Watched Surrogates last night.


How do you save humanity when the only thing that’s real is you? From the director of TERMINATOR 3 comes a jaw-dropping psychological thriller starring the ultimate action hero, Bruce Willis. In the not-so-distant future, where people experience life through perfect surrogates controlled from the safety of their own homes, murder is a thing of the past. But when a college student linked to the creator of these replicants is killed, one FBI agent must re-enter reality and risk his life to unravel the mystery. In the battle of technology versus humanity, who can you trust? Experience every electrifying moment of this mind-blowing movie. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel and exploding with unforgettable action, SURROGATES is nonstop entertainment from start to finish!

I had relatively low expectations having read a few negative reviews. In the end though I quite enjoyed it. A very complicated plot with twists and turns all over the place; but very few surprises!


I re-watched ALIENS the other day, and it was a reminder what an excellent film it is. The concept of Colonial Marines on a bug hunt is an appealing scenario for gaming.

I did buy the ALIENS boardgame, though I have no idea where it is now. That was a fun game, very much like Space Hulk. A small group of Colonial Marines is holed out and blips from all corners descend on them. I should of course actually say how much Space Hulk is like the ALIENS film!

There was also other games and gaming books based on ALIENS and though I know I bought a few again I have no idea where they are – I probably sold them on eBay!

I think the only reason that I didn’t spend a lot of time playing a miniatures game based on ALIENS was the miniatures that were available were not up to the standard I thought they should be. The aliens were fine, but the Colonial Marines were too much like cartoons. Oh and the hardware wasn’t up to scratch either. Can’t remember who made them, anyone know?

I think rather than recreate scenes from ALIENS I’ll just have a few games of Space Hulk.