Let’s start with Akagi.
As I mentioned in my last post, my motherboard fried (eat a cock Dell) so I’ve ordered parts to build my own computer. Until then though, I’ve spent a lot of time doing something I haven’t done in months: Watch US TV So last night Kill Bill Vol. 1 was on TNT, and since it’s on like TNT rather than HBO or something, it was heavily edited. Now I’m not really a fan of violence and someone saying the F word 5 times a minute isn’t going to necessarily enchance the movie for me…but maybe it’s this addition of profanity & violence that is actually a “part” of the movie..because otherwise the movie felt really stupid to me.
I mean the first part was cool. She’s going to get revenge, she’s kicking asses. Then it all pretty much went to hell once she got to Japan. I don’t know why they kept switching between Japanese and English especially since Uma Thurman’s and that Chinese lady’s Japanese was fucking terrible. When they were fighting I was like “alright, you both can speak PERFECTLY GOOD ENGLISH, for the love of god why are you sitting here butchering Japanese……” ==;
The fight scenes were terrible. After seeing Kick Ass (which was also another violent and profane movie) I can say that the choreography in that was much better. What JP tells me is the Japanese fight was choreographed poorly on purpose to be like those old timey Yakuza movies. I mean it works for those old timey yakuza movies because they were made like 40 years ago. It doesn’t work for a movie made in the last 10 years, especially when the fight sequence with the black lady at the beginning was done SO MUCH BETTER. It’s like the fight scenes got progressively worse throughout the movie. It’s like I could almost see the fake cables they had to pull Uma around so that she “flies” while she does her bootleg samurai moves
I don’t know if it was the editing, the crappy Japanese, or the attempt to be like a 1970s Yakuza movie, but Kill Bill was…retarded. I mean maybe Volume 2 is better if she’s fighting back in America with nice choreography and less crappy sword fights, but I don’t know if I want to bother at this point lol.
Let’s get this out of the way first:
I regret to inform everyone that Gunsmith Cats was not nearly as good as Riding Bean. Lower production values aside, the main reason was that it was not as awesome as Riding Bean. There were really only a few flashes of that sort of Crank-esque craziness in Gunsmith Cats, like when May drops the armful of grenades onto the mobster in the warehouse. Otherwise, it generally had a kind-of-decent, could-be-better vibe to it.
Being an Eva fan since the year 2000, and an Asuka fan, I can’t help but be filled with rage at wtf they did in the 2nd movie. Spoilers in my rage after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Man, the mid-to-late 90′s. The days when one was not constantly handed yaoi on a silver platter.
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Wow, a post about Muv-Luv. What is this, a tale of love and courage circa 2006? I have to admit that this post has been rattling around in my head for like, almost four years, but I really only felt motivated to put the pen to paper now because how all of a sudden in the last month or so, there has been an upswell of interest in the games in places like /m/ and the Amaterasu Translations blog review. The post should be pretty much spoiler-free for Muv-Luv Alternative, although it does spoil Muv-Luv Unlimited.