Okay the first thing I should say is that the part one in the title does not refer to me dragging out a simple review into multiple parts again but to the fact that I am actually reviewing part one. You see ‘Pulling up Stakes’ is the first part in a series much like the old serials that you picked up for a quarter at the local train stations. Of course this one you pick up for a few quid from amazon and download to your kindle or other over priced fancy etch-a-sketch.
Of course the first question then should probably be what is CrackerJack but then we’d be here all day. So, Crackerjack was a 1994 movie that wanted to be Die Hard with a bit of Lethal Weapon, which to be fair Die Hard itself didn’t manage till 1995, so in a way it’s kind of original.
The idea that Jack Wild is a loose cannon cop at a ski resort played by Thomas Ian Griffith, Jack Wild not the ski resort though with his acting it’s kind of hard to tell. Figuring that Riggs was the more popular of the pair Griffith decides to opt for that one while William S Taylor got the part of Murtaugh, though he isn’t in it much enough to matter. Anyway given the nickname Crackerjack by the police force due to his PTS, because Wild was too on the nose perhaps, Griffith is dragged along to a ski resort by his sister and brother in law to cool off. Unfortunately a group of thieves have chosen this moment to come in as part of an elaborate heist which for some reason involves them passing themselves off as terrorists. It’s probably notable only for everyone in it being incompetent and I’m talking about the characters not the cast, this time.
Yes the popular nerd sitcom is back ever closer to its lifelong dream of #sixseasonsandamovie. However the most important thing to note is where it is continuing, see Community has now gone online and you would expect for that to mean something like Netflix or Hulu but you would be wrong, then you might think of places like YouTube but you would also be wrong for it is now streaming on Yahoo. Now I didn’t know Yahoo did videos I hear you cry and outside of the north Americas you would be right mostly for over here in the U.K it has a handful of ‘viral’ videos and a handful of old Monty python clips. No if you want to watch it over here you have to tune in to ‘Sony TV’ Wednesday nights at ten, a whole twenty four hours after the states get it and on that box in the corner you use to play your Xbox.
So after struggling with the rabbit ears and finding batteries for the remote I was ready to begin.
Trail to Oregon is as you can probably guess a play on the classic video game ‘Oregon Trail’ the seminal edutainment classroom game where the player leads their family across the United states on a wagon to reach, well Oregon. The idea is to get in the mind-set of the original settlers, at least for those inside the united states. Those of us outside, probably only know the game through pop culture like this musical from Starkid productions.