Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Trailer: 'Call Of Duty Black Ops 2'... Future is Scary As Hell

Ok... so I'm bending the rules a bit here.  'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' is not a movie perse', though some would argue that its cinematic experience is every bit as exhilerating as any Hollywood blockbuster.

'Black Ops 2' starts in the 80s and follows through to 2025, where the US is on the brink of World War with China over precious metals. The story comes from the creative mind of David Goyer, who developed the stories behind films like 'Batman Begins', 'The Dark Knight', and the forcoming Superman flick, 'Man of Steel'. Game developer also enlisted Peter Singer of the Brookings Institution to keep the technology and warfare seen in the game grounded in reason for a realistic picture of the future. I am actually rather frightened by this trailer; it harkens back to the days when I saw the grim view of Judgment Day during 'Terminator 2'... there's a fine line between realistic entertainment spectacle and genuine fear of what's ahead...

In any case, I'm not much of a gamer anymore, but it's hard to deny the entertainment sensation that is the Call of Duty franchise. 'Black Ops 2" hits shelves on November 13, 2012.

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