|October 25, 2008, 05:56 PM
OK, I saw the trailer
and I'm actually excited. Underworld: Evolution was largely a piece of crap and it felt like anything that followed it would most likely share that attribute. I was a little doubtful when I first saw the trailer on Apple's RSS feed, but watched it anyway.
The good things:
- no more vampire/werewolf hybrids (well, most likely not. at least not in main parts. hopefully)
- set in the Dark Ages (a prequel)
- tells the story of Lucian and Sonja, which in the first movie seemed like it might well be interesting
The bad things:
- first-time director: Patrick Tatopoulos (might not be that bad, though)
- Bill Nighy (I don't think he can act. the movies I've seen him in (Shaun of the Dead, Underworld, Pirates of the Caribbean), it seemed like he was acting the same character, just in different points of his life. the mannerisms were the same, which bothered me greatly. but the thought of a zombie-vampire-tentacle-monstrosity is kind of interesting)
- Kevin Grevioux (original idea & co-writer of the first movie) isn't writing
However, Kevin Grevioux will be adapting the movie as a comic mini-series. I'll definitely want to read that.
September 10, 2008, 05:04 PM
Like I mentioned in this
entry, I recently went through Wikipedia's Upcoming Video Games
category. It contained a lot of stubs and uninteresting games, but there were also some quite interesting ones. Most of these are PC games, because that's the only thing I own, but some console games just seemed so interesting I also added them. I'm going to link to the games' Gametrailers page as they list trailers and so on, which is how I judged most of these. Except for the games that got on the list simply based on their Awesome!
- A Vampyre Story — "Adventure games aren't dead, they're undead!"
- Stormrise — "...post-apocalyptic real-time strategy game from the makers of Total War..."
- Sadness — a horror adventure game with Wii's controls? sounds promising
- Postal III — it's Postal. no further explanation necessary
- Mafia II — the first was OK, and this seems at least as good
- Left 4 Dead — zombies. co-op. sadly, it's made by Valve
- L.A. Noire — *drools*
- Highlander: The Game — raw potential, like the Hindenburg
- Empire: Total War — it's a Total War game. with marine battles. it's practically mandatory
- Deus Ex 3 — a bit doubtful about this, but it's still possible it will be good
- Darksiders: Wrath of War — "The game takes its inspiration from the apocalypse and battle of armageddon described in the Book of Revelation, with the player taking the role of "War", one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse."
- Dead Island — zombies. island. sadly, it's made by Techland
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia — seems like yet another solid Castlevania game
- Brütal Legend — rock on!
- Borderlands — sci-fi FPS RPG. gives off a "Firefly" kind of feeling. kind of
- Bayonetta — "Instead of divulging bits about the plot, they were keen to talk about the ramifications of equipping their leading lady with guns on her hands and ankles, not to mention giving her hair the ability to attack." (emphasis added)
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II — hopefully they won't fuck it up as bad as they did the expansions to the first game. though I think this would make a better movie than game. think 300
- Beyond Good & Evil 2 — yay! sequel! ...bugger. it's not for PC ;__;
- Mirror's Edge — relatively non-violent first-person games? on my PC? it's more likely than you think
August 18, 2008, 10:24 PM
might actually be good. How?
- One of the writers is Jordan Mechner, the guy who wrote the original Prince of Persia and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. He also has some experience in films.
- The movie is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and distributed by Disney. The same as Pirates of the Caribbean. It should at least look good and have a decent budget.
However, I'm a little disappointed in their decision to cast Jake Gyllenhaal as the prince. He doesn't look or sound quite right.
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