Pooka (Ben Maydon)

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (31 of 38)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,784,797 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 38
Urotsukidoji - Legend Of The Overfiend / Legend Of&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Christopher Courage
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Urotsukidoji centres around Nagumo, a high-school kid with the power to transform into the Overfiend, also known as the 'Chojin'. (This is fair enough, as the Overfiend's destiny is to unite the worlds of the Ninjinkai - humans, the Jyujinkai - manbeasts, and the evil demons, the Makai...) His girlfriend, Akemi, is the one who suffers most from this, as Nagumo cannot control his transformations throughout the first movie.
However, the most striking character has to be the powerful Amano Jakou, whose task is to seek out the Chojin, along with his sister Megumi, and his faithful servant, who provides the main comic relief.
This great setup leads to an engaging first movie (Legend of… Read more
Pokemon Heroes [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Eric Stuart
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd, but good., 13 Mar 2005
An odd one this, being, as it is, the fifth in a line of Pokémon movie spin-offs (sixth, if you count 'Mewtwo Returns', a straight-to-video jaunt).
One would suspect that, having made so many movies, the Pokémon writers would run out of plot. In some cases, such as that of Pokémon 3, the movies are merely adverts for new Pokémon. Moreover, every movie seems to introduce a new, legendary Pokémon, each more powerful than the last (the exception, again, being Mewtwo Returns).
However, Pokémon Heroes stands out, because it has a genuinely interesting plot. Once one decides that this *is* a commercial product (and it is, because it, too,… Read more
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) by J. K. Rowling
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and disturbing..., 30 Jun 2003
And so Harry Potter is back after a waiting period that was, frankly, too long for everyone in the world. I need not say that this book will not leave you disappointed.
"Phoenix" is most definitely the darkest book so far in the Harry Potter series - Harry's world is not just turned upside-down (as promised in the blurb), but shunted sideways, pulled backwards and thrust forwards in places neither Harry nor the reader will expect; as an example, the commencing chapter of the book includes an attack upon Harry and his cousin Dudley by the fiendish Dementors - thrusting Harry into a new and very different phase of his life.
New characters aplenty - both nice and nasty (a perfect… Read more