#16 Film: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Ah, such a good movie. A fantastic comedy about nuclear destruction, Dr. Strangelove hits all the right notes to make a classic. Basically, the plot goes like this: An insane general decides to drop a nuclear bomb on Russia. Well, it just so happens that Russia has a doomsday device that will cover the entire world in toxic gasses should a bomb be dropped on them. The whole film focuses on all the people involved with the bomb, from the bombers, to the president, Dr. Strangelove himself, and plenty more. Something worth mentioning about this movie, is that Peter Sellers, Stanley Kubrick’s favorite actor, played three roles, Group Captain Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove.
#16 Game: Shadow of the Colossus
I put Shadow of the Colossus as my number one most artistic game ever a few weeks ago, saying that it was so epic, it couldn’t be described, and it doesn’t even break my Top 15? Yes, while SotC (Shadow of the Colossus) is absolutely amazing when you first experience it, it is significantly less fun once you replay this short title. Sort of like when you replay Portal after you beat it, but you now know the answers to every puzzle. Anyway, in Shadow of the Colossus, you’re tasked with killing 16 colossi in order to resurrect a loved one. The thing is, these beasts aren’t evil, they are ancient, they simply live to be alive. They all have they’re own reasons for being there, and only a few are aggressive. So you are basically killing innocent creatures for your own selfish wishes. Like I said in my Top 11 Artistic Games list, Shadow of the Colossus can’t be described, and as much as I try here, it’s nothing compared to the real thing. Shadow of the Colossus isn’t a game, it’s an experience.