Mini-Review Monday: Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom


Release: October 2016

Story: A fictionalized version of famed horror author H.P. Lovecraft (voiced by Kiefer O’Reilly) has a father in an insane asylum raving, apparently, nonsensically. Howard’s father gives his son a mysterious and magical book that transports young Howard to a magical kingdom that has been frozen over for far too long. Howard must travel far with his new friend, the simple-minded creature he names Spot (voiced by Hellraiser‘s Doug Bradley), if he hopes to break the terrible spell on the kingdom. Continue reading

Mini-Review Monday: The Legend of Korra – Season Four

My reviews of seasons one, two, and three.

WARNING: Possible spoilers for seasons one-three.

The Legend Of Korra Season Four PosterRelease: October 3 – December 19, 2014

Story: After her climatic fight with Zaheer last season, Korra (Janet Varney) was left physically and emotionally damaged. For three years she’s been recovering at the South Pole with her family. In that time, people have learned to co-exist with the spirits, Mako (David Faustino) is the bodyguard for the new heir to the Earth Kingdom (Prince Wu as voiced by Sunil Malhotra), Asami (Seychelle Gabriel) is reconnecting with her father and maintaining her now flourishing business, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons) is taking care of his family (his kids now older and more experienced) and the young Air Nation as it tries to keep order in the world while Korra is gone, and Bolin (P.J. Bryne) is working for Kuvira (Zelda Williams). Kuvira is a metal-bender we met briefly last season. She is now the head of the Earth Kingdom’s army and has been working on bringing order and unity back to the Earth Kingdom after the events of last season. At this point, she’s brought together most of the Kingdom. She has done it, however, through questionable tactics, such as violence and throwing decenters into work camps. Kuvira will stop at nothing to get her way and will use her powerful metal-bending abilities and large army to pave down anyone who tries to stop her. With Korra having left the South Pole three months prior under the false intention of going back to Republic City, team Avatar must find her if they hope to stop Kuvira from enacting her destructive goals. With Korra still emotionally scarred, she is attempting to find herself again, but will she be able to do that and reunite with her friends before Kuvira obliterates everything she knows and loves? Continue reading

Mini-Review Monday: The Legend of Korra – Season Three

My review of seasons one, two, and four.

WARNING: Legend of Korra season two and possible season one spoilers ahead.

The Legend Of KorraRelease: June 27 – August 22, 2014

Story: Korra and the new team avatar must stop a group of highly dangerous criminals from fulfilling a terrible plan that could bring about chaos, destruction, and death across the entire world. With the portal to the spirit world left open after the events of the last season, the world is coming to terms with the new spirits co-existing with them, which is producing much hostility. The still opened portal has also had unexpected results. Certain people around the world have suddenly being inundated with air-bending powers. Our heroes, Tenzin in particular, are intent on finding, educating, and training the first new air-benders (who are not descendants of Ang) in more than a century. Unfortunately, the leader of our villains is one of those who has been given air-bending abilities. The three other antagonists are all experts in their bending (earth, fire, and water), and with a quickly learning air-bender who’s proficient in the history and ancient ways of air-benders, they are a force to be reckoned with. They might also be too much for Korra and her friends.
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