I’m now both bedbug and murderer free… It’s been a weird Summer.
Now that I’m moved into the new, new place I’ve had to completely refurnished (my furniture was bedbug collateral damage), but I kept a bit of the budget to add some new geekery to my humble abode.
Creator DamnGoodDoormats was even kind enough to indulge my request of adding in the commas… Because while they aren’t there in Dwarfish, they are there in English and Elvish… And this kind of shit matters to me more than it should.
Anyway, DamnGoodDoormats makes lots of cool door mats, and is very responsive to unusual requests. You should check his stuff out.
Ok, that headline is a lie. A guy with a YouTube account named hunterdavis does all of the singing, but he does it in a perfect Gandolph voice.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
He has others on YouTube, and based on the success of these, I bet he will make more.
Somehow I missed that a remake of “Clash of the Titans” is coming out in three months. The trailer looks pretty cool.
It looks like “300,”
meets “God of War,”
meets “Lord of the Rings,”
meets “Clash of the Titans.”
And there most certainly is nothing wrong with that.
Hopefully the movie is good.
That’s all I’ve got, it’s been a brutal day.
Why are movies like Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Arc & Last Crusade), Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings, and so many WWII movies, amazing?
I believe I have discovered the secret.
The answer: generic, absolute “bad baddies”
I’m talking about lots of people or people-like enemies that the heroes can slaughter in horrible ways, and no one feels bad about it.
Think about it. In these movies, the heroes kill tons of people, frequently making jokes about it. You don’t watch it and think to yourself, “war is a tragedy.” You think, “Wow… that looks like fun… and those bastards deserve it!”
Stormtroopers, evil robots, orcs, and my personal favorite generic baddie, Nazis. Man, you can do anything to a Nazi in a movie (or a video game for that matter), and it is completely fine because the viewer has, and should never have any level of sympathy for these generic absolute evil baddies. Even if you think Darth Vader is cool, badass, and tragic, you still don’t care what happens to the Stormtroopers, or all of the people who die when the Death Star blows up.