Manoman, I just watched that last week and it’s awfulbad-good. Debbie Gibson is strangely perfectly cast, but “Tokyo” and “San Francisco” both look suspiciously like the Long Beach, CA, uh, waterfront. Unless the Japanese have acquired the Spruce Goose, which seems wrong somehow. Watch it for the megalodon, stay for the science montage.
Sorry, I’m still waiting for Jesus’ Second Coming I (in recognition that there will indeed need to be sequels).
My only additional comment (and I realize that this might be a bit sacriligious), will the Bible thus be required to be modified as well, or will the script writers be able to incorporate such script changes seamlessly?
I realize these are small details in the overall (profit making) scheme of things, but to us remaining “small people,” they are still of some note.
This, BTW, is why I really don’t give a shit about movies, period. Literary fiction has to at least suspend your disbelief. Cinematic fiction just has to keep you strung from exploding head to exploding head.
Why can’t they understand that the polarity is between democracy and Kings, Dictators, or any other framework where the consent of the people isn’t recorded, no protections for minorities, illegal labor unions. The right is left? Great trick.
What the fascists have always done first, what any Conservative will do is try to communicate that their opposition are the anti-democrats, the dictators. This is about Monarchy, and the fucking joke of it all is that we are against Kings, but the Right has organized “Peasants for the King” and “Gazelles for Lions”, campaigns, the same way that they’ve been doing for hundreds of years. Reverse psychology.
Because “they” now understand that such terms as “democracy,” “dictatorship,” and “right and left” have been usurped and redefined where necessary by the very “Kings and Dictators” you decry. Be advised “Kings and Dictators” has very far and subtle reach these days, as might well be predicted.
As far as the right is left? Surely grandma you’ve forgot your meds! The left has usurped the right as surely as I’m alive and breathing, and the right… Let’s just say they’re still a “fractional reserve” worth considering.
That said, OF COURSE the right will urge dictatorship. When have they not? Better question is, when has the opposition party offered them a worse alternative than now, the alternative being, their own sort of indentured slavitude in kind.
In short Grandma, vote NEITHER next time around, as THAT’S WHO’S currently serving your interests. Vote EITHER and say hello (once again) to monarchy, I’m sure they’ll be glad for the greeting.
I had hoped that things were as crazy and fucked up as things could get. But just as with every other optimistic thought I’ve ever had, I was wrong. Fucked-up-edness is a strictly increasing function, and it has no limit. The only question that remains is whether it approaches ∞ in finite time or if it will take forever to get there. I’m not sure which is worse, actually.