Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS


Video Game Review - Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge
This is a first person game where you see what the main character Faith sees. In this game you are a free runner who runs and does amazing jumps and acrobatics on rooftops and inside buildings and on walls. You have to save your sister and the police are after you too. The story gets a bit deeper when a certain society has other free runners after you who are trying to kill you.
The city in the game is the cleanest whitest city you will ever see and it is like it for a reason. Color plays a role in this game. Anything that is red is where you are supposed to go or climb on, etc... It sort of serves as a way to help guide you where to go so you dont lose your speed and such. It is a very inventive idea and works very well, the graphics in this game are very good and little touches like seeing your hands when you run and if you look down you see your feet are a very neat addition. The music is also very relaxing and gives you a peaceful feeling when you are on the tops of roofs.
Although kind of short, this game was a blast to play. I really hope they make a sequel.
There is also no shooting unless you really want to. You dont fire a single shot of anything unless you disarm someone shooting at you and take their weapon but you can throw it down and still not use it, it just slows you down and is unnecessary.
A
+Good graphics and great soundtrack
+Fun, unique, and very inventive
-No fighting or shooting may turn some off
-Short game








Movie Review - Garden State


Not since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has a movie made me actually rethink my life and want to change every aspect of it. Written and directed and starring one of my favorite actors Zach Braff, it is about a guy who was in some minor movie roles and upon hearing about his mothers death returns home to attend the funeral and spend the week at home. He doesn't really talk much to his father and has been on medication since he could remember. While at home he revisits a bunch of old friends but feels like he isn't really there most of the time. While at the doctor to see why he keeps getting headaches he meets a girl that starts a conversation with him and eventually gets him to ride her home and a small relationship starts from there. The characters are well developed and feel like people that you actually would meet in real life. The many different things that Braff's character goes through have hidden meanings and begin to shape his personality and mind as to what exactly he has been missing and also what he is looking for in life.
The stand out performance is without a doubt Natalie Portman. She is great in this role and is the best cry-er, i've ever seen. The ending set up one way and had me almost in tears and wanting it not to be but it delivers just what you want.
This movie doesn't get the exposure or praise that it deserves. An amazing film.

A

+Great cast
+Real thought provoking and touching, really gets you thinking about your own life
+Relatable
-One scene involving a peep show wasn't really necessary

Movie Review - Snow White


Sadly, I haven't seen this movie until now. This was Walt Disney's very first animated feature film. Debuting in 1937, this classic film still holds up today as sporting some amazing animation. One of the many films animated by Disney's 9 old men, the animation of human characters such as Snow White and her stepmother are very realistic almost as if you are actually watching a real person. The movie starts out well and flows smoothly until the dwarves discover White at their cottage. Here the movie starts to lag a bit and you feel like you are watching them at their cottage forever not really accomplishing anything. I was also surprised to see how much Disney got away with back then.
The stepmother literally calls one of her servants to take White into a forest, kill her, rip her heart out, put it into a box and bring it back to her. Plus, they say the word kill a few times.
All in all the film is still good even though it drags near the middle and then ending feels a bit rushed.
Good luck finding the DVD now since it's been in the vault for a while but it will be coming out of the vault this year around christmas time in a new DVD.

B+

+Amazing animation for the time
+Great art and characters
-slightly slow middle and abrupt ending

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My laptop guardian




Little Red is finally finished


Took a long time but I finally got it done