games have there been? With the all-over-the-place naming convention it’s hard to figure out – four WW2 games,
three four Modern Warfares, four Black Ops, a World at War, and a few futuristic one-offs in a pear tree. The good news is that IGN has been reviewing them since way back in 2003 when the first duty called, so below you can scroll through a gallery of the contemporaneous score and Verdict on every game in the series.But before you do, a challenge:
1) How many Call of Duty games have received a 10 from IGN?
2) What’s the highest-scoring Call of Duty game?
3) What’s the lowest-scoring Call of Duty game?
Alright, now check and tell us how you did in the comments. Honor system!
Every IGN Call of Duty Review
Dan Stapleton is IGN’s Reviews Editor. You can follow him on Twitter to hear gaming rants and lots of random Simpsons references.
Fantastic Four Reboot Director Josh Trank Reviews His Own Movie
Despite releasing in 2015, the Fantastic Four reboot has gotten one final review — and it’s from its director Josh Trank. In a humorous review on Letterbox, Trank takes some shots at… well… himself, saying “I was expecting it to be much worse than it was.”In the self-depreciating review, Trank gives his Fantastic Four reboot…
After the movie’s initial release, actor Toby Kebbell alleged that Trank “cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it.” Following in suit with Kebbell’s claims from a few years ago, Trank makes a humorous, yet seemingly serious attempt at starting a “#ReleaseTheTrankCut” hashtag.
If you’re out of the loop, Trank is referring to the director’s cut of 2018’s Justice League film that was never released following Snyder’s decision to step away from the film after the tragic death of his daughter. After word spread of the former director’s cut of the film, the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag began spreading like wildfire, and was even supported by actors from the film like Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck.Trank finishes his review, which at this point seems more like a review of the production of the Fantastic Four reboot, saying, “I was 29 years old, making my 2nd film, in a situation more complicated than anything a 2nd time filmmaker should’ve walked into…I just hope Peyton Reed makes the next Fantastic Four and crushes it. And that I get a cameo.”
After Disney acquired Fox earlier this year, there was some talk from Marvel’s Kevin Feige about another Fantastic Four film, so maybe Trank will get his cameo after all.
Andrew Smith is a freelance contributor at IGN. Follow him on Twitter @_andrewtsmith.
Every IGN Hideo Kojima Review
Do you remember what score IGN gave Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker? How about Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater? With Death Strandingsee dealDeath Stranding – PlayStation 4$59.88on Amazon nearly out, we decided it was time to revisit all of IGN’s Hideo Kojima reviews since Metal Gear Solid in 1998. Check out the entire list…
nearly out, we decided it was time to revisit all of IGN’s Hideo Kojima reviews since Metal Gear Solid in 1998. Check out the entire list in the gallery below (and please note we never reviewed Hideo Kojima’s P.T. as it was technically a demo, but we recently called it the scariest game of this generation. )
Every IGN Kojima Game Review
Lucy O’Brien is Executive Editor of Features at IGN. Follow her on Twitter.
Which Disney Plus Originals Should You Watch at Launch?
When Disney+ launches on November 12, you will have the opportunity to watch more than 600 movies and TV shows from the studio’s vast entertainment library. Sure, watching countless hours of classic DuckTales is going to be great, but what about the new stuff?While we anxiously await the premiere of The Mandalorian (stay tuned for…
In our spoiler-free review of The Mandalorian episode 1, we say, “The Mandalorian brings the live-action Star Wars universe to the small screen with a bang in its meticulously-crafted series premiere. Although there are some kinks to be worked out in terms of the show’s tone, episode 1 is a confident, compelling detour into a previously unexplored corner of the galaxy, anchored by a surprisingly expressive performance from Pedro Pascal.”
In our review of The World According to Jeff Goldblum, we say, “it doesn’t cover enough geography or examine enough local culture to be a travelogue. It also doesn’t go into enough depth about any particular topic to be considered a true exploratory docu-series. It’s basically an opportunity to take advantage of Goldblum’s trademark ‘befuddled joy’ as he learns the basics about a variety of topics.”
Marvel Hero Project Gallery
In our review, we say, “Marvel’s Hero Project is a well-intentioned and nicely-presented packaging of profiles featuring some uniquely inspiring young warriors willfully making the world a better place. It’s not entirely suited for a 30-minute format, and you can often feel the strain, but it’s never not uplifting.”
In our review of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, we say, “The half-hour comedy is a self-aware mockumentary with an extra layer of meta, following the drama club at the high school where High School Musical was filmed — as they mount a production of the High School Musical stage production. Creator Tim Federle has cited Christopher Guest as one of his influences for the series, which makes total sense because it’s essentially Disney doing Christopher Guest.”
This docuseries focuses on the history of Disney’s theme parks and the talented people who brought them to life. In our review, we say, “The Imagineering Story provides an intriguing peek into the early days of the parks. Starting with a strong first episode and then meandering in the second, it’s still an engaging documentary that pays tribute to the people who first created the nuts and bolts that form the well-oiled machine of Disney’s parks today.”
In our review of Forky Asks a Question, we say, “Now that Forky has accepted the fact that he’s Bonnie’s beloved toy and not just a piece of trash, he’s trying to learn more about how the world works. Episodes like ‘What is Money’ and ‘What is a Friend’ are surprisingly thoughtful for such short pieces of entertainment. Both Hale and the writers imbue Forky with just the right amount of innocence and curiosity, making this series easily digestible for parents who might want to watch something charming and educational with their young children.”
Encore reunites the casts of real high school musical productions to put on the shows they did as teens. In our review, we say, “Though Encore feels like it’s missing the mainstream appeal of a scripted musical series like Disney Plus’ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, or a more focused unscripted show like Queer Eye, it still provides a sweet, well-intentioned venue for those wishing to reminisce about their time in high school. The show doesn’t quite give each performer the story spotlight they deserve, but at least it gives them the taste of the limelight again.”
In our review of Disney+’s Lady and the Tramp, we say the new movie “makes a few key changes to the original’s plot and characters but overall doesn’t do too much different to explain why one should choose to watch this version rather than the original animated classic. That said, the remake’s pooches are adorable, the story is sweet, and the CG animation of the live-action dogs’ faces and bodies works well enough to not challenge the film’s reality.”
The feature-length Disney+ original movie Noelle stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader as members of Santa’s family. In our review, we note that “Noelle is often lifted up and out of a full rut by Anna Kendrick’s energetic and gallantly goofy turn as the North Pole’s most deserving and capable Kringle. Without her, Noelle is average fare, rehashing a lot of timeworn cliches from other, more clever, festive films.”
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David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with a cereal bowl in hand. He’s also the TV Editor for IGN. Say hi on Twitter.