This movie has a standard story, a video game turned reality (or mixes with it). Nevertheless, there are some nice details in the movie that makes it interesting to watch till the end. There are some glitches and the bigger one if the fact that the character Swink appears at the end, alive, although he should be dead. I can possibly find one or two excuses for that to happen, but they are not presented in the movie, making it seem cheesy.
Another fact that makes me think is the amount of laptops from AlienWare that appears in the movie. I know that they make (or supposedly make) the best PCs for gamers. But unless there is some money associated, I can’t get why a movie would advertise so much a brand. In fact, you can almost say that the AlienWare laptop was essential for the main character survival.
Uncle Vlad was going out with Niko cousin’s girlfriend. Niko couldn’t let this continue… and… bang. The best of this mission is the final execution, in cinematographic camera. Also, unlocking the fed the fish achievement is also cool. 😛
The main problem with this mission is controlling Niko. I am yet agile on controlling the character and the camera at the same time, and having to stop to look around and where to run to, is quite difficult. Fortunately, in this mission Ivan almost waits for Niko on some places, so that we can have the time to point to the stairs.
Finally, I wasn’t aware that I could not kill Ivan. So, now it is too late…
Today got back to GTA4, and had fun killing guys in the Concrete Jungle mission. I am not yet very agile with the controller. I think that it was easier to control with a keyboard (ASDW) and a mouse for look/aim. Hey, but I need to practice, and I might get good at this. Or not 😛
Oh, and by the way, I also killed a flying rat (pigeon) with a shotgun. it was da fun. Also, got into a police car, but the computer network was not accessible.
I bought a new xbox 360 and, instead of buying the vanilla edition or just the Elite version, I bought the Elite version with a game, Forza Motorsport 3 included. There was another option, but I can not recall what game it was. But this game is more on my style. I like racing games.
At the moment I am with some problems. First, I have a two decade old television set. It is mono, it is small, but has a scart port. Good enough for my first games. Then, I am not used to the controllers yet. I am used to the usual triangle keys, up, down, left, right… also, now the controllers are analogical. That makes a difference as well.
My first win was being able to drive a Ford Fiesta. Unfortunately it is the new model, not my 4 years old car. But it is always cool to try your car on a video game.
Yes, I normally pass a long time without seeing a movie, but when I start it takes some time to end. Hehehe. Kidding.
This time it was Max Payne. You know, I played to some of the Max Payne games and I liked them. Not because it was just another first person shooter, but because it has some nice movements from the main character. In fact I think that what sold Max Payne games was that allied with the nice performed videos.
Unfortunately the movie could not mimic both things. The atmosphere is similar to the video game, but the main character is not. It just has two or three movements that remind us of the video game. Remaining is crap.
Regarding the story, it is easy to predict. It is just the same story of every time where the criminals are the… oops, do not want to spoil the story. Also, the story is not complete. A lot of loose ends are present, that make the watcher ask, and why, and what happened, and how, and so on. This is not the kind of questions I like to have after watching a movie unless the answer is really in the movie and some though lead us to the answer. I do not think that is the case with this movie.
To conclude, the movie was prepared for a sequel, as can be inferred from the last scenes (after credits). As far as I can say from searching IMDB it is not being prepared. More and more directors think that following a good character (say comics books or a video game) is enough to have a good book. That is not true and Max Payne is one of the examples. If you want another, look to Transformers. I am not sure how they managed to get a sequel…