There really isn’t much story in The Scorpion King — a spin-off of The Mummy movies — but what little story there is focuses on Mathayus (The Rock, in his first starring role), the last of the Akkadians, and his quest to capture the precognitive sorceress (the aforementioned Hu) of the despotic king, Memnon (Steven Brand). There is also some nonsense about a band of “free” rebels, led by Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan) but, at the end of the day, all this flick needs is The Rock kicking much ass. And he does that. Quite well, actually.
The Scorpion King was originally in theaters in 2002, but was just released on Blu-ray this recently. Both visually and aurally, this disc shines. It both looks and sounds great in the high-def format. It’s in the extras department where this disc is lacking…
Wildstar reviews the limited edition version for PlayStation 3 of this fourth installment of the popular video game series from Kojima Productions.
Ace comic reporter Wildstar gives us the lowdown on the final two issues in the first arc of Top Cow’s Madame Mirage.
Out on Blu-ray today, The Spiderwick Chronicles, based on the popular children’s book series, stars Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, and Mary-Louise Parker.
In this Marvel/Image team-up issue, The Magdalena and Daredevil join forces against a demon that is kidnapping children throughout the city.
Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball is a fantastic new documentary by filmmaker Greg Maletic, which chronicles the rise and fall of the pinball industry as seen through the eyes of Williams Electronics.
With the imminent release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots tomorrow, I thought it would be interesting to provide a retrospective (and reminiscence) for those of you geeks out there who are unfamiliar with this long-standing video game franchise.
Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, and Angelina Jolie lead the voice cast in this DreamWorks animated feature from directors Mark Osborne and John Stevenson.
This graphic novel by Adam Slutsky and Joseph Phillip Illidge is somewhat critic-proof because the whole purpose of its existence is to raise money in the fight against bear bile farming.
All in all, this is a solid book where the artwork greatly outstrips the unsophisticated, by-the-numbers, “zombified” plotline.
Gamers follows a group of friends that have been playing the same game of Demons, Nymphs and Dragons since high school and they are finally about to break the world record for total hours played. Check out what GoD staffer Wildstar thought of this direct-to-DVD geek offering.
Wildstar digs into the depths of these two Free Comic Book Day preview issues from Virgin Comics.