Oh my (8bit) Gore!!

Heard about Minecraft?

Well… actually not a lot of people would have.

It’s an indie online game and it’s essentially Lego for adults. According to the official statement “Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens.

Simple, simple concept. But the creativity of the players make the Minecraft one a truly spectacular one to follow.

The official stats put the number of beta players currently registered as slightly more than 5 million, out of which, close to a third bought the game. That means the game must be doing something right, right?

Well, at the very least, it managed to spawn this pretty innovative piece of work.

Kinda reminds me a bit of the style in the better parts of Scott Pilgrim vs the World.

For those that are interested, Minecraft can be played here. Requires registration though…


Totally Suckered

Be still, my beating heart. I think I might have just found my Movie-of-2011.

In all sense of the word, this film reeks of “Exploitation”, or should I say “Sexploitation”.

The (awesome) trailer features every fantasy a pubescent boy could dream of… and then some…

First off, there are the Girls. Girls dressed in ALMOST every form of outfit that would not look out of place in Hugh Hefner’s mansion (Dominatrix Leather, Catholic School girl, GI Jane with Fishnets, Warrior Princess, Steam Punk/Princess Leia mix)

Then there are the machines and weapons. Guns, Katanas, Broadswords, pistols, zero fighters, Zeppelins and what looks like a deformed Big Daddy with a bunny face on it.

Last, and definitely not least, there are the Samurai Robot Zombies (Never thought I’ll see the day when I get to see these three awesome words side by side).

I am just amazed that Someone took this long for someone to go “Hey, you know what’s a good idea? Putting them all together in a two hour feature!”

I’m just not sure it is such a good thing that this Someone is Zack Snyder. Although he completely lobotomized Watchmen, he did come up with the delightful Sunday afternoon family flick, “Dawn of the Dead” and the absolutely drool worthy “300” (of course, I meant this in the most ungay way possible). Apparently, this will be his first totally original production. Judging from the trailer, we would be expecting quote worthy gems, such as:

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”


But like I’ve said, the dialogue is probably the last thing on your mind when you talk about a movie like “Sucker Punch”. I’m trying very hard not to read any news or watch any more trailers for the show as I really want to be hit by the duh-ness of the script while I watch those big beautiful things flash before my eyes. I am talking about the comic-book-styled multiple combination posters of course.

I predict that these will be the most wallpapered (snigger) posters in teenage boys’ rooms this summer.

And who can blame them? For now, the movie really does look like it has EVERYTHING. The only thing missing is probably an onscreen cat fight between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Did I mention the Girls?

In every form of fantasy outfit available to Mankind?

I mean what’s the worst that can happen?

It is slowly turning out to be like the spiritual successor of one of my other favorite movies of all time.

2007’s “Dead or Alive”.

A pure sword-and-breast, shamelessly B grade, sexploitation flick, if there ever was one.

What’s not to love?