Quote of the day: "Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art." ~ Kurt Cobain
Song of the day: Wings for Marie Part I by Tool
State of mind: lagging
Date: Nov. 16th, 2008
It's chilly today. A real autumn day, with a blustery wind and crisp leaves on the ground. (I don't know why I mention that. I guess to demonstrate how much I wanted to go to the movies that I would willingly get out of my warm comfy bed on such a bitter day.) I got up early and went to see Quantum of Solace at the mall. Despite what the critics are lamenting about, I thought it was a damn fine film, but then I never really liked the things about Bond that people seem to think makes him Bond, such as the gadgets, hokey villains, and the girls with the double entendre names. (Octupussy? I mean, really? Silly boys. Grow up.) It was a solid movie with a sadly realistic villainous group with sadly realistic goals to roll in the dough and control the fortunes of millions of people. And this James Bond is still a little bit pissed off about losing the one woman that he has ever loved. So was I upset to not see the suave always smug Bond? Did I feel jipped that this Bond had a bit of an edge and got dirty more than once in the pursuit of the bad guys? Nope. There were car chases, fancy hotels, tuxedos, exotic locations, and dead bystanders. It was all there. But this James Bond is still on his way to becoming the Bond everyone knows,loves, and longs for. The Bond that makes it seem like the world of villainy is one so far removed from the real world that it will never effect their lives as long as they walk the straight and narrow. But wait, just one more film and he should at least be ready for the martinis, shaken not stirred, and the torrid affairs on the run. But I think the days of bad guys with bases on the moon are over.
In the meantime, enjoy something chock full of gadgets but totally lacking in suave. (A nice yin to the Bond yang.) Farscape, from the first episode:
FarScape on Fancast.com
Show quote of the day: "Boy was Spielberg wrong."