Here is my blog for February 13.
Here is my blog for Feb 6th, enjoy.
I know that many Bronies pull their mane’s out trying to find show accurate toys. Beside the Hot Topic Derpy, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Time Turner ( Dr Hoovers) there are almost no ones that look like the show. Lucky for us DeviantArter countschlick has come up with this great hair tutorials. So that with a little bit of work you can take your 5 or 6 dollar ponies and make their hair look like the show. Try them out its well worth the time.
Confession – I hadn’t seen Prometheus until I rented it on Blu-Ray about a week and a half ago. Why would I? Everyone I talked to except one single friend said words like “boring”, “underwhelming” and “missed potential” – I was told it was visually stunning, but had a bad story, was confusing and went nowhere.
Man, in my opinion they couldn’t have all been more wrong.
Prometheus to me was mind-blowing. It was visually amazing, well-acted and I felt it had a riveting story. It directly ties into Alien and also shows that Alien exists in the same world as my beloved Blade Runner, with Michael Fassbender’s “David” possibly being the progenitor of the replicants seen in that earlier movie.
As far as what the movie says about society the main point I got out of it was “beware when you dig too deep.” Without trying to spoil the story, the characters are on a search for god and what they find deeply disappoints. I often see that in my more scientific/rational friends that they dig deep into metaphysical issues with humanity hoping to use science for answers…And are constantly disappointed.
I am not a scientific man. I am easily pleased and excited by the world with a childlike wonder that leads me to crave the mystery of not knowing things more than understanding them, which removes the magic..I do not want to look at the giant Redwood tree and know that it’s elaborate root system allows more efficient nutrient dispersion and that’s why it’s majestic.
I just want to stare at it’s majesty.
While I love how different people are and am happy people exist with a variety of motivations, I do take selfish pleasure in seeing the people in Prometheus get their comeuppance for exploring one step too far.
That ties in a little bit to why I think so many of my friends were disappointed. Despite a
trailer that clearly showed people screaming in horror and focused on fear, many of my friends seemed to believe Prometheus was a thoughtful, dramatic science fiction drama, probably similar to Blade Runner in pacing and philosophical content. I think the disappointment that it was, indeed, a horror flick at heart is why my friends look poorly on the movie.
My plea I end with here is to ask anyone who has not seen Prometheus to give it a chance, and maybe for those that came into it with such expectations, to give it another shot seeing it for what it is – a thrilling, science fiction horror.
Until the next time,
I knew I was going to see Django this week and I wanted to review it. It was a new movie (for once) that I could review and Tarantino is anything if not the world’s zaniest film geek. The movie was so hyper-mind blowing though that I needed an extra day to let the dust settle before I wrote this.
Let me start off – Django is excellent, it is amazing, at least to me. When the “dust settled” I saw the light, the revelation, that one of my favorite directors had made his masterpiece of masterpieces so far in his career. This guy, Quentin Tarantino, is the man who’s DVDs are literally front and center in my collection and even the boxes are treated with a measure of care I do not afford my other movies – they are art.
And that segways into what is so disturbing about Django. In a day of political correctness and improving race relations in America, Django takes the taboo and blows it out the door. There are so many “N-Bombs” in the movie you’re either going to get desensitized or leave the theater. I was the former. The movie twisted my heart, it was a mixture of the sweetness of amazing action and dialogue combined with horrific imagery and cruelty from what it showed being done to slaves.
I think in this age where American’s seem to pat themselves on their backs for reconciling race relations, which might be true, but it’s also good to get a swift kick in the ass to see how bad things were and what civil rights are actually fighting against…At least what was once the root cause.
I think for people like us it’s important to see how poorly slaves were treated. The movie probably makes it less brutal then it was. It makes us not so much hate the slavers, but see how ridiculous it is. Samuel L. Jackson was great too as Stephen, the black head of household who is essentially a traitor against his own people with his devotion to Calvin Candy, the antagonist.
I don’t want to spoil Django. It’s funny, very well done, thought-provoking and extremely well-acted. It is everything you could want in a film…As long as you can handle its rough imagery. Highly, highly recommended.
Until the next time
Here is my blog for December 19th, enjoy.
stream tonight taking place in about 15 mins. Its probably going to be a bit shorter than normal, as I’ve got a migraine. But nevertheless, it will take place as usual on my Twitch TV Channel. www.twitch.tv/kaiburrventro. As always, have fun, come watch the derps and thank you for watching.