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Heavy Metal – Retro Film Review

Heavy Metal Retro Film Review RealGamerNewz

First of all this movie is not safe for kids! So please respect yourself by watching it only in the presence of adults. There’s plenty of nudity both necessary and perhaps a little unnecessary, but the world that Heavy Metal depicts shows us that whether in a faraway future or distant past, evil has always been right there within us all waiting for the chance to grow stronger and control us completely. The world that Heavy Metal depicts is both a faraway future and a long forgotten past where alien and human society have merged on Earth. New York City is even more crowded than ever, with traffic backed up as far as the eye can see, and even the air is full of cars. This is a world where alien and human society have merged on Earth.

Ancient tales of the battle between good and evil are told as this film serves to introduced the universe of Heavy Metal that was later brought to an even larger and more defined vision in the film’s sequel. A mysterious green orb, which will later be detailed in the film’s many scenarios and its sequel Heavy Metal 2000, commands a little girl representing the new generation to listen to its many stories. This green orb has been many places, and seen many things. The film uses this storytelling technique to deliver a quantum experience that offers multiple realities which are all tied together in some way, and will eventually set the stage for an even larger story to be played out.

Heavy Metal is a franchise from the past. Its original release date was 1981 and while many reviewers bashed it, they didn’t know what they were witnessing. Back then nobody cared about reviews, nobody even saw them usually. Entertainment thrived in a person to person, word of mouth environment where every franchise stood or fell based on its worth as judged by the people you knew in life, not by some reviewers being handed a copy of everything for free (yeah I went there).

This film is a film that seems to have been misunderstood by a great amount of reviewers who watched it. While many find the themes of sex, violence, and the fragility of women (only to be later cancelled out by female characters playing strong hero roles later down the line) to be “sexist” and claim Heavy Metal is nothing more than a “juvenile b00bfest”, they have missed the point of this film entirely. These dark themes and extremely crude male characters represent the dark and the evil in the world we live in today. Heavy Metal is a parable with reality that shows the great amount of negativity and violent forces that dominate our existence.

These evils are painted to be everywhere and the film shows us that even the smallest thoughts inside of us need merely a small push from this green orb to turn what was already inside of us into the way we behave. The greed, lust, and overall disregard for human life that is shown in this film is the villain to be conquered and is perhaps the most well illustrated, well written, and most terrifying villain of entertainment history. This villain is known to many as the Loc-Nar and we are eventually taught (if we are willing to listen) that the female gender which represents life and light is in fact the most sacred creature to the male which represents human nature and the darkness which surrounds us when we are lacking in the care and knowledge of the ultimate consequences of our actions.

Heavy Metal was truly ahead of its time. The integration of humans with aliens as normal is a theme that has barely had its surface scratched in modern film with the exception of a few surprisingly deep films like The Fifth Element, District 51, and of course Avatar. Beyond that, the deeper overarching themes which lies beneath the literal actions taking place (if you are aware enough to read into them) approach the subjects of society, human nature, and morality in a way that is completely real and unrestricted by ‘politically correct’ standards set by our increasingly hypocritical entertainment industry and its massive audiences.

Final Verdict: With plenty of babes to lust over, a deep and meaningful message, amazing animated hand-drawn graphics, and iconic heavy metal music (duh) from the time period you just don’t get these days, and plenty of the devilish blood, guts, and gore that you’ve all become accustomed to in the modern era, Heavy Metal stands the test of time for revisiting film buffs and newcomers alike. Heavy Metal gets an overall score of 8/10 and its sequel Heavy Metal 2000 will also receive a review from RealGamerNewz Film section when we get the chance, until then scroll down for a preview and even a link of where to find the full film viewable now for free.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8/10

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Review Copy Info: A copy of this film was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purposes of this review.

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Black Talons Announced: New Real Time Tactical Indie Strategy Game

Camel 101 has revealed their new real time strategy game, “Black Talons”. This game is set in a sci-fi universe, featuring a mercenary commander who tries to prevail in a destroyed star system. Black Talons is a new incursion on the universe Camel 101 discovered on Gemini Wars, a real time strategy title released earlier this year.

Black Talons features, excerpt from Press:

“-Persistent and customizable squads.
-Deep campaign mode. The actions of the player directly affect the balance of power on the system. There is one main objective to achieve, but there’s much more to do.
-Customizable Battlecruiser. The Battlecruiser serves as the base of operations, and can be customized with weapons or infrastructures that will boost the squad numbers, teleport soldiers or even bombard the battlefield.
-Faction relations. There are a number of neutral minor factions in the game. These factions will have missions available for contract work. When the player completes missions for a certain faction, the relations will improve with that faction. On the other hand, completing missions against a faction will lower the relations with it. Having good relations allows the player to train or buy units unique to that faction. Having bad relations will make that faction randomly attack the player during missions.
-Upgradeable and unique (per class) skill tree for all units
-5 worlds with different environments and weather conditions that directly affect the battle: rain, fog, snow, ionstorms and more insane stuff.
-Different unit classes with specialized roles: Recon, Tactical, Assault, Support, Engineer. -Each class can carry a different set of weapons and has its own abilities. Powerful mechs can enter the battlefield with salvaged or bought equipment and weapons.”

The game is being developed for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.


 

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GDC 2013: Dragon’s Prophet Free 2 Play MMO Reveal Video

Check out the Game Developer Conference 2013 Reveal Video of upcoming Free 2 Play MMO Dragon’s Prophet:

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NextRev: Hisho Kentei Shiken [Japan Import] Listed on PlayAsia

NextRev: Hisho Kentei Shiken from Media-5 [Japan Import] is now Available for Pre-Order Pre-Registration at PlayAsia. It is expected to be in stock May 30, 2013 when it will be able to be ship internationally. This game is not region protected and is compatible in any PlayStation Vita no matter which country it comes from. You can click here to add yourself to the list now.

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Deadfall Adventures Announced for Xbox 360 and PC

“It’s the year 1938. James Lee Quatermain is a man of many talents, yet holding on to money isn’t one of them. James is an adventurer by trade, just like his legendary great-grandfather Allan Quatermain. And he knows how to squeeze money out of this famous name of his, while at the same time despising it. Despising those who believe his great-grandfather’s tales of the supernatural and those who make fun of them alike.

Accordingly, Quatermain isn’t all too keen on escorting Jennifer Goodwin, an US agent and former colleague of his, to an Egyptian temple complex in order to retrieve an ancient artifact – The Heart of Atlantis. Neither does he believe in the reputed invigorating qualities of this artifact, nor does he care the least that a division of the Ahnenerbe, the Nazi department specialized in the occult, is after The Heart as well.


But life has its ways of changing one’s perspective. 

Quatermain soon finds himself part of a hunt across the globe – from the stormy deserts of Egypt to the icy depths of the Arctic, and all the way to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. In long forgotten temple structures the thrill of the chase awakens the true adventurer in Quatermain, as he and agent Goodwin strive to be one step ahead of the Nazis and the Russians, one step closer to obtaining the Heart of Atlantis. And deep in these temples, where age-old guardians awake from their eternal slumber, James soon learns that his great-grandfather’s stories are not as crazy as he had always believed. 

For all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.”

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Revealed by Activision Leak

The Call of Duty franchise from Activision has been spotted in what is expected to be its next incarnation. Modern Warfare 4, which will inevitably become known as MW4, has surfaced. This is the first time the game has been spotted on the internet in concrete format. It might be a coincidence that Activision doesn’t want gamers to forget about Modern Warfare just as a new Battlefield 4 is set to be announced for PlayStation 4.

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Crysis 3 announced

EA announced on Monday that Crytek is making Crysis 3 but gamers wont be able to get there hands on it till next year in the spring. Crysis 3 will take place in 2047 as you yet agian play as the Prophet who sees the city of New York coverd by Nanodrone created by the Cell Corp. Theres tons of new area and gameplay in what has been on my wishlist such as the Liberty Dome which has several differnt areas.

Not shure if this will have multiplayer im pretty shure itll be around but maybe even better than I thought it was before well have to wait and see. The Prophet as you can see has a high-tech bow along with the Nanosuit and of course alien-tech. Not many other details right now but well keep you posted.  You can Pre-order Crysis 3 Hunter Edition on the Origin for 59.99. See you guys around we have big stuff coming up here at RealGamerNewz.com.

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