Still don't like the design. Still don't like the Deadpool attitude/humor. I don't expect it to do well.
Posts made by Ezekiel
RE: Death Stranding
“I must say that the game received rave reviews, especially in Europe and Japan. Here in the United States, however, we have had stronger criticisms. Perhaps it is a difficult game to understand for a certain type of critic and audience. Americans are great fans of first-person shooters and Death Stranding isn't one, it flies higher.
"I always try to create new things and disputes and discussions are fine, but it must be said that the Italians or the French have a different artistic sensibility that allows them to appreciate this kind of very original product, not only in video games but also in cinema.“
RE: Anime! Who's watching what?
I'm disappointed by Japan's 4K UHD releases. Castle of Cagliostro has no grain. It looks really smooth, like wax. Ghost in the Shell isn't as bad with the digital noise reduction, but isn't good either. It still looks kind of too smooth. At this point, I'm more worried than excited for next year's Akira release. The Little Mermaid and Aladdin were treated much better than this. What gives? Does Japan just not give a shit or has all the digital animation tricked them into thinking grain and detail are bad?
RE: Death Stranding
I'm gonna laugh if these expensive Hollywood stars have as few lines as Kiefer Sutherland in MGS5. That character was so awkwardly quiet. There's no way they had them in the recording booth as much as professional voice actors.
I'm not excited. Kojima's last really good game was MGS3, fifteen years ago. The fame changed him creatively. And, personally, I liked his worlds better when the consoles weren't so powerful and he had to make his games more linear and tight.
RE: What are you top 5 movies of all time?
Thelma & Louise
Just watched this. Bought it because of your post. First Ridley Scott movie that made me tear up. Really didn't expect that. I knew that scene was what the movie was known for (Thanks, Simpsons.), but I didn't expect it to hit me like that. And, my god, those nighttime shots are gorgeous, with the contrast between all the lights and the night. Most of Scott's movies are visually attractive, but I think a lot of the footage in this one is him at his best.
RE: Last movie you watched
The Mummy '99 in 4K.
Has a few low res CG shots, but almost every other shot is nicely detailed and sharp. I never would have thought this movie would ever look this good on home video. Seems like even the mummies were rendered way above 1080p. The Blu-ray version was so much softer when I checked it after (which I think I've seen only once, all prior viewings being on 4:3 VHS). Pretty nice color too.
A silly movie, but self-aware, with fun characters and a Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack that puts most of today's blockbuster soundtracks to shame. It's just a good pulp-adventure, the kind I don't think they make anymore. 7/10.
Before that, I watched My Fair Lady, a lovely musical with Audrey Hepburn as a lower class Englishwoman trying to change her crude accent so that she can join the middle class and run a flower shop. Three hours long, but I liked it thoroughly. 8/10.