Friday, November 9, 2012

    Watched Skyfall this afternoon after work and I have to say it was spectacular. Daniel Craig is a wonderful actor, I have been following his career after watching The Layer Cake. Javier Bardem as the baddie is also a nice touch and as usual he tries to still the show. 

    Bond is asked what he does for a hobby and his reply is "resurrection".  That is basically what these last three films have done for the flailing Bond Francise. After The Bourne Identity came out it was hard to take Bond seriously with all his quips and gadgets when Jason Bourne just beat the shit out of people and worked towards his objective. No invisible BMW, Ice Palaces located in the Arctic or snowboarding down a glacier for Bourne. 
    They took a chance and revamped Bond for the 21st Century and got rid of the laser cufflinks. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 2: Where's Carl?

Stayed up till 6 am this morning watching The Walking Dead Season 2 and my only gripe about the entire season is if you watch it all at once as I and probably many others have you get a little sick and tired of hearing "Where's Carl?" every episode. That kid wanders off more than any other kid in a post apocalyptic world over run by Zombies. Of course maybe this is just one of the trappings of filming certain movie genre into long TV series. If you are doing horror the girl running in heels can only fall down so many times right? Or as in the old western tv shows, how many times can Marshall Dillion get shot in the shoulder but still make it to the end.

Where's Carl?

I just saying they might need to back off a little on the constant "Where's Carl?" tension cliche if they are going to establish any empathy for that kid. You overuse that bit too many times and people that watch the show will start to resent the little bastard. I'm saying this as someone that enjoys the series so far and can't say enough good things about the comic books but every show "Where's Carl?" and then pissing and squealing for ten minutes looking for him in the middle of a zombie attack or changing a tire.

I found Carl, mmmmhmmmm.