“Tell Sparta, stranger passing by, That faithful to her laws we lie”-Epigram on the Greek monument at the site of the Battle of Thermopylae
I won tickets from irc-galleria to advance screening of 300 and as sworn Frank Miller fan boy I was full of excitement. Shame that movie itself wasn’t good as I expected. Don’t get me wrong though it was quite good it wasn’t great like movie adaptation of Sin City. Sin City was pious copy of comics but 300 was made with some changes and all most all of those were bit odd. For example: one fight scene what had some meaning was removed but there about five which were not in comic and disappointment for the ladies though there are 300 six packs in the movie, Spartans are wearing pants, so no 300 penises.
Overall cinematography and special effects were super-b though in some points they went bit over the edge. Especially the love scene between Leonidas and Queen Gorgo was hilarious. Normally the it is enough to show few short takes from the act but not in 300 … they did more positions than there are in average porn flick. Matrix style fight scenes have been seen so many times that they don’t impress so much anymore and there were plenty of those in the movie (with lots of dismembered body parts and gore!).
I am not going to spoil the story of the movie but if you are intrested wikipedia has good article from Battle of Thermopylae (300 is a historical movie (if you belive that persians had mutant ogres and battle rhinos)).
My points for the movie : 4/5 (and only because I am Frank Miller fanboy)
Ere we go again ! After long hiatus I thought that it is time to reactivate my blog. I make no promises how long I will be blogging this time but at least I try to. I will be making some changes though and some blogs will prolly be in finnish ( language I was born to talk but my writing skills are some what medicore).
My first post will be recap of my adventures at Myspace. I still have myspace myself too but I decided to move my blog to here.
“Now Terhi tells us where it rains most” Thursday, November 23, 2006
I watched YLE´s morning tv yesterday and I heard most absurd/negative/funny introduction speak for weather broadcast. Normally it goes something like “now for weather” or “is the bad weather going to continue..” but not this time.
“And Now Terhi tells us where it rains most”
sheesh … where it rains most and btw it is still raining.
“Up in the ass of Timo “ Saturday, November 11, 2006
It is good to know that I am not the worst english speaking finn there is. Finnish rally drivers are all unfluent in every possible language there is. Check the video for one hilarious example.
Book Report – Thud! by Terry Pratchett Friday, October 27, 2006
I finished reading Thud! by Terry Pratchett yesterday and here are some thoughts about it. It was quite entertaining as Pratchett´s all works but not even close of being one of his better works. I think the major problem is that there has been too may watch related discworld books, jokes about watchmen are getting old or they have been old few watchmen books ago. Compared to his last book Going Postal, Thud! was quite an disappointment . As allways Pratchett uses his wacky discworld to mirror our own worlds problems and phenomenons. This time the book concentrates (among other things) to Da Vinci Code and Racial Differences (or perhaps problems at Israel and Palestine). It is quite admirable how Pratchett can keep up the humor even in so delicate issues. Score as a book 3/5 and as a Discworld novel 2/5.
Frank Miller´s 300 Monday, October 23, 2006
Frank Miller is my favorite comic book writer/artist so it is needless to say that I am excited about 300 movie … trailer looks great great great . Apple Trailers (Quick Time) YouTube
PS. Sin City 2 is coming 2007 too …year of Miller is coming .
There is a god after all ? Friday, October 20, 2006
I am not a religious person , well I do have my beliefs which could be described as a religion but do I think that there is god , no I do not. I just watched The Colbert Report 17.10.2006 and guest was author Richard Dawkins who was advertising his book The God Delusion. What I gathered from rather short interview was that the book is about how the god does not exist. Well the book is not what I wanted to talk about but something Mr. Dawkins said: ” … you get to complex things like you (colbert) by slow gradual degrees and that is the only ultimate explanation that will work.You can´t just suddenly magic complex things like God into the excitence”.
So basicly what Dawkins means is that you need evolution to create humans for example you have to have apes before humans and so on. This started to bother me and I started thinking that if that is really so that you need complex things to create more complex things wouldnt this end in to god ? So maybe God is still to come ? Maybe someday there will be God born from more complex creature than us homo sapiens but if so wouldn´t that God be here allready ? I would think that when you are omnipotent , concept like time is nothing to you and you could travel to the start of things from the end.
uh … I think I need more beer.
Post wrong picture to MySpace and win a visit from Secret Service Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Yesterday I posted link to a news story about MySpace sexual predators, it seems like other parties are intrested in MySpace too. Here is a link to a story about 14 year-old girl who posted kill bush poster she made to MySpace and was visited by S.S (U.S. Secret Service). No wonder they have not done anything about the war on terror if they spend all their time hunting down teenage agitators.
MySpace Predator Caught by Code and Funny Cats Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Internet is full of weirdos so place like myspace will attract them for sure. I spotted this one when I was checking out the slashdot today. Story it self is here and it is from wired news.
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It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine “
Trailer for Sin City movie is released and it looks fucking amazing ! Check it out : Sin City trailer. Did I allready say that it looks fucking amazing ? Jessica Alba is in the cast and she plays role of stripper ! DID I SAY IT LOOKS FUCKING AMAZING ( both the trailer and Jessica ) ?
and for last, but definitely not for least I am proud to present Kekkonen the wallpaper ! Made by international playboy, extraordinary adventurer and author of crappy blog, one and only me.