Saturday, December 16, 2006

My Ass is Dragon, Mr. Eragon...


I saw a movie tonight. One of those that sneaks up on you and somehow, against all odds, and possibly even your better judgement, makes you go, "Wow, that was an enjoyable little ride. This was most definitely a thrill ride for kids of all ages, I used to play Advanced Dungeons & Dragons back in the day, mostly in the world of the Forgotten Realms. And a little Dark Sun in there. And Ravenloft a couple of times...
So this was damn good. Yes, it was a little Star Wars-ish or even Faintly wafting of Lorf of the Rings-ness (movie critics be damned!!!), but I think it held up pretty well. The computer induced special effects were pretty smooth instead of distracting, and the bad guys and swordplay were way better than the PG rating left me to believe. If this is a trilogy, I'm sold already, just keep it like it is, maybe bump it up to PG-13 next time...
Solid B+. Those first person flying on the back of a dragon scenes were breathtaking. Dizzying too at times. They cranked this baby up too, all the whoooooooshes! and dull THUDS! you could feel deep, deep down. I like it when they do that. I'm practically fucking deaf due to iPod usage.
Also, Lamar Hunt died. He was the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and many other things, including most influencing dood in NFL football. He even came up with the name SUPERBOWL, helped blacks, and other minorities, gain a stronger foothold in this wonderful sport, and was just an all around great guy with a nose for business and adventure. He cofounded the Chicago Bulls and had a hand in many other sports. He will be sorely missed. What a way for my team to finish strong, barely make it into the playoffs and...
"Take a breath"
Work their way through all the teams in a Rocky-like fashion and win won for Lamar. He had wanted a Thansgiving game in K.C. for decades, and when he got one, he ended up in the hospital the night before the game. He deserves this, guys.
We deserve this!
Let's bring the RING back home, boys...

2 comments:

Jaysus said...

Derp.

Graveh said...

Derpity derp, tum teedley terp?
I likes it when you keeps it simple...