Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A good Matrix video game and a good Batman movie...

...finally?

Ok, first the game! I found this page at gamespot.com previewing a new Matrix computer game, The Matrix: Path of Neo, that's releasing in November. Previous Matrix-based games like Enter The Matrix have been more about the convoluted Matrix storyline than the gameplay itself. Not this one. Inspite of the cheesy name, this is kinda like a "Best Of..." collection of the numerous action set-pieces from the three Matrix movies (The trailer seems to show The Burly Brawl as well as the final showdown between Neo and Agent Smith, among other things). Also included in this game is the "shootdodge" technique that was executed so beautifully in the Max Payne games.

The graphics in the game don't seem to be that great, though, going by the three screenshots available. But still keep your gaming fingers crossed for what might turn out to be the ultimate Matrix game!

Next, catch an early review of Batman Begins at movies.com. The verdict from Ebert and Roeper is that its ABSOLUTELY FABULOSO! "Gets it absolutely right", "...the Batman movie we've all been waiting for" and "...one of the best movies of the year" are some of the plaudits Ebert's thrown around at this one! But I'd definitely take this with a pinch of salt. This is the guy who called Spider-man 2 "the best superhero movie ever made" and that movie sucked so bad, it was scary!

2 Comments:

Blogger Anantha said...

dude, I really think that the movie was more hyped than anything else. Agreed it captured the essence well, but it was not something that was entirely unexpected/new/mindblowing. It was what you were expecting. And that batmobile looked more like a armored personnel carrier in wars more than anything else. Could have been more creative with it. I would prolly give it a 6/10 overall.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Santosh said...

will agree/disagree after seeing the movie in a few hours...

11:15 AM  

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