General geeky opinion articles.
In “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” a dangerous criminal has escaped and many believe he is heading toward Hogwarts to finish the job of killing Harry Potter. Or so we think. Sirius Black, played brilliantly by Gary Oldman, is in fact not the murderer. He seeks revenge on someone else, someone he and his friend, Remus Lupin, believed to be dead: Ron’s rat, Scabbers.
This movie took things to the next level and showed what can be done with a new director. Alfonso Cuaron took over and in doing so allowed the actors to grow in their roles and bring small traits to their characters, to make them believable. One theme that was focused on was legacy.
How I missed Supernatural’s vampires. Fangs, blood and decapitations. ‘Blood lust’ (season 2) and ‘Fresh blood’ (season 3) were amazing but ‘Live Free or Twihard’ is definitely my new favorite vampire episode. A great ‘Twilight’ spoof, vampire Dean and drama between the Winchester brothers, what can a female Supernatural fan desire more? OK, maybe Castiel, Classic Rock and shirtless Sam but in a perfect world ‘Supernatural’ would be an hour long, have an unlimited budget and be on HBO with even more gore and blood. A little tip for the people of Mystic Falls (The Vampire diaries) if vampires give you trouble, you should call Dean Winchester – the new vampire slayer on TV, just saying. And be careful, if you’re young, beautiful and look like somebody from the ‘Twilight’ movies, they’re vampires out to get you!
“The Chamber of Secrets” find Harry, Ron, and Hermione back at Hogwarts for their second year, only to discover another mystery that is a threat to everyone in the school who is Muggle-born or part, and the suspicion falls on Harry.
What was it all about and why did it matter? I can’t speak for everyone but I have an idea.
He was the first superhero in comics. One year after his debut came Batman, and a couple of years after that came the first team of heroes and so on. When Marvel debuted, it could be said that Superman’s influence was clear in the new organization’s characters. Simply put, there would not have been heroes as we know them now if not for the Last Son of Krypton.
In recent years the question has come up, how is Superman relatable? How does he fit into the 21th Century?
It is not Superman that we relate to but Clark Kent, who is the true character. Regardless of what was stated in “Kill Bill 2,” Clark is not a mockery of humanity but rather what humanity is capable of when it tries. It’s easy to say there is no threat to him but has anyone considered why Clark is not corrupted by the power he wields? Simple, it comes down to the morals with which he was raised: To respect, to understand, to help when it’s needed, to fight, and to never give up on anyone. Morals to which anyone may aspire. These are the principles Clark stands by.
So how does one relate? In each of our lives we have the power to make someone smile, cry, or seethe. Some know how to manipulate and some try to help while others kill. These may not be quite like catching bullets or flying, but in a small way it is power we all have.
Today, it’s easy to be cynical; anything that could inspire hope is meaningless. Like many I look toward what is easy, to focus on the darker side of things. Why? Because it’s easy. Clark knows what is easy but chooses not to. Each decision leads down a road and we all know what that’s like. The real question is, do we do what’s easy or try to reach our true potential?
Simply put, Superman is us, good and bad. Things are not easy for him but he tries as we do.
After last week’s disappointing angel episode, ‘Weekend at Bobby’s’ was back on track with season six’s theme of a different Supernatural. The episode played with expectations. In previous years, the writers usually chose the more direct and non-subtle approach in storytelling. They would have spoiled Bobby’s plan very early on by not bothering to hide what he was burning when he had his little talk with the female crossroads demon. Fortunately, it’s all about twists and turns this season. I was quite surprised that Bobby would only talk with Crowley’s ghost son since he chose torture to get information previously in the episode. After it was revealed that Crowley was the new boss down stairs, I honestly expected him to be more Mr. Demon Sunshine instead of Mr. I-hate-my-new-job. It’s a nice twist that neither heaven nor hell got their fairy tale happy end after the Winchester pulled the plug on the apocalypse.
The last two episodes showed a different side of Supernatural, Sam with the Campbells and Dean with Lisa. They didn’t go into this direction before so I was intrigued by it. The addition of a little mystery about the monsters and grandpa Campbell was interesting as well but ‘The Third Man’ simply wasn’t. In season 6, every episode comes with the baggage of the previous seasons. They have to stay true to their core idea but also do something new, otherwise why bother watching the show and not just re-watch the DVDs? I understand that it gets more and more difficult to tell the story without getting repetitive but that’s why some shows stop at a certain time. I hope this episode is not typical for the rest of the season. I love Supernatural when it dares to be crazy, new or controversial, not when they only do more of the same.