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by Ethos

Wicked, Inception, and the Return of MS Paintjobs

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I saw Wicked tonight with my girlfriend, brother, and a bunch of friends. It was pretty incredible if you’re into musicals – and god knows I am – but the ending sucked. The entire production sets up a lot of cool themes and interesting questions perhaps best summed up with the statement “no one mourns the wicked”, but then doesn’t pay respect to the ending the production deserved.

In this case, it deserved a tragic ending. But one that is the only way to inspire hope. It reminded me of another horribly stupid ending.

Yes, I resent Inception’s ending the more I remove myself from the movie. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed the flick, but that last shot was a pile of horseshit.

It was the equivalent of *mother fucking spoilers* a dude with a monocle smugly grinning at the audience and saying “mayhaps, the entire MOVIE was a dream” and then the entire cast turns to camera and does jazz hands. That was what I was enjoying about Inception, that the movie didn’t NEED that obvious gimmick at the end. That the concept and characters and journey was enough to satisfy and to provoke conversation about motives and themes and emotions. I didn’t need a wink wink nudge nudge guy beside me going “eh? eh? Did I just BLOW YOUR FUCKING MIND?!?!”

Goddamn stupid ending.

Just need to say…

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Seriously. The ad campaign is gimmicky and stupid, the trailers don’t promise any personality for the film, and Angelina Jolie is past her prime. If she ever had one to begin with. First she looked like a cartoon, but then she lost the only thing going for her: her curves. So now she’s a cartoon skeleton. No thank you! If she were a video game character, she would not make our upcoming list. Speaking of, I doubt Lara Croft will make it either. I love boobs as much as the next guy, but I think Angie has spoiled Lara for me. Plus, it’s not like there’s a shortage of attractive chesty women in a video game market dominated by horny men.

But to clarify on Riddles’ hilarious post below, we’re going to have two lists. A list of the most sexy women and men in gaming. I’m sure none of you will be surprised to know that when Riddles and I first came up with the idea, we spent the entire first brainstorming session only talking about men. Chime in with your picks and suggestions!

And then see Inception instead of Salt. And then never see Salt.