When Daniel Craig took the role of James Bond over from Pierce Brosnan, directors knew that they needed to take the series in a different direction. Yeah, maybe it was cool in the 90’s to have outlandish sequences involving invisible cars and exploding pens, but the creators and Craig knew that this Bond needed to be different.
The Bond that we have today evolved from a silly, suave secret agent into a rugged, visceral killer without a real hint of remorse, only the desire to do what is right for Queen and country. Skyfall is the latest film in the series following a true gem, Casino Royale, and a not so fantastic, Quantum of Solace. The film opens with yet another great chase scene that feels very much like Casino Royale’s parkour opening except with motorcycles.
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Halo 4 is arguably the most anticipated video game release of the year 2012. There was a lot of excitement surrounding the game. After the former game developer, Bungie, let go of the series to 343 Industries, there were a lot of questions as to what differences would be made and if 343 would be able to satisfy the expectations of fans, appealing to what they knew and loved about the series prior. Halo 4 is the return of Master Chief, a Spartan super soldier created to fight the enemies of the futuristic human army, the UNSC. Halo 3 left off with Master Chief in a destroyed spaceship headed toward a Forerunner planet. The opening of Halo 4 begins with Master Chief’s artificial intelligence and the major supporting character to the series, Cortana, waking Chief as their ship is boarded by the enemy, alien race, the Covenant. Chief and Cortana find on the Forerunner planet, a new race of alien, and a weapon created to control and ultimately destroy entire races of beings. Naturally, Chief takes the challenge, boards the planet, and fights to prevent the enemies from taking control of the weapon.
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