Man of Steel Pic Released

A few weeks ago we got a glimpse of the new superman movie to be launched.  I’m very excited about this movie, some big names are in the movie so far.  The film, Man of Steel, by Zack Snyder is set to launch in June of 2013.

V for Vendetta

This is not a review, but rather an exploration into the basic subject matter of the film.

First, a disclaimer.  I do very much like this movie.  The acting is phenomenal, the dialogue is excellent and including the 1812 Overture is a surefire way to make my day.

Secondly, a pseudo-disclaimer.  I am aware of the fact that movies get things wrong on a regular basis.  Machine guns never run out of bullets, car chases jump streets fairly regularly and Keanu Reeves can’t emote.  I’m well aware of this, and actually kind of enjoy it. However, after a round of Wikipedia-surfing today, I uncovered something about V for Vendetta that was so mind-bogglingly wrong that I had to restrain my laughter.

Part of the basis for the film is that the main character wears a Guy Fawkes mask.  Guy Fawkes, for those of you who do not know, was a man who several hundred years ago tried to blow up the House of Parliament in England.  The movie portrays the historical figure as a “freedom fighter”, a man dedicated to the idea that the government shouldn’t control our lives.  V (the main character in the movie) waxes eloquent to anybody who will listen about the power of an idea.  He insists that we “Remember, remember the fifth of November” (the historical day on which Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the Parliament).

So where’s the problem?

Guy Fawkes was no freedom fighter.  He was an agent for the Catholic church in Europe.  England was resisting the control of the church in favor of their own Parliament, and a system of government based on a little document called the Magna Carta.  The Magna Carta, for those of you who don’t remember, is a document that provided a basis for the Constitution of the U.S.A.  So Mr. Fawkes wasn’t fighting for individual rights from a tyrannical government.  He was trying to overthrow the government that ultimately provided the inspiration for our democracy in favor of the INCREDIBLY repressive rule of the Catholic church.


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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along blog was a internet video that came out two years ago during the writers strikeJoss Whedon was bored I guess and wanted to throw some money at a side project.  After $300,000 dollars of his own money and some small donations, Dr. Horrible was created. The movie is very good, let alone it cost them so little.

For those of you that hate Musicals, stop listening to me and read another post on this site.  They’re quite good, trust me.

This is a a musical, and a very good one.  I was happy to see this film since all other tv at the time was lame due to the strike.  It’s quite good though, simple and low cost.   This movie is certainly not a blockbuster hit but the fans love it.  Staring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion this movie has remember-able songs that keep you begging for more.  It was released in three different acts.  The show is short and compact but very fun.

I appreciated the originality of the show, the slight humor and the fun of it all.  Dr. Horrible is a villain just trying to make it out in the world.  Falls for the love of his life, Felicia Day, and losses her to his arch enemy, Captain Hammer.

If you’ve ever watched anything done by Joss Whedon then you know that he has some pretty good stuff.  Some of my favorites shows are done by him.  Ever heard of the cult favorite, Firefly?  That was him.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Buffy never gets enough credit.  Or the new movie coming out next year, The Avengers.   He has a very good way of filming his characters so you deeply know them within minutes.  You can find this very true in this musical.

Find it on Hulu and check it out.

That’s all for now.

Nathan Atteberry

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