Last night I was able to go to the midnight premiere of the re-release of The Phantom Menace in 3D with my friend Nick in Blacksburg, VA. Anything Star Wars is always awesome, but here is my review:
When you imagine the coolest, most action pack films, the Star Wars franchise is inevitably going to make its way onto your top 10 list. So when you hear that the series is going to be re-released in 3D, you prepare to be amazed.
I was not amazed. This film was just as great as it always has been, and the 3D was pretty cool, but I can’t help feeling that it could have been sooo much better.
3D technology is supposed to add a certain quality to a film, an extra dimension, as it were. And although there were several scenes that really captivated me and looked great, there were many more that left me feeling unimpressed.
However, we must keep in mind that this was a conversion film, which off the top will never look as good as a film shot in 3D. Also, I have a feeling that episodes 2 & 3 will convert better because of the higher amount of CG and Green screen technology used.
The most important thing to take away, though, is that we have the opportunity to see the Star Wars films in the theater again, something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. I can’t wait to be able to see the original trilogy in the theater, something I never had the opportunity to do. And although the 3D is what I consider less than perfect, it is still a step up from 2D, and is still a totally new Star Wars experience!
GO SEE IT!
***** of *****
Facebook is a public place. When you post something on Facebook, you are automatically assuming the risk that anyone in the world can see what you’ve posted, any of your friends can comment on it, and you can do the same to them.
So, why is it that people get offended when someone comments when they disagree?
If you don’t want people to comment on what you write, don’t post it <or block commenting>!
If you are offended by what someone else posts, don’t read their stuff <or block them>!
Furthermore, if someone thinks different than you politically, and you post something political, you should expect them to comment, and should not be offended. Not everyone in the world agrees with you (not even ALL of your friends). Do the same to them. Have a healthy debate, be open minded, and maybe someone will learn something.
This came in an email from my Grandmother, and it is too fun not to post it!
Origin of Left and Right
Have you wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the “right” and Liberals are called the “left.”
By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV). Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.
Can’t get any simpler than that.
Spelling lesson: The last four letters in American; I can.
The last four letters in Republican; I can.
The last four letters in Democrats; rats. End of lesson.
Test to follow in November, 2012.
Remember, November 2012 is to be set aside as rodent extermination month.
I’m a Republican, so I can’t help but point out that this very graph still shows that 1,388,000 jobs have still been lost and not recovered during Obama’s tenure.
Add the number of jobs lost, subtract the number gained, and that’s exactly what you get: nearly 1.4 million lost jobs.
Also, those declining numbers ALL occurred during a DEM controlled Congress, and the rise in numbers began in March, two months after Republicans recaptured control of the House.
So, if this graph is to be taken as fact, it doesn’t say too much for the left. That’s IF they are true.