Heroes Finale Thoughts

I have to admit that I was a little dissapointed when I first saw the season finale. I felt that it did not have the strength that the “future” episode did. However, I started to realize that if we wanted another season of heroes it had to end this way.

Like a good wine this one is getting better as time passes. The more I think about it, the more I like the way they left things. We have 4 of our heroes potentially not coming back. While I hope they all stay in the series there is a possibility that they might not.

Also we see Simone again, and her Grandfather being one of the group of people that Linderman and Peter’s Mom is a part of does make it very possible that she is still alive. We never knew if she had a power of not, but she very well could have being related to someone with power, potentially.

A big question for me is what are some of the powers of the older crowd. We knew that linderman was a regenerator and I can almost bet that he is Peter and Nathan’s real Dad. What about Peter’s Mom… do powers get “bigger” with every generation or are they simply genes that are passed on?

Hiro going back in time also opens up a lot of possibilities. Will he become a Samurai and then come back badass? Have we had Heroes all through history? Was Hercules one? My mind just keeps going on with possiblities.

The more I think back to the finale the more I like it. I think it was a good way to end the season… not a total cliffhanger, but surely full of possible storylines for next season. Sylar is for sure the ultimate Lex Luthor.

Spiderman 3 (*)

Spiderman 3 does not suck, it blows, and not a little… it blows hard. I do not even know where to start with this mess called a movie. I guess we should first talk about what was actually good. The movie`s CGI was very well done. The humor that was injected into the movie also worked, even though it was almost too random. There was a couple of moments with some jump out of your sit surprises that were also a nice touch.

I read somewhere that this movie cost about 500 million dollars including the advertising campaign and I do believe it. I think they spent about 300 million in tears alone, the other 200 were to make Spiderman emo. The movie was very poorly edited making the action look like the filler that the drama was supposed to be. It really bothers me when a movie insults my intelligence and Spiderman 3 did just that. I know that revenge is wrong, I do not need every character in the movie sound like a PSA about how bad it is. I also do not need actors with lines that feel read out of a cue card and there was quite a bit of that. Did these people prepare for the roles?

Venom is such a cool character, and having Tofer play it had the potential to make it memorable. While they did try to build the character, they failed miserably. We did not have a chance to either hate or like the guy, it was almost like we had to just laugh at him but not quite engage him. Sandman was another story… he could have been completely CGI and I would have probably been more impressed with a drawing delivering the lines.

Peter Parker from the first two movies was gone, and not just due to the transformation when he came in contact with the alien substance. He did so many things that were not showing his human side but his stupid side. He also became a “celebrity” drunk with fame, which I guess could be a cliche for our times, that should only be reserved by a superhero like the flash. Mary Jane was the girl next door even in the second movie, but in this one she turned into someone that they tried to make you feel sorry for. She did not fight emotionally for Spiderman at all… she expected him to use his super powers to read her mind. Their relationship started to feel very superficial and lacked the depth that it was built up in the other movies.

I also felt like I was watching a Mexican Novela from all the tears. I think every character cried at least a couple of times, and Spiderman was either crying or fixing his hair to look emo. It was also a horrible version of emo, it was more of an 80`s emo than a My Chemical Romance emo.

The movie was also full of stock scenes from the walking down the street to a cool song while doing a little dance, to the cooking and dancing on the kitchen scene. I was very disappointed that creativity was sacrificed and I don`t even know for what. It was so bad at the end that when I was supposed to be crying because of loss I was laughing at the comment my friend made… “He should have totally have said B.F.F. (Best Friends Forever).” Save your money, I even wasted money to go see it on the IMAX and it is not even worth the rental. Pardon me, I need to go puke.

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Spiderman 3.

Babel (****)

I am going to sound a little arrogant about my heritage here, but I believe that the current wave of Mexican directors is really showing what great story telling is about to hollywood. Who am I talking about? Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel). That and Gabo (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian Nobel Prize Winner) making the list of the 20th most influential pieces universal of literature, has me full of pride to be Latin.

If you rent the DVD, I suggest you watch the trailer before the movie. The title explains what the premise of the story is, but it is not about language but just how different we all are. I have not had a movie frighten me as much as this one did in a long time. Not because of the suspense, what made it scary is the reality of some situations and ways of living.

The movie takes place in 3 different timelines. What attaches them all together is a single event, the “terrorist” attack on an American woman. Brad Pitt might be the biggest name in the movie, but the acting by all the kids, Rinko Kikuchi, and Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza.

I am not going to spoil the movie for those of you who have not seen it, but I have to at least give you one example of how different cultures see the same action from different perspectives. As soon as Santiago asked the kids to go get him some chickens, knowing that a wedding was going on, I knew exactly what was going to happen to the chickens. I also have seen first hand what a chicken with its head cut off looks like and acts like. I also felt bad for the kid in the movie that had to see that, because he looked almost traumatized by what he had just witnessed.

Most of us have seen the videos online about the cruelty towards animals in other countries. However, we might not have see how a cow is slaughtered in the US. I have actually talked to a couple of people that have worked in a meat plant and both of them say that they do not eat meat anymore. I have actually seen a cow get slaughtered in a trip I took to see some relatives in Colombia. It was done with a huge knife directly to the jugular. With surgeon like precision the guy taking the life of the cow killed the animal that was later going to be eaten by the people standing around watching it get skinned and prepped. I wonder how many people in the US would stop eating meat or chickens if they saw one being killed.

In other countries it is very normal to see the animal alive that you are going to later eat. Here in the US is very rare that you witness that whole process take place (unless you are a hunger.) During the movie I almost felt like the kid should not have seen that, but why? Why do I feel different when a little white American kid sees a chicken get killed than if my own kids or the Mexican kids in the movie see it. This is what is great about this movie, it makes you see the same stories from so many different perspective, and better yet, it shows how sometimes inequalities play in our lives without us even knowing.

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Babel.

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Heroes Muthaf0k@!

If you don’t watch TV, are not in the US(even outside the US, you can now watch! JACKPOT, thanks Daniel! ) or basically have a life outside the boob tube you probably have no clue what I am talking about, but Heroes is one of my favorite new shows. Even though the season is coming to an end, today you have the oportunity to be totally entertained because the SCI FI channel is running a six episode Marathon. Yes every single episode. Now if you totally hate TV and think it is a waste of time, at least check out the graphic novel. It is truly a work of art.

As the story begins you have no clue that this show will take so many twists and turns. It really is a comic book but without the cartoons… its hard to explain how well done this series is. It manages to have so many cast members and storylines and yet make it all work. I want to know what is going on with each one of them. Seriously, check this series out if you have not done so already and if you missed an episode, today at 6/5c.

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Borat! (****)

Borat!: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is one of the best movies I have seen this whole year. While at times it is hard to see how ideotic middle America can be at times, the movie makes you laugh out loud at the stupidity of some of the people in this country. Whether completely staged or somewhat real, the interactions of Borat with the American people are priceless.

The movie has an endless supply of quotes, Sexytime, Vagin, and YES the soundboard is HERE. I have to say that this movie is a must see, and believe me you will be offended but not too much. I mean if you want to fend off the evil Jewish cockroaches you just need to throw money at them. Just keep in mind that actor Sacha Baron Cohen is Jewish.

Don’t wait another minute, check out your local listings and go watch it… NOW!

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Borat!.

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