Hannibal - Season 2 Finalé

Well that was a turn out for the books..  Or was it?  Avid fans know how the story goes but it’s not without saying that Bryan Fuller’s series is entitled to a bit of artistic license.  However, Season 2 came to an end in the UK tonight and it has raised a few questions.

The next part of this article may contain spoilers for the final episode so if you haven’t seen it yet then DO NOT READ ON!

Any fans will know from the Red Dragon movie that it is indeed Will Graham who captures Hannibal Lecter and sends him to his infamous prison.  Not to say that won’t happen, in the World of drama series they have tricks up their sleeve to keep you guessing.  There’s no physical evidence that Will Graham, Jack Crawford and Alana Bloom met their demise so they may resurface for Season 3.

It is clear after the events of the final episode that Hannibal must go into hiding much like Ridley Scott’s Hannibal (2001) and there has also been mention of introducing Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi to the cast.  All speculation for now but they have been teasing the arrival of Francis Dolarhyde for some time and also some hints that Clarice Starling will be eventually be making an appearance.  

Whatever we can expect in Season 3, it is apparent that this is only just the beginning and I, for one, can not wait.

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This needs no introduction.. (RED BAND TRAILER)

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Finally, the wait is over, Max Max: Fury Road trailer is here and it looks incredible. Mel Gibson who?

Enjoy!

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Check out the weirdly creepy (but in a good way) trailer for the new movie with Daniel Radcliffe - Horns.

He looks a long way from Hogwarts.. In a way.

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  • AnonymousYou are aware that Captain America has been someone other than Steve Rogers in the comics before right? This is not "completely changing a character whose been going since 1941" or if it is it's not the first or last time that Marvel will do it?
  • Yes, I realise that Bucky Barnes also took the mantle. I figure it’s a huge marketing ploy to mix things up in the name of diversity. However I feel it a bit unnecessary, even if it is just for a short while.

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Completely unrelated to my entire blog but just wanted to show my son headbanging to Iron Man.

I’ve taught him well.

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Need for Speed (2014)

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Just managed to catch Need for Speed on Sky Store and I want to put something straight before I begin; I feel, as an avid movie fan, that movies should be judged on what they are trying to achieve.  Becoming a critic and slating something because you don’t like the genre is a simple process but here’s the difficult concept to wrap your tiny mind around; everyone has different opinions.  

Therefore, I am about to embark on a revolutionary theory of judging a movie by it’s achievement and in saying that, what Need for Speed is trying to achieve, i.e. fast and impressive cars, high speed chases and crashes and explosions then this is a great movie!  What it did suffer from unfortunately was a terrible marketing team.  The first movie starring Breaking Bad legend Aaron Paul should have been screamed from the Hollywood hills but instead it majorly flopped at the box office.

Aaron Paul plays Toby Marshall, a small time mechanic and street race driver who gets into the wrong company in the form of former High School enemy Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper) and is framed for the murder of his friend during a high speed chase.  When he gets out of jail he vows to take revenge by enlisting in a illegal race to hunt down Brewster and prove his innocence. 

Yes, ok, there’s a bit of cheese to it.  What would you expect exactly?  We’re talking about the same concept as the Fast & Furious franchise and we can all agree how popular that is.  In saying that, the acting is good, especially from the lead characters.  The script feels a little forced and over rehearsed but ultimately we are not there for an Oscar performance.  We want to see high speed chases with bumbling Cop cars smashing into other Cop cars and large barrels of water and so forth.  There’s even a Dukes of Hazard moment, or as they aptly called it, ‘the grasshopper’ (pictured above).

Aside from everyone moaning that it was ‘the worst, most pointless movie ever’ and ‘the acting was terrible’ just try to remember why you’re watching it in the first place.  If you don’t like fast car movies, here’s a tip, don’t watch it.

But I enjoyed it, I took it for what it is and that’s a bit of a thrill ride.  My only criticism is that it was a bit too long at 132 minutes but all in all it’s worth a watch.

Need for Speed is available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD

Verdict: 3/5

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