The End of the F***ing World

We’ve finally seen the end of the second season and all I have to say is that they don’t need to make a third one, not because it is bad, but because it is so good that I’d be afraid to see it being screwed up.

Alyssa and James fail at everything, but they do it in the best possible way. They’re pathetic and charming at the same time. I love the way James wants to do good but always ends up like a sad puppy who ran under a car, and the way Alyssa rolls her eyes and says “James” with her amazing accent.

So how do you seduce a girl that’s constantly bored and pissed off? You just take her on the road, in a stolen car, break in a house, kill a pervert, get shot at, pretend you’re dead, only to come back before her wedding with another guy, then take her back on the road again, until she finally admits that she loves you too, simple.

Don’t Fuck with Cats

From Sasquatch to serial killers, our week-end lunchtimes are dedicated to documentaries. A few weeks ago, we watched the infamous show about the guy who went from killing kittens to killing people online.

The documentary is very well done, it unveils the entire story of an internet killer in a TV show fashion, building up a suspense that makes you wanna watch the next episode.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I really advise you to do so before reading what comes next, because it contains spoilers.

While there was a lot of WTF moments in the show, I couldn’t help but feeling sorry for Luka. He’s a pure product of modern society. Singled out from his youth, brainwashed by TV in a world where fame is all, his barriers between good and evil completely blurred out until he lived in a movie of his own.

On the other side, you have a bunch of no-lifers, thrill seekers who dedicated their time hunting him down. You see them crying when they watch Luka’s videos but they wake up in the middle of the night to watch them, out of a morbid curiosity that’s probably their only source of emotions.

I don’t know who is worse in the story, Luka because he armed pets and people or them because they enabled him.

Anyway, Luka went down, but he did it in style while the internet police only looked like lonely and sad people.

Rambo: Last Blood

I remember going to the cinema with my mom to watch Rambo II… I was 11 and I loved that movie so much, it made me wanna be a soldier.
My mom had to drive me to an american army supply shop to buy military equipment. I was spending all my pocket money on survival knives and pellet rifles. Rambo was my hero and I wanted to be him (not sure why I use the past tense here).

With the years passing, I got out of the badass soldier trip (and moved on to science-fiction). I don’t remember much about the third movie and I have never seen the fourth.

Probably because of all the COD Warzone I’ve been playing lately, I got in the mood for a Rambo movie. So, last Sunday, we watched Last Blood.

We loved it. In fact, it’s probably been one of our best evening of 2020. Stallone remains the original action hero: attaching, damaged and ruthless. The movie surprised us with a few scenes of ultra violence followed by an ultimate vengance rampage. I enjoyed every minute and found myself on the border of my coach screaming “go get them, John!”.

This final chapter is an amazing way to end the serie (if it’s really the end, you never know with Hollywood).

I’ll end this post with my favourite quote:

“I’ve lived in a world of death. I’ve watched people I’ve loved die. Some fast with a bullet, some not enough left to bury. All these years I’ve kept my secrets, but the time has come to face my past. And if they come looking for me, they will welcome death.”

The Invisible Man

If I had access to a suit that makes me invisible, the last thing that would come to my mind would be to ruin the life of an ex-wife.

I haven’t seen the original movie, but it was probably better. This one would never inspire a remake.

It isn’t bad but it isn’t good either. You watch it, you go to bed and you forget it. It was actually pretty hard to write something about it and I’m glad it is done.

The Last Shift

A rookie cop has to spend her very first shift guarding an abandoned precinct during the last night before it gets decommissioned… And guess what: it is haunted!

While the pitch isn’t really surprising, the movie manages to build a tension right from the start. You can’t help yourself but to think that you would get the hell out of there or, at least, wait the morning in your car.

Unfortunately, during the second half of the movie, the scenario becomes too heavy. They shouldn’t have tried so hard to explained what was behind the haunting as to keep the tension going.

It isn’t a bad movie, and it has enough creepy moments to keep you awake, but it could have been much better if they would have kept the momentum of the first 40 minutes going.

Ready or Not

I’m not gonna spoil it, but let me give you some piece of advice: if your new in-laws want to play table-top games with you during your wedding night, politely decline!

I don’t know if it’s because of Samara Weaving playing in both movies, but if I would have to place this movie on a shelf, I’d put it right beside The Babysitter. They both entertained me in the same light and well paced way, they also are both ideal for a Saturday evening (which is my time of choice for horror).

Doctor Sleep

We had two movies for that Saturday evening and we wanted to keep The Colour out of Space for another time because we were tired and afraid to fall asleep before the end. Since we’re not really fans of Stephen King, we thought that Doctor Sleep would be a safe choice.

We got very surprised by the movie. While it’s not really the advertised sequel to The Shining because, let’s face it, there can’t be a sequel to such a classic, it felt like a great spin-off.

What made it so good is that there was a real sense of danger. It may come down to a personal preference but I find a bunch of children-killing-carnies scarier than a children-eating-clown. Also, Rebecca Ferguson was frightful as Rose the Hat.

We had a great evening with the doctor and he didn’t put us to sleep. (I just couldn’t help myself)

Doom Eternal

I can’t believe what I’m about to write, but I don’t enjoy Doom Eternal. In fact, it has been the low point of my week-end.

The game is visually stunning, the music is cool and I really enjoy the character customisation. As in the previous Doom, my favourite part is to discover the hidden secrets.

However, the action scenes are pretty frustrating due to the lack of ammunitions. I usually don’t mind searching for ammo crates and I even enjoy replaying a scene once or twice just to make sure I collected everything, but having to switch the chainsaw in order to get restocked disrupts the action and works on my nerves.

Maybe, I’m getting to old to change habits that were built throughout decades of gaming. But, reading the comments on forums, it doesn’t seem like I’m the only one frustrated by this.

Why not giving us a fun shooter where you decimate the legions of hell in a non-stop action spree? After all isn’t it what Doom is all about?

I’ll probably give it another try when the bitter taste of this launch week-end has faded…

Countdown to ACNH

Tomorrow Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released, and as you can see, I am ready for it!

With the COVID-19 pandemic, my flu-like symptoms and quarantine, this couldn’t be a better timing. If you would have told me at the beginning of the new year that the whole world would be on a lockdown at some point due to a deadly virus, I would have laughed, thinking you watch way too much survival stuff on TV. Yet, here we are, and it would be pretty boring if it were not for netflix and video games. So yes, ACNH is more than welcome at this very moment.

Strange Times

Since New Year’s eve, I’ve been concerned with many things but the pandemic wasn’t one of them.

Today is the first day that I have to stay home because of the virus. In fact, I’ve just received a mail from the manager of my team, we officially don’t have access to the office anymore.

Half of me feels like Ferris Bueller, the other half like Rick Grimes.

The building and the street are very quiet. The neighbours are not slamming their doors, you can’t hear many cars in the street, the kids are not shouting on their way back from school, even the birds seem more silent than usual.

It should feel strange, it just feels good. The world is on pause.

I haven’t been posting much since the beginning of 2020… I was too busy being adrift, but all it took to put an end to my inertia was a worldwide crisis. Or was it the near release of Doom Eternal?

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