[Guest Post] Death Note – A Deplorable Attempt at Adaptation

Hello everyone and welcome to That Baka Blog’s first ever guest post. Today I would like to introduce you to Stephen Nagel, a filmmaker and blogger from Cape Town, South Africa. When he’s not talking about film, he’s probably off writing or shooting one. If you enjoy reading this post, please make sure to catch more…

Ghost in the Shell: A Stylish, Surprisingly Good Live-Action Adaptation

Like most of us, when we heard this film was being made, I was quite skeptical as to how this would turn out since Hollywood has a tendency to turn every adaptation they touch into shit. On top of that the film also received harsh criticism for its casting, accusing it of “whitewashing”. After hearing mixed…

Logan: A Bloody Farewell to the Wolverine

Originally posted on Suitably Bored:
For 17 years, Hugh Jackman has graced our movie screens as one of Marvel’s most badass superheroes. Starring in nine X-Men films over his career, if you count his cameos in First Class and Apocalypse, it’s hard to think of anyone who could replace him as Wolverine. That’s why we have Logan; a fitting farewell to…

Anime Review: Chuunibyou

Originally posted on Suitably Bored:
I’m a sucker for a good romance anime. These shows pull at my heartstrings because they tend to be cute and, at times, genuine. Also, they illustrate how you can find love in the strangest of ways, as in the case of Chuunibyou. At face value I thought Chuunibyou was a show filled…

KonoSuba Season 2: First Impressions

I loved season 1 of KonoSuba when it came out last year. The plot never took itself seriously, the characters were funny and it was just fun to watch. It was a great parody on the Virtual Game genre made famous by Sword Art Online, amongst others. Well, season 2 is here and Kazuma and his merry band…

My Experience With The Resident Evil 7 Demo

Originally posted on Suitably Bored:
Resident Evil has often been credited as one of the original pioneers of the Survival Horror genre, apart from Silent Hill. Those familiar with earlier Resident Evil games remember the dog jumping through the window giving them one of many memorable jump scares. The series, however, has gone through some rough patches over the years, especially…

Gamer’s Corner: Life is Strange

Have you ever had a moment where you were spoilt with choices, but couldn’t decide what you wanted? What if you had the power to rewind time and correct the mistakes of the past, only to find that it caused more harm than good and you were left second-guessing yourself afterwards? This is what Life is…

Gamer’s Corner: Witcher 3

When Witcher 3 was first announced last year I did not pay much attention to it as I wasn’t acquainted with the series at the time. When GOG offered Witcher 2 for free during their winter sale at the end of last year I immediately took the opportunity to try out the series that took the…

Fight the Power: Assassination Classroom and Social Hierarchy

What would you do if you were offered $1 000 000 to kill your teacher? What if the government told you that killing your teacher would save the world? Would you do it? If you said yes to any of these questions then welcome to Class 3-E: home to the delinquents of Kunugigaoka Junior High School, one…

Somewhere I Belong: Watamote and Social Anxiety

We are all different in some way or another: some of us are extroverts while others are introverts. Some of us are socially popular while others are social outcasts. Whatever the case, we all fit into one part of society. Watamote is something different from your usual anime; it explores social class and shows us…

Retro Revival: Samurai Champloo

If I could describe Samurai Champloo in three words, it would be “cool”, “stylish” and “badass”. In my previous post I briefly mentioned that Samurai Champloo was considered my favourite anime of all time. I felt, however, that I had to do the anime justice and explain why it holds a special place in my heart. It’s not only the stylised…