Horizon Zero Dawn is an incredibly open-world RPG game where you play as Aloy, a Nora outcast who grows to become a formidable warrior and is intent on learning the truth of the world and her own history. To do so, she must travel the lands and face-off against a myriad of deadly machines.
It’s a good thing she is supplied with multiple weapons throughout the game to aide her in her battles. One of the best parts of playing Horizon is discovering all the weapons, upgrading them, and using them against the many different machines depending on their weaknesses. We’re looking at the ten best weapons in the game.
Starring: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Ronan Raferty, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang
You would expect a movie that begins with an idea as out there as predatory cities on wheels would take more time to establish its exposition and background. Unfortunately, Mortal Engines was done a disservice by being condensed into a two-hour run time with writers uninterested in conveying anything more than a typical revenge story.
Even worse, our heroine, Hester Shaw, loses many significant moments to the male lead in the film. For some reason, their journeys are conflated and intersected in ways they shouldn’t.
Side-note: Robert Sheehan does make a charming leading man. I didn’t get the hype before this movie, and now I’m totally on board.
Mortal Engines has the makings of a new epic. The Victorian-era, steampunk aesthetic is intriguing. But the movie doesn’t do enough with its eccentric concepts to hook a new audience. Mortal Engines was always going to be a hard sell due to being a lesser-known property with such a bizarre premise. The writers get lost early on in their history, trying to establish far too little and far too much simultaneously.
It’s a beautiful film to look at, the production costs were astronomical, and Jackson does deliver a spectacle. It’s such a shame we don’t get to spend more time understanding the eccentricities of Philip Reeves’s world.
Even the action sequences are tepid and uninspired. The movie excels at creating stunning vistas and incredible machine designs, (I’d love to see the concept art), but falls flat almost everywhere else.
I was most disappointed the fighting sequences, even the climactic ones, felt so dull. Even the fight between Anna Fang and Valentine did little to inspire awe. You would anticipate something grander, given the film’s immense scale and size.
That said, I still had a great deal of fun watching Mortal Engines. I am surprised it received such low audience scores. I guess the concept was too out there for general moviegoers.
I wonder if, in a few years, this might be a film revisited with a cult following. The world-building is so compelling. It makes you forgive the lazy writing, at least a little.
I do give the film credit for enticing me to pick up the first book in Philip Reeves series!
One of the reasons the Disney Parks are such popular tourist destinations is because there is always something going on. There are events year-round. Disney is constantly introducing new attractions, shows, festivals, and more. But one of the most popular times of the year for people to visit is during October when all the Halloween activities are in full swing.
If you’ve never been to a Disney Park for Halloween, you should add it to your bucket list. But there are some significant changes made to the parks during that time. We’re giving you a rundown of 10 noticeable changes at all the Disney Parks during Halloween season.
Did you already finish binge-watching season one of All American? Here are six other great shows you can watch while you wait for season two.
All American is, unarguably, one of the best new shows to air on The CW in the past couple of years. It stands out for another reason on the network. It isn’t a reboot, a spin-off, or a sequel of any kind. All American is an original new series from mastermind Greg Berlanti.
Spencer James is your average high school teenager, except he has a gift. Spencer is an excellent football player at South Crenshaw High. A coach from Beverly Hills, Billy Baker, takes a liking to Spencer and recruits him for his team. Spencer’s best friends and his mother encouraged him to take the opportunity. He’ll have far more chances to succeed in a place like Beverly than he will in Crenshaw.