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Southland Tales [DVD]
Southland Tales [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dwayne Johnson
Price: £3.09

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A plot to be unravelled, 2 Sept. 2008
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This review is from: Southland Tales [DVD] (DVD)
So here's the thing, the first time I watched this film I came away feeling a little confused, a little happy and a little sad but ultimately feeling like I had just watched something special.

After watching Southland Tales multiple times I am staggered at how many ideas have gone into this film and actually link up to make it one of the most mind boggling and sheer brilliant films I have seen in some time. I'm not going to discuss the plot as you will find enough of that on here but I will point you in the right direction with some things that aren't apparently obvious.

Southland Tales is a modern day adaptation of the book of revelations played out in a post apocalyptic reality. The characters and scenes play out various set pieces that bear symbolic references to the book of revelations. Southland tales also encompasses a lot of Karl Marx's (famous philosopher) theories about social uprising. Without any knowledge of both of these you can miss the unravelling of Southland tales but still appreciate it for the beautiful film it actually is.

Southland Tales is not for everybody and while some may find it pretentious, I personally found it extremely engaging and thought provoking and in my opinion is a misunderstood masterpiece.

Final Fantasy 12 (PS2)
Final Fantasy 12 (PS2)
Offered by Turbotrance
Price: £11.44

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Final Fantasy Without the Core Elements, 19 Jun. 2008
I'm going to keep this relatively short, there are enough opinions and views circulating on here to keep you more then entertained.

What you have with Final Fantasy XII is an open ended RPG (in similar vein to other FF's) which requires a level of dedication and commitment in order to complete the game and see it through. The thing that inspires you to have that dedication and commitment is the enjoyment of the game and a story that compels you to want to see it advance, rather like a good book.

Final fantasy ticks the "good game play" box but unfortunately the motivation to level up characters and invest time in the game comes under scrutiny, there is extremely limited character development throughout the whole game. It becomes a chore rather then enjoyment to move onto the next location.

Final Fantasy XII is a work of art and its quite clear that a lot of time and genius strokes went into its creation. Its just a shame that they got so caught up in creating a monumental world they forgot the individual characters to make it relevant.

30 Days Of Night
 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
30 Days Of Night (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Josh Hartnett
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £2.40

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lacked development., 15 April 2008
Firstly, with 30 days of Night it's apparent that it appeals highly to the average movie goer and lowly with the avid movie watcher. If you're someone who takes your films seriously you're probably not going to enjoy this.

There are enough reviews on this site detailing the plot but what I will say is this film is in too much of a hurry to move the plot along rather then develop it. Too much is shown and given away too quickly and from that moment onwards suspense is minimal. Not to mention the fact we skip from day one to day 9 then straight to day 27!?

What saves this film is the concept, 30 days of night sets a good backdrop of suspense even if it hasn't been implemented and carried out well. I also found the ending quite refreshing. If I cared about the characters more and the film had a better structure it had the potential to be a classic.
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Kingdom Hearts Platinum (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts Platinum (PS2)
Price: £11.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Disney sucked until now, 13 Jan. 2006
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My friend lent me this game to play as i told him i was a big fan of the final fantasy series and said that i would enjoy this. I looked at the front cover and immediatley was put off but BOY WAS I WRONG!
This game is awesome! Forget about the disney charecter's and it's child like looks, this is a game that any RPG fan and non will like. It has a surprising underlying dark storyline and the popping up of random final fantasy charecters combined with disney is a weird but great added touch.
The gameplay is not turned based and could almost pass as a platform title. Do yourself a favour and by this game. You will not regret it!

See You On The Other Side [CD + ECD]
See You On The Other Side [CD + ECD]
Offered by discmanuk
Price: £14.97

4.0 out of 5 stars New album New Sound, 13 Jan. 2006
It seems with every new korn album over recent years the band are constantly trying to re-invent thier sound and this album is no different. If your like me and korn's first album is still your favourite then you can't help but be disapointed and at the same time satisfied with thier latest offering.
You wish they could make an album as revolutanry and as good as the first but in all fairness that ain't never gonna happen.
saying that, 'see you on the other side' in my opinion is a very good album and you can still identify the unique korn sound. Musically this is the best album to come from korn in a couple of attempts as the new sound works well and makes for some memoralble tracks but lyrically Jonathan Davis is lacking. The cutting edge and emotion is deffinatley less and that was a big part of Korn's appeal.
This will not please all Korn fans but will most likley convert some that never bothered in the first place.

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