Some Stuff I have Seen Recently
New This post was automatically imported from my old sandfly.net.nz blog. It may look a little weird since it was not originally written for this format. Zealand comedy-horror movie, with the emphasis mainly on the comedy. Genetic experiments cause mutant sheep to go on the attack on a remote farm; anyone bitten by one finds themselves changing in unexpected ways. Not one of the great films for all time, but well put together and entertaining in its own way.
Taste the Blood of Dracula
I have always wanted to see one of the "classic" Hammer Horrors staring Christopher Lee as Dracula. This one was pretty good, except for the glacial plot, bad hair cuts, and a frankly stupid ending. Ok, so it wasn't that good at all, but in its favor it had a nice orchestral score, great colour (everything red was twice as vivid) and the second most awesome title of any movie ever (losing only to Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?). It all depends on what you look for in a movie.
I got the chance to play around with one for a while. The graphics were nice enough, and the Bluray disk we played looked fine, but I am not convinced it is worth the cost. It is, however, very shiny and when I dropped pizza all over it the mess just wiped right off, so thats a plus. Mini-review of the three games I played:
- Motorstorm: Pretty good off road racer, the graphics are nice and crisp but kind of dull looking for all the resolution. There is a lot of variety in the game with the different vehicles you can drive, and having them all race together is fun. The game is really crying out for multiplayer though, and after a few laps everybody in the room decided we should go back to playing Excite Truck.
- Genji 2: Very standard beat-em-up/adventure game. Nice graphics and the fighting is OK, but the game is let down by stupid puzzles and the worst camera angles I have ever seen.
- Ridge Racer 7: Finally ties up all the lose ends and answers the questions raised by the previous 6 games. Just kidding - it's another terrible Ridge Racer game, with bad graphics and controls that feel like they were programmed by somebody who had read a book about driving but never actually done it.