Friday, July 01, 2005
War of the Witless
Barbara Nicolosi blogs on the new movie, War of the Worlds. It's a fisking, really; and quite entertaining.
** "On the second day the latest Speilberg blockbuster opens, in the theater smack in the middle of Universal Studios citywalk which is over-run with tourists, why are there only five other people in this five hundred seat theater? Hmmmmm," thought I, "poor Tom and Stephen."
** "Why, in fifty thousand years, haven't we ever accidentally unearthed and of the thousands of tripod machines that are as big as Seattle's space needle?" (You think some oil driller somewhere would have accidentally hit titanium once or twice?)
** "Why didn't the aliens just settle the planet back 50,000 years ago, before we became as plentiful as "maggots" needing to be exterminated? (Seems like a waste of resources...Unless they like putting people in wood-chippers.)
** "Why do the aliens switch from exploding people into wood-chipping them? (The special effects people on the movie want to know...)
** "Why do military bazookas not work on alien tripods until the end of the movie?"
There's quite a bit more.
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