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Jan. 1st, 2002

Went over to the Campbell's house and had dinner. Afterwards, Reg put on a movie. The movie was Red Dawn. Oh god, it was bad. Was reading reviews on IMDB and people were defending it because of 9/11, but whatever. This situation is more like Fortress America then 9/11. And you can't defend bad script writing or bad acting. Generally, I don't get bored of a movie even if it does start to feel long. This movie was around 100 minutes long and I was way bored of it. I couldn't wait for them to just kill off all the main characters so the stupid story would end.

I don't plan on going out tonight at all. Stay home, play video games, do some laundry, get some rest. Of course this is all up in the air if someone contacts me and wants to play. But as that hasn't happened yet, I'll stick with the current plan.

oooOOOooo. Pictures from the New years party. There is debauchery and glazed looks.


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Jan. 1st, 2002 10:13 pm (UTC)
Red Yawn
I think it was somewhat popular when it came out, considering how terribly old it is and that it was made when everyone was afraid of the USSR. Supposedly it was filmed at my former high school, so each year, the history teachers would make us watch it for "historical context". To their chagrin, the only thing the students seemed to remember was the blood-drinking scene. ^_^;
Jan. 1st, 2002 10:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Red Yawn
That blood drinking scene was silly.
Jan. 1st, 2002 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Red Yawn
I had to check out the link coz it doesn't seem THAT old to me; people weren't really THAT cold war panicked in the 80's, I remember that movie seeming kinda extreme even then (tho Reagan was making jokes about outlawing the Soviet Union so it's not like everything was fine.) I'm pretty sure I've never actually seen it but yeah, I remember it coming out. I'm trying to think of some comparable threat now, that the media talks about and some segment of the population is all freaked out about but it's not like the end of the world for most people, maybe some of the anti-drug hysteria?
Jan. 1st, 2002 10:47 pm (UTC)
Hows this for hysteria
Osama Bin Ladin will come and KEEEILLL U!#!@#!#!

Man, I hope the government isn't keeping tabs on my journal. They might kick down my door for that.
Jan. 1st, 2002 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Hows this for hysteria
Google link broken. :(
Jan. 1st, 2002 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Hows this for hysteria
not my fault! you get the idea from the article, though.
Jan. 2nd, 2002 01:44 pm (UTC)
I think you have to be like 10 to enjoy that movie. it probably also helped to watch it in the 80s :P I saw it when I was 10 and really enjoyed it, and most other people that I know who were kids then and saw it when it was new also remember it fondly. I just had a discussion last weekend where this guy told me he's been searching for the special extended cut of it (which I didn't know existed). I have not seen the movie in many many years, and I'm afraid that if I did I wouldn't like it anymore. there's a lot of the story I've probably forgotten, but there are several scenes that impressed me as a lad and have that nostalgic haze to them. like c. thomas howell disappearing in the dust of gunfire from the hind helicopter .. you assume he dies but they don't show it. and jennifer grey laying down to die and hiding a grenade under herself guerilla-stylee. and I remember the beginning being really surreal, and when I was little it made me think about how bizzare it would be to be sitting in history class discussing some bygone war and then seeing parachuting infantry coming down outside. hmm ... actually, that movie is a real conundrum, because it's probably too disturbing for little kids to see, but if you're a little kid it's probably really dumb. oh well, I'm glad I got to see it when I was still unsophisticated enough to not get pissed off at the lame parts. :)
Jan. 2nd, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
err ... rather, if you're seeing it for the first time and you're NOT a kid anymore it's probably really dumb.
Jan. 2nd, 2002 02:01 pm (UTC)
I could see how it would be better if I had seen it before I had taste. heheh.

It actually wasn't that gory, although there was a lot of violent scenes in it. Blood is should only a couple times. I don't think it would be that big of a deal to show it to younger kids.

it's interesting to note the scenes that you mentioned. All towards the end, and if you watched it again, you wouldn't think they were as cool. Like the kid getting shot with the "hind" (which wasn't actually a hind, it was a french helicopter with the hind missles attached to it). sure lots of dust gets kicked up, but I could tell he was getting shot. Maybe it was done that way so that they didn't have to put blood pellets in his clothes or something. who knows.

Also, who would want to watch an extended version of that movie? As it was, it could have seriously used some more editting.
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