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When the suspension of disbelief becomes disbelief in the suspense. Part 1

8 Apr

There is this magical moment in cinema where a fantastical plot flops because the extreme becomes a steam of you-know-what. You watch a spy investigate an incredible “larger than life” threat and then suddenly jump tall buildings in a single bounce. It´s that moment when the stalker-murderer of a slasher-flick can be in two places at once after being stabbed four times, shot, electrocuted, blown-up, voodoo cursed, drowned in holy-water and put a blaze with napalm. That special event when everybody around you sighs and the guy talking in the cellphone behind you in the theater isn´t bothering anymore because you know they are going to find each other in the end anyway. Today I want to point out some great moments in film when they “jumped the shark” or “nuked the fridge” or “surfed the giant villains wave”. Call it what you want, but it´s that moment in films when the plot got so effing stupid you become angry. “Why”, you ask? Why go back there? To learn the boundaries of the fantastic! To learn the rules of “This far, but no further

Indiana Jones 4 – And the scull of implausibility.


Most intelligent movie goers know that sequels will not be as good as the original, and they are fine with that to. What sequel watchers want, is more of the same, in a slightly different way that is not a mockery of the first movie or the viewers intellect. How hard can that be?

Very hard, it turned out, as most sequels are annoyingly bad. Especially if the sequel was made in CG-times while the original was made before. There are movie directors, producers and other Hollywood hacks who believe that “Just because we can, we should“. If large buildings can explode, it should. If large creatures can walk out the abyss it must, and if there is any doubt show the implausible some more. Since computer graphics can make any character a superhero. then of course every character should. Even those characters that in former movies where established as regular mortals like you and me.

So it is with most George Lucas movies. Somehow George Lucas thought that adding some computer critters in all of his old movies would be great and so all of the “new” Star Wars originals are a pain to watch when all kinds of distracting things are moving around in the back.

It was fourth title in the Indiana Jones franchise, and expectations should have been low, but when people watch a movie they still try to get involved. Especially if they are a fan of the former established characters. Indiana Jones 4 had all of the wrong elements put into one movie. Not only was the plot horrendous and odd, it had so many implausible events and stupid plot-points I do not know why I watched the whole thing. This movie sucked and Indiana Jones sucked in so many ways we could believe it was a North-Korean prostitute. But the moment in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull where George Lucas completely lost me was the infamous “Nuking of the fridge“.


Before that scene I thought “not as good as the other onces, but I guess I can stand it“. I accepted animals behaving like humans, and that Nazis became communists and that there seemed to be aliens not religious artifacts he was chasing. But at that magical event, I lost all interest in what happened. I don´t even remember what happened after that, except some images.

Die another day – Surfing the villains wave.

Die Another Day? You better die another day after watching this filth or l
your life would end on a low note.

The laws of physics is sometimes bent in action movies. To my understanding you can´t stop a bullet with you teeth, jump from one moving car to another or survive great falls by holding on to something at the last minute. We accept that. But sometimes the laws of physics are raped in the ass in movies and that is a bit harder to swallow.

I have been a fan of James Bond since I was a kid. I have seen every movie, from Dr. No (1962) all the way through Die Another Day (2002). But when I saw Die Another Day, I could not stand another one. I have always thought I would see Casino Royale (2006) as it´s a new Bond, and it´s based on Ian Flemming´s (the original James Bond auteur) book by the same name; but somehow, I just can´t. Die Another Day was the movie where James Bond died.

Since the original EON movies Dr. No, James Bond has been an above average lucky man with way too fast cars, advance spy gear and too beautiful women to be real. We all knew that James Bond was a playboy fantasy about men being allowed to be men. It was a dream world where we accepted a lot of exaggeration and implausibilities because James Bond is James Bond. He can do anything. Speak any language, use any gadgets, hard trained to sustain great pains and attacks. He was great with a gun, great with the wine. In short James Bond was great. But he was never super. He may have bent the laws of physics, but he never broke them. There was always a deal that James Bond could die if shot and there was limits to what he could achieve.

In the Roger Moore Bond movie Live and Let Die (1973) there is a couple of silly scenes that´s far fetched. In once scene James Bond uses angry alligators as logs to run on. That is definitely a “jump the alligator” kind of moment, but still it´s also tounge-in-cheek. There is also the movie Moonraker (1979) where James Bond goes to space that also has a couple of stupid scenes. But one could forgive that because it was implausible, but not impossible. It was stupid, but not brain-dead.

In Die Another Day, James Bond got caught in a concentration camp and tortured while the Madonna theme plays. Fine. Very Flemming-ish to be honest. Dark and serious. Gives the promise of a thriller Bond movie more than a action Bond movie. Then Die Another Day had a cameo by Madonna as a fencing instructor (or something). That´s fine. We could pretend it´s not Madonna playing Madonna doing a Madonna thing. We could accepted that James Bond has moved into the post-modern “find the cultural reference“-winks.

Then I forget alot of the plot. I seriously can´t remember much after that, and I will not see that movie again. I remember something about Halle Berry being there and she being unlucky or something. Some feminist movie critic said that “the Halle Berry character was the first Bond girl that could give JB a run for the money” or something nut-cracking like that. There was even rumors of her getting a spin-off series.

Then they went to the antarctic or some other ice place and that´s where Bond died to me. In one scene, a great tidal wave flows towards Bond as he falls down a ledge or something and then he takes a wing from a plane and surf the wave. “Thank you. Good bye”, I thought but saw the movie to the end. When the credits fell, it was the end of my interest for Bond to. Not in the old ones of course, but I never saw a new Bond movie afterwards.

But it had a great Bond song. That´s one of the few things that kept up. The soundtrack is never stale.

(The Sigmund Freud part is kind of stupid though.)

This was part one: In part two I will look at some more of these unbelievable plot points and also force a conclusion at the end, to give us all an illusion of closure.

Blog 2.0 – 2.0 be continued

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That´s a keeper.

20 Jan

Sooo…

I spend alot of time arguing with the dangerous people known as atheist, “freethinkers” and lefties (aka. “liberals”, aka. commie bastards). To be honest there are no hard line between them. We could just call them all “brainwashed liars” and be done with it. But, as all in that group would say, of course then we wouldn´t take the individual into consideration and be biased etc. etc.

Anyway, these people are filled with hate and nonsense and, as the next video will show, they can even believe a child has the answer to great troubles in identity, gender and culture. Let´s have a look —>
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So the debate (on the youtube video discussion) got heated, and looong. Time I could spend ranting on my own blog instead. I felt sad that this debate should disappear into the great flow and drown in the internet´s vortex of opinion.

Soooo, I thoughtThat´s a keeper“.

So for all of yours pleasure I give you the transcript of the discussion between me (political neutral (not neutered)) and some PC-THUGS. Enjoy.

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That’s nice healthy indoctoriation right there.A future sexually confused teen and alienated adult. Nice going Dad (!).
AndyAce83 3 days ago

@AndyAce83 Lol ok. ‘Being encouraged to question culture’ is ‘indoctrination’? Oxymoron, much?

Jacksthemouse 3 days ago

@Jacksthemouse It’s not questioning. Questioning is “Dad can’t I play with action figures?” and dad says “Sure. Why not.” This long tirade is called deconstructing and the child is a tool for an upprining that will not turn out good.

AndyAce83 3 days ago

@AndyAce83 …Um. You do realise there was a lot of ‘Why can’t we’ in what she was saying? I’m PREEEETTY sure that qualifies as questioning.

Jacksthemouse 2 days ago

@Jacksthemouse Well let me ask you this… cuz I’m PREEEETTY sure you will agree with me on that. Would it be an example of indoctrination if the child of a white supremacist asked “That why is there so many nig… in this mall?” or the inquisitive nature of the kid? The point is; we do not call it propaganda if it’s for Obama, we call it raising a child if it’s left wing, and we call it educating not brainwashing if it’s PC.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@Andy Ace83  WHAT??????????????

katpratt83 2 days ago

@katpratt83 Hehe.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 The kid’s asking a question, not making a statement. So no. If the parent tried to challenge their reasoning and he/she came back with more reasoning, that is NOT the child being led on or indoctrinated. Because they’re not ‘responding’ to it.

I think you’re reading way too much into this. Step back for heavens’ sake.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@Jacksthemouse I think close study will reveal that she is being corrected for crime-thought. The dialogue I am thinking of goes as follows; Girl: “[The Girls want to play with both] and the boys don’t want pink stuff. Yeah!”, “Well, boys want both. Why do you think that?”, “Because… Because… Because… they try to trick the girls…” She looks scared and wanting to please her father. This is indoctrination. I don’t think I read more into it than most. I just read other things

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 Either that or she’s stammering. You can’t assume you know everything about a situation from one video, asshat :/

Jacksthemouse 18 hours ago

@Jacksthemouse I guess we see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear. The questions are; is one born a liberal or mass suggested into one? And is there a cure?

AndyAce83 15 hours ago

@AndyAce83 You certainly do. Reading into something and insinuating ‘lol this is indoctrination because she looks scared’. So because you read into it… it means that studies would follow your suit? You flatter yourself. You’re clearly, HEAVILY biased against liberals/left wing folk for one thing, and seeing what YOU want to see makes your opinion more ‘valid’, apparently.

Jacksthemouse 13 hours ago

@Jacksthemouse biased is such a harsh word. Let’s call it “experienced”. I am “HEAVILY [experienced] against liberals/left wing folk”. And I think my interpretation holds water or you wouldn’t bitch about it like I hit you in the groin. The father corrected her thought-crime, and she duck-spoke back on track. Doubleplusgood 🙂

AndyAce83 12 hours ago

@AndyAce83 then why arent boys allowed to play with pink stuff

youratwitface 3 days ago

@youratwitface Same reason only in reverse and outcome will be a effemninte virgin who will live with his mom.

AndyAce83 3 days ago

@AndyAce83 your a loser. kids should be able to be themselves and parents should let them be themselves………

youratwitface 3 days ago

@youratwitface I just think it is a bad choice to raise your child to be an argumentative and deconstructive PC girl as that can make her a very unstable rootless adult. But sure “be themselves” is good.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 Ask yourself if you think anyone who has changed history would agree with you about that.

RussFx 2 days ago

@RussFx The point was that the child is not “herself” but is indoctrinated. You can’t change the world if you talk the talk of the ignorant collective. She does. If a person believes in darwinism then biology is king. A girl wants to play with girlish things, and boys with boy things. Why? Because culture is just a reaction formation of our animal need. I am not a darwinist btw, but I know most liberals are 😉

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 No, it’s a formation of what the forces driving culture WANT us to need. You see, we’re stuck with culture one way or another. It doesn’t mean we all have to like it, and many of us don’t. Some girls don’t want to play with girlish things, because it’s not how their ‘animal need’ works. Every animal is different, genius.

Jacksthemouse 2 days ago

@Jacksthemouse As I have said in earlier post; this is a fake and constructed problem. If you think there is something wrong with a culture, fad or tradition then you are free to have sex with someone, create a child and do not buy this and that toy for them while we other people who see no trouble with a girl playing with a baby doll and boys with GI Joes can do that. That is freedom not creating a fuzz about pink coloured bicycles.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 ..You’re really naiive if you think that you are ‘free’ to do anything without pressure to do otherwise. Culture lays down these unwritten rules which many swear by- namely, that girls wear pink and boys wear blue. It’s forced down everyone’s throats, from baby clothes to children’s toys. THAT is all this girl is saying. That’s the problem, and it’s getting a bit much at this point.

Jacksthemouse 2 days ago

@Jacksthemouse Call me what you want; I am saying it’s nothing wrong with raising a girl to be a girl, making her wear a dress to school and teaching her about make-up at 14(?). There is a correlation between identity, tradition and culture that is psychologically important to create a healthy person. To know who they are. If we remove some of the rules (that can be broken) a sense of well-being disappears. Norms are not bad and mostly “not forced”. We can, if we want, change them

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 Not forced? Excuse me? When you’re a child living under the influence of an overbearing parent, the rules ARE forced. Open your eyes. This child is no such kid, her parent certainly isn’t forcing her to do anything or be anything she doesn’t want to be.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@Jacksthemouse Well if you want to rebel you call attention. The more you force the more it will stretch, then it may brake. You know the law. If it’s important to you, then make an uprising. But as everything in life it will cost ya. If it’s not important then stay in line.

Man, it’s like I have to raise you. This is elementary knowledge of the world. Pick your battles. You don’t have to fight against everything. Genderolls are an important part in building safe relations.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 You should also realize that almost anything can be called “indoctrination”. We’re all brain washed. Sure we don’t like to admit it we like to point to points of view we don’t agree with and go see that! those people are brain washed. So he’s “indoctrinating” her to believe that it’s ok for boys to play with girl things and girls to play with boy things if they want. Call child protective services! Seems like an unfit parent to me… -_-

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Yes, in many way I agree with you. But you forget the trouble with cultural-Marxism and PC-terror. Gender study, deconstruction etc belongs to the left wing and they have gotten the power of defining right and wrong. I do not agree with their views as I am not a socialist.That is why I find it scary to see a child being indoctrinated at such a young age. If she was at college at least she had a more developed brain that perhaps could see the logical flaws of their lies:-)

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 The fact that you can relate this video so socialism and marxism shows that all you’re trying to do is confirm you’re own beliefs. Don’t act like some fox news sheep person who uses words they don’t understand. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you do know what it means which has nothing to do with breaking down gender stereotypes and roles. The only result of such a movement is kids breaking out of the norm, I suppose that’s scary to you, oh well.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Now, let’s stop lying to ourselves, uh? You see many of the same things as I, but would perhaps called it “empowering” or “feminism”. I say this because if you didn’t then we wouldn’t have discussed this for THREE DAYS!!!

I am from Norway. I do not get Fox News. Bigotry, much? In fact, we have no right wing newspapers/channels in my country. Only a webpages called the “dark side” of the internet by our Prime minister.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 Do you spend as much time worrying about all the parents who have beat there boys for being too girly? Cause I’d say that’s brainwashing and to a much more dangerous level. You clearly don’t understand the trend people are trying to end or you just like that trend to begin with. Which would be interesting since you claim to of played with girl toys as a child.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Yes, I do. I also think of how many people ought not to have children because they do not care for them at all. They may give them food, shelter and provide the basics of need but not give the children the love they need. Children has become something to fit the carpet in many homes. Sad to see. I also think about the high suicide rates of teens., the term anomie and how they correlate. And I worry about how many people get forced out in the cold for not “thinking right”.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 YOU’RE CONTRADICTING YOURSELF NOW! God you’re annoying. I get it your a liberal hater and most of the people who like this video lean to the liberal side. (how many conservatives do you know who support a boy playing with a barbie if he so chooses) but this whole “political point” is nonsense, he recorded a video of his daughter and all she’s saying is that companies market certain things for girls and certain things for boys and that’s all completely true.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Hehe…. Hoooo… It’s so entertaining to see how liberals react to people who think differently and especially when they believe they are defending the right to be different. And no, I am not a “liberal hater” that is not allowed in my country now do to some resent events.

This video would have been innocent, indeed, if it wasnt’t t that innocent videos don’t get heated discussions below. You are definitely defending this videos “innocent” and cheering it on.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 You’re being a “liberal hater” or not has nothing to do with what is allowed in your country. You do recognize you’re being hypocritical right? I can find comments all over the page about you telling everyone they’re all liberal and indoctrinated and wrong. I personally don’t care what you believe because you don’t even live in the US and the people in the US who agree with you aren’t the type to take advice from ANY other country. You can’t judge a video based on comments.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 “I personally don’t care what you believe because you don’t even live in the US ” - You are the essence of tolerance 🙂

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 I’m just being honest. I have to deal with stupid Americans all the time and have to actually care because we all live in the same country and progress can be impeded by such people. With you I don’t care because you aren’t going to affect my life. Don’t try and spin that as some ignorant American quote. I’m just happy the Americans who I do have to deal with that would agree with you wouldn’t listen to a word you said anyways because you’re not American.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Row, row, row your boat…

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 I also live overseas before you just try and continue pretending like that quote (leaving out the second part that explains what I meant) means anything.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Oh, you live overseas? Yes, that makes your ignorance and lack of interest in other cultures and countries opinions and experiences all okay. And so very unlike most Americans(!).

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 How predictable, doing exactly as I said you would. Explain what I’ve said that is ignorant or lacks interests in other cultures? I simply pointed out that back in the US the people on “your side” of this issue would never listen to a word you say, so I don’t have to worry about your ideas affecting my life. I hope you truly are not “anti liberal” and aren’t just laying low because you don’t want to be associated with domestic terrorists.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 You said that since I lived in another country than my opinion didn’t matter to you. U also gave clear signs that you did not care that in my country it was not allowed to criticise your politics. I don’t know how much more explicit “I don’t care how it is in your country and I don’t care about your opinion.” you want it. I think it’s time to give it a rest Politico92. Time to look a little in the mirror and reflect. Perhaps u are not as tolerant as you thought you were?

AndyAce83 1 day ago

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politico92 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 I would expect a moron like you to accuse me of having “no interesting in other cultures” despite the fact that I’m living in Europe. Yes, I just moved here so I could walk around talking about how great the US is all the time, that’s the ticket. I also like to make american propaganda movies for annoying Norwegians.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 “I would expect a moron like you”. Oh, so we are at the Ad hominem stage now? “How predictable”. Yes, you have the right imperial attitude. And now you even bother walking outside of your borders to tell us how annoying we are? Very “white man’s burden” like 🙂 Yes, I see a bright future in you, as you speak tolerance like most liberals do. After your globe-trotting you should move to Hollywood and tells us all about it. Buy yourself a mirror and have a look!

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 Actually I’ve liked almost everyone I’ve met since I’ve been in Europe. I’m far from one of those “USA is the best!” Americans and don’t care if you believe it or not. I love Europeans and the different points of view. I guess that’s why I was intrigued so hear one sounding so much like the fox news zombies of my country. Oh well I guess from a country where a right winger kills children to prove his political points that I shouldn’t be too surprised.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 Everything you said was dobbleplusgood 🙂

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 I’m really bored with you though. You’re logic seems almost non existent. You say a video would have been innocent except for a bunch of liberals are liking it and getting into arguments with people like yourself hence this video was some planned malicious propaganda video about forcing more boys to act like girls. That’s the jump you take with it simply because you don’t agree with the words a little girl is saying.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 I think you got me logic, so it couldn’t have been non existent. “You say a video would have been innocent except for a bunch of liberals are liking it and getting into arguments with people like yourself hence this video was some planned malicious propaganda video about forcing more boys to act like girls” – sums it up pretty well my young padawan.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

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@politico92 I explained that first part 3 times now. As for the second I said that just because hating liberals isn’t legal doesn’t mean you don’t. You’re explanation of not being a liberal hater was what was pathetic. But sure go ahead and pretend like I was hating on your culture so you can feel like I am the intolerant one. I shouldn’t of expected you to twist pick apart and rearrange my words any less than you would to a little girl on youtube. oh well, fuck off Norgie! =)

politico92 1 day ago

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AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 “You don’t have to fight against everything.”. Uh huh. And YOU don’t have to fight against what THIS video is saying. You’re fighting a battle against A FOUR YEAR OLD who is speaking her mind!

All the girl is saying is that there is just too much ‘pink’ and ‘princesses’ practically shoved on to girls, and is questioning why. Leave her to her battles. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS VIDEO. Quit the nitpicking because it’s seriously getting you nowhere.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 While gender roles may be important in some way, there is no point in forcing a gender role in terms of INTERESTS. Things like health and personal hygiene.. it’s necessary to learn what’s attributed to us. But there is no need for ‘gender interests’ to be forced onto us, and there never was.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 Face it. It IS all a ploy. If it wasn’t, the girls’ section of toys would not be as saturated with sickly pink as it is. It would be a mix of all kinds of colours to go with any frills.

Take a note of the really young kids’ toys, garbed with many different colours. Why, then, does the ‘gender role’ of childhood divert to being mostly ‘pink’ or ‘blue’? Because the companies WANT it to be that way. Because going by the norm makes more money. It’s nothing to do with ‘setting standards’.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@Jacksthemouse Why do people wear black in a funeral? Isn´t that racist? Why is red the color of PASSION when it obviously is the color of fire? I don´t feel blue when I am sad, I feel dark so we better remove that connotation to.

Seriously… There are no words. Talk about making mountains out of piles of shi… anyway.. I guess we got to agree to disagree.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 …I’m not talking about removing all connotations to different colours, ignoramus. I’m talking about NOT attributing a COLOUR to a whole SEX. Because there’s clearly more to a sex than a few sickly, fluffy, saturated colours, and the toy companies are stupid for not acknowledging that fact for girls’ toys as a whole.

I haven’t got any words left for you either. And you brought the hostility on yourself when you decided to parade your pedantic arse on this harmless video.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@Jacksthemouse Oh, sorry then. You and your equals should ofcourse be the ones who decides what colour should represent what, and what deserves a color and what should not. Thank you for clearing that up. Ofcourse the left should decide everything and me and my equal should keep our mouth shut;-)

I say what I think, and fight everyday for people to be allowed to be honest. Ofcourse hostility will occure. This is not a harmless video. Look at the view counts, cretin!

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 So… it’s not harmless… because it has a high view count?

I’m not saying I should dictate MY ideals on ‘what colour makes a representation’. I NEVER once said that. I’m saying- dressing a whole ‘girls aisle’ with pink is just not on. And for reasons I’ve stated quite enough now.

As far as the colour black for funerals is concerned, it has nothing to do with this issue, because it’s about tradition and respect, not interests and commercialism.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 So the fact you’re going WELL out of your way to find a problem with the way she’s being raised is beyond unreasonable. Grow up.

Jacksthemouse 1 day ago

@Jacksthemouse I don’t. I am only criticizing this video it’s contents. I do not claim she is being abused or anything. I am just saying what my original post said. And this videos success shows that many people support this political trend based on lies and deconstruction. In Europe we are waking up from this gender-study nightmarish experiment and looking to US and their studies. As we do US seem to be turning to “that’s not interesting” lies of genderstudies.

AndyAce83 1 day ago

@AndyAce83 The little girl is saying she doesn’t understand why all the girls stuff has to be pink because maybe she doesn’t always want pink. Way to find a problem with that. The parents seem to be doing a more than adequate job.

politico92 2 days ago

@politico92 Do you see a problem with what I am saying? Why? If you see no problem or (political) reason for this video then why do you care what I see as “wrong” in this video? Because you know very well why this video was posted and it goes far beyond a little girls tantrum over wanting a Barbie in a blue dress 😉

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 I can see you think you’re logic is flawless. The guy posted a video of his daughter, if you look at his other videos he has plenty more of her. Then you call her “indoctrinated” and I would hardly call this video a tantrum. I can tell from your messages though that you’re clearly against the idea of boys and girls breaking from gender stereotypes and that’s why your acting like this video has some ulterior motive. Get a life.

politico92 2 days ago 2

@politico92 You bother to “argument” against me and then tell me to “get a life”. Who needs to “get a life” here? Then again anyone who finds gender bending to be interesting really should get a hobby.

And to answer me “breaking from gender stereotypes” is funny when Monty Python does it and obviously is salable when Gaga does it. But for the man on the street it´s just disturbing. Anyone who have seen a drunken middleaged crossdresser knows that. His lip-stick all smudged.

Bugh!

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 Welcome to the 21st Century. People are learning to let their kids be who they are and like what they like without worrying to much over every stupid thing. Forcing a child to play with one toy over another because you feel that “gender bending” is a problem is stupid. There’s nothing “gender bending” about a girl playing with a action figure at all. The fact that you bring up crossdressers just shows your ignorance on the issue. You were better suited to live in the 50’s.

politico92 2 days ago

@politico92 And that’s where you are wrong. This is NOT an issue of kids playing with what they want. Cuz I am pretty sure that this Dad will give that kid her action figure. The fact is, this video forces a debate that is fake. It gives the impression that girls are forced to play with Barbies, but it’s more about taking away their dollies and make them play with GI Joes. It’s about giving internalisation more power than it really has.”Come on Girls PLAY WITH THOSE FUCKING GI JOES!”

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 It’s a video of a father recording something cute his daughter is saying that sounds funny coming out of a small childs mouth. You’re the one who is going all conspiracy theorist about a homevideo. He also has a picture of her dressed like a fairy singing, what’s the secret message there? No debate is being forced. You should chill out and spend more time worrying about actual propaganda if you feel the need to make a big deal out of something.

politico92 2 days ago 2

@politico92 Whoah, having problems understanding AndyAce83…Kids this age do Not need prompting to express what they Feel!! I have a 22 yr. old Stepson, & a 17 year old daughter…. When they were small, Amber Loved playing Action figures, Transformers, & Any kind of Battle game or sword fight with her brother Trev!!! About as much as he loved playing Barbies & Dress-up with her!! It’s all good!!

katpratt83 2 days ago

@katpratt83 I don’t get it, or you don’t get it? The trouble is not that people play with unisex toys, or toys made for the “other” gender. The trouble is that it is made a big deal of, because of leftwing political motivations. It’s called deconstruction, making the differences between man and woman unimportant, and the similarities all that counts. This video and it’s success is symptomatic for that political thought. It’s anomic in its “everything solids melts into air”.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@politico92 Dare I ask what “actual propaganda” is? Does it has something to do with the MAN and big business?

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 There’s propaganda from all sorts of sources. It’s entertaining that you scoff at the idea of propaganda coming from “the MAN” and big business as if that never happens while your blowing a home movie out of proportion.

politico92 2 days ago

@politico92 Oh, I don’t. I know very well that the MAN and “big business” makes propaganda. When BB does it it’s called advertisement and commercial when the MAN does it it’s called “Hollywood talks about election to us the ignorant masses”, “vote Obama”, “yes we can”. “CHANGE!”. And I may on other videos point out the propaganda of those kinds of videos… But on this video I will point out that a child is getting indoctrinated. You can even hear the father correcting/leading her.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 I find it entertaining and worrisome that you think it’s so wrong for parents to encourage their kids to play with whatever they want. You try and take it to some sinister level like liberals are trying to make every little boy play with barbies now or something. They’re not, they’re just trying to stop the practice of making every little kid that strays away from “gender appropriate” toys feel like there is something wrong with them and they need to change.

politico92 1 day ago

@politico92 I am just stating the obvious and pointing out that the video is politically charged and that those who love this video believe in the deconstruction nonsense of gender study and left-wing “science”. I am further saying that raising a child like that is experimenting with someone’s psyche and worse an entire culture. I don’t share your view on the sanctions on not playing with “gender appropriate” toys. But I live somewhere else so what do I know?

AndyAce83
1 day ago

@politico92 I agree!

katpratt83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 You Don’t Get it….

katpratt83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 This was NOT a Tantrum,,,, Apparently you are not a parent!! (Or else you have extremely well behaved children0!!!

katpratt83 2 days ago

@politico92 YES!!!

katpratt83 2 days ago

@AndyAce83 Bwhahahahaha! Why do you care? Are you afraid of girls who think outside pink? You strike me as someone who clings to masculinity with all your might.

Widgetski 2 days ago

@Widgetski And why do you care? I played with boy toys, girl toys with boys and girls when I was a kid. But it wasn’t my parents who directed me. It wasn’t some sort of “freethinking” political ideal that was forced on my child-hood. I played with what the hell I wanted, no questions asked (expect in my kindergarden we were not allowed to play with “violent toys” which I rebelled against!). The trouble nowadays is not that girls are forced to be girls but boys are forced to be girls.

AndyAce83 2 days ago

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A nightmare on Elm Street – Remake (2010) movie review.

6 Oct


Soo…
I saw it, the A nightmare on Elm Street – remake (2010) and I instantly started hating it, but at the end credits I had seen some moments that was far better than the original. Here are some differences for good and bad.

What was better than the original:

1) Story explains why the kids suddenly falls into sleep:
A very annoying thing about the original series was that the kids fell into sleep for all kinds of reasons. They could have fallen asleep at a Acid vs Metal concert when on speed. It have always felt forced, like “now someone has to die, make them fall asleep NOW!”. The last part of the film had a much more logical or at least explained constant falling asleep through story telling.

2) Krueger looks better in this movie
In A nightmare on Elm Street part 3 we had stopped seeing Fred Krueger as a menace and threat and more as a creative killer of annoying teens. He became cartoon, but in the original Elm Street he was suppose to be scary. But he did´t look like a burn victim, he looked like someone made of plastic (like a melted, rubbery Chucky.) In this movie, Krueger looks like he got burned. In short he looks more scary and menacing. I also like the explanation of why he killed children in life, but now only kills teens (as that seemed to be a plot hole in the original, although understandebal.)

3) Everything looks better
Well post-production can pretty much fix anything except acting talent and give something a soul. Some of the transitions between dreamscapes, bloody deaths and surprises where visually realistic, believable and pretty. Everything production value was far better in this film than in the original.

What was worse:

1) The characters are 1. dimensional:
I don´t remember if the Wes Craven´s version had any more depth to the characters, but I am pretty sure that the story went a little slower before massacre starts. The characters in this movie are so boring and uninteresting that even with all the crazy effects I just don´t get involved. Hollywood have forgotten that with scary, as in funny, the pauses increases and emphasizes the feelings.

2) With all the effects, why not make the dream events more dreamy?
The dreams weren´t very surreal. There where some events, but they still felt way to real (fillmed in studio to represent) to be dreamy.

3) Not much new to tell
Yes the effects where good, Krueger looked better and was more evil than in all the original, but something was not there. It felt like “A nightmare on Elm Street” for the new generation (who are soulless retarded with no opinion, taste or mind) but in the last 26 yeas nothing new could be added to a movie with lots of fans. I mean, come on, there had to be some fans who interrupted more to this movie than this. Some creative person who saw something else to focus on. But no, this movie, although not a completely identical plot as the original, feels futile and like a gold encrusted fruit.

In conclusion: This movie is like all other remakes, darker visually, darker plot wise (more or less explicitly states that Krueger was a pedophile), better effects but… It´s soulless. Not made by a fan or a visionary, but a person and company who want´s to earn more money on a franchise (“dah!“). Hollywood deserve to die. They are old and unimportant. Krueger kill Hollywood though the American dream for me.

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Deep blue sea – Sharks and surprises

15 Jul

The Poster for the Movie

Now…

No one can say that I work hard to be current and news oriented in my blog. I write about things that effect me and now I just remembered the movie Deep Blue Sea.

That’s a great movie.

It’s not great as in “original” like Jaws (1975), or great as an epic masterpiece like Gone with the wind (1939) or great as in incomprehensible art movie like Fellini’s 8 1/2 (1963).

It’s great in being stupid entertainment that isn’t all that bad.

The reasons why AMC gives this movie two thumbs up are as follows:

1) It’s short and to the point.

According to IMDB.com the length of the movie is 105 min and that’s seems about right. That gives enough time to introduce the characters, making them sympathetic or unsympathetic and then letting them get killed one by one.

2) The characters may be generic, but not completely unbelievably cardboard-y

Yes, you have the mad scientist, but she isn’t all that mad. And we have two black guys talking street but they aren’t annoyingly stereotypical. The characters work for their purpose. They seem real enough to be eaten.

3) The twists and turns surprises you (or at least me).

So the plot isn’t a dream, or there isn’t a great political sub-plot here in a realistic social-economic backdropping. The killer isn’t revealed at the last minute or they turn out to be ghosts but the sharks is ugly and mean and he really is hungry.

4) The editing isn’t made by a brain-dead teen with ADD on coke.

Okay, I got no proof of that, but if it was edited by a brain-dead teen with ADD on coke you wouldn’t notice it.

5) It may not be realistic, but at least they are trying.

Films on this side of the millennium have lost this point; “To try to be convincing“.
They go more for; “Accept it cuz you have paid for it! And there isn’t one creative person in Hollywood who have read a book or isn’t smoking weed. And we know you haven’t read a book either (at least not one that isn’t about vampires that glow, or nerd with scars on their forheads) and you are probably smoking weed while you watching so… you know it’s all good. It’s moving pictures with CGI, bitch, so you better not complain!.”

6) It’s made by people older than me.

*Sigh*

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Piracy is a crime (that can save European cinema).

24 Jun

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Soo…

Many moons ago I promised all my faithful readers that I should make a AMC entry about why pirate downloading of movies could save the European movie industry. I even wrote «from a historical perspective» to sound serious and intelligent.

Well, it’s time to tell the truth!

Piracy is a crime but Robbin Hood was a criminal we all could love. Why? Because he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, that’s why! When a person downloads movies, music and books from faceless huge multimedia corporation it’s a victimless crime.

Well perhaps not victimless, but at least the damage is minute. I am not a person who loves the independent cinema, or the European art films.

Hell no!

A still picture from AvP2: Requiem. . The Scream of Pain represents how Hollywood loses money because teenagers see this film for free. Taken from youtube.com.

But I think that much of the great movies that are American, are just stolen ideas from Europe, and that the mass production of Hollywood is too great of a competition (that are historically based on luck) that castrate the European cinema and perhaps the world cinema.

Here’s why:

The film history started in the 19th century Europe. Many believe it started in New York by Thomas Edison. That is a lie! Thomas Edison stole the idea from two French brothers called Auguste and Louis Lumière. What Edison did was patent the moving picture idea for the American marked so that no American could profit from films without Edison getting some for it.

Anyway… At this time there were silent pictures and the US and Europe where equal when it comes to marked and distribution. «Why is that?» you may wonder.

Because the movies were silent.

Since the films were text based the English speaking countries had no advantage over French, German even Norwegian cinema since text could easily be replaced and adapted to other languages. Besides; the visual imagery was international. Everybody understood the moving picture.

So what happened?

Well World War One (1914 – 1918) broke loose. A war the Americans had no interest in (since it wasn’t about oil or any other thing the US needed) and so while we (the Europeans) blew each other up ,the Americans could perfect their «art». In fact, not only did the Americans move forward in the cinema industry, the Europeans moved backwards since film reels where destroyed to make bombs and explosives.

Birth of a Nation. It's cinema gold (and it's racist as hell!)

The American film history got it’s first real advantage with the movie Birth of a Nation, by D. W. Griffith which film history records as the first real Hollywood picture. The Classical Hollywood Style (or narrative) were perfected in that movie with all their international appeal. It was just sound that was missing.

Then WWI ended but the American movie advances would not be easily fought back for the Europeans. So there was a great gap between a Europe in ruin and a untouched US. And while the rebuilding was first priority of the Europeans (art is something you enjoy when you can eat and have a roof. A luxury!) the Americans kept selling their classical Hollywood type movies to the Europeans.

After the roofs where build, and food was again served, the Europeans started to compete with Hollywood again. But the classic Hollywood style was too dominant and expensive to make become impressive so the Europeans tried competing in other ways. With soul. With being artistic.

Three constructive and important movement where then developed in Europe to compete with the US. French Impressionistic, German Expressionistic and Soviet Montage. These movement for collectively known as the Avant-Guarde, a military term to show that these were aggressive movements against Hollywood mainstream dominance.

The Hollywood Sign; Behind it European cinema is being tied down, raped, then killed.

Hollywood watch with amazement of the creative force the Europeans had. Of course Hollywood being the cowards they where never tried to experiment (as an experiment could blow up and become a Box office bomb) so what they did instead was steal all the European ideas that became successfully.

To make matters worse the talkies would soon emerge, a problem that would become apparent as Germans didn’t understand French, nor the French could understand Swedish (it was the Babel confution all over again!). But «everybody» understood English. USA had yet another advantage.

And the luck of the Americans would continue through the years. Then WWII would came, giving us Europeans lots of trouble that yet again was more or less left USA untouched. Not only that but many creative and intelligent people moved to America for fear of their lives. Leaving Europe yet again in ruin and now with fewer ideas too. This of course this is luck and therefore is not the US’s fault.

What is their fault is that they always looked for European creative people, and when the found them (ie. Hitchcock, Zwart, von Trier) they brought them to Hollywood. Leaving Europe to creatively starve time and again.

Alfred Hitchcock: Made some of Hollywood greatest movies. Oh, and he was British!

Here comes the truly horrible side of things! The profits that USA made from the European marked was just gravy as the American population was already bigger than any European country. The average Hollywood blockbuster, did and do, make enough money to be successful domestically.[1]

So that when the French cinema was more or less based in their own country, and Norwegians to theirs, USA could easily come to any one country and eat up their marked while still being self-sufficient in theirs. The consequence was/is that every European country had/has a small marked, that got/get’s smaller with American competition while Americans marked was/is far bigger AND got/having the advantage of having a big international appeal.

And so the story was written, and never really changed… until now! With illegal downloading of movies the US-European marked is shrinking. So now the problem for the US, that has always been the trouble for Europe, is that they get more and more reliant on their own domestic marked.

MPAA logo: This is the real logo for the illuminati (just kidding. I better or the MPAA is going to get me.)

That is the real truth about why the MPAA is fearful of Piracy. Not because they could loose money but because they could earn less. If the Europeans where selective (not that they are) in just downloading American produced movies then the European cinema can start to compete with the enormous entertainment industry that is Hollywood.

In conclusion, WE DON’T OWE AMERICANS ANYTHING! And they should stop being so bitchy since as history reveals they have had all the luck (yes, luck!). Hollywood can have enormous budget with fantastic effects, great actors and scenery since they can afford it. While Europe will have to make movies with smaller budget becoming less extravagant and appealing because of it. Like most of the US world relations, cinema distribution is unfairly balanced and the fear of piracy is far less of a threat than they want you to believe.

At least that’s MY OPINION. Now I hope that MPAA do not read this entry and try to make me responsible for all the lost profit. I can not afford paying their next horror sequel, game-movie or romantic comedy with a happy ending. In real life, as Dawkins would support me in, Goliath kills David every time.. It’s survival of the fittest. Always.

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Note: This is a simplification of film history to prove my point. Lot’s of people does this. I could for instance tell how Europe competed with the US by having quotas, and the British demanding a certain percentage of American movies that was screened in Britain to be made in Britain. But this would be distracting to my cause.

If you want to know more about movie history, there are lots of books to be found on the subject. My recommendation is Bordwell’s Film History (for the details) and Film by Andrea Gronemeyer (for the cliffnotes)