Friday, June 20, 2008

Sunshine and Mongol

So I've been watching some movies lately, in between being massively busy and accompanying mental exhaustion. Sunshine and Mongol.

Sunshine was awesome, but frustrating. It could have been one of the best science fiction movies of the decade, maybe ever, except that this ranting over-make-upped Batman villain kept popping up, teleporting around, and strangling people who had just stabbed him. Great. On the bright side, I think a lot of it would have been fixed if they'd just cut out his lines; the movie does use the extra tension well, and without lines he fits in pretty well as just another menace of the sun.

Mongol was neat, and was worth seeing (haven't seen the new Hulk movie yet, but I loved the first one so I'm not to sure about the new, improved, more fight scenes less staring at flowers Hulk) but not so engaging that I didn't spend most of the moving trying to figure out how to make it an RPG setting. A bunch of tribes, all mobile but with home bases, PCs adventuring in part to gain warriors and power, (maybe rivals, maybe siblings or all supporters of one of their number) a mysterious mountain shrine where the gods live -- I need to fiddle with it, but it could work.

1 comment:

  1. I had pretty much the exact same reaction to Sunshine. My favorite part was the Sun: It was the most important cast member, really, and I absolutely loved all the scenes in outer space, where you knew the Sun was lurking just around the corner, ready to mess somebody up bad.

    Haven't seen Mongol, but I want to. I've actually seen that director's first movie (it was a Russian film).