It came from … Ikea?

Just a little random funny post here. I found the images below on GameInformer who found them at College Humor.  College Humor imagines what Ikea manuals for some of Sci-fi’s more complicated pieces of technology would look like. Always wanted to know how to build the Back to the Future’s DeLorean or Dr. Who’s Tardis? Find out here!

I know it’s not fancy, hot topic news but I enjoyed it and I think you will as well! So sit back and relax while giggling at these images.

Look, no Jar-Jars! Thank god!

 (Look, no Jar-Jars needed!)

 You had a giggle didn’t you? Admit iittt!!! Seriously though, I hope you enjoyed it and see you next time.

/Niels

Sucker Punch – A waste of your money?

Five young, beautiful and strong women who are not afraid of dragons, soldiers and monsters, who can handle weapons and find the time to found a sisterhood, fight together in one movie for freedom and justice. A movie with a clear, dark visual feel, where sexy gets mixed with tough, with popular music during cool action scenes.

It sounds fantastic, too good to be true even. And that’s exactly what it is. Even with all the good intentions in the world, director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) fails to make this movie in one of the best flicks of the year. Sucker Punch is best described as a failure really.

The story
Babydoll (Emily Browning) is dropped off at the mental institute. To escape the hard, cold reality she creates a fantasy world where her new friends play an important role. Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)is the careful motherly type, and the older sister of the reckless Rocket (Jena Malone), who also brings along Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and Amber (Jamie Chung). Together they fight for freedom, against unimaginable foes and barriers raised by Blue (Oscar Isaac) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm)
  
Remarkable vision?

That Sucker Punch would be a fantasy action flick, aimed to please, fun and men was clear from the moment you watched the trailer. It also became very clear that Snyder had a clear vision about colour use, camera point of view and the soundtrack.

Visuals and audio are a positive point in the movie. The way rock songs are used to reinforce the actions scenes is absolutely brilliant and special effects are pretty good.

Snyder can’t hide that he has been inspired by video games, and while watching the movie you sometimes had the impression that you’re in one. And that is the reason why Snyder gets away with the incredibility and absurdness of this movie.
Total abscence of vision
 
There is no escape from the painful lack of coherence and logic in this movie. The storyline looks like it’s stitched together by a blind man with his feet and even the good action scenes lose credibility. Sometimes things get handed to you with no further reference (the dance scene), while the events follow each other in a fast pace in other scenes. Dialogue is almost absent, and even if something is said it’s just full of clichés.
  
The female warriors barely have any clothers on and fight in high heels and hotpants. This to a degree that even anti-feminists start asking themselves questions. Babydoll looks in the camera as if constipated while her blonde hair waves softly in the wind with extra focus on her lips. And I’m not even exaggerating …
Conclusion
 
Even if you don’t expect a lot of Sucker Punch you’ll still exit the cinema with the feeling that you just wasted your time and money. Snyder did have to edit a lot of scenes, what might explain the shoddy end product. The public shouldn’t really take this into account as it’s his job to deliver a coherent and logical whole, and he did not succeed in his job.
This might be a good movie if you’re looking for a fancy looking, no-brain flick to watch on those dull sunday afternoons. Or maybe if you really really enjoy the eye-candy …. other than, it’s just not worth it.
Let me know what you thought of Sucker Punch in the comment section below!
/Niels

Theme tunes I will always remember

Hey there guys, just a short and light article today as I really don’t feel like doing much after these 3 weeks of college assignments. Today, I thought I’d share the movie/tv/game theme tunes that I will never forget. You will notice that some of these are before my time, but still oh so epic. I should also note that this is just a selection of theme tunes to remember, there are loads more but these are the most memorable for me. Credits obviously go to the people who made and own these themes.

So, let’s start off with a bang:

Superman Main Theme (1978)
 


The theme from the fantastic Superman films with Christopher Reeve, the best Superman to date. This tune is my absolute favourite because it just sounds so epic and superman-y … or something.

Star Wars Main Theme (1977)

 
I’m sure just about everyone knows this. The famous Star Wars movie theme by John Williams who worked on a truckload of other movie themes (Indiana Jones, Superman, Harry Potter, …). Another epic tune, enjoy
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
 

This one is made my Hans Zimmer, who is also a fairly big name in that industry. I really tthink this is one of the most memorable movie theme tunes of this time. It just manages to capture the feel and epicness of the movies so well.
 
The Godfather Love Theme (1972)
 
 
This all-time classic by the hand of Francis Ford Coppola starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino has one of the most recognisable movie tunes to date I believe. Music is composed by Larry Kusic and Nino Rota. This theme really manages to communicate the atmosphere of 1930’s New York.
 
The X-Files Main Theme (1994)
 
 
This is one of my favourite themes of all time. Mostly due to it’s rather creepy feel to it. Theme is composed by Mark Snow. This is a blast from the past for me, as I remember my parents watching the X-files on tv when I was little and it scared the shit out of me … good times!
 
Back To The Future Main Theme (1985)
 
 
Another blast from the past. This is the movie from my childhood that has led me to like science-fiction and movies as a whole. Sublime perfomances from Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. This one is composed by Alan Silvestri, and once again manages to capture the atmosphere of the movie and adds a lot of value to it.
 
James Bond Main Theme (1962)
 
 
Obviously a real classic with 22 James Bond movies released to date starring several different actors such as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Craig David. Music was written by Monty Norman but has had several edits by other composers.
 
Star Trek: The Next Generation Opening Theme (1987)
 
 
One of the installments of the Star Trek franchise featuring, among others, Patrick Stewart as Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard and Jonathan Frakes as Commander Riker. The theme song has the voice of Patrick Stewart stating the starship Enterprise’s continuing mission
‘Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before’
No words will ever describe how epic the show, and this theme tune are.
 
Batman (1966)
 
 
Starring Adam West as Batman, this 1960’s show has entertained young and old. Although looking a bit ridiculous in this day and age it’s still such a classic. The theme tune is something that really sticks in your head, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about once you watched it!
 
Batman (1989)  
 
 
The theme song to the 1989 classic Batman movie directed by Tim Burton. It was a very Burton-y movie, pretty dark and all that. This was also reflected in the theme song, still one of the best themes around really.
Jurrassic Park Main Theme (1993)
 
 
This one is more of a request than anything else because I didn’t plan to put this in. But nevertheless a really good tune. This one was composed by, who else, John Williams.
Well, that’s about all I got for today. I realise I only added movie and tv theme tunes but rest assured that a game music edition is coming soon featuring a lot of well known game music that will make you shudder in awe!
 
Anyway, question for you guys: What theme tunes will you never forget? Leave the answer in the comment section below.
 
/Niels