New “Death Stranding” trailer

Hello guys, it’s me again (duh). As you may know, this blog isn’t exclusively a movie blog, but I do talk about otehr thigns as well, such as TV and video games. Well, now it’s time to talk about the latter of those two once again.

So the 2016 game awards has given us a new trailer for “Death Stranding”, the mysterious new game by legendary video game director Hideo Kojima.  During E3 earlier this year we got the first trailer for the game, and that shit was some of the weirdest and most cryptic stuff ever. And now that we have a new trailer that might shed some more light on it all… not really. We open up beind a man who seems to be running through a war zone of some kind. We then soon find out that this man is… Geuillermo Del Toro? Okay, what the fuck? Anyway, moving on. Del Toro seems to be carrying some weird thing which we soon find out is a baby in a weird pod… okay? He then enters a tunnel where he faces some soldiers. Then one of the soldiers takes off his helmet and it turns out to be… Mads Mikkelsen? And then logo. All of this while we get to see some surreal shit. Yeah, I don’t know what the fuck to say. This is weird, but also really intriguing. Kojima is known for some odd stories, most of them turning out pretty great. So I am of course excited to see what all this is. And I’m also really excited because the game will star Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. Yeah, this shit is bananas and I am interested to see what else can come out of this. While no official date has been set, the game will most likely be released at some point in 2018.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you excited for “Death Stranding”? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy(?) the trailer.

Movie Review: Metallica Through the Never (2013)

Metallica Through the Never

Bands play at concerts, and sometimes said concerts can end up on DVD/blu-ray. That’s really all I can put here as intro. MASTER!!! MASTER!!!

Ladies and gentlemen… “Metallica Through the Never”.

Trip (Dane DeHaan) is a young man who also happens to be a roadie for Metallica. And during one of the band’s concerts he gets sent out on a very urgent mission. What would at first seem like a cakewalk soon turns into a surreal and dangerous adventure. And as we go through the movie we jump back and forth between Trip’s mission and the concert. And let me put it like this… the concert is badass and engaging. However, Trip’s little adventure usn’t really as great. I know it’s not the biggest focus of the movie, but you can tell that the filmmakers really pushed for it to be a thing, so I will therefore judge it. I’d like a bit more of an explanation to the things happening. Sure, surrealism rarely ever explains itself, but I feel like something could be done to explain all the weird things happening to Trip. I was never truly invested those parts, and I think they could have been handled much better.

Dane Dehaan, despite saying like three or four words in the entire movie, is really good in´his role. Yeah, he’s the only one you could really judge from a performance standpoint. Unless we’re including the stage performances by the band, because in that case we got some incredible stage performances from the band who still got it despite having been at this for 30+ years. Really, they are as engaging as ever in this. Yeah, that’s what I could say here… moving on.

The music in this movie can be a divider for people. If you don’t like Metallica, then you’re gonna hate the music in this movie (but you knew that from the title of this movie). But if you’re a fan of the band (like I am!) then yeah, the music is fucking awesome. I did love the music here, but maybe that is because I have a slight bias since Metallica is my second favorite band of all time. But to be honest, when we followed Trip and his adventures while the band was playing… the music fit very well with the chaotic and odd things we got to see.

The movie was directed by Nimród Antal and he did a terrific job. From the concert footage to Trip’s adventures, the movie looks fucking gorgeous. The shots are very well done and the editing is very well handled. The movie is really a visual treat. I also want to mention that there is some CGI in the movie and it looks pretty good.

This movie has been pretty well received. On Rotten Tomatoes it has a 79% positive rating and a “Fresh” certification. On Metacritic it has a score of 61/100. And on imdb.com it has a score of 7,2/10.

If you’re a big fan of Metallica, then “Metallica Through the Never” is kind of a must watch. As for my opinion on the entire thign, it is definitely interesting. It has an interesting if slightly clumsy plot, a really solid performance from Dane DeHaan, some fantastic music, and some great directing. Time for my final score. MASTER!!! My final score for “Metallica Through the Never” is a 9,12/10. So I’d say it’s worth buying… at least if you’re a Metallica fan.
Worth buying

My review of “Metallica Through the Never” is now completed.

You know what’s funny? The movie is called “Metallica Through the Never”, but at no point do they play the song “Through the Never”… MASTER!!! MASTER!!!