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Assassin's Creed II (2009)
surpasses the first game in so many ways
Let me start off by saying that the developers have truly outdone themselves with this one. All the expectations I had for this sequel to a game that was already well-polished; this title completely surpassed them.
The plot is so much more rich and intricately interwoven with brilliant and even hilarious dialogue, and multi-layered conspiracies. Excellent character development lets you emphasize with the main character (this holds true for Ezio as well as Desmond).
The visuals seem to be more detailed than before, and the sounds are as good as ever.
The inclusion of a monetary system was a great idea, adding much more tactics to the game.
The gameplay mechanic has improved vastly with smarter and tougher enemies, more moves and tactics for your character, and so on.
The game was always challenging, but never frustrating, which is very awesome.
If you were even remotely impressed by the preceding title, you should at least check the sequel out.
Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
the perfect cure for insomnia....
I didn't actually watch this film in its entirety until now. During my many previous attempts, I would always fall asleep, or become distracted by something else. Finally, tonight, I was miraculously able to sit through the whole thing. After two decades have passed, how can you create a sequel worthy of the cult status garnered by the original; one that wouldn't completely disappoint fans? The answer from the creators of HM 2000 is apparently, "why bother?" Cheesy CGI is unevenly exchanged, back and forth, with hand-drawn animation, making the flow and appearance of the film choppy. Scenes resembling 2D Disney animation suddenly, without warning, cut into 3D video-game-like graphics. Were the deadlines really harsh enough to justify this kind of Adobe software abuse? The voice actors were hopelessly emotionless and deadpan. Never have I heard less inflection in a character's delivery. It sounded like they'd never actually rehearsed the lines, and were reading them for the first time. If your friend was being electrocuted in front of you, would you speak to them like you were reading out of a textbook? Also, Taarna was a MUCH better (and hotter) heroine than Julie. She actually had depth, emotion, courage, character development, and heart. She is a martyr, and her conflicts have a meaningful purpose that can be both personal and universal. All Julie does is fight. Her personality lacks dimension.... you can't empathize with her because no softer, human side is presented to the viewer. And then there's the music. One of the great things about the original was how the songs blended into the scenes, and they played a good portion of each song. In HM 2000, you hear only short blips that don't particularly pertain to the visual action. Add juvenile humor, stereotypical movie clichés ("the key has never been found.... UNTIL NOW"), and you have a recipe for cinematic disaster. Save for the title, HM 2000 had absolutely NOTHING to do with the original. They have nerve marketing it under the same name. If you are currently suffering from insomnia, this is a must-own DVD.
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
The greatest chase scene ever!
Many say this movie is low on plot and that it has cheesy acting. However, if you are into car chases, then you should definitely check this one out. The big chase is about forty minutes long, and your jaw will drop through the entire scene! There are many great crashes in this picture. It shows many sweet automobiles in certain scenes. You won't know that this has the greatest chase scene ever until you see it for yourself. The remake with Nick Cage is nothing compared to this classic film. So the rest of the movie is cheesy. Who cares; it has a car chase that definitely makes it worth sitting through. You're perhaps wondering if Pace will get away and successfully steal the final car. You'll have to watch to find out.