Sunday, April 15, 2012
Movie Review: “Assassin’s Creed: Linage”
Romano Orzari as Giovanni Auditore
Short Story Summary: Prequel to Assassin’s Creed II, that focuses on Ezio’s father Giovanni.
Story: (7/10) Not a bad story and it does well to show the events leading up to the story in AC: II. The big problem is that if you are not already a fan of the game, you will most likely not understand what is going on. Fans of the games will be sure to enjoy this film thought and that is pretty much the whole point that it was made for anyway.
Characters/Cast :( 8/10) The cast was okay. I think the acting in this movie was pretty good for a made-for internet film. The characters are, of course, great. You will see many familiar faces from the game and that will add a sense of joy to any fan.
Action: (10/10) The action is very well done and has the Assassin’s Creed feel to it. The action is quick and exciting and players are sure to recognize many of the same fighting moves that where in the game. You will also recognize many of the same weapons that appeared in the game(that includes the assassin’s signature “Wrist Blade).
Music: (9/10) The music is pretty good and fits the time ans setting of the story.
Visuals: (8.5/10) The visuals are really well done. The shots of the city are beautifully done and look better than a lot of big budget films. The costumes are also well done and it is great to see a live person in a assassin’s outfit.
Conclusion: Fans are sure to like this film, but everyone else will probably be scratching their
head. It could be a good way for someone not familiar with the game series to become acquainted with it. It is now available on DVD pretty cheap, but you can still view it online. A must for fans and most likely a pass for everyone else.
Review “Firefly” (“TV Series”)
Nathan Fillion as Captain Malcolm Reynolds
Short Story Summary:A group of “mercenaries for hire” are on the run after they pick up a passenger that is wanted by the totalitarian alliance regime that experimented on her.
Story (7/10): The plot is pretty basic,but it works to keep the show moving at a steady pace and to keep the action going. It was never really confusing and it keeps the technobabble to a
minimum. This show really has that fell of being like a western that, instead of being out west, it is set in space. Although the themes of the show are pretty serious, it does make time to comical at time(Not to the point of being campy though) and that helps to liven the mood. The one thing that I found that may turn people off is that this show is that is filled with messages about things ranging from political power to references to the Civil War. These messages, I found, did not really affect the enjoyment of the show and will be most likely be over looked in most cases.
Characters/Cast(10/10): The cast of the show is excellent and work perfectly together. Nathan Fillion is great as Captain Reynolds. His character can come across as a jerk at times, but you can tell that he is just trying to keep his crew out of harm’s way. The rest of the cast are great in their respective roles and interact well with each other.
Action(8/10): The action I found where pretty good, ranging from barroom fights to shootouts in space. If you have seen a lot of westerns, then you will have a good idea on how the action plays out.
Music(10/10): The opening theme is pretty good and works well with the show. The rest of the music that I heard was pretty good, having a western twinge to it, and fits the show.
Visuals(8.5/10): To be a TV series, this show has really good graphics. The ship looks very well made and the special effects are well done. The settings are also diverse and keep the show from becoming stale, as some shows that are set in one local sometimes become. The aliens are also well
Conclusion: One of the best TV series I have seen in a long time. While It is a must see for
Sci-Fi and westerns fans alike, it should be an enjoyable watch for anyone. I highly recommend watching theis show.