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Two Souls Tuesday

Now i know what you’re thinking. “Oh my God a post about a video game?? What What???(he’s a loser)?????? Well first of all if you haven’t played a good video game then i’m not sure what’s wrong with you but there are some amazing games out there that will force you to grab a tissue box. Such as the one i’m going to talk about right now!

Ellen page

Beyond Two Souls, the PS3 exclusive game is about a young women’s life who is born with this entity attached to her. For those who don’t know, an entity is like a spirit, and this one’s name is Aiden. Aiden has been with Jodie since she was an infant. She doesn’t understand why Aiden is with her or how Aiden even works, but she knows she can’t get rid of him and it makes her life just that much more complicated. Throughout the game you jump from when Jodie was about 7 to when she’s about mid 20’s and you go back and forth throughout the game. Now one amazing part of this game is the fact Ellen page “plays” the main character of this game. This hasn’t been done before, it isn’t normal to see famous actors voicing let alone playing the part of a video game character. In order to do this, she had to wear a full body motion suit, from head to toe, and make every movement and facial expression possible, after that its thousands of lines of voice acting, some (a lot) of computer help, and you’ve just starred in a video game. Like i said this was pretty revolutionary so the fact Ellen even said yes to this was a shock to some, but once it was all done she said in an interview, “i recommend this to anyone who gets lucky enough to be a part in the video game industry.”

model-jodie

But Sebastian, what does this have to do with anything!!!!??? Well now children calm down i’m getting there. In this game you get to make decisions, anything from should i sit in the front seat or back seat to should i kill this person or not. Throughout the game though, these decisions affect how other parts of the game will play out. One example of this is when your playing Jodie when she was about 17, in the game she’s lived in this medical building for about ten years and she’s not allowed to go out much, if at all. In this part she wants to go out to a bar to meet some friends she met online, deciding to sneak out was a bad idea because you find out your by yourself with about 3 men there who don’t have any good intentions. Because of this decision, when you play age 20 Jodie, Aiden protects you from your boyfriend when he tries to get close to you by forcing those scary memories back into your head. Now another part of this is how something bad at the time may save your life later, such as letting someone live or taking their life. Things like this are the reason i find this game so fascinating and something you can play more than once since it’ll be a whole new experience for you each time.   In life you learn decisions aren’t always easy, and sometimes making the wrong ones can hurt you really bad, other times they may end up being the best thing ever, but no matter what you have to be sure with what you do.

-Sebastian

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Movie Monday (Gravity)

*MILD SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK*

(If you don’t want to read this before you watch the movie, just know you need to see this in 3D and in IMAX and the biggest screen you can find. )

I really don’t think people understand how amazing this movie is.

On sunday, 10/6, i went to see the new movie Gravity. Now i had the fortunate opportunity to see it in IMAX 3D XD which basically meant it was the biggest theater and it had the best quality of all other screens in that theater. Before seeing the movie i had only known that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney were the main stars of the movie, and since Sandra Bullock is my number one favorite actress of all time, i knew i had to go and see it.  The basis of the movie is a Dr. Stone, played by Sandra, was a new astronaut sent into space to do some research with a few other people who had more training than her, making her the new, more frightened “puppy” of the group. As the movie continues you find out the Russian’s had decided to blow up one of their own satellites, in the process it created a chain reaction that flew debris everywhere including right where the research was being done. Now the first ten minutes were quiet and peaceful talking about how really spectacular it was up there, the view, the sunrise, the stars, everything about space was truly beautiful. But as soon as you find out the debris is coming right for them, you are on the edge of your seat for the rest of the movie. Now its no big surprise they get hit, but it is truly amazing how they capture Dr. Stone spinning out of control, breathing heavily, having the camera from inside her helmet so you can see the panic in her eyes and see how fast she really is moving. Remember your in space, there is no gravity, no sound, nothing to hold onto, once your moving you don’t stop until you hit something else. As she finally catches her breath, the Captain of the group comes in contact with her through their radio, telling her to calm down since shes using all her oxygen and she needs to get a visual of either their space station, the sun, something for him to look at since he had a jet pack on. She slows her breathing and he rescues her and brings her back to their original location. The entire thing is just destroyed and everyone who was with them killed, they are the sole survivors of the group. I want to stop there because after that i literally was crying 75% of the time at just how amazing the movie and the acting was. I would see it again in a heartbeat.

Why is this movie so amazing though? Every part of the movie has you gasping and crying and you didn’t have a single moment to breath because not only did the you feel like you were in space, you felt like you were Dr. Stone herself. The visuals. I don’t know how many awards they give out for visual affects but this one is taking all of them. NO joke, this movie was made to please the eyes 100% of the time. Not only did it just look beautiful the camera shots were flawless. They had scenes where the camera was spinning and Dr. Stone was spinning and your just like how can i not throw up right now, but you don’t feel that way. You feel like how can this women come back from this much loss of control and how can she stop and look around and see what’s happening. You feel every emotion with the character. Not only that but there was never a point in the movie where your just like “oh green screen.” Never. As soon as your in, you in. For the entire movie.

Now this movie not only left me with wanting to stand up and applaud, but with a smile on my face leaving the theater telling everyone about it. I wasn’t even embarrassed that i was the only one in my family crying, that’s just how much it moved me. Not only that, but it left everyone with the great message of fighting for not only what you believe in, but for yourself. To find that inner power that only comes in times of trouble, that without wouldn’t make the human race what it is. I recommend this movie to anyone who doesn’t get super dizzy super fast, and can handle a bit of suspense. Maybe you won’t like it if you don’t have a soul? Or human struggles? Maybe? But seriously everyone needs to go watch the movie, and watch it in 3D, because for once it actually serves a purpose.  Here’s the trailer for the best movie of 2013~

best movie

Sebastian

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