Summer is winding down but the gaming hasn’t slowed a bit. We squeezed the last bits of summer gaming as we checked out another batch of PC and console titles over the past month. We visited a cyberpunk future, redressed tackey clothing, fought as a blind warrior prince, protected our squadmates in WW2, and more! Our reviews are below for our August edition of the Gamebox.
James Gunn crosses the aisle to DC and brings the same sense of humor and heart he brought to Guardians of the Galaxy (and lots of ridiculous violence) for the excellent The Suicide Squad, which fixes everything about the mediocre first Suicide Squad movie by creating a better plot and more interesting and fun characters.
Even though 2013’s GI Joe: Retaliation was a pretty significant step-up from its predecessor, Rise of Cobra, Paramount and Hasbro decided to start from scratch with Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins but it doesn’t generate the same level of optimism as Bumblebee did for the Transformers franchise.
The Fear Street trilogy comes to a close with the third and final chapter, 1666, where 1994’s Deena experiences the truth about what happened to Sarah Fier and comes up with a plan to end the curse once for all to free Shadyside from the horror and trauma it has experienced for centuries.
Coming from Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner, co-hosts of The Really Awful Movies Podcast, Mine’s Bigger Than Yours: The 100 Wackiest Action Movies is a book that celebrates the craziest action movies of all time, from well-known classics like Commando and Hard to Kill to obscure nonsense like Geteven, Lowblow, and Ninja Holocaust.
Angelina Jolie is a fire fighter and smokejumper who becomes involved in a cat and mouse chase through the forest when she finds a young boy being chased by a pair of assassins in Those Who Wish Me Dead, which hit theaters and HBO Max this past weekend.