Where did reality end and where did the dream(s) begin?
God fucking dammit!!!!
Why couldn’t Michael “Hero Shot” Bay for once stop with his usual craptastic shit and go for quality, heh? It’s not that this installment of the Transformers franchise is godawful as some reviewers think. In the end it’s the usual action packed stuff you love or hate, so there’s nothing wrong with it… basically, somehow.
But I have a massive problem with movies that waste their big potentials for nothing. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is such a case. This movie has a story lurking in it with such epic quality that it’s not funny anymore.
Before I start the review itself: I fucking love both the teaser and standard movie poster! Both are some of the best designed sheets in recent memory and I couldn’t even think of something fitting better than those two.
Okay, on to the movie…
Do you know the moment when you watch a movie and think “Okay, that was stupid”? Splice is a movie in which those moments occur every five or so minutes.
Finding movies to blog about can be hard sometimes. Over the last few weeks I have compiled a list of possible candidates to blog about which basically are movies I have already seen long time ago but are on a good enough level so I will “waste” my lifetime watching them again and write something about it.
Universal Soldier never made it on this list since I never considered it or even remembered that movie in the first place. After reading about this movie in a TV magazine I gave some thoughts about it. And I was close to not watch Universal Soldiers because this blog already has a strong SciFi focus (Rollerball, Akira and Avatar are good indicators for this trend).
Sigh… in the end it would have been better if I ignored Universal Soldier completely.
You know, the first and last time I watched Universal Soldier was shortly after its release on the good old video tape when DVDs only were legends. At that time (yeah I was young) I really thought that the movie was cool as hell. I had fun with it and was impressed with everything.
Time certainly wasn’t merciful. That much I already knew seconds after the movie started.
Note: this review covers the manga up to chapter 45
Admitted, the title of the manga sounds interesting if not a little bit strange. Future Diary. Future Diary? Is this the story about a girl in love with a vampire, reading her own entries in order to seduce him in glittering colors? Or would this be a bad sci-fi story of a guy writing about his path to becoming Darth Vader?
Although I wasn’t sure if the author would or could deliver on the potential I started to read it anyways. After reading the first volumes of Mirai Nikki one thing is absolutely clear to me: not only did the author of this manga deliver on the promise, he wrote and drew one of the best sci-fi action I’ve ever seen in any medium.