi tale with aliens having took over earth with a gory twist i didn't see coming. My fave short story from Karen and will share link once it is published. Pauline then gave us a writing challenge and before we knew it time was up sob. I even walked home from Cleckheaton to Brighouse which took just over an hour. It was a beautiful evening for a walk as my favorite time of day in summer. I even saw 2 little bunnies hopping about in a field i passed. Got me thinking i aint had rabbit stew in years lol Well i glad i went tonight missed too many. Till next time people x

Thursday, 6 June 2013


Hi guys How you all? Well sent my comp story off to Munch Bunch story comp wish me luck. Just a quick post to ask: Does anybody remember Knightmare? It was a fave kids programme of mine in late 80's where a team of 4 nerds would work their way through dungeon aided by Treguard the dungeon master. One of the four had to go through a background dungeon wearing the helmet of Justice as the others guided him through solving puzzles. Well at the moment it on Fridays on Challenge (first 2 series at moment hope the rest will follow). At 10 30pm try catch it or Wikpedia it. Well till next time whereby i be posting new story enjoy the sun x