Thursday, January 18, 2018

From the Pages of Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The second entry to Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Incredible Hulk, is a unique case. Unlike Iron Man, Marvel has already brought the Hulk character to the big screen in 2003. Directed by Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Life of Pi) and titled simply Hulk, it is a pretty unique movie in term of story and visual, while sacrificing the action.

And five years later, Marvel brought the character to the big screen again, this time as part of MCU. The fact this is the-second-yet-not-a-sequel Hulk movie create some kind of confusion to some people. I mean, plot-wise, it's moved past "superhero origin". The gamma experimentation has already been done, Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) is already Hulk, he's being hunted, and so on. But of course, you don't have to watch the first one to understand this movie, in which, become the strength and weakness of The Incredible Hulk.

Friday, January 12, 2018

From the Pages of Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man (2008)

There's this idea floating on my timeline that "If you watch one [Marvel Cinematic Universe] movie every week starting January 2018, you'll be in time to caught up for [Avengers] Infinity Wars".

I may start a week late (or not, I'm not good at math), but why not do it? I can see how the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) formed and re-experiencing all those movies while at the same time giving this blog a constant update.

So, let's start with the very first movie in the MCU. Where it all began, in 2008.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Good Place is A Great Series

In this internet era, avoiding spoilers sometimes felt magical. Sure, people have their own definition of "spoilers", but everytime there's a new, popular show/movie/video game, your social media could turn into a mine field in a flash. Being careless, even just for a second, could cost your love to that particular show/movie/video game. The feeling became tenfold if the show/movie/video game relied on a plot-twist.

But, does spoilers really matter? Personally, yes. For me I want to enjoy things I've been waiting for (or I've missed) in a clean state so everything I see there will have more impact to me. Even a slightest information like synopsis (seriously) I consider as "spoilers" and could annoy me a little. The latest example I can give is Thor: Ragnarok. I tried my best to avoid any information regarding the movie and gave myself a restriction to just watch ONE trailer of it (or any Marvel movie). But turned out they spoil one of the big, green surprise in their trailer. Well, I do move on and still had fun with the movie, but imagine if I didn't watch the trailer and find the surprise by myself. That'll be one heck of an experience.

This post I make though, is a contradiction. By talking about spoilers and mentioning plot-twist in the paragraphs above, then you'll know this show will have that exact thing. At this point, you have two choice: 1) Stop reading this post then watch The Good Place (and maybe came back again and finish what you've started?), or 2) Keep reading, spoiled a little, and then watch The Good Place. Because really, it is a damn great show.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Years of Living Without Memory

My Playstation One (PSOne) era wasn't as "awesome" as many other people I know. Every time there's a nostalgia talk about "The Best PSOne Game!" or how great a particular PSOne video game is... I usually have no opinion to share, because I still haven't got the full experience of playing some of the well-known games.

You name it: Suikoden II? Nope. Final Fantasy VII? VIII? IX? None of those. Resident Evil? Parasite Eve? Dino Crisis? Metal Gear Solid? Still a "nope".

Time-consuming video games were not a big part of my PSOne life-phase.



The legend

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time for A (Scary) Change

Once upon a time, I was unable to play horror games.

"But how, exactly?"

Well, let me take you to the year of 2000, where I first experience horror games.

Ah, memories...

Friday, July 21, 2017

So, So Many Games... (Part 2)

Now that I wrote about games I've played recently, let me tell to you about the games that I "want or consider to buy but in the end I may not have it because a reason or another" (or in short: it's a wishlist).

And just like the previous list, it'll be filled with mostly Playstation 4 games and maybe some Vita. Because I mainly play games on those two... and, so far, I only own those two.

Now, let's go!

(Oh, by the way, if you have a PSN account, you can add my ID: HrtsRxs. I'm not into multiplayer games but it's always fun to see what's in other people's collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So, So Many Games... (Part 1)

This is (another) attempt to revive this pathetic blog of mine.

So let's start by talking about something I'm really happy with these past few months:

Video games.

It's been a good time to own a Playstation 4, really. Lots of great games, lots of remasters announcement (and actual release), and the fact that I subscribe to PS+ is an icing on the cake.

But of course all of those accumulate into one big problem for me where I feel there are just *too* many games too handle.

So let me recap some of the games I've played into some kind of list (in no particular order) or some sort.

*may got spoilery, proceed with caution*