Yes, this is done exceedingly on the cheap, but I can’t helped but be impressed by how accurate it is to Golden Axe — complete with the weird bird-lizards that knock you on your ass to the horrible little magic goblins — as well as the fact that it was done all in one take. I mean, I don’t think Kubrick or Welles’ legacies have much to worry about, but that’s a lot to for some skinny kid with a plastic sword to remember to do. But the best part is imagining this kid, alone in whatever field he’s in, doing this who 5-minute routine utterly by himself, goblins and Death Adder minions all in his mind. I just think that’s superb. Well done, skinny kid. Well done indeed. (I Heart Chaos)
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