Okay, I’ve watched “The Host” :-)
And my impression is so mixed that I need to dump here, sorry ;-)
In fact, it’s not that bad as 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes may imply. Technical crew did exciting job, the cinematography and the visual design is just what one can expect from a good sci-fi movie (futuristic buildings and silver Evoras included). And actually actors are performing pretty well too, at least they’re doing what they can to save the whole thing. That’s why the first half of the movie is pretty awesome, I liked it.
But. Stephanie Meyer’s original plot drags the whole thing down like an anchor. Interpersonal relationships look so astonishingly unmotivated and love story line feels so ridiculously unnecessary that I was literally hoping for the TARDIS to appear in the middle of their cave and The Doctor to spring out of it because THAT WOULD BE MORE logical than what happens onscreen! Well, at least, they have a thousand-year-old body-changing alien in the middle of the story (but no Sonic Screwdriver, sorry).
All in all, this movie is probably “go” if you either (A) want sci-fi setting and can tolerate obtrusive love stories, (B) want an obtrusive love story and can tolerate sci-fi setting or (C) just want to watch some movie and have already seen “Oz: The Great and Powerful” (which is really good and recommended).
Otherwise, it makes more sense to watch/rewatch something of
internsinbarca asked: i totally agree with what you said about webber supporting vettel, the thing is vettel had a team mate that would help him win, people need to understand even tho vettel was winning the races, when webber came 2nd or 3rd he was taking points away from the other drivers to help vettel get ahead, he was actuallly extremely supportive in many races, what vettel did was selfish and people keep saying that its a race and he was racing but thats a lie, webber wasnt racing because if he was vettel
There’s one thing that’s worth being remembered. Despite of all the fame and glory around Drivers’ Cup, it’s Constructors’ Cup that Mr. E pays prizes for. But the statistical fact is that an imaginary “Sebastian Vettel Racing” team would be third in 2010, fourth in 2012 and a tiny margin away from third in 2011.
In order to succeed as a team, RBR needs a strong second driver. And an opportunity of being publicly humiliated by “The Fantastic Finger-man” is probably not what best racing drivers are looking for. Even Webber or Massa.
But all of that is less important than the fact that Vettel allowed himself to publicly humiliate his team by ignoring their instructions. As if he owes nothing to them. As if he’s such an enormous driver that he can gain his fourth crown driving Caterham.
One question I’m really curious about after yesterday’s Grand Prix is: when Webber will resign, who Red Bull will hire to replace him?
The very fact that Felipe Massa is still at Ferrari despite his less-than-amazing performance for several years signifies a very important thing about current supply on the drivers market. There’s just not too many drivers who can be reasonably fast and still be content in a “number two” role. Webber. Massa. Maybe Rosberg (or maybe not, we’ll see it this year). That’s probably it.
Okay, probably Perez can be happy to be “number two” to Button. After all, there’s ten years gap between them and by the time Sergio will reach the peak of his career, Jenson will probably already quit. And same argument applies to Raikkonen-Grosjean pairing as well. But Vettel is still 25 himself and so it’s pretty hard to imagine anyone joining RBR on “I just want to be here when Seb will resign”.
That’s why, once Mark will resign, RBR will have an uneasy choice. Either to hire somebody comparatively slow and unstable (think Ricciardo or Kovalainen) and screw up the Constructors Cup. Or to hire somebody fast and independent (think Kimi or Romain or Hulky) and screw up Vettel.
Anyway, Seb’s lack of self-control may cost dearly to him in the future.
There’s one thing they don’t teach at schools and I wish they did.
It’s that acting light-minded and careless in public only works properly when backed by hard work, constant study, deep thought and meticulous tactical planning. Otherwise it looks as a strained, painful and disrespectful urge to compensate the undone homework.
Sometimes I tend to think that an important reason for securing the youngsters from alcohol, porn, sex, recreational drugs, obtaining mortgages, buying cars, getting married and working at full-time jobs is to save them from “I’ve already tried everything in life, now how should I spend the rest of it?” type of crises when they’re approaching thirty.
I can’t imagine myself being an elitist or a monarchist or a full-fledged (I mean not “let’s limit immigration wisely”, but a real “burn the subhumans”) racist.
That’s because for most of my childhood I knew that Darth Vader can be Luke’s father.
So far I have seven incomplete chapters (and to describe that incompleteness “sketched” suits better than “drafted”) that comprise amount of text roughly equal to three complete chapters.
Yes, that’s it, I have seven incomplete chapters and work on all of them in parallel. And of course, I feel most comfortable and I am most productive when writing the least developed one :)
How is this psychic disorder called? :)
I always get pissed off by feedback reviews for my writing that contains words like “you should” or “you must” or “just do this and that to your text”.
Oh, fuck yeah, I’ve spent merely three months writing that piece and you’ve spent whole ten minutes skimming through it hastily and of course as a result you know better than me how should my story work. Oh, sure, when I will want you to write my story for me, I will call you, thank you very much. Oh, and by the way you’re probably a chief editor of New Yorker or somebody like that, right?
As for me, when giving a feedback for writing, I always try as best as I can to be subjective, i.e. telling “for me it works/doesn’t work” or “I liked this and disliked that” or “you might consider doing this and this to your text, or you might consider doing the opposite thing, it’s your text after all.”
Update for previous post.
Made a cinema half-marathon and watched “Hansel & Gretel”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and (finally, until it’s still in cinemas) “Life of Pi”.
Curiously enough, I really enjoyed “Hansel & Gretel” (which is nothing more than a funny and cool 3D-shooter), while two others movies left me generally disappointed despite of all the critical acclaim they’ve earned.
“Life of Pi” is especially disappointing: I’ve really enjoyed the book some years ago and so I was quite a bit frustrated by seeing that moviemakers have chopped off the half of the spirituality stuff and two thirds of the drama leaving just a nice candy-sweet family-friendly fairy-tale. Hopefully they will release some “director’s cut” later…