The Ratchet & Clank movie brought the Sony PlayStation game to the big screen. With big name actors Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone voicing the classic video game characters, Ratchet & Clank had the talent to make a blockbuster movie. Unfortunately, Ratchet & Clank received less than glowing reviews.
With the negativity surrounding the 2016 Ratchet & Clank movie, I held off watching it. That was, until this past weekend.
The movie theater wasn’t showing anything that caught my attention. So, it was off to Netflix. That’s when I saw Ratchet & Clank was on the movie streaming service. And figured it was my chance to watch the video-game movie.
So, are there leadership lessons in Ratchet & Clank? Yes, there are plenty. Keep reading to read the leadership lessons I found in Ratchet & Clank. Then add yours in the comment section. Read more...
During a Superbowl 52 commercial, viewers were treated to a surprise. Netflix released the trailer for the Netflix original movie The Cloverfield Paradox. And a release date: February 4th, 2018… The same night of the Superbowl and the same night the ad aired.
Whoa! Minds were blown and people were ready to watch the next chapter of the Cloverfield multiverse release. How would The Cloverfield Paradox tie into Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane? You would have to go to Netflix to find out.
The Cloverfield Paradox
The Cloverfield Paradox takes place before the original J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield movie. A crew of astronauts was sent to outer space on the Cloverfield Station. There, they were to activate the Shepard particle accelerator to save Earth.
Earth was suffering from an energy crisis. With the Shepard particle accelerator, they would be able to create infinite energy. But something goes wrong… Read more...
Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s award-winning novel Ready Player One to the big screen. Any time a director tries to translate a New York Bestseller to film, they face an uphill battle. Fans of the book are looking for a faithful book to movie translation. Moviegoers are looking for a great story. Most of the time, neither group is satisfied.
Having never read Ready Player One, I don’t know how faithful the movie adaptation is to the book. What I do know is that Ready Player One is a darn good movie. Visually, story-wise, and experientially. Moviegoers looking for a fantastic movie will not be disappointed.
What Is Ready Player One?
Ready Player One is the #1 New York Times bestselling book by Ernest Cline. Released in 2012, Ready Player One tells the story of teenager Wade Watts. Wade loves to play a virtual reality game known as OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). Filled with pop culture references, the book was a smash hit. Read more...
Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie.
Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft. Lara is the daughter of missing adventurer Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West). She starts her adventure after she signs the papers declaring her father dead, though his body has never been found. After signing the papers, clues lead her on a journey she never imagined she’d go on.
During Lara’s adventure, you’ll laugh and gasp. You’ll also find leadership lessons in Tomb Raider and Lara’s adventures.
Caution: Tomb Raider spoilers below
Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider
1. Terry The Trainer:
Gotta make decisions Lara. Gotta make something happen. Read more...
Two things that don't seem to go together... But do
If you listen to conventional leadership wisdom, there’s two things that don’t go hand in hand. Those two things are leadership and entertainment.
So many of the big named personal development and leadership bloggers strongly discourage readers from partaking in watching TV, going to the movie theater, listening to music, and other forms of entertainment.
I bought into this for the longest time. I stopped watching TV, going to the movies, and listening to music. All of this was eschewed for the consumption of leadership and personal development materials.
But after years of consumption, I realized something wasn’t right. I was missing something from my life. The joy I previously had was gone…
Why I Write On Leadership And Entertainment
So, what’s the reason I write on leadership and entertainment? When I discovered what was missing from my life (small bursts of joy through the arts) I took a look at what was going on. Read more...