This Week’s Film/Games Reviews — 24/08/09

August 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

This week we’ve got Alone in the Dark being reviewed for the Xbox 360 as well as a look at Taken (2008), last year’s revenge thriller starring Liam Neeson. Unfortunately, having already played through most of Alone in the Dark, I can tell you now that it’s not going to be a positive review, and I’m not all that keen on Liam Neeson, either, so I’ll remain skeptical about Taken. Liam Neeson? Revenge thriller? The two don’t seem to mix on the face of it, but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Quote of the week:

I’m supposed to act like they aren’t here. Assuming there’s a “they” at all. It may just be my imagination. Whatever it is that’s watching, it’s not human, unlike little dark eyed Donna. It doesn’t ever blink. What does a scanner see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does it see into me, into us? Clearly or darkly? I hope it sees clearly, because I can’t any longer see into myself. I see only murk. I hope for everyone’s sake the scanners do better. Because if the scanner sees only darkly, the way I do, then I’m cursed and cursed again. I’ll only wind up dead this way, knowing very little, and getting that little fragment wrong too.

(Fred/Bob Arctor, A Scanner Darkly.)

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