Wednesday, June 24, 2009
FACT: Return of the Jedi would've been way better if the Ewoks had worn jerseys.
Perhaps you're aware of this, but I'm into a lot of "nerdy" things. I have mild to dangerous obsessions with Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, Spider-Man, Transformers, GI Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc. So its no surprise that I'm really pumped to see the new Transformers movie. Yesterday, I spent a lot of time at work reading reviews for the new film and apparently, its one of the worst films ever made. I couldn't find a single positive review. I really liked the first one, even if it is a somewhat mindless summer flick with a lot of destruction and explosions. Let's face it, that's what any movie about giant alien robots is going to be, and that's the only kind of movie Michael Bay makes. Perfect, right? Apparently not. I guess this movie features robot testicles, gay dog sex, and a couple of "Jar Jar Binks" Autobots. All that low brow humor mixed with the same convoluted robot fighting from the first movie has every critic in America vomiting energon. But still, I plan on seeing it and I expect to enjoy it, despite it's obvious flaws. I just wish that Seaspray was one of the 40 Transformers in the movie. He was, after all, the only Transformer to fall in love with a humanoid. I don't know why he's always been a personal favorite but he is. Anyway, if anyone has seen the movie, please post your thoughts on it in the comments.
Quiet Company was recently invited to participate in Channel 8's rooftop summer music series, so last night we headed downtown, carried our gear up a few flights of stairs and played a somewhat stripped down version of "My New Year's Resolution is to Cope With My Mortality," on the Channel 8 roof. I think it probably went OK, though there weren't any monitors, so who knows if we sang on key. Leah, Betsy, Paul, and Jason (from Jets Under Fire)came and sang backup for us and I think that that's what's going to make it cool. I'll post a link to it once it goes up online.