Chicano Poet

Monday, December 15, 2008

Tidbits from my weekend…

Read half of The Savage Detectives. Couldn’t stomach
the crap anymore. North American critics are always such
suckers for Third World writers. But, this rant is not about that.
It's about the new movie The Day The Earth Stood Still.
Terrible shit,really. It’s kind of a cross between Star Man
and TDTESS. Certainly Star Man is a much better movie
than this new one. With as many new tricks and new tech
developed since 1951, you’d think they coulda done better.

The premise of both movies is that man is a threat to the
surrounding planetary civilizations. Wink. In 59 years
of trying to destroy himself ( between each movie) he ain’t
succeeded yet. What a lousy species.

Found nothing in the whole damn movie that stood out,
or stood still. The two Klaatus are about the same, both
get to know humans and change their minds about des-
troying the human race. Luckily, neither Klaatu had to
get to know the human race by interacting with poets.
That would have been the pits, huh? Also saw Gran
Torino with Clint Eastwood in a predictable but better
entertainment than TDTESS. Who woulda thunk it that
Clint would arrive here from being Rowdy Yates in
Rawhide. Oh, yeah, and before I forget, that damn robot
in the new movie is horrible, poor Gort, I could have
made a better robot with the rubber from an inner tube
off a bicycle. Actually, this new Earth stole the concept
of the donor body from Star Man,except that in Earth
there is no girl in panties.


At 11:40 PM, Blogger Sheryl said...

I confess, I like Star Man.


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