Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Robert's Picks

Books:

Freehold by Michael Z. Williamson

Movies:

Lone Wolf and Cub:  Sword of Vengence (excellent)

Lone Wolf and Cub 2:  Baby Cart at the River Styx (excellent)

Battle:  Los Angeles (excellent)

Sucker Punch

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Freehold is good- I've seen NONE of the movies, so I can't comment on them :-)

Joshkie said...

Haven't read the book.

If you haven't seen them find/look for Lone Wolf & Cub the TV show. Basically the moves are just a condensed version of the show. Also look for the graphic novels.

---SPOILER ELERT---
Battle for Las Angeles was good, just the whiney Marine, blaming the sarge for his brothers death just annoyed me. Still went and saw it twice in theater.

:-)
Josh

Joshkie said...

P.S. The lead actor is the same in both the tv show and the movies for Lone Wolf and Cub. Just some more FYI.

:-)
Josh

RobertM said...

NFO-I really enjoyed Freehold. I've read one other book by Williamson, and I'm sure I'll be reading more. The Lone Wolf and Cub movies are 70s samurai movies with lots of limbs being cut off and gouts of blood. Battle: Los Angeles was great; think Black Hawk Down meets alien invasion. Sucker Punch had a lot going for it but fell flat on the story for me.

Josh-I started with the 'Shogun Assassin,' then realized it was a cut down version of these movies. I guess I'll have to move on to the tv show after I finish them.