“As the final season approaches, what I hope for the last eight hours of Breaking Bad is that it will be Walter I’m still following, all the way to the end. The greatest compliment I can give to Gilligan and the other storytellers behind the scenes would be this: I’m not wondering what they’ll say and do next. I’m waiting, filled with fear and dread and excitement, for Walter White’s next move.” - Donna Bowman, A.V. Club
This is random as hell but I had no idea where to post this but here.
…On the subject of “The Big Bang Theory”, the television show (not the actual event!):
I really MUST say this to a lot of the haters of the show. They say it’s not funny and is a mockery of “nerddom”. Well, have you considered the potential that the show takes a slightly exaggerated geek character-set and a sitcom mentality for a show that can appeal to MANY people?
And all nerddom ever does is hate on it! But wait: Why am I surprised?! Nerds already HAD a really different sense of humor. I should EXPECT that they hate a popular and funny tv show!
SPOILER ALERT: No specific spoilers but this will give you an accurate feel of the movie which you may not want if you haven’t seen.
I think most of the reviews so far have been accurate. Brave is a good film, not a great one. Or rather, Brave is a very good film but it never aspires to anything further.
My main complaint with Brave is while it is a good story and it’s very well made, the movie almost seems as if it insists upon being a fairy tale and nothing else. It doesn’t try to be all that funny, it’s not that action packed, it’s not that dramatic. It’s just a fairy tale. While it is a good film, the sum of its parts could have added up to a lot more if a clearer vision was laid out in the making of the film. It’s not that funny, it’s not that dramatic, it’s not that epic. The thing which I think it was trying to do the most of was emotion, but emotion is something that should be brought about as a result of a story, not the main emphasis of one.
Also as a side note, the movie feels rather short. Lots of great character were developed but none given enough time for the audience to really fall in love with and root for. The tale should feel a lot more grand and epic but instead it is made very personal and that choice means the characterization is played a lot more subtly.
All in all, the movie mostly needed a bigger scale and a clearer focus on something besides being a fairy tale.
No idea why I wanted to post this, for no one in particular except myself so I don’t forget.
Baseball- Symbolic of the idea that success comes with failures, but is achievable by anyone (with money).
Basketball- The sport everyone can play but not everyone is good at.
Soccer- A sport of true athleticism
American Football- Most dramatic sport
Frisbee- College kids thinking they are being athletic.
Volleyball- Not sure about this one. I suppose I should bring up females and bikinis.
Wrestling- WWE style is the Soap Opera of Sports. Also the funniest sport.
Boxing- The Hero’s Journey sport. Can also be the tragic sport.
Tennis- Most snobby sport that is still a sport.
Golf- Most snobby sport.