Last night was a weird dream. I never had a deep desire to be a wrestler. It was a fantasy but it was never anything I really considered. Yet last night, it was my dream.
I don’t even have a good amount of vivid details about it. I was in Cumberland Church in San Francisco. This was the church I went to for Chinese School as a kid. I vaguely remember my entrance to the ring, but here I was in front of 100 people in this packed area. My friend Ryan was there to support me.
It was a 8-man tag match so I didn’t even get a chance to pin anybody. I don’t remember who my partner was. I don’t even know why I had a real and replica belt with me. The belt was white. I just remember doing a few moves and the match ended.
I got up on the turnbuckle as they turned off the lights and the fans cheered for me, the hometown kid. I tried to mingle with the fans a little but that was gone and I awoke.
It was strange. But I was wrestling champion last night.
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.