Thursday, 27 May 2010

Yet Another Genric Summer Release

I just recently purchased Rockstar Games latest offering the sublime Wild West adventure Red Dead Redemption. The game is an experience which immerses you in a world so carefully researched and re-created you can actually feel the heat on the back of your neck and the sand in your boots. The plot of the game is so engaging it's worthy of a blockbuster movie and the scriptwriting is sophisticated, intelligent and at times hilarious. It's probably about as close as we'll ever get to Michael Crichton's vision of West World, without having to try and melt Yul Brynner's face.
And then we get this, the trailer for Hollwood's summer release Jonah Hex starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, complete with a hard rockin' soundtrack, hammy acting, cheddar heavy one-liners and a horse with two gatlin guns fitted to either side. My advice, avoid what looks like a sun-dried desert turd, stay at home instead and let Rockstar Games take you on a more authentic, thrilling and exciting Wild West ride this film could only ever dream of trying to achieve.