The Year 2007
Well then, I'm nearly finished with my countdown, only two years to go after this post. But, here comes the three most important years in the countdown, three of possibly the strongest years ever in film making history. We had it all in 2007, didn't we? The massive return for Bruce Willis in one of the most action packed driven series of films, in the return of Die Hard, in Die Hard 4.0, which I did highly consider, believe me, it's one of my favourite films to date. Then we had the amazing Transformers, a loud, story driven blockbuster from Mr Michael Bay himself, and then, of course, I Am Legend, starring Will Smith in a 'end of the world' type of theme. It was a exciting year, but one film that still catches my eye was 300, the awesome film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. This is my pick for the year 2007.Zack Snyder's adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel is an amazing hybrid of a film, part live action, part computer painting and all in all breathtaking. If the storyline, or what little there is of it, is mostly perfunctory, there're more than enough be headings and mutilations to make up for it here. 300 is a brutal, stylish, gory, violent, sword slashing, meat grinding, bone crunching extravaganza of a film. This brilliant, stylish totally CGI film was one of the best achievements in film history, and certainly a strong favourite in my books. I highly recommend for blood thirsty, violence loving film fans, it won't disappoint.
What a tough year. We had tons of great games to feast upon, it is such a hard choice. If I could pick all of them I would, because they are all fantastic. We had the amazing Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, one of the biggest names in gaming of the time, launching the Sony PlayStation 3's career further than ever thought. Then we had the Microsoft Xbox 360 exclusive, Halo 3 brought us fun action with a solid story and some breathtaking graphics. Then, the amazing Bioshock landed, with it's unique take on underwater action, with intense action set peices, superb graphics and a story worthy of re playing. But, the one that made an impact on me more than ever wasn't from a Next Generation console, but from the Sony PlayStation 2, it is of course, God Of War II, the breathtaking sequel to the first game.If the original God of War was an amazing action game, its sequel redefined what action actually meant. Bigger, bloodier and more intense in every respect, God of War II is arguably still unmatched in terms of scale and scope, an amazing feat for a last generation title. It was gory, it was fun, it was damn revolutionary! God Of War II certainly packed a punch, and still does to this day.