Adaptation April: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Mermaid Man: “Power’s all in the costume! Why else do you think we run around in colored undies?”

Squidward: “I can think of three good reasons.”

–SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 3, Episode 52b “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V”legobatman2dcsuperheroes-400x218w

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Platform: PS3

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: Traveller’s Tales

Released (North America): June 19, 2012

Released (Europe): June 22, 2012

Released (Australia): June 27, 2012

Originally Played From: June 17, 2015 – July 1, 2015

This LEGO game made some additions and expansions to the formula, namely fully voiced-acted cutscenes (fan favorite Troy Baker voices the Dark Knight) and the largest environment in any LEGO game yet with Gotham City. To beat the game, players will have to utilize Batman and Robin’s special suits. Continue reading Adaptation April: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Vatra Games

Publisher: Konami

Release (North America): March 13, 2012

Release (Europe): March 30, 2012

Release (Australia): April 5, 2012

Release (Japan): November 8, 2012

Originally Played From: December 24—27, 2012

Downpour is the story of Murphy Pendleton, a mysterious prisoner who was arrested after leading police on a chase across state borders. At the beginning of the game, Murphy is allowed by correctional officer George Sewell (who looks seriously untrustworthy with those high cheekbones and thin face) into the showers, where another prisoner, Patrick Napier, has just finished showering.

Murphy approaches Napier and asks if he remembers him. “We used to be neighbors.”

Murphy then kills Napier.

Next, after a riot breaks out at the prison, Murphy is placed under the care of Anne Cunningham, who is hostile towards him. Murphy was in the process of being transported to another penitentiary when the vehicle crashes near Silent Hill, where he tries to make an escape…

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Adaptation April 2019: Dream Cast Part Two: Unspeakable Horror

Silent Hill

Time for some fandom heresy: I love this movie. However, I’ll try to look at it objectively for this review.

Box office figures courtesy Wikipedia.

Laurie Holden really brought Cybil to life.

Cybil has a lot of heart in this movie; her attempts to reunite Rose (Radha Mitchell) with her stepdaughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) were written in a more personal context than the game version of Cybil’s attempts to reunite Harry with his stepdaughter, Cheryl. In this movie, it is implied that Cybil has a deep connection with her mother (motherhood is a big theme of the movie, to an extent that almost makes you wonder if the people behind it have daddy issues).

Cybil has a lot of heart in this movie; her attempts to reunite Rose (Radha Mitchell) with her stepdaughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) were written in a more personal context than the game version of Cybil’s attempts to reunite Harry with his stepdaughter, Cheryl. In this movie, it is implied that Cybil has a deep connection with her mother (motherhood is a big theme of the movie, to an extent that almost makes you wonder if the people behind it have daddy issues). In terms of replicating Cybil’s look from the game, an impeccable job was done.

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