The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Supernatural, Season 8 (2013)

Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins

Season 8 starts with Dean returning from Purgatory only to find Sam has walked away from life as a hunter. They find out Kevin, the prophet of the Lord, is in need of help and search for him. They discover two God tablets; one for the banishment of demons and the other for the banishment of angles. The King of Hell, Crowley and the Arc Angels are not pleased with the findings. Both want to stop the Winchesters.

My Take:
This season covered so much stuff that it often felt like the writers were just throwing things out to see what sticks. The first half dealt a lot with how Dean got out of Purgatory and why Sam decided to live a normal life. Then they find out about the demon tablet and Cass miraculously gets pulled from Purgatory. The second half has the brothers start the trials to rid the demons, find out their grandfather was part of a secret society called "The Men of Letters, they discover an angel tablet which Cass steals in order to protect it from the arc angels, and the appearance from the "Scribe of God" who has been in hiding. There is a lot crammed into the season and it doesn't work all the time. But once again the season finale pulls out all the stops and actually does a good job wrapping up all the loose ends and creating much intrigue for season 9.

Favorite Episode:
"LARP and The Real Girl" - Sam and Dean investigate strange deaths involved with a group of roll players and find an old friend leading the group. This is a classic Supernatural episode with all the staples the series is known for. Plus the lovely Felica Day returns.

Rating: So Good

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