@jptheredskull "PLUS, the shows primary fanbase is comprised of males." Um, no it's not. I know plenty of women who like the show, thank you very much. Not to mention all the girlfriends and wives of men who watch the show too and NOT just because they're with those men, but because they actually enjoy watching it. Smallville also has a lot of romantic comedy elements thrown in for good measure to appease the female audience. Please stop making blanket statements and putting an emphasis on them.
@dan1 I think I was more of a "new fan" coming into the Prince of Persia series when Sands of Time was released, but I do still remember the originals. Whether or not I actually played them is a more vague memory to me, lol. But if Sands of Time could get me hooked on the series, that's saying a lot. :)
@shuabert If you could've seen my face when I said "What!?" to your first comment about the RE games, it would've been priceless. :P First off, I beg to differ. There are games that are clearly designed for and MADE to be praised for their innovative gameplay, but there are ALSO games that have great story-telling and/or both those things. A lot of games are actually very plot and character driven over anything else. With RE being one of them, saying that the games don't have a story that's "innovative enough" when the plot of the games is arguably the best thing about them (the older ones, I mean), even over the survival horror aspect of the gameplay which fans also love about it too, that's just ridiculous. The story for the RE games is GREAT and if you can't see that, I worry about hearing your opinion on Prince of Persia's storyline if you ever play all 3 games... I shudder at the thought really, lol. The stories for both of those series (the REAL stories) are enough to make a great film franchise if done RIGHT. You know as well as I that the right director can make ANYthing look good/better than it's actually presented in other media. So, saying that games shouldn't be adapted into film is a very pessimistic view, in my opinion. Just because we've had crap VG to movie series with crap directors thus far, doesn't mean we should give up on future products actually turning out good with better, talented directors who have the right visions. Imagine if Peter Jackson had stayed on Halo or Gore Verbinski could find the money to finance the Bioshock movie he really wants to make. If done well, those movies would be the standard for all VG adaptations to come after them. ...and I liked the first Resident Evil movie too... until I watched it again, and again, and again before seeing the second one. And by that point I was so pissed about the direction the movies had gone in, I realized they both sucked and that future sequels would never get better. Disgraceful compared to the games. Now I've come to the point where I can't even watch the first one without thinking about how it's turned into such a sh*t movie series and just can never finish watching it.
@dan1 While I'm not sure why you tagged me in a review I may never read, I gave DH pt.2 a 4.5, despite my complaints in our convo last night, but only because the ending sucked... and if this really was "the shortest movie" of them all then that lack of time given to polishing off the ending surely contributed to that. Had the ending been better than sub-par for a series like this, it would've gotten a perfect 5 from me. Had I rated the first part less than a 3.5 though, I may not have given it a perfect score due to the fact that I didn't think even pt. 2 deserved an ALMOST perfect score, but felt giving it only a half a star better than pt. 1 just because of the underwhelming ending would've been blasphemous, lol. If I were to rate them again, pt.1 gets a 3, and pt.2 a 4. Hell, I may even end up liking pt.1 more than pt.2 in the future now... Not likely, but ya never know. :P As for a review, I may write one and I may not. Despite all the reviews I've semi-promised, I like to keep people guessing. ;)
@corey 4 stars, same as you. I thought it was better than the third movie, but didn't quite have the life the first 2 films had.