When the summer season arrives I always remember and, if I have the chance, I do a rewatch of Jaws, this jewel from the master Spielberg.
I'm not sure if there is a creature in nature to wich the film studios have dedicated as many movies as the shark.
I think that the public's fascination with this type of movies is basically due to not only the panic that a predator of this kind can cause but also some kind of atavistic fear of the sea, the great mass of water that we still do not know and that although it is a wonder itself can bring titanic horrors to our imagination. At his time, Jaws change our point of view about these animals and presented them as the cruel unstoppable killers, and the man as an useless and helpless piece of meat in a medium that is not our own and still insist on doing it our, spoliating it, messing it up and minimizing it. I have to say that in my interior I have always been with the shark. :) This illustration is a little tribute to all the shark movies.
This is a parody of one popular scene from the never ending galactic saga Star Wars.
Yes, I know this would be a twist on the real plot on the movie but it seemed a bit crazy the fact that Leia get the Death Star blueprints from a R2 Claw Machine. Being honest and in view of the scripts for the saga, anyone would say that the Empire gave away their blueprints when buying a couple of cans of soda. Well, personal opinions aside, here you have this little joke.
Lately I'm taking a look at some animes that I had on my list. I have been very impressed with Neon Genesis Evangelion and what it proposes.
It may seem the typical anime whose main plot focuses on the struggle of humans mechas against a supposed angels to avoid a new cataclysm, but really the weight of history falls on how the protagonists deal with their feelings and emotions and how they relate to each other while they try to find the truth after their struggle.
One of the characters that catches my attention is Lilith and the strong symbolism when is presented crucified and wounded by the spear of Longinus.
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Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988) is one of my favorite films within the scifi / fantasy genre.
After seeing it I had the need to get the original manga what I could not do until many years later.
This cyberpunk / dystopic environment with a strong pseudo metaphysical charge really catches you. And certainly the film seemed to me, at the time, a spectacular leap in technique and how to tell a story in an animated movie that is still fresh and dynamic today.
Here is my little poster tribute to such a great master piece.
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Sure you know Pacman. The game created in 1980 by Namco.
This game has long since stopped being just a simply game to become an icon of pop culture and has been interpreted and parodied thousands of times.
In case you have spent this thirty-odd years locked in a cave and summing up the game in the basics, Pacman constantly crosses a maze full of dots and powerdots, pursued tirelessly by some cute ghosts.
Our protagonist (a yellow ball) eats these dots and occasionally some fruits that provide bonus points and that clearly are their favorite food.
Until now this was so. But the ghosts have decided to change strategy and plan an infallible trap to capture our speedy cheese.
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