Thursday, June 25, 2009

Penance for seeing Transformers

Transformers 2 is gonna take a lot of money in the coming weeks, and it is a shame. Not only is it a shame but way too many people that are going to pony up their hard earned dollars (in the middle of the great recession no less) know that it's going to be a waste of time and money-- but are going to go anyway. It's a Sin I tell you, your vote with dollars for this film is the reason that crap like this gets made. Let me be clear I have no issue with there being films where giant robots hit each other and things blow up, but having seen the first of the series (checked out of the library on DVD and avoiding, or at least adding layers between me and the dollars that went for the DVD) I don't have much hope for the number 2. I could go on and on, about the horrors of Hollywood and the account as film maker, but really what I want to do is give people an out, a way to atone for the sin of paying to help Transform the medium of movie making closer and closer to paying for a punch in the face each and every week.

Here is a list of things that you can do to off set the money that you spent seeing 2:

1) buy a copy of the 2001 film The American Astronaut along with the soundtrack
2) Take friends to see the current Sci Fi film Moon
3) Rent (or better yet buy) the DVDs of; Silent Running, Solient Green, The Day the Earth Stood Still (original of course) Blade Runner, Alien, Firefly (the TV Series) and Dark Star--- no just do it, oh and a copy of the American Astronaut as well.

please feel free to add your own ideas to the list.

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