Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Probably my favourite Harry Potter movie since the original, it even in many ways made the previous film better. With so many movies telling this long winded story I was pretty much expecting that the conclusion would be a let down, but I was pleasantly surprised with how it all ends. That said, even though I’ve seen all the Harry Potter films, I was never really invested in them and could barely remember what had gone on before. He kills the bad guy in the end, that’s all the ultimately matters.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Definitely a better film than the second, but I enjoyed it less. I think I just got fed up with the sheer vapid nature of the movies. Really disappointing when the original was such a surprisingly good film. Bay finally learnt that having too frenetic a battle scene with the robots made it near impossible to tell what the hell was going on, so the action is shot a lot better this time. Still, the movies are really big budget dumb movies, and I think my patience for this has grown a little thin.

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

This seemed like less of a game and more like a choose your own adventure, but it was a pretty interesting story and there was enough interactivity in it to kind of get you more involved in the characters and the story. A clever experiment, will be interesting to see if more games are made this way.

Killzone 3

Killzone 3

There is no mistaking this is a Killzone game. You couldn’t get more Killzone if you tried. If you liked the second one (and I loved it), there’s little you won’t like about this one. It didn’t seem anywhere near as polished as the previous game though, I had bits where the cutscenes were out of sync and sometimes the AI characters would be frozen in a spot and the game could not continue until I literally had to smack them around a few times to get them to move. Aside from the little glitches, another great game.

Super 8

Super 8

This really felt like a nostaglia piece. Set in 1979, and not just feeling like a movie set in an earlier time, it felt like a movie made in an earlier time. It was very Spielberg 80s, done by a person who clearly grew up in the 80s watching Spielberg films. J.J. Abrams seems to have similar tastes to me, and I love everything he does. It was kind of like The Goonies, but actually good – and with monsters.