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25 May 2008 @ 11:14 pm
It's Funny...  
...because I was sure that college would change us more.

I mean, I feel like just one year has seen some pretty considerable changes in, if not so much my personality, at least my outlook.  Shit happened, you know?  It was quite unlike anything I'd ever survived done before.  And I'm not sure quite what it is, but my big brother and I still understand each other impeccably.  I don't know what it is.  Last summer we didn't actually talk all that much, because I was always sitting on the couch IMing eltea, and he was always sitting on the floor playing World of Warcraft not too far away, wearing into the floor and flattening the pillow he used as a cushion (I kid you not. :P).  And maybe it's being united by our vague foreignness in a household in which we are neither indispensable nor integrated, but we just seem to be getting along extraordinarily well, like the olden days, when I could say with all certainty that my brother was my best friend.  And I would've thought we'd have moved in different directions now, and maybe we have, and we have both independently, in those different directions, better learned how to deal with people and, by extension, each other.  That's about the best way I can come up with to explain the quality chillin' out we did yesterday, including the fact that we talked about random this, that, and the other for half an hour before going to sleep last night, despite the fact that it was two-thirty when we started.  It was a little startling the other night, when we were playing Cranium and, for a competitive Pictionary clue, drew pictures that were mirror images of each other.  The prompt was "astronaut," and we both drew a guy in a suit, then a cord connecting him to a rocketship, in a field of stars.  Now, his ship was on the left, and mine was on the right, and he actually has a command of the pencil, but it was still frightening.

Of course, maybe over the course of a whole summer spent in each other's company, we'll come to hate each other's guts, but then, maybe not.  :)

And oh yeah.  Little old movie thing.

All right.  It should preliminarily be stated that we watched the first movie and the second last night, so I actually know what I'm talking about.  Sort of.  Not like James Bond, where the only one I've seen in its entirety is the new one.


Okay.  I don't have all that much specifically to say about this movie except that... it is fun.  It doesn't take itself too terribly seriously, and as long as you don't, you'll have a rollicking good time.  My dad pointed out that one of the numerous chases is a bit derivative, as it's a bit similar to a scene in one of the predecessors, but we all had a great time.  Sit back, chill out, and suspend your disbelief, and you're golden.

Harrison Ford is still kickin' it.  And while he's not quite as dashing and rugged-looking as he was back in the day, I'm not TOO embarrassed to admit that I might have some Electra-ish issues if he was my dad.  He's sixty-three?  Really?  Awkward.

Shia LaBeouf.  Oh.  My.  God.  Can I marry him?  He's got an amazing screen presence.  He's just fun to watch.

Cate Blanchett didn't quite nail the, what did they say, Eastern Ukrainian accent, I thought, though I'm certainly no expert on the subject.  She was nonetheless quite nefarious, and you could tell she was having boatloads of fun.  Almost unrecognizable, but for those cheekbones, amusingly enough.

Karen Allen can still hold her own, too.  Right on.

Some of the action sequences go on for so long that it's insane, but I actually didn't feel like they were too long, oddly, since I often find myself looking at the time during stuff like that.  I thought they were particularly well-executed.  Shia LaBeouf is my hero.  Harrison Ford has fists o' steel.  Yup.  Good stuff.  It's all very spectacular and enjoyable, and I agree with eltea's assessment that George Lucas couldn't have written the script, because the dialogue didn't make me want to die at all.  (Ah, apparently it was a "David Koepp," though Lucas made up the story... explains the not-sucking part...)

Anyway, it's awesome, so go and blow ten bucks and have a good time.

...and did I mention Shia LaBeouf?

Feeling: calmcalm
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Vitamin Ctierfal on May 26th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Heh... my family's a bit complicated, too, and I did a poor job of explaining. :P

Soooooo... I have an older brother, which is the one I was talking about, who goes to a different college in the state system, and who works at his school, so I only really saw him on holidays this year. My parents divorced when said brother and I were very small, and my mom remarried not long later and had two kids, so I have a half-sister and a half-brother on that side. My dad remarried, then re-divorced, then re-remarried, and now he has two kids, which are my other half-brothers, who are three and five. Whewf. :P

And aww. I'm sure Isai will come around. I was a total imbecile at sixteen, and I'm slightly less of one now... I think. XD

P.S. I'm willing to bet you and Indy will get along splendidly. :D