NEED IT NEED IT NEED IT!
The guy who made Mega Man and left Capcom to do a Kickstarter to make a Mega Man game is not releasing a different game that is just like Mega Man called Azure Striker Gunvo…oh screw it, Human Mega Man.
HUVr introduces the new hoverboard to be released in December 2014 [x]
THIS IS NOT A TEST!!! REPEAT THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!
Hahaha whaaaat?? I checked the site and it seems legit. So what you’re saying is, this time next year everybody will be floating in the air.
Well they are technically on time
If you think this is real at all…you crazy and gullible for many reasons but we will just start with “look at their shirts.”
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Glimpse of new Godzilla toy…more pics of this guy and Godzilla himself at this link.
First thing, we can be thankful that this movie doesn’t have a quick-to-get-old tagline to be over used by every comedy sketch group. I think I was very excited about that aspect. But to be honest, I don’t remember many details about 300 besides the plot, one liners, and no one wore shirts. But is there really much more to it?
I’d venture to say no since it was a Zach Snyder movie. So you can quickly breath a sigh of relief cause this one is not direct by Snyder. Noam Murro took the realm but Snyder backed it with money and “writing.” I am curious to see how much input he had. The major difference I see is the environments.
A lot of issues with 300 I had were the feeling that it was all done on a green screen. It definitely was and I am sure this one was as well (especially for some scenes), but the was more of a real feel to this film. I did not find it hard to believe they were in an actual location. So the CGI background wasn’t overpowering except in the Spartan camp. Did they really think the field look good? Some of the sea scenes look a bit cloudy though, I thought my glasses were fogged up or dirty. Maybe that meant it was good 3D?
The beginning starts off with what I expect the film to be: slo-mo naked men slashing swords and blood! It succeeded in the gratuitous department, even to the extent that the gushing blood looked like mud gushing out. Some of it fell with realism while other parts evaporated like blood does? Regardless, this fight scene alone made the 3D aspect just about worth it.
I would say that sums up this movie but the sea battles are not slo-mo. They are planned attacks and real but seem a bit unreal. The boats seem like they have motors in them with their ease of movement but this is probably nitpicking so I shall stop. They were interesting to watch but didn’t feel as exciting as expected. Definitely didn’t make me want to cheer with excitement like the sword clashes.
There were some startling scenes in the movie that I didn’t expect. One of which was a simulated rape scene. Not it wasn’t graphic or aggressive as some others I have seen but it came off a bit out of place. Maybe because despite the battles, there is still a sense of goodwill in 300 and this didn’t seem to fit. It could’ve been the “long shot” of the shadowy figure thrusting but regardless it is there. It actually seemed worse than the illusion of rape in their next scene. But to wrap that up, it was with purpose that that was put in there and not just to say, “soldiers do that stuff!”
Another sexually charged scene features what I like to call a sex battle. Now the first reason I thought of this is because they use epic drums during the scene to make you think they were fighting. And I guess they sort of were, especially with the throwing each other around and the brief neck-strangles. It was longer than I expected and I wasn’t quite sure where they were going with it. I do not know if this was historically accurate (since the battle is based on history), but it felt like it was made to satisfy the nudity craving of the people anxious to see this film and to set up a joke or two.
I bring up these two points because they stood out in a sea of action (pun intended?) and it made me think. I don’t want to give too much credit to Zach Snyder but maybe more so Frank Miller was doing some sort of metaphor for woman. SPOILERISH TERRITORY BUT NOT FULL ON!
It is like this movie is a commentary on woman. Eva Green’s character is an opportunist and directs/controls Xerxes into becoming what he is for her own selfish pleasure of revenge on the Greeks. Then she can’t seem to win/get her way so she tries to seduce the man standing in her way. He rejects her and she is offended she almost kills him and later tries to bring him down by depreciating his manhood.
Basically bad woman tries to take over and uses her sensual side to her advantage and man puts up a fight but in the end he needs good woman to come save him?
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…but I am looking WAY too much/deeply into deeply into this bro action flick like critics did with the awful Springbreakers, you can create what’s not there as long as you try hard enough.
I don’t know why this movie was titled 300: Rise of an Empire because it was about the Greeks coming together but also about the rise of Xerxes. But that doesn’t really matter, you are going to this movie to see the slo-mo fighting and the action and cool stuff. You won’t find giant beasts or super oddities but some sweet fighting and the action is definitely packed into this movie.
PS: The 3D was way better than The LEGO Movie. Field of depth was very noticeable and probably one of the better 3D movies I have seen in awhile. Not sure if it is a must-see in 3D though.