While I sit here watching the awesomeness that is Terry Pratchett, on Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction on BBC iplayer, every time he says Borneo, all I think about is Uncharted. I might not be the most prolific gamer, but I realised they are certain cities/countries that are now embedded in my brain thanks to video games, movies, books etc. So lets look at the tip of the iceberg.
As a kid/teen, I was into Greek mythology, so when God of War came out, it was a no-brainer.
Borneo Vista by Naughty Dog
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The awesomeness that is this game, my definite favourite of the series, yes the story & visual of Uncharted 3 is brilliant, but the improvements and the opening of U2 is the business. C’mon, you wake up shot on a train dangling of a cliff and you have to get out. Hells Yes!
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Yup, the one with Angelina Jolie, before she became a low pass filter…
Very Bad Things (1998)
Every road trip/buddy/mismatched couple movie with the what-happens-in-Vegas-stays-in-Vegas plot…and CSI.
Dystopian future (LA also falls under here), natural disasters (practically the whole USA), romantic comedies – especially When Harry Met Sally, superhero (Spider-Man…duh also in the comics) films. Max Payne, Beauty and the Beast (the 1st one, 1987 with Linda Hamilton) And of course, Bugs Bunny, the owner of the title quote. He said it once on Falling Hare in 1943, so yes he said it way before Wolverine did.
Wolverine’s birth place, yes he’s Canadian from Alberta Canada and Sabretooth’s his half-brother, there goes your friendly Canadian theory. Hollywood’s substitute for Hollywood, just watch American Telly, especially when they dress Vancouver as New York. D’arvit, I’ve never been to Canada or New York, but even I know the difference. Lost Girl, Continuum and Blame Canada from South Park. Beauty and the Beast (2013, pretending to be NY)
Practically the same as NY, detective movies & games, Hollywood. In fact, no more American cities…except the next one.
Charmed, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Never been, but I know what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like.
There’re others, but I’m kinda tired – there was Trainspotting (Scotland), Beauty and the Beast (France), Farscape (Australia pretending to be the other universe), Doctor Who (UK and everywhere). Oh well…
Mmm…the best thing about Easter – Malteaster Bunnies