Quick & Dirty #5: The A-Team, Yojimbo, Uncharted 2 (and more)

It has been a couple weeks since the last one, so it’s time for another Quick & Dirty post to get caught up on what I have overlooked lately. Today’s batch has three movies and three video games.

MOVIES
The A-Team [2010]
The A-Team [2010]
Harmless, mindless action movie. I have only seen one full episode of the TV show, so I can’t accurately compare the two. However, I thought the movie was solid enough. There were lots of big explosions and it had an amusing cast of characters. Pretty much everything you would expect in a summer blockbuster like this. 6/10

TRON: Legacy [2010]
TRON: Legacy [2010]
I didn’t care much for the first TRON, but I was somewhat interested in the sequel due to its high budget and Daft Punk’s soundtrack. It was pretty decent for the first 45 minutes or so and then it just started dragging along with nothing exciting happening. Throw in some terribly cheesy dialogue and you have a disappointing film. 5/10

Yojimbo [1961]
Yojimbo [1961]
No need to do a full review for this one since everyone knows this movie is badass. Not sure what took me so long to get around to it, honestly. This was a lot of fun; how can you not like ToshirĂ´ Mifune rising above two foolish factions and taking both of them out? 9/10

GAMES
Metal Slug Anthology [PSP, 2007]
Metal Slug Anthology [PSP, 2007]
Somehow I missed out on playing any of the Metal Slug games over the years. This anthology has a ton of the old games, everything from 1-6 (and Metal Slug X). I am gradually working my way through them, and having a blast so far. They remind me of a cartoon-ish Contra.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [PS3, 2009]
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [PS3, 2009]
I am about 3/4 of the way through this, so hopefully I can complete it and provide a full review next week. I am enjoying it quite a bit, although I thought it started off a little slow. Still, it’s easy to get sucked into completing chapter after chapter even after I tell myself I am going to stop playing. The multiplayer seems competent enough as well, and I had fun messing around with the co-op missions. Good stuff so far, hopefully it has a satisfying ending.

Wipeout HD [PS3, 2008]
Wipeout HD [PS3, 2008]
I selected this as one of my free PS3 “Welcome Back” titles. I am shocked as to how awesome this game is. Fast-paced racing action with a kickass soundtrack and crazy visuals. Yeah, I’m sold. I am playing through the main game right now and then will tackle the Fury add-on.