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In Topic: The Off Topic Thread Part iki

16 September 2014 - 10:25 PM

Of course you would like global warming as you don't have to deal with it's problems up in the north. I'm on the other hand less than pleased that the potentially deadly tiger mosquitoes from asia are starting to migrate into my home area. As if normal mosquitoes weren't annoyning enough.

Besides I have to admit I miss the old winters with 80cm of snow and more for several weeks. Nowadays it's barely 10cm for maybe 1-2 weeks in the entire winter.

In Topic: The Off Topic Thread Part iki

16 September 2014 - 04:48 PM

Meanwhile I sit in the rhine valley where nothing dangerous ever happens, not even floods and we have a temperate climate all year long, in recent years even during the winter. *sips soft drink*

In Topic: The Off Topic Thread Part iki

14 September 2014 - 08:35 PM

You and me both :surprised:

In Topic: Rate the Last Movie You Saw!

25 August 2014 - 11:49 PM

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9/10

The title is silly but the movie is great. Once again Andy Serkis just nails the motion capture and the CGI in general is not too shabby looking (and better than in the first one). The story picks up 10 years after the end of the prequel. By now most of humanity is gone and the apes are living fairly peacefully in the woods, having started their own civilization.
But then a group of humans show up, seeking for a way to power their home. One of the humans get's scared and shoots an ape, of course it only get's worse from there. Not that Caesar and his human counterpart Malcolm aren't trying everything they can to not escalate the situation into a war. But there are still warmongers on both sides (minor spoiler: surprisingly it's not so much the humans who are pushing for the conflict, but some of the apes).
The acting is good, with veterans like Oldman and Serkis, but the fresh faces also hold their own. The story is good, the pacing is fine for the most part (it drags a bit in the middle) and as mentioned before the special effects are a treat for the eye.

80's action movie clichés 3 Expendables 3 - 7/10

It's exactly what you think it is. Action stars from the 80's and 90's go on a mission to stop Mel Gibson from being racist selling weapons. And I loved it. Yes it's not original, the acting is just okay for the most part, there are too many characters to flesh them out correctly and the plot is just an excuse to show us more explosions/brawls/shoot-outs. But I enjoy this mindless genre and this movie shows exactly what it's promises.
The action is cool, the one-liners are fun, the stunts look neck breaking and in the end the bad guy looses in one of the most bloody massacres ever put into film. Well except that they don't show the blood this time. But honestly that's an improvement for me as the CGI blood in the first one looked like crap.

Carnage - 8/10

Now to round it all up from the escapist nature of action and sci-fi films let's look at an intimate play. It's just four characters (excluding the children shown from the distance in the beginning and end credits) sitting in a room, arguing over an incidents between their sons. The Longstreet's youngest verbally abused the Cowan child (he called him a snitch) to which the the latter responded by hitting him in the face with a stick. Two teeth were knocked out.
The meeting between the parents starts with high tension, manages to build up from there until... well ain't gonna spoil it.
Don't expect drama, mystery or anything else but a heated argument. That's all this movie is, but since the actors (Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Christop Waltz) are all legends of their profession and the dialog is incredibly well written it never get's boring. My only complaint would be that it just ends. No real conclusion besides what you see from the distance in the closing credits.

In Topic: Kate Welch and Martin Kersten left Anet

24 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

It's a shame really. I can't say I knew Martin well, only talked to him once at Gamescom, but Guild Wars was his passion. Arena net seems to go down the drain. :/