Friday, July 11, 2014

Dracula Untold = The Castlevania film we are hoping for?

Over the week, a friend shared with me a movie trailer for an upcoming film; Dracula Untold.

After watching the film, I can't help but feel as if I'm watching a live-action Castlevania movie. Infact, there's even a scene in the trailer that closely resembles that of the trailer for Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2. Here's the trailer:

The one thing that strikes me the most is how the end of the trailer for the movie "Dracula: Untold" where Dracula summons a legion of bats to stomp the enemy, closely mirrors that scene from the trailer of "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2" where Dracula also stomps the enemy, but as a black mist.

Even the costume design for "Dracula: Untold" reminds me of a character from Castlevania Lament of Innocence; Mathias Cronqvist (whom fans of the series know to be the man who would later be Dracula).

Both share a similarity with Dracula sporting jet black hair, with matching black fur on one side, and that chain around his neck. Aside from the red cape, its almost similar at the very least. Then there's the armor. That one closely resembles that armor worn by Walter Bernhard from Castlevania Lament of Innocence as well:

The thing to note would be the overlapping dragons and dragon wings on Dracula's breastplate similarly matches the idea of Walter Bernhard's armor. Then there's Dracula's wife:

I find this interesting as both women are blonde, both of them have deep misty blue eyes, and they seem to both wear the same white dress.

Maybe I'm taking everything too seriously, but I guess it's just me to wish and hope to watch a Castlevania movie. I mean almost every videogame franchise has been given the movie treatment, from Super Mario Bros, to Mortal Kombat, Tekken, heck even Dead or Alive got its own movie! And for a franchise that's as legendary as Castlevania, I just don't understand why there's no movie adaptation yet. Hopefully, at the very least this film will give me a glimpse of what's possible for a Castlevania movie...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Travelling Gundam Diaries - ToyCon 2014 and Foodtrip with Travelling Hello Kitty!!

As always, here's another look at where Travelling Gundam is in the Metro!! Went to ToyCon 2014, and although he may not have taken much pics with toys, he did get lots of lovin from cosplayers!!

Another thing to note, was Warner Bros. Philippines was nice enough to bring the actual costumes worn by the actors of the hit film Rurouni Kenshin, at ToyCon!! Just in time to promote the upcoming sequel here in the Philippines. And Travelling Gundam wasted no time to get a pic with the costume. :D

A few days after ToyCon, we got a modem upgrade from our local internet provider; PLDT. It was a modem+WiFi router in one. Thankfully Travelling Gundam was there to help.

Internet speeds at home got abit more decent after installation and reception got stronger. Hopefully it won't give me anymore headaches just like in the past. Then my Travelling Gundam went on a foodie date with his companion; Travelling Hello Kitty!!

One of the best finds they got was that ChocNut chocolate drink which was on sale at Ho-Land in St. Francis Square!! You can read more about it on my significant other's post here:

Good thing they both packed CarbTrim, to help keep the carbs at bay, as they both enjoy their foodtrip together! :D

But before I leave, I'm happy to announce that Travelling Gundam is about to get an upgrade soon. From being an Advance Grade (AG), he's about to get more articulation now that he's gonna be upgraded to a High Grade (HG) kit soon. :D