Saturday, 31 January 2015

Big Hero 6 Review- Marvel/Disney Masterpiece

From Walt Disney Studios, comes Big Hero 6. Big Hero 6 is set in a futuristic city called San Fransokyo. It centres around Hiro Hamada, who, with his friends and his brother Tadashi's robot designed for healthcare, Baymax, set off to save the city of San Fransokyo from a notorious villain.

Big Hero 6 is a Marvel Disney combo. It is the first Disney film of Marvel property. Visually Big Hero 6 is amazing and definitely gives live action scenes a run for its money.

While watching I couldn't help but relate this to a male targeted Frozen.

Both Frozen and Big Hero 6 have:
  • Great main characters (Elsa & Hiro)
  • Loveable comedy characters (Olaf & Baymax)
  • Both contain death and grieving ( Elsa's Parents & Hiro's Brother and Parents)
  • Superpowers (Elsa Ice & Baymax and friends tech power)

If you have a children that are too young for The Avengers then you need to absolutely take them to see this.

Overall, Big Hero 6 was an enjoyable movie that I feel everyone should see. Would I watch it again? Probably if someone else wanted to but I wouldn't freely decide to watch it again if I went back to the cinema. The film as a whole is a great step in the right direction in superhero action animation.

If you have watched Big Hero 6 then make sure to let me know what you think below. Give me your opinions.




Saturday, 24 January 2015

Healthy Slushie Smoothie Recipe

For Christmas my parents brought me a smoothie maker, well a Nutribullet to be precise. This machine is great at breaking up fruit and other healthy substances to make great smoothies.

My favourite smoothie I have made is the one I am sharing with you today, my very own Slushie Smoothie Recipe.


  • Blender
  • Frozen Watermelon 
  • Frozen Pineapple or Strawberries 
  • Ice
  • Grapes
  • Water

First take your smoothie machine cup and add around 6-8 pieces of frozen watermelon.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Taken 3 Review

Like many people I have mixed views on the Taken franchise. Taken 1 was amazing, action and narrative was perfectly balanced and it was something new that we hadn't seen before.

Then Taken 2 came along. Within the franchise I would definitely say that this is the weakest of the three. The twists were very predictable and you knew what was happening next.

Before writing this review I had a look what others thought and majority of them were actually negative. Some of the comments I agreed with but some were a little harsh. All in all I thought Taken 3 was a pretty good film. If you are an action junkie then this is absolutely the film for you. 

The synopsis of the film is as follows:

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter

Like Taken 2 there was definitely moments in which the narrative was predictable such as, if he would survive or not. However, I do think that the coverage of action and overall story line was done pretty well and brought me an enjoyable experience. 

The film did feel like a little add on to the last 2 and bringing nothing really new to the franchise apart from a main character death and a new life. On the plus side I do think that the character Kim was acted a little better than the scared silly girl in the first film.

I do feel that the creators of the film have rinsed this series dry and Taken 3 did feel like the ending to the franchise. There actually was a nice twist at the end but then the film went back to predictable.

If you have watched Taken 3 let me know what you thought of the film in 2 words in the comments below.



Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Insurgent Book Review - Twisted Moan of Madness

Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent series. Divergent ended with Tris and Four leaving on a train after all the sacrifice and defeating Erudite (kinda).

Insurgent to me seemed a little all over the place in terms of story with Tris visiting all the factions throughout the book as if she was having a tour of her world. This feel did sometimes confuse me at points of who she was talking to  but sometimes the style of the story did fit well with what was going on with many people unsure of what was actually happening in their world.

Insurgent welcomes some appealing new characters to the Divergent series throughout this book however, sometimes there was too many characters to handle leaving me simply with a name and nothing to fit with it.

The book as a whole can be a little sad at times with the killing and action but one scene lifts the mood of the book a lot and that was the paintball scene. For those who haven't read the book, Tris, Four and the others go back to Dauntless headquarters and find that there is lots of camera around the place. They then make a plan to cover all the camera with paint to stop Erudite watching them. This turns into more of a paintball fight than a camera cover mission but its a great way to connect with the characters that we haven't seen before and gives us greater understanding of the ones we do know from Divergent. This is a great scene, I really hope this scene is in the film as visually I think it would be good to see.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

TBR Challenge 2015

New Year, New start... right?

Making new years resolutions can be hard and sticking by them for a whole year can be even harder. So this year other than the obvious ones like losing weight and becoming more healthier I have decided to read more. I decided to do this a few years ago also but it got to around April and I noticed I was no longer reading. So this year I thought instead of just deciding to read more I would make it more of a challenge,The TBR Challenge.

I originally saw the challenge on jessethereader on YouTube. For those who don't know what the TBR challenge is where readers pick up a long neglected book from your (To Be Read) TBR pile and read it and then comment on it somewhere being your blog, social media or just to a friends or family member.

When researching this challenge I found out that people are given a list of books to read for each month however, I want to read my own TBR books so instead I am creating my own list.

How it is going to work?

Each month I am going to select a book and read that book in that month. At the end of the month I will create a blog post on that book telling you what I think of it. That way I can read more and so can you guys.

The book for January is Paper Towns by John Green. I keep banging on about this book and I have started getting into it. Compared to TFIOS it is a little different but I will save that for this months review. 

I have a few books that I want to read from my book collection but not a whole years worth so if you have read a book recently that you just have to tell someone about let me know in the comments below and ill be sure to pick it up for one of the months this year.



Links relevant to post:

Paper Towns by John Green
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
House of Secrets by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini 

My Links:


Saturday, 3 January 2015

Lily Pebbles Chocolate Brookies

Welcome to my first post of 2015, I hope you all had a great New Year. Recently I made Brookies. I found the recipe after watching Lily Pebbles vlogmas videos on her YouTube channel. She also made a blog post last year on the 9th of December here.

So I decided that this is the first thing I would do in 2015 (As I made them on the 1st of Janaury).


The ingredients needed to make Brookies are as follows:
  • 85g good quality cocoa powder
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 60g icing sugar
Step 1:

To start with in one big bowl mix together the Cocoa powder, caster sugar and vegetable oil. Then beat in each egg one at a time, then add the vanilla extract. Now combine the plain flour, baking powder and salt to the cocoa mixture. Once mixed well cover and place in the fridge for atleast 4 hours.