I just watched the Power Rangers movie and I have things to share. The second half of the post has spoilers so be careful when you get there. But first, some general thoughts.
It was nostalgic. Oh they had Bryan Cranston back which was nice! The names were the same and the whole premise was great. If you grew up watching the show as a kid, I think you would like this.
However, I do have to say that it was hard for me to get into this movie first because I held on to the past. I wanted to compare so much and find things I didn’t like. It was only until a little ways into the movie that I realized I had to let go. There were some great parts that took me back but it was a new chapter in the storytelling of Power Rangers. It was for the nostalgic kid in me and for the new generation to have their new heroes. Overall, I felt that they captured everything I needed to see in the movie. There was enough comedy, a little cheesy but a whole lot of fighting that gave me all the feels.
It was targeted to a PG-13 type audience and that was fine for me. I felt that anything less wouldn’t work for a movie coming out in 2017. It seemed like it was going in the direction of a movie like Spy Kids, but this was Spy Kids on steroids. It was action-packed and it was a simply fun movie. Letting go of the past allowed me to embrace this future.
NOW HERE COME THE SPOILERS!!!!
THESE SPOILERS DISCUSS EACH RANGER’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.
STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW.
ARE YOU READY?
On Tuesday night, I finally got around to seeing “The Shack.” Check out the trailer above.
I read the book, which the movie is based on, when I was in college and I am a huge advocate for the book. I really love allegories on Christianity. So when I went to see the movie, I was hoping that it would tell the story I knew and love. It did. The movie matched the book.
For those of you who don’t know the story and want to avoid some kind of spoilers (well not really) then I suggest you stop reading now.
Are you ready?
Filed under Faith, Movies
If you haven’t been online today, then you probably don’t know what this is.
Take a look at the video below.
Professor Robert Kelly was on a Skype interview with BBC talking about the relations between North and South Korea. He lives in South Korea and during the interview, his kids walk in and his wife furiously tries to get them out of the room.
Cool. Fine. Whatever.
You read that headline. Spoilers ahead.
If you’re not ready, GET OUT!
I can’t get this movie out of my head. It was done so well that I keep thinking of all the nuggets, hidden messages, symbolism to the entire movie. We can all talk about those things at another time. Or read someone else’s observations. My post is about the final scene of the movie.
The scene I am talking about is the one at the very end when Chris crashes his car. Georgina is dead. Walter is about to kill him before the camera flash stuns him back to a momentary state of normality. Walter shoots Rose and them himself.
Then we enter the scene.
First of all, Prince music is back as they are set to do a Grammy tribute to him tonight.
Second of all, I finally am letting go of my beef with Ms. Korte. I am mailing this and it is closure.
Filed under Childhood, Music
As an A’s fan, Dallas Braden has always been one of the cool guys. He represented Stockton. Hew threw a perfect game. He hates A-Rod. All good with me.
But he also has some opinions. Whatever, not a big deal. But today, he had an interesting opinion that I disagreed with.
Last night I attended A Walk to Remember the Musical. I loved the movie so much and finding out that Janel Parrish was in it was even sweeter! I like her a lot. I think she is super pretty and talented. Plus she promised me that she there would be a chance to meet her after the show. That is awesome!
The Prospect Theatre is a very unassuming theatre in Hollywood. There was no sign for the place. I knew where the general vicinity of it was, but I had to ask the bouncer where I was and he directed me up towards the stairs.
There was a two food/drink item limit or a $15 charge would be placed on each attendee. Oooh, I ordered two of the smallest things because I was planning to eat at Shake Shack later. Still, the whole setting was very intimate. The stage was set up with music stands. I didn’t know what to expect for this show. I figured it couldn’t be a full production show, but was curious how they would perform.
I TOOK A TON OF PICTURES. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THEM
Filed under Adventure, Music