Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hitman (2007)

I got to see this movie on the day it was released here in India. It was around the start of December 2007. I was excited to see how this Hollywood movie which is based on a game does on the silver screen. By the way, the theatre was only two-third filled, I guess many people didnot know much about this movie and its stars. The actors who played in this movie are Timothy Olyphant (Agent 47; he has also acted in movies like Die Hard 4.0, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Girl next door), Dougray Scott (Mike Whittier; he played the villain in MI-2) and Olga Kurylenko (Nika Boronina). When the movie got over, I was shocked as the action lasted only for 100 minutes. I think I was expecting more, but still it was satisfactory. I give appreciation to Timothy Olyphant for really getting into the shoes of Agent 47. He was able to really move and hold the weapons like Agent 47 from the game series.

Hitman series of games come from the creators working for EIDOS. The Hitman series so far consist of 4 games starting in order with:

  1. Hitman: Codename 47
  2. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  3. Hitman Contracts
  4. Hitman: Blood Money

I haven't been able to play the last game as my system doesnot support enough graphics to run the game. But still am waiting for that day when I get to play it. I have really enjoyed playing Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman Contracts as the graphics and music were pretty cool.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

National Treasure BOS (2007)

Watching this movie (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) in a theatre makes sense due to the amount of action and dark passageways. The main stars are Nicolas Cage (Ben Gates), Diane Kruger (Abigail Chase), Justin Bartha (Riley Poole), Jon Voight (Patrick Gates), Helen Mirren (Emily Appleton) and Ed Harris (Mitch Wilkinson). The new addition to the adventurous team is Ben Gates' mother. The action, thrill and mystery keeps you glued to the seat for 2 hours. The National Treasure movie series reminds me of the Indiana Jones' adventurous movies. At the end of the movie, the way they leave a clue suggesting that a sequel of this movie can be in the pipeline. Let hope they can keep the standard of the sequels also.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New year's frenzy

It's been a week since we entered the year of 2008. New year's eve has always been a time for people to revel so major amounts of celebrations like partying, fireworks, drinks and many more are on people's mind. Preparations are made many days in advance for that one night were everyone shows up as the next day is a holiday throughout the world. People actually need no reason for revelling, but new year's eve provides one such moment.

Since the start of this new year, the newspapers have been filled with news of the eve night problems like molestation and harassment cases in various cities. The status of law and order in any of the cities and metros is something everyone is aware of. Also the amount of alcohol consumption during the eve night is enough for people to have absence of inhibition which leads to many problems. Even narcotic drugs are been used in a lot of party circuits.

This trend of new year bash will only be increasing over the years. A lot of improvement is required towards law and order, party handling, crowd control/management ad many more. Then only things might turn out better for the party animals. Anyway, I still donot understand the need for a new years eve party. When my friends want to have a get together, then we just have it. We don't need a particular date at the end of the year to have one, we just have it at any given weekend or so.