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Kyary Pyamu

Yo, my topic today is the new series Ghost Hunt dubbed and distributed by FUNimation and distributed by Manga entertainment in the UK.

Btw, if there is any way you guys (not that anyone will see this) think that my writing style or my reviews can be improved just comment. Thanks!!

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Ghost Hunt
Season 1: Part 1 & 2

Licensor:  FUNimation Entertainment                       
Studio:  J.C. Staff 
Director: Rei Mano 
Price: £14.98 on Amazon.co.uk and $44.99 on Amazon.com (Hmm... for those prices i wonder if i'll import....)


Ghost hunt is almost exactly what it says on the tin (or DVD cover, in this case) it is an anime about an agency that hunts troublesome ghosts (called Shibuya Psychic Research Centre or S.P.R.) that are causing trouble in some (rich) peeps homes ect. And then gets rid of them. So maybe it should be called Ghost Hunt and Destroy? Anywho, it is best watched at night because this anime is all about fear and creeping. You. Out.

Ghost Hunt is a good idea executed..... Okay. Don't get me wrong i enjoyed it (especially part one which i watched at midnight in a darken room for the full nightmare effect) it can be genuinely scary if you watch it with the full nightmare treatment, with FILE 7: Blood-soaked Labyrinth being hands down the scariest. Also each spiritualist (a Monk, priest, medium and a Shinto priestess) is faithfully depicted, if a little simplified. But the characters are underdeveloped at best and the show never really gets you to care about anyone other than the two leads Mai and Naru the narcissist (They said it not me).

Speaking of Mai and Naru thought the whole show they hint at a romance between them that (and trying not to spoil the show) is not tied up at the end. The bond between them is one of the awesome points of the show and since it has been confirmed that there will NOT be a season dos* it leaves you feeling a bit cheated at the abrupt ending that leaves many plot holes. It's kinnda like if at the end of Harry Potter if Harry didn't fight Voldemort and just kept running into infinity. Or if in Twilight Bella ditched Edward and ran off with Jacob (even though that would be a better ending.... don't hit me.)

However i would still even after all that i have said i would still recommend it in hopes that the whining of more fans will force J.C. Staff to pick it up for a second season and FINNISH WHAT THEY STARTED. I'm just saying is all, that would be nice. Also because it tiptoes the thin line between not scary enough (Final Destination and any Hollywood remake of a Japanese/Koran horror movie) and just too scary (1984 and Motorball.)

Overall

Ghost Hunt suffers from an underdeveloped cast and an abrupt ending but still manages to be kinnda worth the watch. 3 1/2 out of 5.

 

The Final Destination Review

Kyary Pyamu

 

 

Hi all, this is my first review (eek!) and it was in... The Third Dimension... and for £9.50 at the Vue cinema in the omni center in Edinburgh,lets i was hoping for quite a show for that kind of money. It is what i call Hollywood Horror: Not scary at all but good of unintentional laughter. It was not to bad except the price!! But alas i am thinking about money a lot right now as i moving in to uni halls in Aberdeen so wish me luck!!
But anyway, let’s get this show on the road, review commence!!

The Final Destination
cert: 15, Out now in all mainstream cinemas 3D only.
Offical site

Final Destination is a well established series by now with some established actors starting out with the series such as Ali Larter (NBC 's Heroes) and Scott Pilgrim  vs. The World star Mary Elizabeth Winstead. But if you don't know the story by now here are the main ingredients:

1. Young good looking cast of unknown actors;
2. Impossibly horrific and overly gruesome death scene/ accident that main character number one foresees in a vision;
3. Main character number one warns others and saves a group of five or six people from Impossibly horrific and overly gruesome death scene/ accident;
4. Lots of people die.

As you can see this is some good mind numbing stuff. But the franchise is on outing number four and let's just say it has got a little.... bland and predictable to say the least.

First things first in the UK cinema ticket prices for a 3D film are outrageous, change from a £10 note was only 50p!! The movie does not live up to that price tag. The accident this time that the main character (whose name i can't for the life of me remember, i would look it up but to be honest his name does not matter, it's that kind of movie.) foresees is a racing track crash that ploughs into the cheering spectators. The death and destruction is much too long and drawn out for that kind accident to be believable and after four similar accidents in one town, the life expectancy statistics would be almost at third world levels for the young and beautiful types. The 3D effects do not add anything to the movie experience except the lightening of the wallet.

But for a distracting night out this will do the job. The acting is not bad enough to be distracting and death sequences are laugh out loud awesome, but anyone looking for an engaging well thought out piece of cinema will not find it here.

Slumdog it ain't.

Overall:

A good distracting piece of cinema but the Final Destination franchise does not do well on its fourth outing and in the end does not justify its extortionate price tag for almost nonexistent 3D effects.
That is a:
2 out of 5.

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Kyary Pyamu
Hi and welcome to my personal movie blog!! (que fanfair) Here I will blog and review my way throught every movie, tv show and more that i encounter in my movie obessed life. Not just the new releases that i see but even the oldies that i see for the frist time and the rest. And hay if you wanna come along for the ride, doors open.
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