He was your boet in a film shot entirely as an FPS game, and now Sharlto Copley is teaming up with Neill Blomkamp for yet another sci-fi adventure. In Chappie, Copley voices a robot who has been gifted the ability to think and feel for himself. The coming-of-age story has our protagonist going from watching cartoons and looking cool to experiencing first-hand how the world rejects things that it doesn’t understand. Check out the trailer below.
Chappie was shot in Johannesburg and you would have undoubtedly recognized oddballs Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er playing a parental role. Dev Patel is the young creator and mullet-ed Hugh Jackman finds A.I. too unpredictable. Chappie is set for release in March 2015.
Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear series celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. It’s a party to which I had no interest in attending, figuratively speaking. Since the first “Metaru Gia Sorid” on PS1, I’ve skirted around the game. It’s no secret that I don’t have the attention span for sneak-em-ups and the thought of travelling around in cardboard boxes and enduring feature-length cutscenes was not for me. I have subsequently missed every successive Metal Gear game across all the platforms. Until now.
So why is someone like me without any interest in the Metal Gear franchise, so enthused to play Metal Gear Rising: Reveangeance? Did the flurry of media lure me on board the hype train? Truthfully, yes. Not once during the extreme frenetic trailers, did I think of the possibility of stealth and death-by-cutscene creeping into this new game. All I wanted to do was slice people up into teeny tiny hors d’oeuvres.
So how does Metal Gear Rising: Reveangeance (henceforth shortened to just “Revengeance”) play for someone who is unburdened of experiencing past Metal Gear games? The answer lies in wait, after the jump.
If you’ll recall, last year I reviewed Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and gave it a great score, praising the gameplay as well as the way that the game covered the details of the story. This year, we have the sequel to the game, titled Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. I fought through hordes of shinobi to bring you this review, so I hope you appreciate the blood I shed for you, dear readers.
This is ludicrous. No, this is Japan and as frequent commenter and writer Macross likes to tell us, the bomb affected them more than they’d care to mention.
In the movie entitled Female Ninjas: The Magic Chronicles, the assassins are equally skilled in all manner of sexual arts as they are in ninjin’. And in this clip from the movie a female ninja dispatches a foe by using deadly bubbles from her nether regions.
See more bad ninja magic at io9. And speaking of bubbles, you might like what we did to some local bikini models.
Frequent commenter and all-round awesome guy Macross dropped us a message to let us know about the gem that is Ninja Assassin. Far removed from Demon Dave and his judy chops, Ninja Assassin follow the story of Raizo (played by Korean actor, Rain), a child plucked from the streets and turned into one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Trained by a shadowy society, the Ozunu Clan, Raizo breaks free of them after witnessing them execution of his friend, vowing to take revenge upon the clan.
As you can imagine that is fodder for an action spectacular, and the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix trilogy) roped in director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) to realise their vision of acrobatic ninjin’.
You have to keep the essence of the ninja movie,” McTeigue explained. “But if you want to take it above the usual kind of ninja movie, you need to give it a decent story. But make no mistake – it’s a ninja movie.
Watch the trailer for this ninja movie below or see it in HD at YouTube.
Ninja Assassin will be released in the US in November 2009, but it seems South African audiences may have to wait until January 2010 to see it. Let us know your thoughts on this and other general ninjin’ issues.
There’s nothing like a meeting to completely destroy one’s will to live work. It’s an hour I’ll never get back, but thankfully there is plenty of the day left to idly waste ;-)
In Ninjufo, you need to pilot your space craft around a guarded enemy warehouse and with as much stealth as possible, collect 50 crates that contain classified information. Use your shurikens to destroy inattentive enemy ships, but take care not to take too much damage, as some money will be deducted from your haul whenever your ship is destroyed.
I can’t say I have ever read a Jane Austen novel, quite frankly if a book doesn’t have photo-pictures, it takes me an age to get through it. That being said, I am totally looking forward to reading Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a cannibalisation of the classic 1813 novel penned by Austen. Billed as 85% Austen’s original text and 15 percent brand-new blood and guts, “Zombies” tells of a love story in an alternate universe where the stanky undead roam the English countryside.
Grahame-Smith has this to say on how the original text of the novel was well-suited for use as a zombie horror story:
You have this fiercely independent heroine, you have this dashing heroic gentleman, you have a militia camped out for seemingly no reason whatsoever nearby, and people are always walking here and there and taking carriage rides here and there,” he said. “It was just ripe for gore and senseless violence. From my perspective anyway.
Published earlier this year by Quirk Books, Zombies has already reached bestseller status with 750,000 copies in print. And it seems a feature film will be on its away, after undisclosed major film company purchased the rights earlier this year.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can easily be imported through your local online retailer. Prices range from R109 to R139, allowing 10-15 days delivery time.
BONUS: Riding the wave of mutant offshoots, next month will see Quirk Books releasing Ben H. Winters’ Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters which adds giant lobsters and enraged octopi to another Austen love story. See the book trailer below.
As far back as I can remember (so last week then?), there has been massive debates as to who would win in a fight – pirates or ninjas. The internet meme has spawned web comics , a viral Facebook application allowing members to join either the Ninja or Pirates, and various video games have made reference to the eternal fight.
And Etsy user SaltyandSweet has created a Ninja Vs Pirate Mobile so your babies can experience this ultimate showdown first hand.
See the Ninja Vs Pirate Mobile at Etsy [via Neatorama].
White Ninja Comics is a comic about a ninja, who is white, and who has many adventures, and saves the world over, and over, and over again, and gets the ladies, and is searching for a way to return to reunite with his father on Mount Olympus.