Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 - The Highlights (EHeroFlareNeos)

With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, many of the films originally slated for theatrical releases this year instead made their way to various streaming services, which became our main way of keeping up with new releases in the interest of safety. Fortunately, that also meant we could experience more than we could last year and resulted in comparatively meatier year-end lists. As always, this list is based entirely on what we were able to watch or play for ourselves. Foreign films are also counted based on their US release date.

Top Movies of 2021

Luca (2021)

Following the existential Soul, Luca continues Pixar’s recent streak of amazing films with a coming-of-age story about sea monsters who struggle to fit in with the human world. With help from its more unique art style compared to previous films, the Italian town of Portorosso looks downright gorgeous, including the impressively realistic water animation. Combine this with incredible writing, including a cast of likeable three-dimensional characters, and you have a recipe for a great film that shouldn’t be missed. The same goes for its companion short, Ciao Alberto.

The Suicide Squad

Following the disappointing 2016 attempt at adapting Suicide Squad to the big screen, The Suicide Squad shows a surprising and dramatic improvement. Perhaps due to his tenure on Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn’s incredible writing and direction expertly balances a serious plotline with well-timed humor and manages to make the audience care about lesser-known villains from the DC universe. Some of the raunchier aspects befitting the “R” rating don’t always quite land, but everything else just about makes up for it.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

Mugen Train holds the achievement of the highest grossing Japanese film of all time and that’s no accident. A perfect storm of breathtaking animation, emotional storytelling and incredible action sequences make this one of the best anime films in recent years. Despite also canonically adapting a storyline from the Demon Slayer manga and continuing directly from where the first season left off, even those unfamiliar with the series can still generally follow along with the story and find themselves invested in the fates of the characters. A highly recommended film, if only just to see what all the fuss is about.

Batman: The Long Halloween (Parts 1 and 2)

While animated adaptations of Batman stories can feel hit-or-miss depending on the creative team behind it, The Long Halloween certainly hits. Even without reading the original source material, the combined feature still tells a compelling story that deeply explores its main theme of family from multiple perspectives. Though multiple villains appear, they all feel like they actually contribute to the plot, including the very tragic story of Harvey Dent and his eventual transformation into Two-Face, and the animation features one of the best Batman art styles yet. A definite must-watch for any Batman fan.

Top Games of 2021

Hitman 3

As the final installment in the World of Assassination Trilogy, Hitman 3 ends 47’s worldwide mission on a high note. The great writing taps into the full potential of the Providence storyline and the gameplay offers players unique experiences they can’t find in any other Hitman game thanks to some well-executed experimentation. There are some issues of course, like some odd mission design choices and the “always online” requirement to get the full experience, not to mention the annoying Elusive Target system, but even with its flaws, Hitman 3 stands as one of the best stealth games on the market, or at the very least one of the best entries in the Hitman franchise. Hopefully, future Hitman installments can match or even exceed the experience offered in this game.

Resident Evil Village

After Biohazard showcased the strengths of first-person for the Resident Evil games, Village makes the right call in not only continuing that direction, but trying something new with it. While not as tense or frightening as its predecessor, the action-focused direction doesn’t detract from the strong writing, with memorable characters and set pieces that lead to a surprisingly emotional conclusion to Ethan Winters’ story. Even if the next game returns to the traditional third-person perspective or the series’ familiar faces, Village remains a great action horror title and is a ride you may want to experience more than once.

Deltarune Chapter 2

After a three-year gap, Toby Fox finally released the anticipated second chapter of Deltarune, his follow-up to the highly-acclaimed Undertale. While we still don’t have the rest of the game yet, Deltarune Chapter 2 feels well worth the wait, improving upon Chapter 1 in just about every way, with a high level of quality and polish that rivals even some major AAA game releases. At the moment, there’s pretty much no reason not to try Delatrune for yourself, since both chapters are available at the incredible price of free.

Top Disappointments of 2021

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

SpongeBob is no stranger to the silver screen, with attempts that usually fall short of the quality of the first three seasons, but Sponge on the Run may just be the weakest installment yet. A weak story and bad attempts at being hip are one thing, but towards the end of the film, the audience is treated to what feels like an extended advertisement for the Kamp Koral spinoff show, which doesn’t add much of anything to the film. If there’s any lesson to be learned from this, it’s that SpongeBob should just stick to TV.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

While some fans of Clifford the Big Red Dog might not have expected much from a live-action adaptation of the beloved property, especially if they saw the TV ads beforehand, they might not have expected such a painfully generic family film. Every box you might expect to be ticked gets ticked, down to some product placement and humor that appeals to the lowest common denominator, and Clifford’s inclusion feels poorly thought out. Although the film is free on Paramount+, you’re better off watching the 2000 cartoon instead.

No More Heroes III

After years of anticipation, the final installment in the No More Heroes series unfortunately falls short of its predecessors. Between the obnoxiously unsubtle self-aware writing, poorly-balanced gameplay and bad optimization for an underpowered console, No More Heroes III felt frustrating more than it did fun. It seems that in an attempt to live up to his reputation as a wacky game developer, Suda51 had forgotten what made the (admittedly janky) experience of the original Wii game so magical, instead focusing on endless fourth wall breaks and references. Even if you’re a total diehard fan of Suda51, it’s not worth the full price of admission.

Worst Movie of 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy proves that some things should just stay in the past. Though the original Space Jam came from a then-popular Nike ad campaign of all places, and certainly has its flaws, it still has enough passion and talent put into its production that audiences can still like something about it. Its sequel, on the other hand, feels very cold and corporate, with most of its runtime devoted to Warner Bros. showing off all the licenses they own and coming off as more of a glorified ad for the HBO Max streaming service. Even the well-done animation can’t make up for a bad script and a less charismatic basketball player in the spotlight.

2021 - The Highlights (Tetris_King)

With film and game studios figuring out how to navigate these stressful times in terms of release schedules, this year was a lot more substantial for us for newer entertainment, even if we still don't feel comfortable enough to go back into a theater. Despite this limitation, and thanks to newer films being released across various streaming platforms, a more substantial year results in a more substantial list than last time.

Each list is presented in no particular order, with links to reviews where applicable.

Top Movies of 2021

Luca (2021)

Pixar continues their return to form after Soul with Luca, featuring a comparatively low-stakes story about a pair of sea monsters set in and around the Italian Riviera. The animation is phenomenal and works well with its unique art style, backed by some amazing character writing. Not only would I highly suggest checking this out, I would also recommend watching its related short Ciao Alberto on Disney+ right afterwards, as it serves as a great companion piece to the film’s ending.

The Suicide Squad

While the original Suicide Squad film from 2016 was a mess, James Gunn cleans it up with The Suicide Squad. His experience on Guardians of the Galaxy works to great effect here, coming off less like a ripoff as he manages to successfully make you care about lesser-known DC villains on a more emotional level, particularly the obscure Batman villain Polka Dot Man. As per its R rating, the raunchier humor is more hit-and-miss depending on the viewer, and in my case it more often missed. That aside, for those who weren’t fans of the original film, it’s a great way to wash the bad taste out of your mouth.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

Following from the end of the anime’s first Season and even continuing the storyline, Mugen Train is a must-see for any Demon Slayer fan. The animation is phenomenal and the plot is well-executed to where even a non-fan can get into it even if this is their first exposure to the series. While the Mugen Train arc of the manga is getting adapted again for the anime’s second Season, it’s well worth watching the film adaptation anyway just to see why it’s (currently) Japan’s highest-grossing film of all time.

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Going in with passing knowledge of the source material and not knowing what exactly to expect, PAW Patrol: The Movie pleasantly surprised me with its well-written and emotional storyline, as well as some amazing animation that far surpasses what can be accomplished on a TV budget. It’s not likely everyone’s first choice and it’s still trying to sell toys, though I’d say it’s worth giving it a watch anyway for the storytelling alone.

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 and 2

Though I have not read the original comic storyline beforehand, Batman: The Long Halloween is a very intriguing Batman story in its own right. The overarching mystery keeps you guessing until the very end, plus it features a very interesting interpretation of Two-Face. Fans of the original comic may find themselves disappointed depending on their expectations, otherwise it makes for a very solid entry in the line of animated Batman films.

Top Video Games of 2021

Little Nightmares II

Little Nightmares II takes what the original did with its themes of gluttony and applies it to a different message, that being the overconsumption of TV, without losing the intense unnerving imagery that made the first game memorable. Enough changes are made to the gameplay to keep things fresh, making this a worthy addition to any horror game collection.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The Ratchet & Clank series has had its ups and downs, including a divisive reimagining of the original game, however its latest installment proves exactly why the series is so well-regarded. An amazing storyline and the well-written introduction of newcomer Rivet are two of the game’s highlights, though the classic gameplay is built upon further with new elements that take full advantage of the PS5’s hardware. Even for franchise newcomers, this is a must-play for any PS5 owner.

Top Disappointments of 2021

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

While the first two SpongeBob Squarepants movies aren’t as good as the first three Seasons of the show, the more direct involvement of series creator Stephen Hillenburg keeps them somewhat in line with those Seasons. Released as a Paramount+ launch title, the third film, Sponge on the Run, unfortunately misses the mark. While one could argue that the celebrity cameos in the first two films still managed to contribute in some way to the story, here they are totally superfluous, though the biggest sticking point of the movie is how the story feels the need to retcon early SpongeBob lore just to promote the Kamp Koral spin-off series. While the voice acting and animation are certainly on-point, they are not enough to save this film.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

While not necessarily a perfect film by any means, the original Space Jam is a film that gets more enjoyable every time I watch it, helped by Michael Jordan’s charisma and down-to-earth depiction, as well as amazing Roger Rabbit-like visual effects that still hold up nicely to this day. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about Space Jam: A New Legacy, which completely misses the point of Space Jam with weaker writing, inconsistent internal logic with the original movie and a basketball game with nonsensical “video game logic” and a ham-fisted Ready Player One scenario complete with forced crossovers between the Looney Tunes and whatever Warner Bros. happens to own. While I can recommend the original film as a solid piece of ‘90s nostalgia, this one is a hard pass.

Clifford the Big Red Dog (Film)

This is a case where I had little faith going into it thanks to an odd ad campaign, and yet I still felt disappointed by the end result. While the acting is fine for the most part, the plot and character archetypes are very generic for a Clifford movie, and while the CG is great for the most part, it can get dodgy at times. While the explanation given for Clifford’s size is accurate to the source material, the way it’s presented somehow comes off a little hokey in a live-action setting. Whether you’re an existing fan or a franchise newcomer, it’s difficult to recommend this one.

2021 - The Year in Review (lionsroar)

2021, unfortunately, did not live up to the promise, as we still haven't shaken COVID and may never. While the world seems to be in a rush to get back to normal, we here at Trophy Unlocked still don't feel comfortable sitting in a crowded movie theater, so all the new films we've reviewed this year have been seen from the seats in our living room.

The Best of the Year (in no particular order).

The Beatles: Get Back

While technically not a movie, the project itself did start out as one. Perhaps it was COVID that pushed back the release and gave director Peter Jackson more time with the footage, but the movie turned into a three-night nearly eight-hour-long documentary about The Beatles recording an album in January 1969 and playing one last live show. While this isn't something that I would sit down and watch again right away, I was very happy to have finally seen this project. If anything, the documentary is perhaps an hour too long for the non-Beatles-indoctrinated out there, as there is too much time spent on the group goofing around rather than being productive. Now let's see them re-release Let It Be.

Judas and the Black Messiah

The story of Fred Hampton, a leader of the Black Panthers in Chicago, might be one that may not have been known if it weren't for this film. Daniel Kaluuya gives a compelling performance and while the film might not be "fun" to watch, it is still an important one that should be seen.


Pixar has become hit and miss in recent years, so it was nice to see them hit one with Luca. A sweet story about being a fish out of water, or in this case, a sea monster, this is a nice treat. This is what a family film should be. Very enjoyable.

No Time to Die

All things come to an end, and while James Bond will go on, it will do so without Daniel Craig as the MI6 agent with a license to kill. Bond goes out in a big way and leaves you wondering how they're going to continue. While I might have my doubts when Craig came onboard, he has proven to be one of the better Bonds and sorry to see him go.

Black Widow

After 13 years and 20+ films, it's sort of hard to give up on the MCU cold turkey. While I'm still not excited about Phase 4, it was nice to get a Phase 3 fix of sorts with Scarlett Johannson's swan song as Black Widow, a character who needed a movie, though it might have been nice if they didn't use it to try and sell some later Phase 4 film as well.

For some reason, DC does much better with animated superhero films than it does with live-action. Case in point, Batman. This year, there was the two-part epic, The Long Halloween, which manages to set the right tone while also utilizing a wide variety of the villains in the Batman universe.

The Disappointments of the Year (in no particular order)

Zack Snyder's Justice League

Perhaps 2021 is the year of the long re-edit. The Beatles: Get Back is, in essence, a redo of the film Let It Be and Zack Snyder's Justice League is a four-hour re-edit of an otherwise failed film from 2017. While better, it is also longer, nearly four hours long, and it is not enough to really change my opinion about the original version nor Warner Bros.' handling of the DC films.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Why was this made? It is not a story that needed to be told and the star of the film, LeBron James, does not come off as either a good actor or a good father (I know it's fiction). James does not have the cache that Michael Jordan had when he made Space Jam, which wasn't a film that needed a sequel or a reboot, and this film is proof of that.

Clifford: The Big Red Dog

Family films usually mean they're aimed at children and not any adult who has any discerning tastes. Clifford fits that bill very nicely. It's hard to hate a puppy dog, but the film is nothing but predictable. It tries very hard to show diversity, including placating Chinese nationals, but that is about all the heavy lifting it does. If you find yourself knowing what's going to happen next, you're not alone.

Godzilla vs. Kong

If you like your films big and stupid, then this is the one for you. Your mind will be blown by the visual effects and you won’t need it for the rest of the film.


Disappointment is perhaps misplaced here. I wasn't really looking forward to the film the way some may have been. Going in, I had no expectations, but even those were not meant. The film is good, but not great, and slow-paced, which is not a good thing for science fiction. Blame me for wanting better or more, since there is a sequel in the planning stages.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Shortly after the success of the original Octodad, eight of the original members of the DePaul University student team formed Young Horses and launched a successful Kickstarter for a sequel, originally titled Octodad 2. Over two years later, the final game launched as Octodad: Dadliest Catch in 2014 to good success, making over $4 Million in its first year, though with mixed reception from critics. Playing Bugsnax made me more interested in playing Dadliest Catch, but going through the original Octodad first helped set a good foundation for what to expect. As much as I enjoyed the end result, however, I can’t ignore some of the frustration I felt, not to mention the steep asking price for the amount of content.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Stubs - We're No Angels


We’re No Angels (1955) Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall. Based on the play La cuisine des Anges by Albert Husson (Paris, 12 Feb 1952). Produced by Pat Duggan. Run time: 105 minutes. USA. Color. Comedy, Drama, Christmas.

Michael Curtiz directed Humphrey Bogart in eight films during their years of working in Hollywood. including Casablanca (1942). Their first film was Black Legion (1937) and their last We’re No Angels (1955). It is this final film that we will look at mostly because it is one of the few Christmas-themed films Bogart would make but it is also a rare comedy from a man noted for his tough-guy roles.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021


In the world of independent games, perhaps one of the better-known titles is Octodad: Dadliest Catch, a game about an octopus disguised as a human. After I played Bugsnax, developed by Young Horses, I felt more compelled to check it out, but decided to first see its roots through the original freeware game, Octodad. Interestingly, this comparatively lesser-known game was developed in four months by the Young Horses team while they were students at DePaul University for the Student Showcase of the 2011 Independent Games Festival, in which they placed in the top eight. Knowing this context, the short development cycle and amateur presentation are more noticeable, but it’s still an impressive feat nonetheless and doesn’t make it any less worth checking out.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Stubs - Little Women (1933)


Little Women (1933) Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver, Jean Parker, Frances Dee, Henry Stephenson, Douglass Montgomery, John Davis Lodge, Spring Byington Directed by George Cukor Screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman Based on the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Boston, 1868). Produced by Merian C. Cooper (Executive Producer). Black and White Run time: 117 minutes USA Drama, Christmas

Christmas is a time for snuggling up to a classic, whether it is a film or a book. In the case of Little Women, it’s a mixture of both. Like Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, every few years it seems there is a new version of Little Women. The first one was a 1917 British version starring G. B. Samuelson, with Alexander Butler directing. The first American adaptation was made in 1918 by William A. Brady, who had also produced a stage version of the novel in 1912. Shot in and around the Alcott home in Concord, Massachusetts, the film also opened in New York on November 10, 1918 and played for several weeks until Famous Players-Lasky Corp. purchased it and released it as a Paramount-Artcraft Special on January 5, 1919.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

2004 was a big year for gaming, with several heavy hitters like Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Half-Life 2 releasing to critical acclaim and a lasting legacy. If there’s one game that I distinctly remember from this time period, however, it’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (San Andreas), Rockstar’s fifth entry in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series. Even though I wouldn’t have been able to play the game at the time, I remember that everyone talked about the game, including a number of students in real life, and how great it was, with additional praise from gaming news sources. I also remembered the “Hot Coffee” controversy and how it made the news at the time, along with the recall and rerelease of the game. Eventually, I heard enough hype that I actively sought out a copy, but couldn’t find a single one in any GameStop that I looked at (back when I actually bought all of my games at GameStop). Fortunately, the game was rereleased under the Greatest Hits label and I got a complete copy that way.

Sometime later and about eleven years ago, I tried to play San Andreas, but for whatever reason only completed three missions (or about an hour of gameplay) before I got epically sidetracked by other games, including Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V), the only GTA game I had played to completion. Since then, I wanted to try playing San Andreas again, but that interest didn’t fully reignite until I saw footage of the botched Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, glorified console ports of mobile ports of console games. With San Andreas now relevant again, I passionately played the original PS2 version over two weeks, with an in-game time of 24:07 and completing the main story with an overall percentage of 63.10%. With that goal finally accomplished, I can confidently say that despite its rough edges, San Andreas is still a game worth playing and has definitely earned its reputation.

Friday, December 17, 2021

EyeToy: Kinetic

In the US, no less than a week after EyeToy: Operation Spy came the release of the eighth and final game to be released in the region, EyeToy: Kinetic, a fitness game made in collaboration with Nike Motionworks. Unlike other EyeToy-based games, Kinetic requires the use of a Full Vision Lens that you place over the EyeToy camera so that your full body is in view, which comes with the game inside a foam insert in the Memory Card slot. Because of this, when tracking down a copy of the game, I went out of my way to make sure I was getting a sealed copy to ensure it included the lens, and bought one that came bundled with the second model of the EyeToy camera. Because the only way to replace the Full Vision Lens in case something happens to it is to buy a new copy of the game, I also tried to be very careful with it during my playthrough, which took some time to get through on account of muscle recovery. After taking the time to properly explore what the game had on offer, I found it be one of the better implementations of the EyeToy camera as well as a great fitness game in general.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

EyeToy: Operation Spy

One of the many features of EyeToy: Play 2 was SpyToy, which enabled the EyeToy to function as a security camera for your (bed)room. Months later, a follow-up game known as EyeToy: Operation Spy (PAL: SpyToy) was released as the seventh EyeToy game released in the US, building off of this premise. While searching for games to expand my EyeToy selection, this was one that I found cheaply at Amoeba, though I wouldn’t get around to playing it until much later. I will admit that, while I liked the idea behind it, some frustrating design issues prevented me from actually playing it to completion.

Monday, December 13, 2021

EyeToy: Play 2

Months after the US release of EyeToy: AntiGrav came EyeToy: Play 2, the sixth of eight EyeToy games to be released in the US and a sequel to the original EyeToy: Play. Much like the original EyeToy: Play, this was one game that could be found bundled with the camera itself, however, like with some games in my EyeToy collection, I found it cheap at Amoeba without the camera, which I fortunately still had from the first game. Since I still enjoyed the original game, I expected the similar experience out of the sequel, however I strangely found myself getting bored more than I did excited.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Stubs - The Holly and the Ivy


\The Holly and the Ivy (1952) Starring: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton Directed by George More O'Ferrall. Screenplay by Anatole de Grunwald. Based on the stage play The Holly and the Ivy by Wynyard Browne. Produced by Anatole de Grunwald Run time 83 minutes UK Black and White Christmas, Drama

There are plenty of Christmas classics made in Hollywood but they certainly don’t have the market to themselves. However, the British have made their fair share of Christmas classics not all of which are based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Case in point, The Holly and the Ivy from London Films.

Friday, December 10, 2021

EyeToy: AntiGrav

Following Sega Superstars came EyeToy: AntiGrav, the fifth EyeToy game to be released in the US. Developed by Harmonix of Rock Band fame, this was also the first (at least in the US) to be designed for a more hardcore demographic rather than the casual focus of earlier EyeToy titles. Of the games released for the peripheral beyond EyeToy: Play, this is one I vividly recall seeing ads for on TV when it first came out, and was one I found cheap at a local games reseller when I was on my initial hunt for more EyeToy content. After finally getting to play it, I found the experience worth it, even if it was a little more difficult for me.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Sega Superstars

Within weeks of Nicktoons Movin’, Sega released their own contribution to the EyeToy peripheral, Sega Superstars, the only other EyeToy game made by a third party to be released in the US. Much like Nicktoons Movin’, this was a game I had to actively seek out when trying to complete my EyeToy collection, resorting to eBay as I could not find it in a physical store. After getting to play Sega Superstars, I found it to be a vast improvement over Nicktoons Movin’ in just about every way, to where this is what that game should have been.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Nicktoons Movin'

Though more EyeToy games were released following EyeToy: Groove, not many of them were released in the US, where instead the third game to be released for the peripheral was Nicktoons Movin’. Based on various Nickelodeon shows, it became the first EyeToy game in the US to not be developed by London Studio as well as the first to be based on a licensed property. In an effort to complete my EyeToy collection, I found this one for cheap at a local game store, not knowing what to expect going in. Once I played it, however, I walked away a bit disappointed for reasons beyond its content.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

EyeToy: Groove

After EyeToy: Play showed off the power of the EyeToy, London Studio followed it up with a rhythm game known as EyeToy: Groove, the second game released overall specifically for the peripheral. I admit I did not have this game when it first came out, however I did become curious when, along with other EyeToy games, I found it for very cheap used at Amoeba as a way to get more mileage out of the accessory since I still owned one. While I am satisfied knowing how it worked as an early attempt at a motion control rhythm game, I couldn’t help but feel a little let down after seeing what EyeToy: Play had to offer.

Monday, December 6, 2021

EyeToy: Play

Of the various peripherals released for the PS2, one of its most experimental and overlooked is perhaps the EyeToy, originally released in 2003. At the time it came out, it was an early serious attempt at motion control gaming, where it didn’t require a traditional controller and instead relied on using your body through the EyeToy camera. If you're unfamiliar with the EyeToy and this description sounds familiar, its modern day equivalent is the Xbox Kinect peripheral, released in 2010. While there were a good number of games during its lifespan that were specifically designed for the EyeToy, only eight of them ever made it to North America.

The EyeToy was originally packed with a game known as EyeToy: Play, a collection of minigames designed to show off the capabilities of the peripheral. Aside from its later sequel EyeToy: Play 2, this was the only EyeToy game I had at the time and so I have some nostalgia for this particular game. After revisiting the game for review purposes, I found that the fun factor was still there.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Stubs - Batman Returns


Batman Returns (1992) Starring: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Daniel Waters Based upon characters appearing in magazines published by DC Comics Inc., and on comic book characters by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton USA Run time: 126 minutes. Color. Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Crime, Superhero, Christmas

You might think of Batman and Christmas but that’s what you have with Batman Returns, at least that’s how we’re counting this entry into the Batman cinematic universe. The setting at Christmastime in Gotham City more than qualifies this for our purposes. But can you have a Happy Holiday while watching the Dark Knight?