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Dredd 3D Review

Howdy ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another film review. Today’s review will be on the second film adaptation of the Judge Dredd character in the form of Dredd aka Dredd 3D.

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Now I’m not going to lie, when I saw the trailer for this film I wasn’t interested in the film at all. There was nothing that ‘wowed’ me or got me excited for the film in any way. And it also didn’t help that in the trailer and the subsequent TV spots the song “In for the Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey remix)” by La Roux, I really don’t like that song and it was really putting me off watching this film (no joke). But I decided to give this film a shot because I like Karl Urban and I was just hoping that this film would actually be worth my time, and you know what it was actually pretty good.

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In Dredd the story goes a little something like this:

“In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop known as Judge Dredd teams with a trainee, Jude Anderson to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.”

The story in this film was good. I was surprised how adult it was as there was a lot of violence, profanity and drug and sexual references. There was a reason why Dredd was rated as an 18 film, the film doesn’t hold back on its violent and chaotic nature. The story is basically a drug bust once Dredd and Anderson get to Peach Trees and from there it’s all about the Judge’s ascension through the tower to get to Ma-Ma and take out her gang. It is a simple yet nice plot and while it starts to drag a little while Dredd and Anderson ascend up the floors to level 200, it’s still pretty interesting.

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Though it is the characters of Dredd which are really good and are best element about the film. Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was great, before I watched the film I thought he wouldn’t be intimating or badass enough. Luckily I was proven wrong as Karl Urban does a fantastic job as Dredd, he the no-nonsense, by-the-books kind of law enforcer and when you get on his bad side you might as well ask for death. Urban’s performance is miles ahead of Sylvester Stallone’s hilarious portrayal of the character in the 90s and Urban’s version smartly keeps his  helmet on throughout the film and has a very dry sense of humour too. Olivia Thirlby as Anderson was cool and was a much more interesting than I thought she’d be. Her character seems to be the emotional and relatable balance to Dredd’s distant and sometimes emotionless personality. Thirlby does well in her wrong and I was glad to see her actually kick some ass in the film too. And Leena Heady was nice as Ma-Ma, she comes across as on of those antagonists who are in a position of power and don’t have to do much because they have underlings to take care of her work for her. I like how Heady carried herself in the film, though I didn’t find her character as interesting as Dredd or Anderson.

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When it comes to the presentation of Dredd its pretty good. There is a nice, gritty and desolate look to the film from the wastelands to Mega-City One and the scenes inside of the tower of Peach Trees. Another impressive thing about the film is how realistic it looks, but has implemented CGI for the futuristic aspects. Unlike in the 90s film where the CGI was used at every given opportunity, in Dredd it’s used appropriately and is limited to certain action sequences and the futuristic city that is Mega-City One. And those fancy slow motion sequences when someone’s on “SLOW-MO” looked pretty and magical. The 3D in the film was good in the slow motion sequences, but otherwise I felt it was just as invisible as it is in other films that have post-converted 3D. As I said before this film is violent, very violent, there is a lot of death, blood and carnage in the action scenes and if you’re not into blood and gore than maybe you should avoid this film, but for me I love that kind of stuff and it worked well in Dredd. Unfortunately the soundtrack for Dredd is a little forgettable, while the action’s going down the music works but after the film’s over I don’t recall much about the music in Dredd and that is rare for me in a comic book film.

Now with Dredd I’ve heard that a lot of people liked this film a lot a for good reason, there is a lot to appreciated about this film. But for me Dredd was missing two quintessential things that make not only comic book films memorable, but just films in general and those things are; memorable action set-pieces/sequences and ‘something special’. One of the things I love about comic book, sci-fi and action films is action set-pieces/sequences, those epic moments of spectacle and well-choreographed action. The spectacle in Dredd is unfortunately nothing special or memorable, that’s not to say it ts terrible or anything, it just isn’t as amazing as film’s in its genre should be. One things that this film easily achieves is that is miles better than the first Judge Dredd film from 1995, the tone, style and adult nature of Dredd puts it in a whole other league from the 90s films.

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Dredd’s costume in the new film is much better than Stallone’s 90’s version. Urban’s uniform looks far more practical and better-looking than the 90s version.

In conclusion Dredd is a pretty good film, compared to other comic book films it’s the first time since Watchmen that I’ve seen such a brutal and more adult film in the cinema of this genre. Karl Urban gives us a fine performance as Judge Dredd, the action scenes are big and violent and I’m glad to report that this film wasn’t the boring time I thought it’d be. While Dredd doesn’t become an instant classic and is missing memorable set pieces action and sequences, it’s still a film I would recommend and if there is a sequel I would like to see what the writers comes up with.

Rating: 7.0

Well that’s been my review ladies and gents, hopefully you enjoyed and drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts on this film. Until the review this is me signing out! 🙂

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Nintendo Europe Wii U Presentation Roundup

To my surprise Nintendo’s Wii U Preview was very impressive, I wasn’t expecting the wealth of information that was given because Nintendo have been very secretive amount their new console for a while now. However Nintendo really did deliver on the tech specs for the console and software line-up and the amount of games available in the launch window looks pretty darn interesting especially from the third-party developers. While I believe the launch window for the Wii U is a fair bit big which means you could be waiting a while for certain games to come out, in the end I think if Nintendo play their cards right and release the right games before the end of March next year then they should be fine. This has made my interest in the Wii U shoot up somewhat, though I’ll wait for the specific retail prices for each bundle before making a purchase.

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In today’s European Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo has announced that their latest home console, Wii U, will launch across Europe from 30th November. Wii U is an HD console that offers more choice and variety of gameplay than ever before, with brand new gaming experiences enabled by the innovative Wii U GamePad controller, whether playing alone or together with friends. The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the TV set with certain software.

Two launch hardware packs were announced along with the strongest line-up of launch software in Nintendo history. These include third-party heavy hitters such as FIFA 13 from Electronic Arts and Activision’s Call Of Duty®: Black Ops II, Ubisoft’s ZombiU™ and RAYMAN® LEGENDS as well as in-house titles like Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U. The Nintendo Direct presentation also revealed previously unannounced upcoming software titles exclusive…

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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Media, Reviews, Video Games

 

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Lawless Review

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another blog post, today I bring you another review in form of the gangster film, Lawless.

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When I saw this trailer for this film I was immediately interested mainly due to its similarities to Boardwalk Empire, a TV series I love immensely. Lawless seemed to embody the same kind of look and feel of that TV show, but it also looked like it had an interesting story tell and the cast alone had my attention immediately. So then I went to see the film on Monday this week and it was pretty darn good and going to tell you why in this review.

So story wise it goes a little something like this: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang (in the form Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke) is threatened by a new deputy (Guy Pearce) and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.

The story in Lawless is really good and I enjoyed it a lot. I felt like it provided a story, set in an interesting point in time and felt like an accurate portrayal of the events that took place in that era. There’s a lot of good stuff to expect form a film set in the Prohibition-era like drama, crime, violence, alcohol and all those dodgy dealings that go on in the background. I also like the way it develops for the characters involved and see how they gradually change over the course oft he film. The pace of the story is bit slow for those who like these kinds of films with a bit more action, but if you give it a chance and get into it then the story is an entertaining one.

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When it comes to the characters of Lawless the cast do a tremendous job with their roles. Shia LaBeouf as Jack Bondurant was really good, I was impressed with LaBeouf, he has some acting chops and I was glad to see he can actually act. The story of Lawless really centers around Jack and his journey throughout the film and liked that aspect. Tom Hardy as Forrest Bondurant was absolutely awesome as Forrest he is the hardest of the three brothers and the quietest too. Hardy’s character is very relaxed all the time, doesn’t really say much and some times only responses to things with a slight groan haha. His character is as funny as he is brutal and I loved it. And Jason Clarke as Howard Bondurant. I think that LaBeouf, Hardy and Clarke function well as brothers, they have some great chemistry on-screen and really seem to have that brotherly bond done pretty well.

And then there’s Guy Pearce as Special Agent Charlie Rakes, he was some kind of beast of man! He was this cold, merciless and evil member of the government that wanted to shut down the illegal moonshine operations in Virgina and Pearce played his part really well. Guy Pearce’s character is such a bastard in this film and you really hate him because of all of the cruel and unforgivable things he does, but as I said before Pearce plays his part really well. Also Gary Oldman as Floyd Banner was awesome in the film (like he is always) and while he wasn’t in the film as much as I thought he would be, when he does have his screen time his presence is magnetic. Mia Wasikowska as Bertha Minnix was interesting, I wasn’t expecting to like Wasikowska that much because I really didn’t like her in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, but in this film she was tolerable and actually quite nice. Jessica Chastain as Maggie Beauford was really good, I remembered Chastain from her work in The Help and I loved her in that film and was glad to see her deliver another solid performance in this film too. And lastly I wanted to give a shout out to Dane Dehaan as Cricket Pane, I really liked his character in the film, Dehaan and LaBeouf worked well together and I’m glad to see Dehaan continuing to be in films after his great performance in Chronicle.

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The presentation of Lawless is great, the film is well-shot and has some nicely executed action scenes with gunfire and things of that nature. Also another thing to note is that Lawless is pretty brutal and violent, I almost forgot the kind of film that I was watching until the fight scenes came around, whether it be the Bondurant brothers dishing out the pain or Charlie Rakes wasting somebody because he felt like it, there is some violent damage dishes out and it is very visual, but I love the film for going that extra mile when it comes to realism. The soundtrack for Lawless is pretty good too, not overly memorable, but there are some nice tunes here and there.

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I also think another reason I liked this film so much would be because of its direction, I didn’t know until today that John Hillcoat who directed The Road, which was one my favourite films I saw in the cinema in 2010. I get that same vibe of drama, emotion and engaging characters in this film as I did with The Road. Though Lawless isn’t perfect, it is a slower-paced film and it is one that builds up to the action rather than just throwing it out there for the sake of it. For me I was really expecting something in the same vain as Boardwalk Empire and while Lawless is impressive, it just doesn’t reach the that level of epicness I thought it would have.

In conclusion Lawless is a great film, it has a story that’s engaging and interesting from start to finish and its full of drama, character development and brutal action scenes. While the film isn’t as good as it could have been and falls short of the epic mark it could have achieved, Lawless is still the best film I’ve seen in the cinema since The Dark Knight Rises and that’s saying something.

Rating: 8/10

Well that’s been my review, hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading it and drop me a comment and let me know what you made of the film. Until the next time people, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Dragon Ball SD Chapter One Review

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen, today I return with my mini review of the first chapter of the Dragon Ball spin-off manga, Dragon Ball SD.

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Through the publishing power of Shueisha’s Super Strong Jump magazine, a new Dragon Ball manga emerged in December 2010. Dragon Ball SD (discounting the manga adaptation of the Dragon Ball OVA of 2008) was the first piece of new Dragon Ball manga to be released since the original series ended in 1995. Now Dragon Ball is very well-known, it’s loved all over the world and has been adapted into all parts of the media whether it be TV, film, video-game, toys, clothing or other forms of merchandise. Now a lot of fans have wanted new material from the Dragon Ball universe for years. But fans have been teased by Toei Animation with their opening animations for DBZ video games or the other animated Dragon Ball short films like Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! and the 2010 remake of Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans.

So after original creator Akira Toriyama stated that he was not going to continue the series, all hope seemed lost. However, Ooishi Naho wrote and illustrated a new spin-off series of Dragon Ball. Now in this first chapter we have the return of three of the main characters in the Dragon Ball manga; Son Goku, Krillin and Master Roshi. And without getting into the plot of the first chapter too much let’s just say that this chapter covers several scenarios that took place over the first, second and third volumes of the Dragon Ball manga. But what’s nice is that it alters, combines and condenses those scenarios into one chapter with a nice pace and it feels like being re-acquainted with old friends.

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Now in terms of the visual style, Ooishi Naho gives us a very respectable version of Toriyama’s original work. Sometimes the similarities are uncanny to the original and make you laugh and smile like when you read the original manga panels. You recognise all that you see in there and it almost feels like your watching an anime because of the attention to detail in the colour pallet. From the character actions to the facial expressions to the overall foreground and background locations, everything looks grand and since it’s all in colour its there’s a real vivid and fresh feeling to the chapter and it makes the chapter attractive and draws you in. While the story isn’t the most amazing or original introduction to a manga, fans of the Dragon Ball story will get a kick of it and obviously in time I assume things will start to pick up, but by the end of the chapter you know great things are set to happen.

Rating: 7.5/10

Well that’s it for now, come back another time and I should have some other stuff to blog about 😀

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Anime, Media, Reviews

 

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My Top 5 Summer Films of 2012

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome to another blog post, as you can see from the title today I’ll be talking about my top 5 films of the summer. Now while this has certainly been an interesting and highly anticipated summer for films, in retrospect I find myself incredibly underwhelmed by the summer film season as a whole. Don’t get me wrong there were great set of films to check out, but I feel like there was a lot highly anticipated films that failed to live up to the hype. Anyway let’s move on that list of my personal favourite films of the summer:

1. The Avengers

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In the end what else would you expect me to put as my top film of the summer? When it comes to The Avengers I am in love. The film that gave me everything that I wanted and then some. It had action, humour, great acting and interesting character interactions throughout and it defied the impossible by taking several superheroes from their individual films and assembled them in one place and the end result was epic to say the least. We put our trust in Joss Whedon, the writer/director of this mammoth of a film and he delivered. He created a special kind of comic book film that really did appeal to the fans and casual audiences, the film’s tone and atmosphere really was much that of a comic book, but it also had the realism that was established in the previous Marvel Studio films. The Avengers was a gamble and it easily could have failed, but it worked and really succeeded. The Avengers is easily my favourite film of not only the summer, but of the year too. I loved it since my first viewing and since the summer’s ended nothings been able to touch it. Fact.

2. The Dark Knight Rises

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The only film that would have given The Avengers a run for its money was Batman and boy did it come close! The Dark Knight Rises was the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s dark and realistic take on the comic book character. With the hype of The Dark Knight proceeding this film, there was a lot riding on this film. Luckily TDKR succeeded on being a pretty darn good sequel and in my opinion TDKR was a way better than TDK. This was the first Batman film from Chris Nolan I genuinely liked for all the right reasons, In TDKR there was drama, a real sense of urgency and chaos and a load of action too. The scale of this film was much better, the story felt much bigger and the villain, Bane was such a beast of a guy and so badass! Also for the first time Batman actually got to fight someone in a one-on-one fight and it was friggin awesome! The cinematography, sound design and epic soundtrack by Hans Zimmer made TDKR one of my favourite films this year.

3. The Amazing Spider-Man

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Now this film is a bit questionable in its position as my third favourite film of the summer. Don’t get me wrong The Amazing Spider-Man is pretty damn good, but in a lot of ways it didn’t meet the requirements for the kind of Spider-Man film I would like to watch. Obviously we all know the deal with this film being a reboot of the Spider-Man film series and how it was going to be the untold story of Peter Parker with the film following the comic book source material better while also creating its own story in the process. The end result in TASM is a good one. Andrew Garfield gave us a much more precise interpretation of Peter Parker, Emma Stone was also very good and pretty as Gwen Stacy and it was mainly their roles individually and together that made the film work. The action and CGI was pretty good too and the soundtrack has its special moments too. However their were a good few issues I had with TASM. The film’s interpretation of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard isn’t nearly good as it is in the comics, and I just wasn’t wowed by much in the film which really was the main thing that bugged me. I think the marketing for TASM hurt the film greatly by showing far too much in the trailers and TV spots. But anyway to summarize TASM is a good film, some say the best Spidey film to date (though I still feel that’s Spider-Man 2), but I am more interested in what they’ll do with a sequel and hope that I’ll find what I’m looking for there.

4. The Watch

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To be honest I didn’t think this film would be in my top 5 of the summer. With the questionable reception it got in America I thought The Watch would just be an okay comedy film… Man I was glad to be wrong! The Watch was frigging hilarious and while it wasn’t as funny as I was hoped and certainly wasn’t the best comedy film I had ever seen, it was the best comedy I saw this year. I remember seeing the teaser for this film and thought it looked hilarious, but when I found out about the alien invasion aspect of the film I thought it would suck. Luckily there is still a great amount of fun to be had with this film and I think it works really well because it’s just really stupid humour and it kicks so much ass! But it’s really the performances from Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade that makes The Watch such an enjoyable film to watch.

5. The Expendables 2

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Now this is what I’m talking about! Just some beastly film about great action stars coming together and destroying stuff, yay! The Expendables 2 is just a fun time in the cinema and I certainly came out of the cinema with a grin of satisfaction on my face. The film isn’t a greatly executed piece of art, it’s just an action film full of gunfire, fighting, explosions and chaos and it all kicks ass! It is just great to see some of these older action stars return to the big screen after all these years especially with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Expendables 2 is just a big, dumb load of fun that doesn’t take itself too seriously and its also pretty funny too with movie references aplenty.

Now to conclude one could argue that I am a bit biased towards comic book films, but what can I say, when I want some entertainment in the cinema they always seem to deliver (when they are made properly). Either way that’s my top 5 films of this summer, while at least 2 of these films delivered completely, as a whole this summer of films felt pretty weak overall when compared to the last two. Well that’s been my list of films for the summer, drop me a comment and let me know your own favourite films of the summer. Until the next time people, later on! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Rant 06: I Hate Being Left Out

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Howdy ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another installment in my blogging rants and today’s subject will be on how I hate being left out of things in general.

Now I know this really a trivial and selfish thing, but it really does suck when you’re the one left out or forgotten about when it comes to family and friends doing fun and exciting things. It’s happened to me for years since my days since school and while some of these occasions I have been able to get over, in more recent years it really does feel like some of the people I know have done it on purpose.

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No one likes to be left out of anything fun, me especially.

To be honest I love to be at the center of all things fun, whether it be with my friends or family, I just love to be part of great and happy situations like birthdays, weddings or nights out in the company of good friends. Though unfortunately there are occasions where you cannot be there to experience the epic happy times either because you weren’t invited or because you couldn’t be there and it does suck when you can’t be part of it.

Ever since I was a child I guess I’ve never liked the concept of missing out on anything fun when it comes to my friends and since in recent years I’ve gotten attached to people a lot more, when they do things that sound hella fun  can get incredibly jealous very quickly. I know this sounds childish and trivial but I can’t help it, it’s just in my nature to be part of things and if I’m not there I feel like I’m missing out on good times. And since coming to Sheffield and hanging with my new friends thata I’ve with in my flat over the course of my first year in student accommodation, there have been occasions where I’ve gone home for certain durations of time vary from a weekend to 2 weeks and in that time there always to be something fun going down when I’m away! And while I assume they don’t do it on purpose, sometimes the stuff they get up to is really the kind of stuff I’ve wanted to do with them like going to certain bars or eating at certain restaurants or going on nights out to places the normally wouldn’t and it just bugs me so much that they just can’t wait for me.

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Unfortunately I’ve been in this situation many times ans I don’t know why.

At the time of writing this I have been left out of another situation, while I won’t go into the detail as to what specifically it is, in the end I was technically deserted and left to party on my own while I was left out again. Annoyingly there seems to be a pattern forming on my nights out with my friends and situations like these where I’m the odd one out are starting to become more and more apparent. Who knows? Maybe I just need a change of scenery and another set of people to hang with. And just for the record it’s not like I set myself up for these scenarios, I am genuinely a nice guy with very bad luck. 😦

But hell whatever, I just wanted to rant about being left out of fun situations and I guess for now I am done ranting, thanks for reading! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2012 in Life, Rant

 

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Rant 05: My Horrible Restaurant Experience

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Howdy ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another installment in my blogging rants and today’s subject will be on the horrible experience I had at an Italian restaurant the other night.

As it says in the title of this post I had a horrible time in a restaurant the horrible day, it was incredible, ridiculous and unnecessary. Never before have I had such a bad experience in any restaurant in my life! Anyway, let me go back to the start of things and explain how my night went from brilliant to horrible in the space of 2 hours.

So check it out, my mate Ela wanted to meet up with me and our other college friends before she went off to Barcelona, so the other night we all met up in town and decided we wanted to go out and eat somewhere fancy. However some of the guys were being picky about where they wanted to eat, but then it was suggest we go to a Greek restaurant, but when we got there that place was closed, though across the road we saw an Italian restaurant and decided to try our luck in there.

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Italian food, can’t go wrong right?

So we step inside and it’s all nice, cozy and pretty-looking and very surprising because on the outside it doesn’t look as fancy. The host is pretty charismatic and funny, he got the drinks for our table pretty quickly and he moved around the restaurant a lot when more people came in. Then me and my mates clocked on, he was not only the host, but he was the only waiter in the restaurant (it’s no wonder there was a ‘help wanted’ sign in the window). Me and mates were literally just having a great time catching up and taking pictures, but some us were getting pretty darn hungry (me especially). Luckily the starters showed up and they were actually really good, but we destroyed the starters in a matter of minutes so most us were ready for our main courses… Only problem was that it was gonna take a long time to get to us.

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Waiting for food, it is no laughing matter.

I’m not sure when we specifically ordered our food but the thing is after 30 minutes we were starting to get a little irritable and after around an hour even the people on the table behind us asked if we had received our food yet as they hadn’t gotten their food either. It was at this point when we started to get annoyed with the service and wanted to ask what the deal was, so my mate asked the host why the food was taking so long and the man replied “What would you like me to do about it?” And mate said that he should try to speed up our food in the kitchen and then the host/waiter said he’d try and by that point you could see him getting a little agitated with us, not that we cared because we were bloody hungry. Unfortunately the pain only ascended.

By hour and a half mark I was suffering and so were my friends. One of my mates wanted to leave and at one point I was gonna leave with her. A few of us reckoned we could have gone to several other places and gotten food so much faster than we could have in that restaurant. A little while later my mate asked the host/waiter again about our food and as he walked by our table he literally said “It’s coming.” But the waiting was killing me, I was so totally gonna leave. I was rocking forward and backward and stabbing the table with my fork. I was freaking out without my food. Ela kept trying to keep some us calm and told us to stay when we kept saying we gonna leave. But what really drove me to the point of insanity was that the people who came in after us were starting to get their food before us and I was just so ready to blow up, I felt a fusion of anger, confusion and depression. Me and my mates were asking each other what we ordered and thought that it really wouldn’t take that long to make some of those main dishes. I mean two of my mates were waiting for pasta dishes, PASTA DISHES! PASTA DOES NOT TAKE TWO HOURS TO MAKE!

At one point my mate asked the host/waiter for the third time where our food was, and the guy said it was ready and my mate was like “Then what are you standing around for? Go and get our food!” And everyone started laughing, me especially. It was that moment that saved me from being completely depressed in that restaurant, I was still hungry, but I was well happy about what my mate said. Eventually and I mean EVENTUALLY our food did show up after the two-hour mark. Some of the food was good, but mine specifically wasn’t worth the wait. I was just annoyed that it took forever.

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Making someone wait for food when they’re hungry is not a good thing to do. It makes them crazy and unstable! No joke.

In the end that was the worst experience I had ever had in any restaurant ever. I had only seen customer service and food-waiting that bad on TV like when I was watching Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (great show by the way), but now I know the pain from the customer side of things. It was ridiculous how short-staffed the place was, I only saw two people in the kitchen and there was only ONE waiter! Which was tragic, then add the two-hour wait for our food along with the horrible service we got from the host/waiter guy and that was a recipe for a bad restaurant experience. The food wasn’t bad, but it took too damn long and I will not be returning there anytime soon.

At the end of the day you should never have to wait for your food, if your food takes an hour to get to you, leave beforehand and find somewhere better.

Thanks for reading my rant. Later on! 😀

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2012 in Life, Rant

 

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September, the month of new beginnings.

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another blog post! 🙂 So here we are again, in the month of September where change is in the air and new beginnings take place.

I have always considered the September period and New Years the two main points in time where change is really a big factor in the year. I’ve always considered September one of those months where everything feels fresh and new, mainly because of my years in school or college where I would go into a new year and face new challenges academically, but also meeting new people, seeing returning friends and seeing all those back to school adverts on TV. Even when I went to uni last year there was a massive change in the air, I moved to the Midlands, went into student accommodation and had to live in a new city. It was the biggest change in my life and yet it was something I never regretted. Last year was probably the best September I had lived for a long time. So now as I enter into my 2nd year of uni I can only hope to repeat that same sort of success except with my prior knowledge about Sheffield and its cool places to hang out.

This September I am excited to get back to my animation class and see my people again. I am also absurdly excited to do Fresher’s Week again and party even more hardcore than last year. Last year it was a bit overwhelming, but this year I am prepared and I want to go everywhere and party until the sun shines on the next morning! I am also excited for all of the new ideas I have for my blog and YouTube videos too. Plus though I am gutted that the summer time is over, at the same time I was kind of bored with it and I was done with the summer once I had seen all of the summer films in the cinema haha.

Either way September is finally here and I am proper looking forward to taking control of my life and having some epic fun time with my friends!

Thanks for reading and if you’re still around be sure to check back out my blog posts on al the crazy uni adventures I’ll be having yo 😀

 
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