Friday, 2 November 2012

Unit 2: Research into 'Colossus' (Media)

Related searches: 
  1. Shadow of the Colossus
  2. Colossus (Comics) 
  3. Starcraft (Enemy - Colossus) 
  4. The Amazing Colossal Man (Film)
  5. Princess Monoke (Film) 
  6. Troll Hunter (Film) 
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossusis an action-adventure game published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) for the PlayStation 2.
The game's storyline focuses on a young man named Wander who enters a forbidden land. Wander must travel across a vast expanse on horseback and defeat sixteen massive beings, known simply as colossi, in order to restore the life of a girl named Mono. The game is unusual within the action-adventure genre in that there are no towns or dungeons to explore, no characters with which to interact, and no enemies to defeat other than the colossi. Shadow of the Colossus has been described as a puzzle game, as each colossus' weakness must be identified and exploited before it can be defeated.
(Despite this being a game, I've included it into my research due to the large amount of artwork surrounding it.)
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The image below is concept art from a possible film adaptation of the game

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Colossus (Comics)

Colossus (Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin) is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. Created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Dave Cockrum, he first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975). A Russian mutant, the character is a member of the X-Men, and is by far the physically strongest member of the team, being able to transform into a strong metallic form. Even without his powers he holds a physically imposing figure standing at 6' 7"

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Starcraft (Game)
An enemy featured in the game 'Starcraft', called a Colossus: 

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The Amazing Colossal Man (Film)
The Amazing Colossal Man is a 1957 black-and-white science fiction film, directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Glenn Langan. The film revolves around a 60 foot mutant man produced as the result of an atomic accident.
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Princess Mononoke (Film)

The story concentrates on involvement of the outsider Ashitaka in the struggle between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the humans of the Iron Town who consume its resources. There can be no clear victory, and the hope is that relationship between humans and nature can be cyclical.

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Troll Hunter (Film) 
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

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