PS3 Squared

We bought a second controller for the PS3 today (took back some games we had for the Wii, got £24 for them, and used that to aid in the purchase of the controller, and bought our Tesco groceries with the £25 we had in Tesco vouchers, and used the £25 we saved on the controller, and Lego Indiana Jones).  We’ve spent about 4 hours playing LittleBigPlanet two player and I’ve not laughed and cried so hard in years.

Lego Indiana Jones is fun two player, but it’s also more high-stress than LBP – which is just fun and crazy and stomach-achingly funny at times.

Indy IV

It’s odd, we watched Indy IV on DVD yesterday and … it wasn’t as annoying as I remember it, and was actually more like Indy than I recall.  I was pretty generous in my review originally, and I had some real doubts about the whole alien plot but actually watching it again, it bears up very well in a second viewing and it’s not as totally dumb in places as I remember.

There are some truly pointless moments (why do the monkies follow Mud and attack the Russian woman, I assume because of the skull in some way but it’s not really clear, why do interdimensional beings need a spaceship, etc.) but really it’s a pretty solid Indy movie.  I wonder what it is about second viewings that make movies seem better?  Maybe like music they have to grow on you?  Maybe because you know what’s coming you get a chance to actually watch more of the supporting action?  Who knows, this is almost a duplicate of my Hell Boy II post a few days ago, because it’s exactly the same feeling.

Anyway.  Back at work this week, on call as well (including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) but it’s pretty quiet in the office so plenty of chance to get all the admin type stuff out of the way and catch up with various bits that didn’t get done before Christmas.

Eight days until pay day, and we can see how much money we have to pay off the Visa bill that built up in November and December (dentist, christmas, etc.)  Things are pretty tight until we see where we are early in January.  I’m looking forward more than usual to not paying Council Tax in February and March, that extra £109 is always useful but this year it could be critical.

So fingers crossed.

Indiana Jones V, really? Truly?

Via Den of Geek we get this (they in turn got it from an interview on MTV),

MTV: Is the ball in George Lucas’ court at this point?

Ford: It is. That’s the process. With some general input, he goes off and searches for the MacGuffin and then stumbles into a story. And at some point, we have a chance to take a look at it and give some input.

MTV: And he hasn’t found the MacGuffin yet?

Ford: No, we’re still in the primary stages.

MTV: The end of the last film leaves your character in a very intriguing position. He has a wife and a kid. Can he still be that man of adventure with those commitments?

Ford: And he’s seen something. Remember those are the only witnesses to what he’s seen. That’s kind of interesting.

Really? Hmm, I’m not sure how exciting this was.  I’d go for another Raiders, but I’m not sure I can stomach another Crystal Skull.

Indiana Jones DVD

Couldn’t resist, bought the 4th Indy movie (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) on DVD today in Tesco.  £5 off if you bought it with enough other stuff, which made it not too bad.  I think it’ll be enjoyable on DVD (clearly, otherwise why did I buy it), and previous experience suggests the bits I found frustrating on first viewing will be easier to deal with on DVD.

I guess that’s because it’s less of an ‘event’, where-as going to the cinema I demand to be entertained so any distraction is frustrating.  X-Men for me was a serious example of this, where I enjoyed it far more on DVD than I had in the Cinema.

I’ll let you know how it goes.