Things I Like: Wii Fit Trainer (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Wii Fit trainer super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

Wii Fit Trainer has been in the series since Smash 4. I don’t remember using her much in the last game, I think I was a little upset about her inclusion, because nobody asked for her. I know the Wii was an important part of Nintendo history, but this was an odd choice. Now with 70+ fighters, I can accept her better.

Male and female Wii Fit trainer super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

I also didn’t know there was a male version of Wii Fit Trainer, Nobody ever picks him though, ever.

Wii Fit trainer kivkicks soccer ball at Luigi super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

She’s not the perfect warrior. She lacks a lot of power and her special moves don’t help as much as you’d think. I think her biggest strength is her jumping and evading.

Wii Fit trainer final Smash super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

Her Final Smash Wii Fit is one of the better ones. She sends colorful shadows in one direction. On smaller stages you could easily get two or more KOs if you catch them near an edge.

Kirby as Wii Fit trainer super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

When Kirby absorbs her power, he gets to summon a ball of “solar energy” I think. Whatever the power is, it’s not nearly as powerful as Samus’ orbs nor Lucario’s blast. But it’s not useless, I’ll give it that.

Wii Fit trainer vs hero super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

While she’s far from my favorite, I didn’t mind using her and I won a decent bit of matches online with her. You really do have to take some time to master her moves. Though I never understood the deep breathing one. You become a sitting duck just for a small heal and quick stat boost. It’s not even worth trying.

Free State of Jones (2016 Film) Review

Free State of Jones Matthew McConaughey movie poster

I somewhat remember when Free State of Jones was brand new. I declined to see it until now, as I guess many had done so, because it did really poorly at the box office. It also was rather hit-or-miss with critics. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of Matthew McConaughey as he’s often too religious in his work and he often seems to be playing the same type of character, more often than not. But I wanted to give Free State of Jones a chance.

Newton Knight loses his nephew in battle Free State of Jones Matthew McConaughey

The movie is about the life of the real-life man known as Newton Knight. He’s a medic in the Confederate army during the U.S. Civil War. He runs into his young nephew during a major battle, and sees the young lad mortally wounded by a bullet. Outraged by his nephew’s early death, and the fact that all Southern soldiers were fighting on behalf of wealthy plantation owners, he defects from the rebel military.

Newton Knight deserts the Confederate army Free State of Jones Matthew McConaughey

He returns home to Jones County, Mississippi. But he should be very careful. The CSA isn’t fond of those who defected from the army, and they send men like him easily to the gallows. But Newt is a smart man, he knows how to run, he knows where to hide, and he certainly knows how to fight and make his enemies scared of him.

Newton Knight leads rebellion Free State of Jones Matthew McConaughey

Newton Knight finds out he’s not so alone. While hiding in the swampland, he meets de facto “freemen” who’d rather hide than be property. Soon many other defectors and southern unionists gather up. Before they know it, they gather a large enough “army” to be a thorn in the side of the local authorities. While technically not a “pro-union” cause, Knight and his supporters soon create a “Free State of Jones” in Mississippi, But how long can they keep themselves alive in the war?

Fake funeral Free State of Jones Matthew McConaughey

Overall, I was pretty impressed by the film, and I liked Matthew McConaughey’s portrayal of Newton Knight a lot. As a liberal born in and raised in the American South, Newton Knight and I aren’t so different on the inside, so his true story is really interesting. Though they often mix a lot of fiction in the film, and the final third of the film kind of flops compared to the majority of the movie. Though I will say, the cast actually (more or less) looks very much like the people they are based upon.

Score: B+

Things I Like: Green Hill Zone (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Green Hill Zone Stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch sonic the Hedgehog series

Green Hill Zone has been a stage ever since Brawl. But for a stage based on the Sonic the Hedgehog games, what else would be your first choice? The level was so iconic, it’s not even funny.

Palutena vs Pikachu Green Hill Zone Stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch sonic the Hedgehog series

It’s not too wacky of a stage, You will eventually see some of those checkpoint poles, but instead of helping you like they do in Sonic, they spin around hurting whoever runs into it. Using those to your advantage can help win many matches here.

Hero vs Mario Green Hill Zone Stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch sonic the Hedgehog series

The stage will eventually see a pitfall. Be careful not to fall down.

Robin vs Iggy Koopa Green Hill Zone Stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch sonic the Hedgehog series

While far from my favorite stage, I was glad to see it return for Ultimate. It didn’t make the WiiU version of Smash 4, but it was on the 3DS version I never played.