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Nev the Deranged
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« on: August 28, 2005, 05:22:37 PM »


 So I picked up Sky High at GenCon, I'd heard good things about it. Watched it tonight. Wow. There may not be any actual demons in it, but the Sorcerer themes are there in spades. The whole Gate of Rage thing really reminded me of the dead are too much with us campaign that was my introduction to the game, especially since dead or not-quite-dead characters kept meeting there to converse or fight or whatever just like our characters did on the River.

 I'm not sure but I think there may be at least one more movie in this series, I will probably look it up. The movie was probably a little slow for those who like Hollywood action or supernatural movies, and the martial arts sequences were more stylistic than they were hard hitting, but overall it was pretty enjoyable.

 For the record, I also picked up Versus, and aside from not being Sorcerish at all, it was a waste of two hours. The only thing worse than a bad movie is a really effing long bad movie. *shrug* House of Fury wasn't Sorcerish either but it was pretty cool. I guess you win some, you lose some.

 D.
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John Harper
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 03:19:06 PM »

Versus = Yakuza Zombies vs. Gunfighting Swordsmen Godlings + Love Triangle. One of my favorites of the Seattle Film Festival that year. If the young Sam Raimi was Japanese, and high on crack cocaine, he would have made Versus.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 03:31:42 PM »

Another vote for the total awesomeness of Versus.  But yes, it is totally unsorcerish.  Wushu yes, Sorcerer no.
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Nev the Deranged
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 04:08:52 PM »

Awesomeness? At what point was there awesomeness?

There were some neat ideas that languished unexplored and some neat characters who got to do nothing of particular interest. There was completely out of place nincompoopism that brought the already sluggish story to a screeching halt every time it was displayed.

 I had high hopes after the first forty minutes, but the remaining movie was interminable and dull.

 Sorry, this is my vote for the ass-someness of Versus. =P
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