Friday, November 20, 2009

The second movie about sparkly vampires: New Moon

The 18th of November, and you probably know this (well, you do if you live around teenage girls or near a theatre), was the day of New Moon's premiere.

Well, I certainly liked New Moon better than Twilight, mostly because the sparkly vampire and his family disappear for most of the movie, making it less vomitable.
Now, I can't say I didn't enjoy the movie at all (it is very, very hard not to enjoy an incredibly sexy werewolf and his muscles...), but some things were really disturbing.

THE STORY (spoilers)

Bella has a creepy dream about herself becoming old (OH NO!) while sparkly vampire Edward is of course still young (well, young, considering he's more than 100 years old....). . He sparkles a lot in her dream.
She wakes up, and it's her birthday. She is sad because it means she's getting old.

Then she goes to her birthday party at Edward's house, where she cuts her hand and a guy with bad halloween make-up and hair that desperately needs a comb tries to kill her. So Edward decides to leave Bella, and she assumes that's because she isn't good enough for him. Because of course a  possesive stalker sparly vampire is far too good for anyone, right?

But Bella has incredible strenght, and quickly gets over him. She just becomes a walking zombie, doesn't talk with anyone, sits alone at the Cullen's table pretending they're there and spends her days looking out her window and writing e-mails to Alice's  (another sparkly vampire) fake address. After about six months her father starts worrying, so she is forced to go out with the horrible Jessica. Jessica one of the bad non-supernatural guys. Because she likes to talk, isn't shy and thinks Bella is weird! Incredible!

So then Bella discovers that if she does stupid senseless things she will see Edward scolding her. Because what's better than a boyfriend who scolds you if you go on a motorcycle?
Here Jacob comes in, and being again near to a sexy guy Bella feels better. Until it turn out he's a werewolf and starts going around shirtless (ok, ok, my favourite part is when he takes his shirt off...), then he no longer wants to talk with Bella. So she falls again into depression, because the other guy who loves her isn't dangerous and feels disturbed by violence. Obviously he's no good.

At some point Edward decides to kill himself by revealing his sparkly vampire self. So Bella stops him, and a after a lot of sequences in which Bella gets to be saved by both vampires and werewolfs, Edward asks her to marry him. End of story.

During all the movie, there are various scenes depicting Bella wildly shouting and grasping at the bed while dreaming of Edward leaving her.

I'll leave you to judge. Or to watch these two movies that give a much better criticism than anything I  could possibly do:

Monday, November 16, 2009

When even a google image search is racist

Have you ever tried typing "Michelle Obama" in a google image search? This is the first image you will get:

The first thoughts I had about, representation of Michelle Obama are:
  • It is racist.
  • Whoever created it doesn't have half an inch of creativity. Black people resemble monkeys! Hahahahaha! Sure never heard this one before.
  • Why is it on the first page?!
Honestly, I can't say I'm surprised that pictures like this exist. We know very well that the world is racist. I just can't believe it actually ended up on the first page. Do people click on it so my much? Why? Well, I know I did because I wanted to see what kind of stupid website would put on such a picture.

I would like to know what the thoughts of a little black girl would be when faced with such a caricature. I guess not very pleasant.

I am sure some other bloggers have already talked about this. I certainly hope so.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quote of the week: Human Stupidity

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

Indeed, I agree with Einstein. There's a reason why he's considered a genius after all.
This week  I have encountered quite a few cases of human stupidity. Since I am absessed with lists, here we go:
 Top Five Human Stupidity Cases of the Week

  1. I was having a conversation with a nice lady outside a shop. On discovering that I was not, in fact, Italian, she asked: "So, like, you don't have a God, do you?" On my explaining that, actually, people don't have to be Italian to believe in God, she was genuinely surprised. Then she dismissed it, saying:"Well, but you'll go to hell anyway."

  2. A guy in my class was indeed very excited to discover I was not Christian. Do you know why? He figured I could swear all I wanted, so he wanted me to do all his swearing for him. Umm...WTF?

  3. My new Grammar teacher does not believe in punishing students in any way. Just try to imagine the situation of the class.

  4. A cleaner was about to suspend me at school-because I was leaning with my feet on the wall.

  5. One of my best friends-who does not eat chocolate for fear of pimples and only consumes healthy food-has started smoking. He insists that it is not, really, bad for his health, because smoke does not make you fat.

As Pink (the absolutely best rock musician of all times) says: "Where, oh, where, have the smart people gone? Where, oh, where, where have they gone?"