Saturday, May 18, 2013

Batman, Arkham Asylum - The Movie

Arkham Asylum - The Movie
Batman, Arkham Asylum - The Movie

Just finished watching Arkham Asylum movie comprising gameplay and cut scenes from the game of the same title. It was a exciting watch. Its amazing to see how games have evolved into gripping and exciting story telling. Watch it this week-end. It will be fun.

A big thanks to SimaParks for uploading this on YouTube.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) Trailer

Very excited about this movie, which will coming out this year. Its based on a manga series written and illustrated by Leiji Matsumoto. And its in 3D too. Try and get you hands on the anime series if you can. A few episodes are there on YouTube, but not in English subtitles unfortunately.

I doubt this movie will ever get released in theaters across India. So, its DVD or BlueRay viewing for me. That's ok. I just hope I get to grab the 3D version of it.

Blogging with the Google blogger app

This is my first attempt at trying to write a nblog post using the blogger app for android. 

Sharing a snap I took at the dadar vegetable market, just outside the railway station.  This was an early morning scene, quite unlike the usual crowded streets that one experiences. 

I think iam gonna review this app once I publish this article. Already got a few comments to make. Where are my tags? And what about the preview?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Five Reasons Why Iron Man 3 Sucks As A Superhero Movie

Iron Man 3 - This Saga finally ends.

Let me start by saying that this is my personal take on Iron Man 3 and I am not a critic. Just a comic/superhero fan with no favorites. Well, I like Hulk the most. But then who doesn't.

Most superhero movies, now a days, have a lot of action, special effects and 3D tossed in to save it from a bad plot. That was not the case for iron man 3. Not for I-3, for sure. Here are 5 reasons I could come up with, which I felt were responsible for the mess that I experienced. And a total disappointment the say the least. Even the charisma of Robert Downey Jr. could not help salvage the repeat view for this movie.

So, here goes ...

No. 5: Am I watching a Disney movie?
The movie starts off at such a promising note with chaos and danger engulfing the world with the Mandrin on the loose. Iron man seems to be having his own problems. You expect thing to trun worst. Just when you are bracing for the impact, the movie changes gear to something else. When you get a kid to help Iron man to get on his feet, you know where the plot if heading. The second half was so damn clear that making a prediction was like giving direction for something in your line of sight.

No. 4: Non of the characters were well-established
A superhero movie should have the main character's personality explored. Its a great opportunity to start liking the character or at least understanding them so that you have the ability to react to or feel for them. But nothing of that sort happened in this movie. It was designed around an event and all characters played for that event. There is nothing wrong in doing that. Even situations can reveal human personalities, context and past. But here, that was not the case. Mandarin had that potential, but they blew it.