Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar

Darth Brutus

Add Darth Brutus as a friend


Darth Brutus will be notified and will have to accept this friendship request, to view updates from Darth Brutus and their ratings you must follow them.


Remove Darth Brutus as a friend


Follow Darth Brutus

Follow content (Lists, pictures, videos, reviews & votes)

Track ratings in these areas:
Movies Music
TV shows Books
DVDs Games

About me

A long-haired Finnish culture geek with bad attitude. They say I'm at times completely out of my mind and crazy, so you can expect anything coming out of my keyboard when the planets are aligned and my inner creative lunacy kicks in.

Lists

3 votes
Film Diary 2023 (11 items)
Movie list by Darth Brutus
Published 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Games Beaten 2023 (3 items)
Game list by Darth Brutus
Published 2 months, 1 week ago
12 votes
Just Another Book Diary (2023) (52 items)
Book list by Darth Brutus
Published 2 months, 3 weeks ago
2 votes
People I find Inspiring (21 items)
Person list by Darth Brutus
Published 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Music Diary from Hell (2023) (2 items)
Music list by Darth Brutus
Published 1 month, 3 weeks ago



Recent reviews

All reviews - TV Shows (1) - Music (1) - Games (1)

A Great Game Ruined by a Disappointing Ending

Posted : 10 months ago on 29 May 2022 07:35 (A review of Breath of Fire IV)

I was lucky enough to find this game back when it was still new and hot. Back then I was keen on classics JRPG's and the cover art alone told me this was something really special.

To keep this short, Breath of Fire IV is more or less a very typical late 90's JRPG with leveling up system, random fights and such, if you happen to know games like Lunar then you pretty much have the same good stuff here.

What really got me and still do are the design choices which couldn't be any more interesting and creative. Instead of taking the easy anime and fairy tale route all the others were doing, these guys were inspired by Chinese and Shinto mythologies and the presentation is truly memorable and unique, there's nothing quite like it even in our time.

I especially love the hardest motherf'king boss of the game that is Won-Qu, a shishi and guardian spirit of the god emperor. That beast always handed me my arse, but the character itself is so damn cool.

The ending is the reason why this isn't one of my favourites, though, I just hate it. There's two different endings, both of which are more or less the apocalypse of this fancy and unique fairy tale world. I just hate it so much, why not just let it be as it is and leave the rest to the player's imagination. Not only that, but if you happen to choose the good ending, it just stops all of a sudden out of the blue. Everything leading up to that point is so epic and fun it ruined the latter part of the game for me.


0 comments, Reply to this entry

THE definite proof that God does exist!

Posted : 1 year, 2 months ago on 12 January 2022 07:58 (A review of Rambo: The Force of Freedom)

I know it's for kids, but good lord is it so much fun! Like, imagine the dumbest films Steven Seagal has ever made and put in John Rambo to do his usual stuff. Because it's for kids there's shitton of stupid humor and moral lessons and some of the most awful one-liners I have ever heard in my life. The action is so over the top it's awesome, like Rambo sinks every damn battleship and shoots down planes and even nuclear missiles, but because of censorship nobody ever hits anything with their guns or gets hurt. That's because the people who made the show realized that there's a fine line between violence and action and that's how they could go extreme with the latter without breaking any rules.

The best (and most bonkers) episode in the whole series is the one where a group of international terrorists kidnap Santa Claus and Rambo has to go teach those evil men what Christmas is really all about... in his own merry and loving way. In this episode alone Rambo rides Santa's sleigh while being chased by a battle helicopter. It's insane and over the top, but that's just how it should be. I can't believe I just found out recently about this gem, it's so entertaining and full of unintentionally hilarious stuff it should be taught in schools.


This cartoon is THE definite proof that God does exist.



0 comments, Reply to this entry

One of the best black metal albums ever.

Posted : 1 year, 2 months ago on 6 January 2022 06:42 (A review of Exercises in Futility)

I can't believe how back in the day when people told me to get this thing I just thought it would by another cookie cutter Norwegian style black metal album with lo-fi production and lots of blastbeats. It wasn't until recently that I got really curious since its popularity and acclaim have only gotten bigger over the years, to the point even mainstream metal groups in social media are constantly telling me to listen to it. Then I finally did, and...

Jesus frigging Christ this is good. Mgla are anything but average, they may be very straightforward, but the skill and talent present here are insane. The production quality is more or less lo-fi and there's even some blastbeats, but that's just how it's supposed to be. The songs themselves are masterfully constructed and despite being very long, they never get boring. There's amazing atmosphere and tensionbuilding, great use of repetition... it's amazing stuff.

The best songs here are the first and the fifth, but it's still all killer and no filler. The latter is especially famous for the drummer making it sound like he has multiple extra limbs, that's some crazy skill right there. So frigging cool.


0 comments, Reply to this entry




Movies

Favorite - View all
My movies page

Rated 3812 movies

TV

Favorite - View all
My tv page

Rated 477 tv

Games

Top rated
My games page

Rated 331 games

Music

Top rated
My music page

Rated 2445 music

Books

Top rated
My books page

Rated 717 books

DVDs

Top rated
My dvds page

Rated 4 dvds

My feed

Unicorn Wars
 Unicorn Wars 9/10
1 day, 19 hours ago
Darth Brutus voted for list
2 days, 22 hours ago
Darth Brutus added 1 item to Film Diary 2023 list
America: The Motion Picture
18.2. Garbage.
1 week, 3 days ago
Darth Brutus voted for list
1 week, 3 days ago
Darth Brutus added 1 item to Games Beaten 2023 list
Alundra
17.3. Another year, another playthrough. This time I cheated as much as possible to make it feel more different.
1 week, 4 days ago
1 week, 5 days ago
Darth Brutus added 1 item to Film Diary 2023 list
The Substitute
16.3. This is a really dumb film but fun as balls. The 90's gangsta rap soundtrack is great.
1 week, 5 days ago
Pikku Närhi
14.3. This is so good, you guys! It's a story about living in fear.
2 weeks ago
Darth Brutus posted a image

2 weeks ago
Pikku Närhi
 Pikku Närhi 9/10
2 weeks ago
Darth Brutus added 10 items to their collection
D.C. Sniper                                  (2010)

have watched

1/10

Curse of the Zodiac

have watched

1/10

Revenge of the Boogeyman

have watched

1/10

B.T.K. Killer

have watched

1/10

Daniel the Wizard (2004)

have watched

1/10


2 weeks, 3 days ago
Darth Brutus posted a image

2 weeks, 3 days ago
Psycho Savant
 Psycho Savant 9/10
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Darth Brutus voted for list
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Darth Brutus posted a image

2 weeks, 5 days ago
Introduction to Stochastic Programming (Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering)
9.3. Man must understand his trade. Stochastic programming was just the kind of stuff I needed right now, having background in probability and optimization theory and financial mathematics, this book combines them all and goes little further than what you learned in university. And it's mostly very readable if you're already familiar with higher mathematics, but needed more examples.
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Leo the Lion
 Leo the Lion 1/10
2 weeks, 6 days ago
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Darth Brutus voted for list
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Elokuvailmaisun perusteet
5.3. One of those kinds of books every film nerd should check out. This covers all the basics of filmmaking in a short and precise way.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
Darth Brutus posted a image

3 weeks, 3 days ago
The Maxx
 The Maxx 8/10
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Gunnm
 Gunnm 8/10
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Darth Brutus voted for list
Favorite Comic Books (37 comicbooks items)
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Darth Brutus voted for list
3 weeks, 4 days ago

« Prev12 3 4 5 6 7 » 17 » 97 Next »

Comments

Posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 6 20:43
thanks for the vote, 600 books? wow, you must have insane knowledge
Posted: 10 months, 3 weeks ago at May 10 13:19
At last, I'm finally done with this list!
If you are interested and you want to check the end-result, you can use the following link :
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2022)
Posted: 1 year ago at Mar 21 18:42
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jan 31 11:51
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jan 31 11:35
Hey, good news! I have added your book reading and viewing lists to an aggregate list for the year 2022!
A little project of mine to have one place where we can see what everyone is into this year:
www.listal.com/list/listal-2022-viewingreadinglistening-logs-lalaman
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 21 10:38
Thanks for you help!

The list has been updated with your vote.

If you want, you can double-check the end-result : www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-8601
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 18 15:22
Hello!

I'm currently working on a new project and maybe you could help me out.

It's pretty simple.

You just need to click on the link underneath and provide your 10 favorite movies.

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-8601

Thanks in advance! :)
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 20 17:33
Sankyu.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at May 26 16:15
Thank you for your vote!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 13 15:08
Thanks for your vote!

Would you mind going back to one of my lists and provide your 10 favorite movies?

To do so, you just need to use the link here underneath:

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-614

Thanks in advance!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 13 13:48
Hello!

I'm currently working on a new project and maybe you could help me out.

It's pretty simple.

You just need to click on the link underneath and provide your 10 favorite movies.

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-614

Thanks in advance! :)
Posted: 2 years ago at Mar 21 18:33
Thanks for the vote ;)
Posted: 2 years ago at Mar 9 18:40
Thanks again! :-)
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Feb 12 16:39
Thanks again my friend.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jan 26 11:45
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jan 8 5:26
a little tardy, yet sincere... thank you for your list vote darth brutus! :))
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Aug 19 10:35
Thank you for the vote!
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Feb 9 3:58
Thanks for the Remembering Kirk Douglas list vote.