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466  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 01, 2012, 07:45:36 PM
It's... kind of a mix.  There are times where Cabin's a straight up horror movie, and others where it's something else.  Scream is actually a better reference point than I initially thought it was - both movies look at the tropes of horror movies, sometimes by using them, sometimes by directly referencing how tropey they are.

Edit: I like this piece of trivia from IMDB:

Immediately after an early preview screening with fan Q&A, the first question Director Drew Goddard was asked was, "Will there be a sequel?" To which he responded,
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"Have you seen the ending to my movie?"

Cabin is such a unique experience. Like you said, it is a real mix of both. It is both a meta-horror movie and a straight-up horror movie, pretty much concurrently. I mean,

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The central plot of the movie revolves around the classic horror movie archetypes: Whore, Fool(Partyer), Athlete (Jock), Scholar (Nerd) and the Virgin (Final Girl). So many horror movies follow this same trope and, really, the only thing that changes is the monster. The repetition of the same scenario in itself is like a ritual, and the creators were clever enough to take this meta idea of archetypes and myth and craft a story around the mythology of horror movies, while still creating a horror movie.

The humor is pretty nice too, and the whole overall tone is decently light-hearted. I wouldn't call it a parody in any way, but the movie never takes itself too seriously.
467  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:16:55 PM
I'm not too worried about this game. The demo was a lot of fun co-op, and I can't wait to get more of it. The story seems like the same bat-shit insanity that you shouldn't take too seriously, and I'm okay with that, cause at least it's entertaining. I'm not expecting RE2 or anything like that, I just want a fun game to play with some friends, and so far I haven't been disappointed with what I've seen.
468  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 30, 2012, 10:52:27 PM
Cabin in the Woods: Fucking fantastic. What a smart, funny movie that is such an obvious nod to horror tropes. Like Scream was for slashers back in the 90's, this does for the entire horror genre for this decade. The whole last 30 minutes was so epic. I bet this was an awesome movie to see in theaters.
469  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: September 30, 2012, 09:54:55 PM
Okay, those 32-bit costumes are the shit.
470  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: September 30, 2012, 01:33:57 PM
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/global-bacon-shortage-predicted-for-2013/

Uhoh.  Eat while you can, that stuff is gonna become a delicacy only for the rich and famous!!!

I'm one of the few people I know that thinks bacon is just okay. I don't hate, but I don't love it. Sometimes it's a bit too greasy for me. Because of this, I'm not too distraught over the looming bacpocalypse
471  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: A Christmas Story 2 on: September 30, 2012, 07:04:03 AM
Wow, that's the biggest dislike to like gap I've ever seen on a Youtube video with that many votes. Movie looks like absolute shit, and I legit thought it was a parody trailer made by CollegeHumor up until the end. If only that were the case. I'm not surprised by its existence though; the Christmas movie market is so supersaturated that it has been cannibalizing itself for a while now.
472  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 29, 2012, 02:31:30 PM
I'm currently writing a 1,500 word paper.  Which isn't much, but the topic is ludicrous that it's going to be 500 good and honest words, and the rest pure BS.

That's about how every single paper I ever wrote turned out. Usually I get worried about meeting the length requirements, so I include every inane BS thought I can so I don't have to worry about length, and then end up running up against the maximum page length and have to trim a bunch of shit out. If there is one thing I certainly learned in college, it was/is how to write a paper to sound like I know what I am talking about.

Speaking of, I better work on this paper! :D
473  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 26, 2012, 10:55:49 PM
Sakura Taisen 1&2 Compilation for PSP. GameFAQS has translation FAQs for most of both games content.

Aren't those on the HD collection?

No idea, I didn't even know there was an HD collection.
474  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 26, 2012, 08:46:01 PM
Sakura Taisen 1&2 Compilation for PSP. GameFAQS has translation FAQs for most of both games content.
475  Media / Miscellaneous Games / XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: September 26, 2012, 08:17:16 PM
Anyone else getting this? I tried out the demo after Kotaku raved about it, and loved it. It was charming, atmospheric and loads of fun. I already have it preordered via Steam. I think I might have played Terror from the Deep years ago, and couldn't get into it, but this re-imagining has me really intrigued.

What I am looking forward to the most is being able to name my soldiers after my friends, and then update them on their virtual fates. :D

IDIOT EDIT: Sorry, my bad, didn't even think to check back for older topics. Rookie mistake. Anyway, feel free to delete or merge topic, I totes understand.
476  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 25, 2012, 05:38:25 PM
I dunno, if I recall correctly, Leon never unlatched that chastity belt at the end of RE4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAs92YX2n-U

Poor Ashley, she just wanted Leon all over her face. :p

I guess Leon isn't a bad enough dude to sleep with the president's daughter.
477  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 25, 2012, 12:22:32 PM
Leon's hair is too perfect and Chris sure knows how to fist a boulder.


That topic devolved fast, as per expected of a GameFAQs topic about anything that doesn't start with "Who's your favorite XXXX"




So this is about why Chris never ended a having a relationship with Jill and Leon with Ada (and screwing around with Ashley after the events of RE4)?

...OK.

I dunno, if I recall correctly, Leon never unlatched that chastity belt at the end of RE4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAs92YX2n-U
478  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 24, 2012, 12:10:54 PM
Yeah, I'm totes one of those peeps with bad skin that I never grew out of. I don't get a ton of acne, but the ones I do get tend to be big and leaves dents. I'm going to a dermatologist and hoping I can get on something that actually gets rid of it instead of it just making it disappear for a while.
479  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Sega/Nintendo - the Anime! on: September 23, 2012, 11:20:04 PM
Dat Mario 'stache.
480  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: September 20, 2012, 11:50:00 AM
I enjoyed the demo myself. I have a few problems, and I'm sure I wouldn't like it as much had I not played it with a friend doing co-op. I'm with you Yggdrasil, in that Jake and Sherry's was probably the best one, and Chris and Piers was my least favorite. I think I would have enjoyed C&P more had I had a better grasp of the controls, since there isn't really time to get acclimated, considering you have to find cover almost immediately. The whole cover aspect kept screwing me up, because the last game I played with cover mechanics was Mass Effect 3, and I kept trying to emulate those controls, and ended up leaping over my cover.

I really wish they kept Sheva as Chris's partner. That whole co-op partner dynamic was the point of the last RE. The only reason I can see them replacing her is to try to make Chris's story into a Hollywood war movie, and thus that means a band of male soldiers.

Best part of the whole demo? There were two for me. The first was in Leon & Helena's campaign, where they have to get out via cop car. What a huge nod to RE2 that was, I was grinning the whole time. The second was realizing that the voice actors for Jake and Sherry are the same for Yuri and Estelle from Tales of Vesperia, which gave me a bit of a fanboy moment.
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