This great family movie is a wonderful wake-up call, and an amazing adventure rolled up into one somewhat confusing journey. It starts with a short cartoon about history and progress, and how everything man creates to better his world usually ends up getting to destroy it. Then we discover there is a secret place where artists and engineers can work together without government intervention to make the world a brighter, cleaner, and healthier place. A place that does not fear science or art, and when one tries to take in a bit of culture, they do not be berated and told to remember their place. This place was design by four of the most brilliant men of the 19th Century. Tomas Edison, Nikolai Tesla, Jules Verne, and Gustave Eiffel. The cartoon ends, and our story starts where we see Frank Walker (George Clooney) in the process of recording some sort of video about an upcoming doomsday. We hear the the voice of a young woman criticizing his words, offering up suggestions on other ways he might want to get the message across. He decides to tell his story from where it all began for him. Frank was an very young, aspiring inventor on his way to the 1964 World’s Fair. Most likely one of the most futuristic expos at the time. The set looks like something right out of The Jetsons, but this expo was a real place, and it was done during a time when the Space Age was at its height, and the sky was no longer the limit. Read more...(1008 words, 7 images, estimated 4:02 mins reading time)
While this version of the Hellas games had its merits, it was not nearly as enjoyable as Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia. We get similar puzzles, and we are focusing on rebuild the city of Athens under the guidance of Athena. Not only do we have to deal with the maze-like match 3 grids, but there are also hidden objects in other puzzles featuring other heroes and gods in the Olympian realm. The antagonist in this game is never really revealed to us at the beginning. All we do know is that fire and earth are the elements he or she uses as his or her weapons, and whomever it is sure has it in for Athena and her city. Also, during this time when we are hunting for the heroes that will back us up, we are going to rebuild, but rebuilding is slow, because the next thing you know, you are getting hit by fire and brimstone again, and even though Athens is in an earthquake prone area, where is the closest volcano? Athena is not nearly as great of a guide as Zues is, but she does her best to get by. You can used your best mouse-scooting skills in taking on the puzzles of Heroes of Hellas 3: Athens, but you will most definitely have more fun with its prequels.
A fantastic fun ride for the whole family of an ancient Greek classic with a modern day twist. Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief is based on the books written by Rick Riordan. It is the story of a young boy who finds out that he is the some of one of the three most powerful gods of Olympus. He is an awkward teen who would rather hide at the bottom of the pool then deal with what is going on around him. At least that is the way that he was till he is accused of stealing the weapon of Zeus (Sean Bean) and Hades (Steve Coogan) snatches his mother to the underworld. It is now up to Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), his junior protector Grover Underwood (Brandon T. Jackson) and his newest friend, the daughter of Athena (Melina Kanakaredes), Annabeth Chase (Alexandra Daddario) to find the weapon and rescue his mother. Read more...(667 words, 54 images, estimated 2:40 mins reading time)