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I had a great time at ar 2009 and the veggie grill is LOVE TIMES INFINITY. I want to live there and be fed copious amounts of vegan grilled food.

Harry Potter was fab, though I felt it was really more of a setup for the 7th movie(s).

I also saw Knowing - do not want. Do not watch, either. You have been warned.

Um, well, that is it for now.


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Jul. 21st, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
everything tastes better on the grill
Jul. 21st, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ok, so Knowing isn't going to win any major awards (except maybe a Razzie) and the beginning of the movie had me rolling my eyes a million-zillion times, but I actually kinda liked the ending.

**do NOT read for those who are planning to see it**

I like how he couldn't save the day and come up with some sort of dumb-ass plan to save the world like sending a huge man-made drill into the core of the Earth so that the magnetic poles can realign and somehow deflect the heat from the massive solar flare heading towards us. Or maybe, like Pavel said, send Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck into the sun itself to plant a huge mega bomb that will somehow deflect a solar flare from reaching Earth (and maybe throw in a little bit of Aerosmith to boot).

I also stupidly like the parallels between the religious "experience" and the alien explaination. I like how Ezekiel's seeing God, the angels and the wheel was interpreted as the aliens, their ship and that weird turning ball that picked them up.

Yes, cheesiness factor equals a ten, and honestly, would a frickin' University professor of astronomy be discussing anything other than random chance when it comes to the creation of the universe? (I wanted to puke over the almost "intellegent design" -like discussion in the classroom scene.) Puh-lease.

But yeah, I admit with guilt that I liked it because of the ending. I guess I like it when a story explains religion through science fiction (or actual science!)
Jul. 23rd, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
I guess I ended up going - what was the point? What was the point of puzzle solving if the end result is annihilation?

I also do not like movies where everyone dies. Seriously do not like.

Plus, I couldn't help but groan at the whole tree of knowledge (infrared!) adam and eve shiz-nit at the end.

But mainly it's the lack of purpose, we're all screwed and let's use some really cool special effects to show how screwed we are stuff that irked me the most.

(I've liked qualitatively worse movies, though, so don't take this as pretentious).
Jul. 23rd, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Lol! It's not pretentious at all. I can understand and agree with all of your points. I do think the way ending (with the kids and the tree, etc. was pretty cheesy and wished it had just ended before that).

You're right about the puzzle solving too, and that's something I had forgotten about but remember having a problem with it when I saw it. I don't mind the complete end of the world scenerio for some reason. That idea didn't bother me, I guess because of the Noah's Ark mumbo jumbo but it is what it is.

In short -- I liked it -- I have no idea why I did because it really is a poorly made movie with inconsistencies galore but I guess I don't have to be rational all of the time ;-)

Also, is it me or is Nick Cage getting weirder and weirder looking with age?
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