Category: Movies

Avatar in 3D was in fact, amazing

I guess this post is sort of redundant since a whole bucket load of people have already seen the movie. If you haven’t, do yourself a favour and go watch the 3D version at the cinema (don’t be a cheap bastard and download it, for this one at least, it, will, not, be the same).

I can safely say, with confidence, that just about everybody will enjoy the movie. Follow my logic:

  • I *love* sci-fi and I thought it was great (criticism below)
  • My wife *hates* sci-fi and she thought it was great
  • I’m not too sure what my mother in-law’s preference is, but she thought it was great
  • My father in-law enjoys everything and he thought it was great

Ergo, everybody will enjoy it, it is great. Q.E.D. Q.E.F. T.H.

From a special effects, graphics, animation and CGI point of view, Avatar has set the bar at a completely new level, it will do for the industry what The Matrix did in the 90’s because it has awesomeness in abundance.

It will not, however, do the same for script writing, character development or story creation. It is very, very predictable. I feel that corners were cut in the story in some areas and drawn out unnecessarily in others. The creators could have done great (even greater, I mean)  things with just a couple of small changes to the story to make it a little more interesting. And seriously, unobtanium? You have got to be shitting me.

However; the graphics and effects (in the 3D version at least) were so insanely good and awe-inspiring that you tend not to notice the shortcomings in the storyline or somewhat corny scenes.

You *have* to go see it in 3D or IMAX, it’s ridiculously cool.

There were no llamas in Avatar.

From one of (possibly most) my favourite movies of all time:

Stephen: [starts laughing] Him? That can’t be William Wallace. I’m *prettier* than this man!
[to the sky]
Stephen: Alright, Father, I’ll ask him.
[to William]
Stephen: If I risk my neck for you, will I get a chance to kill Englishmen?
Hamish: Is your father a ghost, or do you converse with the Almighty?
Stephen: In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God.
[to the sky]
Stephen: Yes, Father!
[to Hamish]
Stephen: The Almight says, “Don’t change the subject, just answer the fuckin’ question.”
Hamish: Mind your tongue.
Campbell: Insane Irish.
Stephen: [draws a dagger on Campbell; everyone draws weapons] Smart enough to get a dagger past your guards, old man.
William Wallace: That’s my friend, Irishman. And the answer to your question is “yes”. You fight for me, you get to kill the English.
Stephen: [grins] Excellent!
[removes his dagger]
Stephen: Stephen is my name. I the most wanted man on my island, except I’m not on my island, of course. More’s the pity.
Hamish: “Your island”? You mean Ireland?
Stephen: Yeah. It’s mine.
Hamish: You’re a madman.
Stephen: [nods and starts laughing, then Hamish does as well] I’ve come to the right place, then.

I love that movie and I love that scene.

The “new Irish blasphemy laws” came info effect today, 1st of January. Blasphemy is now a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine in Ireland. The new law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted.

What fuckery is this I hear you ask? It makes me furious to think that this level of stupidity is getting enforced on other people. I’m not even going to begin to go over the number of reasons (and they are manifold) these new laws are a load of horse shit. I’m just going to mention one:

These laws, effectively make it possible to prosecute the producers and distributors of the movie Braveheart in Ireland. The irony here is that the character who breaks the contrived blasphemy laws is Irish (fighting the English) and the Irish are the good guys, along with the Scots in this movie.

From my perspective: at it’s most basic, every religion should immediately be prosecuted since their mere existence offends the other religions. And if they aren’t offended by the existence of another religion, how can they then be offended by mere words otherwise?

It is fucking ridiculous to the extreme.

If you are a sane and rational person, please follow the next link and help the good people in Ireland that are actually fighting this shit:

The Llama supports any initiative to get rid of this blight upon Ireland and the rest of us.

I'm watching you ass-eyes

Major Payne: “Let me tell you something ass-eyes, let me tell you ALL something: war has made me very PARANOID and when you get to eye-balling me, makes my Agent Orange act up, makes me want to KILL!”
The Llama is watching you.

Major Payne

Major Payne: “From now on, you will not eat, sleep, blow your nose or dig in your butts without my say so! Killin’is my business, ladies, and business is good!”

Respect the llama. The llama was trained by Payne.

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