Friday, 22 June 2012

TAKEN 2 - Trailer

If they were going to name sequels, I kind of wanted 'Taken' to follow the "Look Who's Talking" route of film names.

First film: "TAKEN"
Second: "TAKEN TOO"
Third: "Look Who's TAKEN Now!"

It would have been perfect!

The 'Die Hard' route would also be a way to go:
TAKEN with a Vengeance
Live Free or TAKEN

Monday, 18 June 2012

Baseless But Potentially incontrovertible Fact Of The Day:

Baseless But Potentially incontrovertible Fact Of The Day:
"When reading Oscar Wilde quotes everyone uses Stephen Fry's voice in their head."

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Nissan Juke / Batman

Dear Batman,
Over the years you've owned different Batmobiles, Batcopter, Batwing, Batcycle, Batpod and other Bat themed vehicles; why are you now advertising the Nissan Juke?

I would be much more willing to put down money on a Batmobile than I would for a Nissan with your likeness on the ad.

Your Sincerely,
- Your first customer for a working version of the Batmobile from Batman: The Animated Series

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

GAME OF THRONES: Season 2 Ending

I haven't seen the last few episodes of GAME OF THRONES so please don't spoil the ending for me.

I did, however, have a dream about how it ended.

In it Arya Stark was fleeing Tywin Lannister's keep when she picks up a large rock to use as self defense, "You'll need more than that to defeat us!" a voice says. She looks up to see a gang of scissors advancing on her.
"Now give us the rest of that hair, BOY!" the lead scissors yells.
"Noooo!" Arya yells, swinging the rock, "Not my hair!" before she starts toppling the scissors with the rock. A scissors grabs her from behind and she struggles, the scene fades from a rain sodden woods to the sunbleached courtyard of Kings Landing at the end of season 1.
"You're a boy now!" yells the man cutting Arya's hair as they head towards the exit.
Suddenly there's a loud yell from the crowd, they turn, Ned Stark is standing tall as the executioner stands with a chest full of arrows. "Hurts, doesn't in?" yells Ned, as the entire crowd reveals itself to be disguised soldiers from Winterfell.
"When I play the Game of Thrones, I play for keeps!" he yells as his broadsword gets thrown to him, and he starts hacking at enemy soldiers.
"But how?!" Cersei screamed.
"If I can fight a war, I can can d*mn well take a castle in peace time!" Ned says then points at Joffrey, "Uncle-Father Jamie can't help you now!"
"And I don't have to get a haircut!" Arya yells. Everyone freezes and looks at her. Suddenly they all throw their heads back, laugh, everything was going to be aaaaaalright!

HALO 4: Quick Note

The first HALO 4 footage has emerged from E3:

And the main thing that struck me is that the new bad guys (4:43 onwards) look remarkably like LEGO 'Bionicle'.

That was a crossover I wasn't expecting...

Sunday, 3 June 2012

PROMETHEUS: My lingering problems...

First & Final Warning, nothing but spoilers ahead, I'm presuming people have seen the movie before they read this. This isn't intended as a review:

We walked out of the cinema into the somewhat cold night air.
"What'd you think?" I asked.
"Yeah, I liked it."
"Oh, yeah, no, it was a good movie." I responded. Some elements of the movie bothered me though, but I didn't want to be the first to say something bad about it. There was a lot to get through if we went down that road.
I eased into the problems with the obvious: "You know what I kinda didn't like? That this was ever billed as an 'Alien' prequel. I would have liked it if it just happened in the same universe and maybe, at that point at the end, you realize 'Ooooh, is this actually supposed to take place before Alien?'"
"Yeah, it definitely didn't feel like an 'Alien' movie."