The new Unlimited Blade Works trailer looks so good. That is a really well done promo. And the animation is just gorgeous; everyone’s been watching the team behind it with high expectations by this point. So yeah, I don’t know if this can manage to upstage Fate/Zero, but we can at least get a more comprehensible version of the UBW route because that movie was definitely rushed to say the least. Let’s just hope that the Heaven’s Feel movie is at least a little better put together, although I would prefer they would have just went to a TV series or made it into a set of films instead of just one. And I still want legal KNK movies dammit.
So yeah, just go watch the trailer if you haven’t already. Meanwhile, I’ll debate starting a personal fund for those expense F/Z DVDs.
The Purge: Anarchy continues a wasted opportunity…I think. It seems like the premise could be some sort of political thriller crossed with a slasher film, but it just doesn’t get there. The first one had this problem, but Anarchy decides to expand the setting and throw out all of these crazy ideas and what-if scenarios. It makes no sense in terms of plot and character decisions, but you have to give up at one point. It’s not smart. The premise is interesting, but what we get is some bizarre grindhouse film with a “message”. I’m not sure what that message is, because this could be spun as both something that is pro-liberal or pro-conservative, depending on the viewer. I think this is the main problem. Sure the plot is all over the place but they could at least narrow their focus if they want to really expand on the ideological ideas and commentary behind it.
But I did say Grindhouse. While watching this, I couldn’t help but feel that this was made with some inspiration from Escape from New York, which I welcome. Get over the fact that this is no art piece, that it’s just a bunch of ridiculous scenes one after the other, and you will have fun. It’s just a little weird, because I honestly can’t tell if this is the creators’ intention or not.
But the last thing is that this is clearly a movie. It wants us to relate and understand that it applies to our world, but everything just looks like a boring movie set, not a real city in the slightest. This surely could not have been shot on location. And I feel like the design for some of the purgers resembled Juggalos. Make of that what you will.