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N.G here and it’s that time, It’s Batman Ninja time.
We can all understand as gamers that we escape to the digital world because the world is not a great place. Yes, it is the real world, but we need a break from it at times and I for one can understand why people stay in the digital world since you can be anything or anyone you want. Hell, some even make the best of friends while playing online without ever meeting them. Ready Player One touched base on this subject in the future where nothing but the Oasis is played by all. However, I found a deeper meaning behind the concept that made me appreciate the people I played online with.
The legacy of Lara Croft is a well-known one in the video game genre. Lara Croft brought something new to the explorer genre as a badass female character taking on mercenaries, dinosaurs, tigers and many other entities that made you backflip crazy while firing her 9mm Heckler & Koch twin pistols. Back in 2013, we received a new reboot of the series where we take on the role of Lara Croft year one before the training and before being seasoned to treasure hunting. Just a heads up there will be some spoilers, but not too bad to ruin the film.
You know gaming has been a part of my life for years and I have been on many great adventures through my time. I was born in 83, but my gaming birth was in 86 when my uncle let me play on his Atari. I know I was only three, but I do remember those times, especially later when I finally got to play RC Pro Am and I sucked. Many gaming years later and I hold my own in certain titles. The gaming world blew up outside of the consoles and into cartoons, TV and many other forms of media including movies. Just like the games movies graphics get better as well and we are introduced to PIXELS. It is funny because many people seemed to expected something great out of something that was just fun.
You know when I was a young kid I was fascinated by the “What If” style comic books that would show you an alternate story to our favorite heroes. The same thing with DC and their line of comic where what if Superman landed in Soviet Russia instead of Smallville or the alternate timeline of What if Bruce was killed instead of his parents. That is the beauty of comic books being that they can take fantasy to different levels to give out a different perspective. DC Comics latest movie gives us that alternate timeline where are heroes are seen as monster, not because of their appearance, more on the lines of their methods in dealing justice. Welcome to this review that will take us down an alternate dark path.
Disclaimer: Be prepared for some spoilers during the review, but enjoy either way.
There is a point where man goes too far in trying to play God and there are certain things we should not tap into, even though our intentions may be for good. Tony Stark is a man who is taking his genius towards a path of Dr. Frankenstein in trying to build a better defense against outside threats. As he puts it, a world that is shielded by a suit of armor. Now the kicker is the source of this motivation and how it will blow up in his face, especially since he is not being a team player about it. The second movie is finally here and it seems the Avengers are in for the fight of their lives.
When the world is turns its back on and you still gather the strength to hold on to your morals in defending the innocent makes you a person with great honor. That will to stand for your beliefs is rare because some will just cave into their desire for vengeance and hatred. Shishio is a warrior betrayed by his own government for doing what they hired him to do and now he is bringing his own hell to the masses until his justice is quenched. This is the last movie in the trilogy where Kenshin Himura is being pushed to break his vow of peaceful life and we are left with one question. Will he maintain his promise never to kill?
“Only a warrior chooses pacifism; others are condemned to it.”
There are times I question the actions I take in seeking a peaceful existence. It is something I have always wanted, but it is a path that comes with much discipline and strength. The trick is keeping a true peaceful self while walking in a field of discomfort and violence. We have here a story of Kenshin Himura who was once a man walking a path being followed by a trail of blood until the day war was over and he laid down his blood thirst to become a peaceful wanderer. He found friends and to one would assume love in this new era he was truly fighting for, but as always there are those that can’t accept this peaceful life. The blood thirst is just too strong to ignore and as always the ones holding the power are not strong enough to deal with the devil they once worshiped. The manslayer’s legacy will always be disturbed until the land can be quenched, but at what cost?