Friday, August 23, 2013

Equestria Girls Review

Well, chances are since the reviews are split down the middle, this'll piss SOMEBODY off, but regardless, here's what I thought of Equestria Girls!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Update Video

I know it seems redundant to post this here after I already updated on the actual page, but here the update video is anyway.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Next Cartoon Hero Reviews

I'm currently moving, so there's not a lot I can do except give you a list of what's to come.

First, I'm currently working on the first part of what I like to call "Trials And Tribulations: An Ace Attorney Retrospective." As you can probably tell, my first big project will be taking a look back through a series that's still underrated despite being Capcom's 11th best-selling franchise of all time, hopefully introducing some of my fans to the series I've grown to love. Much like Linkara's History of Power Rangers, this'll be produced in conjunction with my Cartoon Hero reviews, and as such there'll be no set schedule. If it's any consolation, the first three videos (two to cover all the cases in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and one to sum up my thoughts on the characters and the game as a whole) will probably be about an hour and a half in total, so yeah, that'll give you a lot of content to watch. I plan on watching each game a little at a time during each week, so hopefully that'll allow for parts of the series to come out more often, but I make no promises.

But that's not the only review you'll get before the next Cartoon Hero season. As I've said, since MLP season 4 is still on the way, I figured I'd do something that people have been requesting that I do and review Equestria Girls. I have the script written, and I'll start filming as soon as I'm moved in.

After that, I've actually got most of the schedule for Season 5 of the Cartoon Hero planned out, but I figure showing you the next two months' worth is plenty.

August 26th: Top 10 Animated Sequels

September (Animal Month)
September 2nd: Robin Hood (Disney)
September 9th: El Arca
September 16th: Loonatics Unleashed
September 23rd: The Art of Gaming: Solatorobo
September 30th: Ookami-San

October (Halloween Of Heroes)
October 7th: Hellboy: Sword of Storms
October 14th: Superman vs. The Elite
October 21st: Hellboy: Blood and Iron
October 28th: Green Lantern: First Flight

And that's all I'll show for now. Hopefully that's enough to whet your appetite!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Reactions To Seasons 1-3 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

These are to prepare you for my eventual review of Equestria Girls, which is coming out as soon as I actually get the movie. (So, about the middle of August.) In the meantime, here's what I thought of the first three seasons!

Reaction to Season 1: (Originally aired May 29, 2011)

Part 1:

Part 2:

Reaction to Season 2: (Originally aired May 21, 2012)

Reaction to Season 3: (Originally aired March 7, 2013)

Kingdom Hearts 3D/Birth By Sleep Review

For a little added bonus, here's me catching up on the other KH games I missed when making the Top 10 Cartoon-Based Games list.

Top 20 Teen Titans Episodes

Originally aired July 1st, 2013. And with this last summer top 20, my blog is fully caught up! It took me several weeks to get this far, but we're all updated now! Expect the next post to appear on my blog at the same time as the other sites.

Top 11 Worst Mistakes of Season 4

Originally aired June 2nd, 2013. So what did I fuck up this time? Let's find out!

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Gurren Lagann The Movie(s)

Originally aired May 31, 2013. It only took me two years, but I finally finish Gurren Lagann!

The Cartoon Hero Presents: The Gurren Lagann Movie(s) from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

The Art of Gaming: Mother 3

Originally aired May 22, 2013. This review was hell to upload due to rendering problems--but I think that in the end, I still did pretty well. Which is good, because this is my favorite out of the entire Mother trilogy.

The Art of Gaming: Mother 2/EarthBound

Originally aired May 15, 2013. This review contains quite a bit of sketch, so I split it into two parts for your convenience.

Earthbound (The Review):

Earthbound (The Skit):

The Art of Gaming: Mother 1

Originally aired May 7, 2013. This is it--we're in the home stretch. My review of the Mother trilogy starts out with Mother 1!

The Cartoon Hero Presents Halo: Legends

Originally aired April 29th, 2013. One Spartan stands alone and shouts, "THIS REVIEW IS MINE!"

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Tales of Symphonia

Originally aired April 22nd, 2013. After the serious blow he took last time, the Hero tries to recover by looking at a series that's been on his plate for some time...

The Cartoon Hero vs. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Originally aired April 16th, 2013. The Hero takes on (possibly) the worst thing with the Final Fantasy name attached, only for things to take a turn for the worse...

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Sonic the Movie

Originally aired April 8th, 2013. Gotta go fast!

The Cartoon Hero vs. Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda (April Fool's 2013)

Originally aired April 1st, 2013. I wonder how many people guessed the joke before they saw the episode...

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Cartoon Hero's Gonzo Month: SoltyRei

Originally aired March 26th, 2013. I finish up Gonzo Month with what I consider to be one of its most underrated works!

The Cartoon Hero's Gonzo Month: Rosario+Vampire Part 2

Originally aired March 18, 2013. I still like this review, but DAMN, it had issues. From the shakycam which I still didn't know how to fix, to the quality dropoff halfway through because my software adamantly refused to save came out as a bit of a mess. But I still think I got my feelings across pretty well.

The Cartoon Hero's Gonzo Month: Romeo x Juliet

Originally aired March 11th, 2013. I take a bit of time to recover from Rosario+Vampire with a good Gonzo anime.

The Cartoon Hero's Gonzo Month: Rosario+Vampire Part 1

Originally aired March 5th, 2013. This is a review that I actually wanted to do for some time, but I couldn't ever find a good time to do so. That time is now.

Cartoon Hero and Writrzblok: Under The Red Hood

Originally aired February 25th, 2013. First crossover I've had in months--and it's one that I quite enjoyed.

The Cartoon Hero vs. Barnyard

Originally aired February 23rd, 2013. Moving on from that, here's another review I quite liked, Barnyard!

Top 10 Cartoons I Hate That Everyone Else Loves

Originally aired February 15th, 2013.

...I really don't know what else to say at this point. This video's been talked about up and down. There are some who consider this video to be my Bart's Nightmare Let's Play, others have called it underrated. At this point, I'm really not sure who's right. I know the list is flawed, sure, but it seems that no matter which side I take, I'm not going to come out of this unscathed. So you know what--I'm just gonna post it right here, and wait out the results. For good, or for ill.

The Cartoon Hero vs. Dinosaur

Originally aired February 4th, 2013. I think I got a decent review out of this, but this movie was HELL to get through. I really was that bored by it.

The Art of Gaming: Muramasa-The Demon Blade

Originally aired January 28th, 2013. I'm actually quite proud of this review, too, but one thing that needs to be added--Muramasa was later ported to the PSVita, so you Sony fanboys can play it too!

The Cartoon Hero vs. Chicken Little

Originally aired January 22nd, 2013. Now, this is probably one of my favorite reviews. The movie gave me so much material to work with, it felt like I was being handed the review on a silver platter. But one line that I say in it bugs the hell out of me now--I'll get to it in the mistakes list.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Pokemon Heroes

Originally aired January 13, 2013. I go back to Pokemon for a look at one of my favorite films in the series--at least when I was a kid. But how has it held up?

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Pokemon Heroes from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

The Cartoon Hero vs. "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well"

Originally aired January 8, 2013. Well, I can't say I expected the first My Little Pony review I did for the main series to be the one I think is the worst out of the series...but what can you do? I'm honestly just glad I got to get my feelings on this episode out there.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Cartoon Hero vs. Titan A.E.

Originally aired January 1st, 2012--it would have been the 31st, but I couldn't get the movie to work in time. Well, anyway, enjoy what I like to call my "End of the World Special!"

The Cartoon Hero vs. Titan A.E. from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Tokyo Godfathers

Originally aired December 24, 2012. My final contribution to Red Ribbon Reviewers 2012. I don't think I can ever compete with Kyle's review of Angels in America in terms of quality, but I think this one was pretty good.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Prep & Landing

Originally aired December 17, 2012. Shorter review this time, but the next one definitely makes up for that...

The Cartoon Hero vs. Balto 3: Wings of Change

Originally aired December 11th, 2012. I finally finish the Balto saga with Balto 3!

The Cartoon Hero vs. Balto 3 from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

The Cartoon Hero vs. Balto 2: Wolf Quest

Originally aired December 5th, 2012. I continue the Balto saga as I pick up the Red Ribbon Reviewers' mantle with Balto 2!

The Cartoon Hero Presents: The Iron Giant

Originally aired November 29, 2012. And now, what's either one of my best reviews or one of the most boring ones (depending on who you ask) The Iron Giant!

Top 10 Cartoon-Based Games That Don't Suck

Originally aired November 20th, 2012. Do all licensed games really suck? Most of them, yes, but here's my take on some that don't!

The Cartoon Hero Presents: The Seventh Brother

Originally aired November 13, 2012. This is a movie that, despite my best efforts, I literally cannot hate.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Rock & Rule

Originally aired November 5th, 2012. This was one of my most requested reviews, and a movie that I ended up enjoying a lot more than I thought I would.

Top 13 Most Disturbing Moments in Non-Horror Cartoons

Originally aired October 30, 2012. This list turned out well, but it was hell to put together--I'm actually pretty lucky I got it out the day before Halloween.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Pokemon-The Rise of Darkrai

Originally aired October 21st, 2012. I'm actually quite proud of this episode. The movie gave me a lot of material to work with, and I think I did an overall decent job on the sketch, too.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Highschool of the Dead

Originally aired October 14, 2012. I probably came off as a fanboy of this series in this review, but you know what--I don't care. Because I kind of am. And it convinced other people to at least give it a chance despite its problems, so maybe it worked.

The Cartoon Hero Presents: Highschool of the Dead from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

The Cartoon Hero Presents Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Originally aired October 8, 2012. You know, looking back, I realize two things--first, I think I referenced almost every incarnation of Batman in this review, and second, I think I did pretty well for a guy who's never seen the animated series. Except for not knowing exactly what Joker Venom was, that is. And about Andrea possibly coming back later, but we'll get to that.