"Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves."
— The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“There is only one way to become champion; never fucking lose.”
~ Gannicus, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
"As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse." ― IMDb
Last night it was finally time for me to see this long awaited movie. And I feel like it’s the best movie this summer so far because it actually delivers what it promises; a B-movie done with a very high budget, packed with action. There was a lot of cheese but it was okay because it was obvious the makers knew they were making a fun movie made for the summer cinema. In the end I highly recommend everyone that loves huge monsters and robots to watch this movie.
“Below is an adventure video game by Capybara Games for the Xbox One. The player-character is a “tiny warrior exploring the depths of a remote island”. The game is about exploration, though that goal is contingent upon the character’s survival. The game is designed to be difficult, with “brutal but fair combat” and permanent death.” ― Wikipedia
The one game on Microsoft’s E3 showing that made my Dark/Demon’s Souls senses tingle and made me want an Xbox One. I’m holding my paws in hope that this is just a timed exclusive.
"We stand in the shadow of greater might. As their republic cast across the lives of every man, every woman and every child condemned to the darkness of slavery. Forced to toil and suffer, so that those of coin and position may see their fortunes grow beyond need or purpose. Let us teach them that all who draw breath are of equal worth! And those who seek to place heel upon the throat of liberty shall fall to cry of freedom!"
Last episode of Spartacus ever and I am torn between joy and sadness. The series really ended on a high note and has shown the world how far you can come with heart alone. It has never been a series with high production values, nor has it gone without flaws, but it is the only show I have watched where excitement, energy and the unexpected has lurked within almost every episode.
The sadness comes not only because of all the loved characters that have fallen in the name of freedom but also because of the emptiness I now feel. This is a unique show and I don’t see anything being close to replacing it. I am convinced that I have watched a series that has made television history and not fallen to any of the usual traps.
What I mean is that this series is among the few where there has been no needless dragging out of storylines, where there hasn’t been an episode that hasn’t furthered the plot, where every season finale has been a glorious example of satisfaction and where heart has never been lost in pursuit for more viewers, money or approval from pretentious critics that sing high praise to inferior series like Game of Thrones while looking down on this far superior show.
Gratitude for Spartacus.