“Battle for Terra” focuses on Mala (Evan Rachel Wood) a native alien who’s drive for advancing technology is always stifled by the counsel. She gets more than she asks for when the human pilot Lt. Jim Stanton (Luke Wilson) crash lands on her planet. After saving his life, she learns of the Earthlings desperate struggle to find a new home before the last of the human race is wiped out in a failing ship.
Although it’s French release was in 2007, I as well as the US didn’t hear about Aristomenis Tsirbas “Battle for Terra” until mid-2009. Never heard of it? Of course you haven’t, because at the same time James Cameron’s blockbuster trailer for “Avatar” aired and everything else was a mute issue. I, only seeing the trailer for Terra once, was soon confusing the two movies for they both shared a similar plot.
Both movies focus on Earth invading a planet for resources. Similarities stop there. Although, Avatar’s humans are willing to kill the tribal plug-n-play Na’vi for a buck, Terra’s humans are willing to kill the semi-advanced aliens for the survival of the last remaining Earthlings. This is a hard movie to watch if you care about quality. Terra had a low budget and most of the movie was ripped from the animatic. If you can get past that and the compare/contrast to “Avatar”, then you’ll enjoy this well rounded plot of the lengths of technology.
If you saw this movie, tell me what you think. Was it better or worse than Avatar? Do you wish it had a bigger budget? Tell me you’re thoughts below. (Fun fact: Aristomenis Tsirbas worked on Cameron’s “Titanic”)
Man, this video plays out like a trailer. While in-game I wasn’t that big a fan of the Anders romance, if it had the vibe of this video, I’d be all about it. (The rival romance was a little better at least) Regardless, just…wow. The editing on this is beyond phenomenal. Even the audio editing, the clips from the game overlaying the music at the perfect time, all of it’s just phenomenal. Also, SPOILER WARNING.
Now off to try another mage playthrough on the offchance it’ll be more epic.
Today’s song comes from the exclusive PS3 breakthrough series by Naughty Dog….
Uncharted was a extremely special title on the PS3. When the system came out there were very few titles on the new platform that really made gamers feel like they needed to have one in their living room, but at the start of the system’s second year on the market Naughty Dog’s title began to turn the tides.
Blending the adventurous feel of Indiana Jones and gameplay ideas from the original Tom Raider series, Uncharted became one of the best representations of the adventure genre in gaming history. Not only was the gameplay incredibly polished, but what was the massive standout was the cinematic vibe in the game’s presentation.
Uncharted saw two follow-ups on the PS3, and the fourth entry in the series is on its way to the PS4. While no release date has been given for the title, must of the gaming press expect to see the game release in 2015.
Today’s song is a cover of Nate’s theme played by musician Stanley Yong. Enjoy!
From my new current obsession and potential Halloween costume (I will obviously not look like this, but I enjoy a challenge), today’s cosplay is the absolutely stunning Queen Elsa from Frozen. Not only is the cosplay gorgeous in and of itself, but the background that was added afterwards just seals the beauteous deal.
Gundam Seed I felt got really underrated out of the Gundams. I mean, the one everyone knows is Gundam Wing, but seriously, this show was such a gem. And this video–WARNING FOR SPOILERS. It’s the later part of the show and tugs all of the heartstrings. ALL OF THEM. Also, I’ve never heard the artist MakSim before until I watched this video, but damn. Good music.
Doesn’t hurt that way back when, I and my friends did a cosplay for Gundam Seed at Otakon. Might SOMEDAY share those pics. : )
With clips from End of Evangelion, it’s only fitting to set the video to End of All Hope. Great editing on the video and the content fits the lyrics very well. Man, that show got DEPRESSING. And messed up, of course. For a show with giant mechs though, this large scale, dramatic song just fits. (Although let’s be honest, everyone remembers Cruel Angel’s Thesis)
Plus, no one can go wrong with Nightwish.
As I have been keeping a eye on news pertaining to the upcoming film, it’s the hardcore fans that have been keeping me busy until the big stories begin to drop.
Probably the most fun of waiting is all of the speculation people have been doing, as not a soul outside of the folks at Disney know what is happening with the story. That fan art that follows will hopefully keep you as excited as it did for me.
I still am hoping to see some of Timothy Zahn’s story carry in to the new trilogy…. One can dream.