What do you wear for casual friday at a nudist colony?
Photo of the bootleg chinese copy with the tl;dr review
Oldboy 2013… Similar to the original, but re-written for an american audience. Stripped of its value and meaning because the production company in the states assumes that the people watching it are too stupid to grasp concepts beyond what is directly told to them.
Much more violent than the original to cater to the demographic they attempted to go after, it follows similar premises as the original. Imprisoned for 20 years, main character seeks vengeance for this and in turn plays into the hands of his warden.
It ends in a similar fashion, but they changed it because I don’t think the american audience they were going after could handle the original.
Without the original to play off of this likely would have scored higher, but when you make something so close to the original, but deviate at the worst places you will always fall short.
In the future hollywood, make it your own and own it. Don’t carbon copy it with errors and expect to be as good as the first.
2.5/10 - The fight scenes were unfortunately the most entertaining part of this movie and I do feel sorry for the actors that now have this on their resume.
Worth 1 watch.
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
reblogging for commentary
But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too.
First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation.
And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument.
Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all.
If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other.
When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting.
When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.”
And that is gross.
This has been added to since I last saw it, so reblogging again.
Busted wide open.
Awesome buttons are awesome.
Source - Gromidez
Meet the new fantastic four…. I’m not looking forward to another FF debacle.
Lets go down the list.
Miles Teller - Enjoyed both “21 and over” and “Project X”, but can he pull off an awkward, hyperintelligent Reed Richards? Time will tell, but I’m really not putting any bets on it yet.
Kate Mara - I haven’t started House of Cards yet, but from what I have read she does a great job. The few things I have seen her in were all small roles, so it’s hard to judge if she can do Susan Storm.
Jamie Bell - Jumper is the only role I can basis him off of. Will he be the tormented boulder we need him to be?
Michael B. Jordan - Loved him in Chronicle and I think out of all the choices so far he will slip in the role of Johnny Storm the best out of everyone.
So at this point all we are really missing is a Dr. Doom to round out this cast. One thing I would like to point out is that so far there are no Triple A actors in the main roles. All of them have fairly short lists of what they have acted in. A few movies, A few TV series, some hit and run guest stars spots. But nothing quite this big. My knee jerk reaction to this cast is unfortunately not that great, but I am willing to hold off dismissing them until we get a little more meat to chew on like script notes, reactions from insiders, costume designs and trailers. There is potential, I just hope it’s not wasted.
Guardians of the Galaxy trailer - They’re just a bunch of assholes.
Judge Robocop! Now this is a remake I’d like to see :) With thanks to Harley Morenstein @harleyplays for the idea :)
OCP isn’t the law, I AM THE LAW!
Happy Valentine’s day indeed.