New Year 2009
I guess by now everyone has updated their blogs / journals about how they partied thru the night and did the countdown with all the beautiful people at the place where they live. And either they talk about the final day of 2008 and what they did and what will they do in 2009. Well I will do the same as well, slowly :P within a span of a few days time, I'm sorry if I'm long winded :-P
Let me tell you how I spent my countdown . . .
I was watching a movie which I downloaded called Resident Evil - Degeneration.
Resident Evil? Yeah, its the animated version. And the storyline follows from the games. Do a search and you will know what I'm talking about. I didn't even know that it was a new movie... As there was not much news about it, anywhere.
Lets have a look at the time line of the movies from the Resident Evil franchise
This movie looks and feels like the CG cut scenes from the games series. They did a really good job with the animation. But still some how the characters look and feel "dead". The lights, shadows, reflections and dynamics looks good. Motion as well. When it came to facial expression, it does not really come thru~ No soul in the eyes, maybe. To me it looks and feel plastic ... fake
Here are some screen shots~
As you can see the characters looks fake and plastic, why? because humans have imperfections, we are not born with flawless skin, or symmetrical face and etc. Its the imperfections that makes us unique from one another.
One thing that they did really well was fire! and water. basic elements of nature. But for wind, well it didn't really seem natural, still it was better than many other CG's I have seen before.
If you had followed the game franchise you will understand what happened in Racoon City. Else the movie was still very much watchable. And entertaining too.
If I had to give it a rating where 10 being Awesome and 0 being Rubbish, I would give it a rating of 8½ points.
So that was my quick review of the movie... now back to my count down story :-P if your still interested to know. I started watching the movie around 10pm and by 11pm I was sleepy so I stopped the movie and went to sleep.
Then my slumber was interupted by a loud bang's and booms!
Whats that you say? Thats the view of my window and the noise polution that started just right around midnight. I was so lazy to get out of bed, so I took the photo from my bed with the Nokia e63. There was some celebrations down at the Boulevard Shopping Center just down the road from where I stay.
It was all over in about 10 mins time, so I tried to get back to sleepzzzzzz.
Then the alarm went off at 4.00AM. rolled myself out of bed and started to get ready to go pick up the guys from MV Doulos, who are going to hunt for sunrise with us(nutters who wakes up at 4am to look for sunrise that comes at 630am).
Well, that's another post for another time ;) now I need to go find dinner. Hmmm... what to eat , what to eat.
So Yups~ Thats how I spent my countdown~ SLEEPING!
Cheers everyone~! Happy 2009!