"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Apocalypto and The Help
I was aware that Mel Gibson made Apocalypto,
but this was after his (5-Star) The
Passion of the Christ (Full movie viewable here) caused
Hollywood declare war on Mel. The reviews then were not
sufficient to make me overcome my aversion to paying to see Hollywood
crap. Last night, in celebration of my Netflix
portal on ROKU being magically restored, I watched it on my SONY 46"
1060 HD in complete darkness, with audio delivered through my
Sennheiser ear phones. Incredibly enough, you can watch it in its
If you've not seen this picture dealing with the last days of the Mayan
civilization, before the Spaniards arrived— words fail
me. If you took the opening 30-minute sequence from Saving Private Ryan, and extended
for another 106-minutes, you have Apocalypto's level of
intensity. It 's brilliant!, and 5 Star () terrific.
Had it been made by a leftist icon like Oliver Stone, or Steven
Spielberg, I'm convinced it would have been the 2006
favorite to win 7-8 Oscars. WOW!
Now, while I was
watching the Mayans in all their gory glory,
MoSup was in another room watching The Help on her PPV 32"
When I asked how she liked it, she squealed giddily, like a
virgin on her
marriage bed. She loved , and gave it her
imprimatur. Since we have access to it for another day or so,
I'll watch it tonight.
watched The Help last night and ... wait. First the explanation:
Any man married to the same woman for 73¼ years will
have undergone, through osmosis, certain changes to his manly
veneer. Like your Gran bolsa de bola
peluda will have been draped with a lace cozy. Okay?
I loved the movie. I did comment to MoSup that I felt there was a
good deal of stereotyping. Specifically, I said it was not
believable that an entire group of women could be so hateful. She
said, "Well, you are so wrong."
Nevertheless, it was great adventure, and nicely acted.
PS - (In case you wonder, I hated Steel Magnolia's guts).