Sunday, 29 April 2018

Ready Player One

The early films of Steven Spielberg often became a major part of many nostalgic yearnings for the childhood years of many directors influenced by his work. Films like Super 8 in particular pay homage to that period of Spielberg’s filmography and the original novel, Ready Player One, also included countless references to Spielberg’s work. 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Tomb Raider

Ever since the first Lara Croft Video Game was released back in 1996, Lara has been a major part of gaming and popular culture. Such significance was its impact that it got the attention of people who didn’t even play video games (my mum for instance) and many of those people were women. Perhaps the attention it got from women was that fact that a woman was the central character (a rarity in that era). As time went on the games were criticised for their oversexualised depiction of Lara. I for one never sexualised Lara, a) because I was under 10 last time I played it and b. I’m just not turned on by pixeled boobs.