I saw the Hobbit today in IMAX 3d and I loved it. I’m actually perplexed by some of the negative reviews. Maybe its the format I saw it in but I thought it looked amazing. It had a very high resolution look and the depth of field in 3D was awesome. And while I have some major bones to pick with Jackson on the Lord of the Rings movies taking certain liberties with that story, here the changes were more like enhancements to make it flow better on screen. He stuck fairly true to the book with the changes not being that important. One big change, if you’re familiar with the books is the introduction of Azog as a villain, a goblin leader from Moria who should be dead by the time this story takes place. But his introduction was fine.
I was happy to see at least three songs made it in so far and they were done in such a way that worked without being annoying or padding. And the action was exceptional. Despite reviews that say its slow, it moves along fairly well once they hit the road. As for that frame rate thing, maybe it looks bad in a 2D screener, I’ll have to see, but it was fine in 3D IMAX. Looked better than Avatar in my book.
This story is lighter and more fun than the Lord of the Rings. Those who say the plot is too thin are being rather foolish. It would be more fair to say the plot is simpler. But they did add some complexity to it (after all its based on a children’s book) by fleshing out the back story. As a fan of the books I was happy to see Radaghast the Brown, portrayed by the excellent Sylvester McCoy, one of the better Doctor Who actors from the old series.
All in all its a good movie to take the family to. They should be entertained.
Zack Snyder makes amazing looking films, I just hope it isn’t as cold and emotionless as some of his recent films. Hopefully Nolan’s influence will be there.
Joseph Stalin murdered vastly more people than Hitler and the Soviet Union kept its citizens prisoner behind the iron curtain. Yet more than 20 years after its fall, we have fools trying to pimp Communism as the better society. And networks are stupid enough to air such propaganda. The Soviets took over smaller countries and turned them into oppressive totalitarian states. East Germany was so badly Germans would risk being shot trying to escape. The Berlin Wall was created to keep them from escaping from this hell. Eventually it all collapsed and now China, Russia and even Cuba are moving toward market economies, yet statists will never admin they’re wrong. Even when their “model society” failed and murdered millions, they still try to sell it as the better way.
The Soviets weren’t about peace. They instigated wars. They conquered countries. They tried to destroy ours through subversion. And we still see people trying to carry on their work as this film shows. 1984 was written by George Orwell as a critique of Stalin. And Orwell was a socialist.
Until people learn that big government steals people’s liberties and freedoms will will never have true peace and freedom.
I was at an art showing last night for Billy Martinez who does some really sweet art pieces. Batton Lash an Jackie Estrada were there and Jackie took this picture of the two of us. I’m the big one.
In December my newest comic series Blue Cat will debut on Aces Weekly, the online comics magazine I’ve been talking about since the summer. It’s beautifully illustrated by Val Mayerik.
The story is about a 16 year old girl name Cindy Sparks who gets in a lot of trouble and is soon haunted by the ghost of a cat that leads her into all sorts of supernatural dangers.
I’m really excited about it and I hope you will sign up for Issue two over at Aces Weekly and check it out. Your subscription to issue 2 will also get you six other series to check out.
I created a blog of Aces Weekly set to go live this coming week and I will be posting the info on that here.
Looking forward to this.
This doctor was fired after it went viral. The truth hurts, don’t it?
She didn’t write that speech by the way, its from a internet meme, and its accurate. Obamacare is one of the worst laws ever written.
I didn’t write anything right after the election because I needed to process it all, I was certainly disappointed but it also seemed surreal. And unlike the Democrats crowing that this is the end of white people or some other sickening racist nonsense, it really wasn’t so much about white people and more about Romney. Romney was another weak candidate, like McCain. While I think Romney did better than McCain at times, like McCain he wimped out. He basically brought a knife to a gunfight. Obama brought a tank.
Obama had too many things in his favor, from the bulk of the media to all sorts of voter fraud funded by stolen and misappropriated tax dollars. Over a billion dollars were spent on this election. Don’t tell me money doesn’t buy elections. It can.
Despite what some in the press are saying about the white vote not being able to win elections, the fact is Obama carried enough white people to squeak by. There was only half a million votes to get him the crucial swing states he allegedly won, and there’s plenty of evidence of voter fraud in those states. It was close enough for there to be a question of fraud winning him the election. So it may well be that the polls were not wrong about Romney having a slight lead. He still lost.
I didn’t feel Romney was a winner way back at the beginning of the year and I was right. He did seem to do better toward the end but then he went too soft when he should have went for the kill. And as Charles Krauthammer said, Obama is the luckiest candidate in history. Hurricane Sandy probably helped him win. Even though his response has been abysmal (not according to the lapdog press). What’s important to understand is this president and his polices have been detrimental to the economy and the people have elected someone who will make their lives much, much worse. He’s like a Democrat to the Nth degree, thinking statism solves problems when its really just a method for stealing wealth from some in order to stay in power by sprinkling some of it back on his supporters. It’s really a gangster government. And the effects are horrible. Already companies are laying off thousands across the country. The press blames it on Sandy and not the president’s reelection. But just today Hostess is going out of business because of unions. And unions have been empowered by this administration in unbelievable ways.
Unions have killed off many a company. The auto business only exists because of the auto bailout which illegal gave more power to the unions over the execs in the companies. The state of California is broke, run by Democrats into the ground and headed for Michigan status. Right now, the state which was the richest in the country a decade or so ago, now leads the nation in poverty rankings. The democrats are pushing the country over the fiscal cliff which will hit us will over 1 trillion in new taxes and cut critical parts of the military as well as other government services because the Democrats STILL refuse to produce a budget after four years! They say they dont need a budget because they pushed the debt ceiling to over one trillion dollars.
This administration is anti-business (unless its in business with them!), The next four years may be worse than the last four. There are some signs of hope, we’ll just have to see. I am not one of those people who think its the end. I had a lot of reservations about Romney too. He was also a statist. We’ll just see how much the public is willing to push back against the stuff that will be coming down the pike.
Back in the 70s unions crippled cities with strikes in the US and Europe. We can see a return to that under this president and a lot of worse things besides. I hope we don’t.