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Movies have become an amazing medium for storytelling, from stories about real-life human experiences to amazing sci-fi action stories; there is little the medium can’t offer. Action movies, for instance, are usually just pure adrenaline and fun and make you forget about your own life for a while. In this article, we have listed out some of the best action movies of 2017.
1: JOHN WICK:
John Wick was a beautifully crafted action thriller that puts the action in the forefront and was on everyone’s watch list. The sequel also by the same director picks off where the first movie left off, or rather the consequences of the first movie. John realizes a large bounty has been placed on his head, and his plans to lead a subtle and civilised life ahead are shattered when Italian Gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up at his door and compels him to repay some past favours. Forced by the kingpin of the secret assassin society The Continental, Wick decides to embark on the assignment of travelling to Rome and taking out D’ Antonio’s sister Gianna so that he can take her place at the ‘High Table’ a council comprised of some high-level crime lords.
2: KONG: SKULL ISLAND:
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong- Skull Island stars actors of the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Johnson etc. and is a gripping and exciting thriller. It starts off with a monster chaser convincing the US government to fund a trip to Skull Island, an unexplored and detached land set in the South Pacific, completely cut off from any human life. Led by scientist Bill Randa, a research team travels to the island which is supposedly home to some monstrous creatures. Their mission is quickly complicated by the appearance of Kong, the mighty gorilla that rules over and protects the island and destroys half their crew and helicopters. The team’s mission of discovery soon turns into that of survival as they fight to escape the clutches of the Kong and save their lives.
3: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE:
The movie starts off with the Kings men’s headquarters and other homes blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams who killed many in the process. The only two surviving agents embark on a secret mission to Kentucky where they meet with another such secret organisation of the name ‘Statesmen’. The movie progresses with both the agencies joining forces and working together to take down the so-called ‘Golden Circle’.
4: BLADE RUNNER 2049:
Around thirty years after the events that unfolded in the first movie, Blade Runner 2049 has a new blade runner Officer K of the LAPD whose discovery of a secret well hidden for years and can effortlessly plunge a whole society into chaos. Once K puts all the pieces together he realises that the key element binding everything is the retired blade runner Rick Deckard who has either gone underground or disappeared and who he must be sought to find. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Blade Runner 2049 is a thriller that will leave you glued to your screen.
5: WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES:
Post the first movie, Caesar the ape decides to settle with his own kind in a spot across the desert and soon finds himself a family. However, the apes are attacked by a ruthless Colonel and his men who kill many of them including Caesar’s wife and child. Filled with fury, the movie progresses with Caesar going forth with his quest for revenge against the Colonel. As both are finally pitted against each other, the movie will leave you gripping on to your seat as an epic battle commences between Caesar and the Colonel that can determine the fates of both their species. The movie is directed by Matt Reeves.
Video games have been an outlet for millions of children and adults to blow off some steam and enjoy time with their friends. But video games in and of itself is a massive culture that has spawned multiple subcultures that focus on different genres. This article, in particular, will be focusing on action games, arguably one of the most popular types of videogames genres. For covering a wider range of games, this list will only contain one game from a particular series.
Batman Arkham Knight
This is the hands down the best Batman game ever made. Rocksteady has gotten more right with this instalment in the Arkham series than they got wrong. The massive open world that you can explore with the Batmobile, all of the different gadgets that Batman uses are creative and unique and all of the characters we’ve come to love in a quite compelling story. The gritty world with absolutely stunning graphics is a joy to look at and blends perfectly with the narrative. All in all, a great game with lots to do even far after the main story is done.
Grand Theft Auto V
Everyone knows it. Grand Theft Auto is one of those games that always manages to blow everyone’s expectations out of the water with every release. GTA V is no exception, Rockstar studios’ version of Los Angeles and all of the content they’ve managed to cram in here is nothing short of spectacular. The attention to detail and the attention to the larger picture, it’s all here. Every time you start playing, you get lost in the game for hours on end. If that doesn’t scream amazing game I don’t know what will.
The half-life series is one of those rare instances when a game is so popular that it becomes a cult classic but it has all the reasons to be one. Everything about this game is exquisite, from the beautiful environments to the immersive graphics. It’s a game that lets you take everything about its world for granted and succeed in doing it. Fans of the franchise have been frantically trying to get a sequel made to a point where it became an internet phenomenon.
Even though this game is relatively brand new, it has made such a big splash in the gaming community that it has to be considered. An online multiplayer battle royale style shoot ‘em game with cartoonish graphics and fun mechanics is way more fun than it has any right to be. It has gotten so popular that celebrities have joined in on the fun and a competitive fortnite scene is on the horizon. It can only get better from here for fortnite.
Dark Souls 2
This is the pinnacle of AAA style rage quit games. It has got the ‘I want to bang my head against the keyboard’ hardness level of indie games with the graphics of a modern high budget video game all while being fun. It is quite an achievement and one of the best games ever made.
This article is very subjective and does not necessarily reflect everyone’s views.
This morning fans of the long running fighting franchise were greeted to a gory new trailer titled Who’s Next showing off the latest title in the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat X. Not much else is known about the game except that it will be releasing sometime in 2015 and will be available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Check out the intense trailer below.
2013 was an absolute monster year for Nintendo’s portable system, and the best game of them all was Pokémon (X/Y Version). Simply put, this latest entry in the Pocket Monsters franchise brought back so much of what people liked from the early games and added in modern gaming tropes like customisable characters and deep online integration, while also taking advantage of nearly all of the 3DS’ unique features.
Developer 5th Cell hit an absolute gold mine of creativity in 2009 with the original Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS. Since then, the series has proven that it can evolve and stay fresh with each installment. The latest entry, Scribblenauts Unmasked, lets players create their own adventures within the wide open world of DC comics with very little restraint, and offers up the best puzzle-based gameplay to be found anywhere in 2013.
2013 was an absolutely incredible year for gaming. For 12 months we were treated to amazing game after amazing game, which made choosing the best all the more difficult. In the end, however, we were left with a chosen few that we believe represent the very best and brightest of 2013, and the ones that would be remembered long after. So, without further ado, I present 3GEM’s 1st Annual Game of the Year Awards.
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