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Defending Shadow of the Colossus

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I don’t know about you guys but knowing Josh Trank is directing it makes me feel much better about the project. Now granted, he’s only really got Chronicle under his belt but that says so much. For one, Chronicle is very desolate and drab. In a different context sure but I think Trank gets it and he’ll do fine. Chronicle is also a story of (I’m so sorry for this) epic proportions. Here’s a big larger than life thing (superpowers) how are these chumps gonna deal with it? Flakey example? Perhaps but I’m hoping you get my point. Chronicle is also a very human story and I would hope that that means Trank won’t turn this into the aforementioned Wrath of the Titans rip-off I think so many fear this could be. And Trank is a nerd. I know it, you know it, all of Hollywood knows it. That’s why they want him to handle their nerd stuff. And while it could still bomb in spite of that there’s a glimmer of hope that Trank “gets it”. I think he might and I’m not willing to write him off just yet.

So there you have it boys and girls. That’s the byproduct of my thought juices on the Shadow of the Colossus movie. I hope I’ve turned some of you naysayers at the very least into neutral skeptics. You’ll say “Why is this a thing?” and you’ll scream “Why Hollywood, why!?” but at the end of the day the results could actually work. I’m taking the wait and see approach and I hope you will too. It’s a bit of a shocker but a Shadow of the Colossus movie actually probably has the most film potential of the video game adaptation attempts that have been tossed around as of late. It could be a thing of beauty or it could be utter crap but take off your cynical nerd hats with me for a moment and bask in the idea of a world where a Shadow of the Colossus movie is actually awesome. It’s not impossible.
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Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure what I'm doin' here. There's a crapload of movies I ain't never seen but eff it 'cause I like watchin' movies and stuff. I went through a super big movie phase and I've taken 3 film analysis classes so I guess that counts for somethin'.

I'm willing to watch pretty much anything unless Ryan Reynolds is in it or at the end two women overcome differences and sing a musical number together. Traditionally movies I like are indie flicks, sci-fi, dry comedies or action movies. I really like films with a sort of natural feeling stylization to them like the old exploitation flicks or Pixar films. Movies where the style seems to be a natural byproduct of the vision for the film and where the film itself still stands on it's own two feet if you take that style away. Guys and gals whom I admire because of this are Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Miranda July (shut up), Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and Christopher Nolan although there's more whose names I can't remember right now.

My other interest are the usual nerd fare. Music, video games, comics and fetishism (that's usual nerd fare, right?). Music was my first love and still very near and dear to me. Dtoiders might remember I headed up a music review blog before life clenched me in it's sexy jaws and demanded my life blood. Video games and comics are what have really influenced me a lot. The games I like pretty much reflect the films I like. Stylized and full of heart but with gameplay that, once stripped of that style, stand on it's own two feet. I'm also a big DC fanboy though I'm certainly not anti-Marvel.

My personal self isn't terribly interesting. Just a thing with dreads and an aspiring gender issues major who likes to talk shit about alternative sexualities in the context of pretty much any cultural and sociological perspective. I'm a pretty stern feminist and you might even see me go on rants on occasion but I promise I'm approachable and lighthearted on the matter.

Also, whips.

Movies I'd make love to
-Pulp Fiction
-Me and You and Everyone We Know
-The Dark Knight
-Office Space
-The Breakfast Club
-Fargo
-Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
-Rear Window
-Vertigo
-Rope
-The Birds
-All of the Grindhouse movies
-Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
-Black Snake Moan
-All Star Trek ever
-Alien
-X-Men: First Class
-Chronicle
-Avengers

Movies I'd gag
-The Matrix trilogy
-Transformers: Dark of the Moon
-Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
-All the X-Men movies but First Class
-Batman (1989)

Video games I'd pleasure
-The Mass Effect trilogy
-Wet
-Bullet Witch
-Bioshock
-Heavenly Sword
-Enslaved
-Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3
-Super Mario World
-Half-Life 2
-SSX 3
-Halo 3: ODST
-Mortal Kombat (2011)
-Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
-Jet Grind Radio/Jet Set Radio Future
-Every Tony Hawk game not involving a stupid peripheral
-All the Rock Bands and Guitar Heros except Guitar Hero: Van Halen
-Batman: Arkham Asylum

Video games I'd punish
-The Uncharted series
-The Pokemon series
-Guitar Hero: Van Halen
-Gears of War
-Dragon Age: Origins
-Grand Theft Auto 1 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
-Red Dead Redemption

Musical artists I'd poke
-Le Tigre
-L7
-Julie Ruin
-Bikini Kill
-Cansei de ser Sexy
-Danger Doom
-The Black Keys
-De La Soul
-Wu-Tang Clan
-Led Zeppelin
-Pixies
-Lady GaGa
-The Cranberries
-Dolores O'Riordan
-The Dead Weather
-Laura Marling
-Minor Threat
-Dead Kennedys
-The Long Blondes
-Dethklok
-Blondie
-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
-The Runaways

Musical artists I'd prod
-Kanye West
-Avril Lavigne
-Maroon 5
-Dave Matthews Band
-blink-182
-Sex Pistols
-Metallica