(Schoolwork) Character Turnaround

This is a turnaround (as well as some facial expressions and poses) I did for my character, Space Captain McAwesome.

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Ghost in the Shell (2017) – Review

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Not too long (one day) after watching the original 1995 animated film, I went to the cinemas to see this film, the 2017 live-action American remake, ‘Ghost in the Shell (2017)’. How does this film differ from the 1995 original? and how does it compare?

A remake of a 1995 animated film, the premise is similar, but with a few key differences. The movie takes place in the future in a city, probably the same one from the original, but probably not. The movie follows Major Mira Killiana woman whose parents were killed in a terrorist attack when she entered the country, which also led to her having to have her entire body replaced with a robotic “shell” in which only her brain remains human. Major Killian works for law enforcement group Section 9, working to stop terrorists like the ones that killed her parents and turned her into a cyborg. The company that built Killian’s body and supplies Section 9 with it’s arms, Hanka Robotics, is targeted by a mysterious person known as Kuze who can control people remotely and alter their memories.

Sound familiar?

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Ghost in the Shell (1995) – Review

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I’ve taken a couple weeks off of writing here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t still been watching movies. A few weeks ago, I saw, surprisingly for the the first time fully, the original 1995 Japanese animated film, Ghost in the Shell’.

Based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ takes place in 2029 in the fictional ‘New Port City’ in Japan and follows Major Motoko Kusanagi, assault team leader of Public Security Section 9, and her efforts to track down the elusive criminal ‘The Puppet Master’, someone who is able to alter and control the memories and consciousness of people with cybernetic enhancements

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Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale – Review

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Last week I went and saw the new Japanese animated film ‘Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale‘.

This is a film based on the highly polarizing Japanese animated series ‘Sword Art Online‘ and is a continuation of the main series.

The film centers around a newly released AR (Augmented Reality) headset, the Augma, and the highly popular game released for it, Ordinal Scale. All is well, until the event bosses appearing in the game look to be taken straight from the original Sword Art Online game and mysterious things start to happen to those who encounter them.

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Kong: Skull Island – Review

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The other day, I saw the new Legendary Pictures monster movie, ‘Kong: Skull Island‘.

First of all, this movie is definitely a step up from Legendary’s 2014 ‘Godzilla‘ movie. ‘Godzilla‘ was a film with little focus on the title monster and a cast of almost entirely boring characters. The film was also way too dark 80% of the time, making it hard to see what was even going on on-screen.

Kong‘ is basically the exact opposite of this.

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Logan – Review

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Just yesterday I saw the brand-new “superhero” action film, ‘Logan‘.

I’m going to say this now and get it out of the way, you will be getting the most out of this film if you, like me, have been following the past 17 years of X-Men films. Despite the fact that there is no inherent mention of it in the title this is the 9th X-Men film and the third film in the ‘Wolverine series’. This movie also stands as Hugh Jackman’s final film acting as the character Wolverine, who he has been playing for the past 17 years.

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Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) – Review

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Recently, I went out to see the newly released Japanese animated film, ‘Your Name‘.

The film is the newest film from Makoto Shinkai, known for some of his more recent films such as ‘The Garden of Words‘ and ‘5 Centimeters Per Second‘.

The film sets itself up as a kind of romance or slice-of-life film, but with a twist: the two main characters, Taki (left) and Mitsuha (right) switch bodies when they go to sleep at night and will then have to live out the next day as the other person until they go to sleep again.

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