Category Archives: Film Reviews

A Comparative Analysis between Films and Games

quinn797 argues that Run Lola Run is like a save point in a video game. In the movie, Lola “respawns” three times and the situation changes each time. This is similar to how a save point in a video game

A Comparative Analysis between Films and Games

quinn797 argues that Run Lola Run is like a save point in a video game. In the movie, Lola “respawns” three times and the situation changes each time. This is similar to how a save point in a video game

The Importance of Consistency

As we’ve discussed in class, whether games must be fun is subjective. However, regardless of whether a game is fun it must be entertaining. I consider entertaining to encompass the quality that is the reason a user plays a game.

The Importance of Consistency

As we’ve discussed in class, whether games must be fun is subjective. However, regardless of whether a game is fun it must be entertaining. I consider entertaining to encompass the quality that is the reason a user plays a game.

Jumanji

I recently watched the movie Jumanji and was struck by its interesting take on video games. In particular, I was struck by the characters’ sense of severity attached to how many lives they had left in the game. Obviously, it’s

Jumanji

I recently watched the movie Jumanji and was struck by its interesting take on video games. In particular, I was struck by the characters’ sense of severity attached to how many lives they had left in the game. Obviously, it’s

The Big Lebowski: Who Gets to Call Something Art?

One of my favorite movies is The Big Lebowski. In the film, we look at the world through the lens of the Dude, an everyday slacker/loser that somehow gets mistaken for the millionaire Lebowski. Like most other Coen Brothers’ hapless protagonist,

The Big Lebowski: Who Gets to Call Something Art?

One of my favorite movies is The Big Lebowski. In the film, we look at the world through the lens of the Dude, an everyday slacker/loser that somehow gets mistaken for the millionaire Lebowski. Like most other Coen Brothers’ hapless protagonist,

On the Idea of Sequels

After both reading All You Need is Kill and watching the movie Edge of Tomorrow, I was intrigued by the stories and went online to read some forums in order to see other peoples’ reactions to them. However, when I

On the Idea of Sequels

After both reading All You Need is Kill and watching the movie Edge of Tomorrow, I was intrigued by the stories and went online to read some forums in order to see other peoples’ reactions to them. However, when I

Two thoughts on Edge of Tomorrow and All You Need is Kill

Adaptation across Cultures: Edge of Tomorrow is based on the story of All You Need is Kill but it comes with a completely different execution in tone.  Edge of Tomorrow treats violence and war with humor (the repeated death of

Two thoughts on Edge of Tomorrow and All You Need is Kill

Adaptation across Cultures: Edge of Tomorrow is based on the story of All You Need is Kill but it comes with a completely different execution in tone.  Edge of Tomorrow treats violence and war with humor (the repeated death of

Comedy You Fall Down, Tragedy I Fall Down: The Last of Us vs. Zombieland

In playing The Last of Us over the past week, I noticed a nearly identical plot and characters to the movie Zombieland (2009). Without offering too many spoilers, both feature a virus outbreak that turns people into zombies and an

Comedy You Fall Down, Tragedy I Fall Down: The Last of Us vs. Zombieland

In playing The Last of Us over the past week, I noticed a nearly identical plot and characters to the movie Zombieland (2009). Without offering too many spoilers, both feature a virus outbreak that turns people into zombies and an