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Godzilla Teaser Trailer Review

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Hollywood keeps on dishing out blockbuster movies with massive budgets and amazing special effects. Also There are lots of reboots in effect at the moment either due to be released or being developed. Some people say this is selling out and I do think it is unoriginal however due to the advancement in visual effects it is great to see stories retold with better visual and special effects.

Godzilla has been shown on screen a few times from films in the 1950s to the big budget film that came out in 1998 starring Matthew Broderick. Despite receiving mixed reviews Godzilla from 1998 left the story on a cliffhanger and people did want more. 16 years on we are going to get a new film. This is not a sequel but may have references to the previous film.

The trailer for me was really impressive. Despite this is called a teaser trailer I felt we got plenty of information. and we did actually get a good look at the monster. I thought the silence towards the end of the trailer followed by the iconic roar of the monster was really cool and I already know lots of people are really excited for this film just on the roar of the monster.

The teaser is made up of many different clips that don’t give the plot away but it is clear that Godzilla has come from somewhere and is wrecking havoc. Pacific Rim came out recently and dealt with giants monsters attacking cities but I know that was not well received at all. I have not seen Pacific Rim yet but I am sure Godzilla will be very different and be more appealing to the audience as this is a familiar story using a very iconic monster.

The film stars Arron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Wantanabe and David Strathairn. The film is due to be released 16th May 2014 so we only have a few months to wait before seeing this iconic monster hit the big screen again. We will also get a few more trailers by then so those unsatisfied with the teaser will be able to see more before its footage before it is released.

What did you think of the trailer? Please comment and thanks for reading.

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Uncharted Teaser Review

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On the PlayStation 3 we got a new series created by Naughty Dog called Uncharted. I felt that the game greatly evolved and became a highlight of owning a PlayStation 3. With the new generation of console released we are guaranteed some brand new series but we also want to see the return of some of our favorites. Without a doubt Uncharted is one of them. I felt that the Uncharted series utilized the console really well and the graphics and the game play was amazing on them. Imagine what we will get from the Uncharted series on a newer and more powerful system. It is defiantly what people want.

We got a teaser trailer which obviously gives us very little to go on. So naturally people will start speculating what we will get in this new game. In the trailer we see the camera panning over an old map of the African coast leading up to Madagascar. We also get to see a Jolly Rodger. For those who don’t know what the Jolly Rodger is it’s the skull and crossbones which is usually on a pirates flag or at least seen in popular culture in pirate films and games. Many people think this can mean either two things. Firstly the story will involve pirates around Africa. And some even think that the story will be set during the age of piracy in the 18th century.  I think this is unlikely but the story will defiantly involve pirates in some form. Assassins Creed Black Flag has recently had the setting of the Caribbean during the age of piracy and the game has been well received. Maybe pirates are back in fashion.

There may be a chance that the characters jump from the past to Drake in the modern day but it will most likely follow Drake in the modern day looking for pirate treasure. The other games did not feature Francis Drake, Marco Polo or T. E Lawrence as playable characters in their times but maybe this game will introduce that. I reckon Nathan Drake will still be the main character and it will follow him looking for pirate treasure. I am not against the idea of jumping back and forth. in Uncharted 3 we did get flash back missions when Drake was a child so maybe having a second character story arc is the developers next step.

An unknown character contributes a voice over in the trailer and says Some chains can never be broken. I lost 15 years. Buried alive. Erased. You left me, rotting in that hell hole and never looked back. But you can’t out run the past. And when it catches up and all your lies collapse around you I’ll be there: sifting through the wreckage. You owe me.‘ Now I don’t know what to make of what this character says. It is completely out of context and this may not even feature in the final game. However it appears this character is angry about being abandoned and is looking for revenge. It is too early to tell if they are addressing Nathan Drake or someone else. Only time will tell.

What do you think of the teaser? Are you excited for a new Uncharted game? please comment and thanks for reading.