Better call Saul….but don’t.

It’s been a hell of a day is putting it lightly. Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is your run of the mill of husband, father, and oh yeah local “spook”. Hutch is truly a unique fella, trying his hardest to maintain the life he has even though, my man here is looking super miserable with him doing the same thing over and over again wake up, miss the trash, go to work, and having a pillow put up between him and his wife Becca Mansell (Connie Nielsen).

As the old saying goes ” all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is what we can relate to this “FAT LIP” of a film, starts slow only to throw us into what we think is just a husband gone loco cause they came for his family. That’s only part of it but the only thing I will say to this is (kitty bracelet).

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) takes us on a wild ride from almost touching your soul (as a father I felt this hard) to what the ever-living f*** am I watching, the swap from an almost cliché movie of just another father doing the “right thing” to this is pure gold… take a gander at this most tasty “BUS SCENE”.

Little by Little do we get a taste of who Hutch was in his past only to lead us to a whole new rabbit hole. All of sudden the movie takes the all-or-nothing feel to it. After a few encounters with “THE BAD GUYS,” he then incurs the wrath of Russian mobster Yulian Kuznetsov (Aleksey Serebryakov) who has just the perfect amount of swank and ruthless killer… the man has class and that is class is MAYHEM!

This is about all I can tell you without spoiling all the cool little details that took this old format of a loco dad who wants vengeance yada.. yada… to a fresh take on it. This is going to give you a black eye and some booboos and your gonna like it and want more after you see what Hutch does to make sure his own is safe.

Okie one last thing “DOC Brown” (Christopher Lloyd) takes the role of Hutch Mansell’s retired FBI agent father David Mansell. The way they put him into is truly a chef’s kiss of gloriousness a sight to truly witness. All and all, I loved this movie so much and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

4.5/5

Alien Life Simulator

The first game published in Steam by developer J6 Games available for purchase in its beta stage for the public. There is a lot of room for improvement but it has aspects that draw you in. The graphics for the game are pretty simple and I ran the game at ultra settings the entire time ranging between 75-76 fps the entire time to get what I could from the game. 

There doesn’t seem to be much of a story to follow in the game as you start out as an Alien whose objective seems to be gathering food for the colony. The thing that really drew me in was that I felt like a kid again getting frustrated playing my older sibling’s copy of Legend of Zelda. You are kinda plopped in a world with no direction on what to do or how too many things work. If you have the tutorial on, it tells you how to move, where to get food, how to leave your space island, and that’s about it. There seems to be a day and night cycle that adds some depth to the game by making it more difficult to see at night.

You have the ability to interact with the other denizens of the island, but no way to tell them apart. Did I mention they roam the island?! So going to the area you think you will find the cook to cook your food you find the gate key maker! YAY I can leave the island but I died of starvation?

There is also a random life form that is always angry. I couldn’t figure out what to do with them. Speaking of angry simulations you have the ability to harness your emotions to boost your stats while traveling or fighting. Which I thought was a neat little trick. I wasn’t sure what my base stats were or if it really worked but the idea was cool. Now for the part we are really here for: FIGHTING! 

This seems to primarily be a shooter and you can hold up to two guns. Your primary weapon seems to be a pistol and I found what seemed to be a SMG in a chest on my first island. It’s a very simple point and shoot with the ability to aim. You may need to tweak your sensitivity in the game a bit but it seems to work well. You don’t have the ability to heal yourself so if you die you come back as a new alien and start from the beginning. 

All in all it is still and Beta and the developers are working out the kinks and to bring a fun game for those looking for something different. They have a road map to describe where they plan to take the game and I have to say I can’t wait to see the updates and give the game another try. At the current price of $24.99 I don’t think I would recommend any friends to play it until probably much closer to completion.

DVS Rating 2/10