I like god of war. I can't wait for God of war 4. The ending to god of war 3 was awesome.
I like god of war. I can't wait for God of war 4. The ending to god of war 3 was awesome.
Last edited by sixfold; 11-09-2012 at 02:22 PM.
I did watch Starship Troopers it was awesome. But the 2nd and 3rd movies were pretty awful.
Last edited by sage6paths; 11-09-2012 at 02:32 PM.
Just saw Skyfall for the 3rd time, i've seen it once a week so far with a different group of friends. :b If there is 1 element the Craig franchises are missing is the amount of camp, but the movies still come with plenty of laughs, however 2 scenes are unintentionally funny for sure.
Here's my review again now that it's out in US:
Skyfall is James Bond’s 23rd appearance in theatres since his premiere in Dr. No in 1962. That’s 50 years of Bond & Skyfall carries on the legacy, not just as a good Bond film, but a good film in general.
Skyfall feels like a high fantasy tale of the British MI6 with James Bond (Daniel Craig) being like a raw force of nature that effects the world around him. The cyber terrorist Rauol Silva (Javier Bardem) is the other side of the same coin, the unstoppable force meets the immovable object as one fights for the sake of their country, these aren’t ordinary people, they feel like the archtypes of espionage, the golden age of pulp with its steel cold hero and the nefarious villain.
Director Sam Mendes takes a great vision on the world Bond operates within. Having a big part of the story revolve around the history of MI6 and its agents, M (Judi Dench) has a pivotal role in the story; Her relations with Agent 007 a& the sheer power of Judi Dench’s acting gives a powerful emotional connection within, she is Britain’s Guardian Angel.
The new Q (Ben Whishaw) also gets to show off his young egoistic innovation to the “Old Dog” 007 as the new Q is a mere young adult, but you get these interesting dynamics and even other minor side characters such as M’s assistant and Chairman of the Intelligence & Security Committee.
What’s important about Spy thrillers is the sense of cool smooth style & with Cinematographer Roger Deakins, the visual coolness is spot on. London is majestic, royal and beautiful, the tunnel mazes of London are ancient, Scotland is a beautiful piece of nature’s beauty, but what steals the show are the scenes in the Western Content: Shanghai & Macau. Shanghai in night is a city of beautiful neon lights with its advertisements & Macau is a mixture of golden lights melding with the night, it’s just very beautiful scenery and takes you right into this world.
Thomas Newman’s soundtrack is stylish, but it’s sadly quite nothing spectacularly new, to me it felt like it had either cues to the older James Bond franchise, such as the everlasting epic that is the Bond theme, or inspirations taken from other modern blockbuster movies composed by someone like Hans Zimmer.
What’s appealing and at the same time funnily entertaining for me, is the sexual factor this movie has. Yes all Bond movies have very beautiful & sexy women (especially Sιvιrine played by Bιrιnice Marlohe), this movie is no different, but I want to factor in the sexual factor that Daniel Craig provides in this film & how director Sam Mendes utilizes the body language of James Bond in this film.
When was the last time Bond was this raw pure beast? It goes back to comparing any Bond actor with the legend Sean Connery, but this isn’t a blog post about that, but simply pointing out how Daniel Craig is bringing aspects of the Ian Fleming character that I personally felt we haven’t seen this strong since the 1960s. Daniel Craig’s body gets a lot of visual show, so does the Agent’s pure strength & kinetic energy, this man doesn’t give up at all.
Daniel Craig’s Bond franchise has handled action choreography very well. The move begins with a stunning heist. It has some obvious green screen involved, but it doesn’t take away from the scene. The scale gets bigger as Silva nears his end game. Sit tight for the massive action sequence in the finale; it delivers everything you would expect!
Skyfall is a very good film showcasing why the James Bond franchise is so loved, giving us that fantasy feeling we’ve had since the early days of pulp espionage, powerful acting with so much charisma, you can’t help but to love Daniel Craig’s latest mission as the 007.
What feels natural on these covers? I mean what is the point of these at all instead of fooling people into thinking #1 of Uncanny Avengers is a scucess, when just like World War Hulk #1, just like Captain America Reborn #1 all end up in LCS as 25 cent offers by the time of christmas. These are bloated in stores.
PS. I like how Marvel is calling this relaunch "MARVEL NOW" when they can't even keep Uncanny Avengers as a monthly title but a 7-8 week title, i guess this way they can always keep it "NOW" with everlasting delays. ;)
Last edited by Plawsky; 11-09-2012 at 06:12 PM. Reason: Language
I don't particularly care for the over done amount of variants on Uncanny Avengers, either, but that's not the point I'm making; you'd see that if you actually paid attention to my post, rather than just assuming I'm trying to blindly praise Marvel. But the covers don't fool people into thinking the book is a success, they help make the book a success - that's why it's #1 on the charts this month. Sure, there are going to be a ton of leftover copies, but the exact same is true for last year's Justice League #1 as well.
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This was a fantastic movie that delves a bit into Bond's history and tells us a little bit about why he is who he is and really focuses on his and M's relationship, which really lends to the extremely powerful ending where she dies in his arms. The movie had a different feel than the last 2 and felt more like a survival thriller than a spy movie, but the change was necessary for the M and Bond moments. If I have but one gripe with is film, it's that instead of working off of its own foundation and moving upwards it borrows familiar elements from the pre-reboot era such as Moneypenny, M's leather office and Q, not to mention replacing the stylish and sleek Walther P99 with the classic PPK, which actually started in Quantum for some reason, despite him using the P99 in Casino. Listening to Adele's Skyfall theme song after the fact really makes M's death that more powerful and emotional.
Judi Dench will forever go down in history as the best M in the entire Bond franchise. She's left some big shoes for Ralph Fiennes to fill, but I already love his portrayal. It seemed rather apparent that he would be taking over as M early on because his name is Mallory and in Casino it was revealed that M isn't the standard letter for the head of MI6 but rather is derived from the first letter of the individual's name :)
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Yet it's not Justice League #1 that is going to go as cheap and have as many leftover copies out there for stores to trya nd get rid of. ;) Justice League launch worked mighty fine.I don't particularly care for the over done amount of variants on Uncanny Avengers, either, but that's not the point I'm making; you'd see that if you actually paid attention to my post, rather than just assuming I'm trying to blindly praise Marvel. But the covers don't fool people into thinking the book is a success, they help make the book a success - that's why it's #1 on the charts this month. Sure, there are going to be a ton of leftover copies, but the exact same is true for last year's Justice League #1 as well.
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I have to say thought I think you missing the point Plawsky is making.
I hope this is good, after the first few issues the book got really bad for me. Knowing that Raven will be showing up in this title might having me picking the book up again. I even read Phantom Stranger 1 to see you first New 52 apperance and I enjoyed it.Teen Titans, showcasing Raven's 52 appearence
My Dawgs looked good tonight, but they couldn't pull it off. Time to pull out my bottle of Jack and watch a crappy movie.
Speaking of movies, the wife and I shipped the kids off to their grandparents last night and got our hands on The Amazing Spider-Man. I know that saying so keeps me out of the cool kids' club, but even after a third viewing I'm stoked about the direction the new series is taking.