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news: a German says "screw having fun, there's work to do"
Well really, whatever
happened to the relaxed, carefree Germany we've all come to love?
is kinda like a live newsfeed with the dull stuff cut out. An interesting
"blog" to scan on a regular basis.
Vampires, guns, blood and other fun stuff
Watched the DVD of
Blade 2 on my big-ass home theatre screen last night. And whaddaya
know, it was a darned fine effort. Frankly, I'm not a huge fan of teenage
actioners, martial arts shite and whatnot, and most comic book adaptions
suck walrus dick.
This film worked because
it was focused, to the point, and (praise gawwwd) they didn't camp it
up. The production design and atmospherics were truly superb, going for
a slightly more "old euro-goth" feel than the techno-steel look
of the first film.
Just combat scenes,
stunning visuals and some unusually clever plotting for this genre of
film (though overall still extremely low on logic). No tedious romance
shit or "meaningful themes" either. Only real downside was the
often atrocious soundtrack, with some jarringly out-of-place techno-rap
junk. Sounded like Mortal Kombat discards.
Oh, and Nyssa is a
And hey, how can you
resist a move with Ron Perlman as the head of the bad-ass vampire gang?
Not to mention the
amusing cultural oddness of former wimp-teen-popster Luke Goss as the
head of the mutant Reapers. Even stranger is that he does a good job.
On the extras side,
this DVD actually has an interesting making-of doco that for once doesn't
seem like a piece of sanitised mush. And director Guillermo Del Toro makes
a damned amusing interview subject. Quite a few deleted scenes and other
Overall, if you liked
the original, you're really gonna like this one. All the action
of the first (though some of the fights dragged), with stunning production
values, genuinely great FX, and a much creepier atmosphere.
Darned good fun, and
a fine DVD.
The Sage on the whole Islamonazi Pork Fat thingy....
Regular reader Sage
McLaughlin has some thoughts on these matters...
Noticed your remark
about wrapping dead terrorists from the Religion of Submission in dead
pig. It would probably work, except for one thing.
Right now Muslims
in the Middle East face a crisis of credibility within their faith.
There is a widespread suspicion that Allah might not actually give a
shit about them, that the Koran might be a pack of lies, and so on.
This is because they currently occupy the bottom rung of the civilizational
ladder, except for Sudanese slave traders, who after all have the Religion
of Submission to thank for their depravity as well. When you combine
this with the fact that the Jews have managed to hand them their own
steaming entrails on a hot plate five different times in fifty years,
the notion of worldwide submission to Allah looks like a dim prospect.
This latest jihad
is, at bottom, a last desperate attempt to prove that Allah really is
on their side, the gods really do smile on their religion, and that
they are the harbingers of the Ultimate Holy Truth. Their entire faith
depends on this being the case (Christ, meanwhile, promised his followers
that they would be scorned and persecuted, like the Jews before them,
and that they could not expect to have their reward on earth, so the
worse things get for Christians the more vindicated they feel).
So the only thing
that is going to stop this latest round of bloodshed from the Religion
of Submission is total, apocalyptic defeat and final humiliation on
the field of battle. Followed by a good kick of bloody sand in the face.
That will be the ultimate repudiation of their insane belief that Allah's
will can be demonstrated by total Muslim conquest of the West, and the
eradication of all other forms of civil life. Then, perhaps, with no
other options, the Religion of Submission can finally reform itself
and learn to play well with others.
By the way, I call
it the Religion of Submission because Islam, properly translated, means
"submission," not "peace," and absolutely everything
is in that difference. It reflects what they wish for everyone else,
and it also
reflects what is going to be visited upon them, at least in the Arab
world, if this course is not corrected. So submission is what they plan
to dish out, but in fact I predict submission is what they will be learning
a hell of a lot about in the coming years.
They sure will....they
can count on it.