Review: I guess this is what happens when your story has everything it needs and yet still falls pretty flat. While some people might really be enjoying this I just found this episode (much like most of the series so far) incredibly paint by numbers and just kind of soulless. We have the heroes doing … Continue reading Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 10: I Guess We’re Building to a Climax
Review: Right, so we still don't actually know what Code Realize is, other than a plot to destroy the world for reasons unknown. And we still don't know what Idea is actually up to or what they think the 'correct' course is for humanity, other than they think killing Cardia is a step in the … Continue reading Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 9: Rallying the Troops
Review: For an episode that actually had a pretty dramatic ending (predictable but still dramatic) the rest of this episode just kind of felt like it was going through the motions. London is burning, soldiers are rebelling, and Cardia and Lupin return, reunite with the others and decide to save the Queen. I don't know … Continue reading Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 8: The Enemy of My Enemy
Review: This episode begins with a recap of Finis tormenting Cardia in his own internal monologue and ends with him laughing maniacally, but I have to wonder what purpose he actually serves. It is Cardia and Finis' father who actually has the terrorist plot that we are slowly closing in on. Finis at this point … Continue reading Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 7: Is Finis Relevant?
Review: Something I will never ever understand is why so many writers feel that every character needs a tragedy in their back story. Some people could just have normal lives until the event that is occurring in the story. They don't all need to have overcome multiple tragedies prior to the story in order to … Continue reading Code Realize Episode 5: Fran Get’s His Angsty Back Story
Review: While this show is obviously not trying to be a super spy thriller (quite obviously so), this episode still made me raise my eyebrows more often than I would like as I struggled to ignore lapses in logic that were just trying to throw me out of what was an otherwise enjoyable romp (even … Continue reading Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 4: Just a Few Holes in the Plan
Review: It didn't really click last week given the nature of this show but I guess when you introduce Van Helsing into your mix of characters, having vampires actually be real and show up in the story just makes sense. And then making Cardia see herself as the lonely monster reflected by the orphan vampire … Continue reading Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 3: Well I Guess We Had To Expect Vampires
Review: There's something to be said for sticking to formula. It is like a well worn pair of shoes or jeans. You slip into them and you just feel comfortable. They may not look that great and depending on how worn they are you might end up not openly wearing them, but deep down you … Continue reading Code Realise ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 2: Keeping it Simple