Monday, 23 May 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review


Let me just start by saying that I hate Keira Knightly and Orlando Bloom in Dead Man's Chest and At World's End. They acted out of the characters that had been established in Curse of the Black Pearl and while some may say that was chracter development for their characters, I refuse to believe that. It happened a bit quick. Just saying.

So when I heard that Knightly and Bloom were leaving the series I was happy lets say. I just wanted to see who was going to replace Knightly as the leading lady. They couldn't have made a choice that made me more happy. While I cannot dismiss the thoughts from my mind that they were trying to appeal to more of a male audience, Penelope Cruz was great in this film. Perfect for the role, I can't think of a better actress to play the character that had been written. It also helps that she is actually spanish.

There have been alot of negative reviews for this film and to be honest I can't really see why this film has the damning reviews it has. It picks up where the ending of At Worlds End left off where Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is looking for the fountain of youth. We get a minority of the side characters back, but thankfully not all as I think that film was bloated with comic relief., from At Worlds End in the form of Gibbs becoming a more main character and Captain Barbosa still alive and kicking as a new Anti-Hero to go against Jack.

This film also has Blackbeard in it. With a twist of him being a weird kind of sorcerer who can make voodoo dolls and put ships in bottles. Strange.. But not a wasted opportunity.

I won't divulge many more of the details of the film, but all i'm going to say is that Jack makes an appearance more than once. I'll let you take that as you want.

It is a good film. I can understand what people are saying with "Jack Should not be the main character" and "It puts too much on the character" but I think this is a good film. Possibly better than Curse of the Black Pearl, which is my favourite of the series so far.

Pirates 4 gets a 9/10 on the Tyramatt Film Scale.

This is Tyramatt, signing off.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Four Loko - Lemonade and Fruit Punch

Thats right! Time for another double feature! You know, that thing I did once last christmas?

Lemonade is basically Lemonade. It is probably the most predictable of all of the ones I have had and actually tastes really nice. It tastes a bit of malt, but thats to be expected by this point.

Fruit Punch could not be further away from this. It is very, very rough. Although when I was drinking it, it started to grow on me quite a bit. I wonder if this is just the fact that it is alcohol and my judgement was clouded, or if the flavour was actually starting to grow on me... I let some of my friends have some and it came up about 50% like, 50% hate. A strange case indeed.

This is Tyramatt, and I won't be drinking for a while after this.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Four Loko - Loko Uva Review

What the? What flavour is Loko Uva? I hope at least its better than the watermelon flavour...

Its really good. Seriously. Its purple and looks like wine, tastes like red grapes. Very, very nice. I thought it was wine at some point, but some further investigation revealed that this is still malt liquor... It hides it very well!

Next on the drinking list, Four Loko Lemonade!

This is Tyramatt, signing off.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Four Loko - Watermelon Review

Well, I love watermelon, and I have never tasted anything watermelon flavoured that I didn't like... So why does this taste terrible to me!

It just tastes like Malt... Thats about it. But the thing is its really deceaving! Its pink like any watermelon drink would be, and smells like watermelon but this could no be father from the truth!

I thought this would be my favourite flavour, but now it seems that all bets are off... I hope that the next flavour I try tastes slightly better...

Next Up is Four Loko - Loko Uva?

This is Tyramatt, signing off.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Tyramatt Reviews - Four Loko?

Yeah. So I bought a load of this drink called Four Loko back from Las Vegas (Thats where I was for the past week, and didn't update because of the amount of coursework I had going on...), and I thought to fluff up my blog a bit I would review this strange conconction.

Its basically Energy Drink, but its 12% alcohol!

First review coming up soon.

This is Tyramatt, slightly drunk at the minute.