Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Was Wondering if Anyone Would Like to Cut Loose with Some Bacon

I just wanted to say that I have the video for movie Footloose playing on youtube as I write this. Why? So it could possibly give me some inspiration as I write this. OK, what can I say about this movie. Plenty of things. Will people agree with them? No, but they will see what I have to say, whether they like it or not.

First thing to say, awesome 1980s movie. I know many people will say, "how can you say this is an awesome 1980s movie if you were a kid when this came out?" My
answer: I might have been born in 1982, but I saw this movie, and enjoyed it. The reason why I enjoyed it was because of the cast.

Ah, the cast, another reason why I thought this movie was awesome. Footloose has some very famous people in it that most of us recognize. The first Kevin Bacon. The second John Lithgow, and the third Chris Penn. I know what you're thinking. Yes Chris' brother played Spicolli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. OK, there ya go an 80s cross reference.

Now, going back to the cast. Kevin Bacon, ya know the star, the guy who played Ren. You might remember from other movies such as JFK, and A Few Good Men. Great in this role. Out of all the people in the 1980s who could've had the lead, as I've told people, "Nothing Better Than Bacon!"

Rev. Shaw, or should I say John Lithgow. Most of us know him from the film Harry and The Henderson's and Third Rock From The Sun. In this film, Lithgow plays the very strict bible thumping Rev. Shaw. Throughout Footloose he tries to hold the kids down because of past events.

Chris Penn. What can we say about Chris Penn. Well, he played Willard, the not so smart, bad dancing, funny guy to Kevin Bacon's Ren. "Nothing better than Chris Penn in this role!"

Now let's cut loose!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Topic: Who Shot First Han or Greedo

I know that everyone has their opinions on the Star Wars movies. By that, I mean episodes I-VI. Let me just throw my opinion out there rather quickly, I enjoy Episodes IV, V, and VI, the best. My reasoning, you don't need to know how Vader became Vader, just know that he did.

One thing that annoys most, nay, in all the Stars Wars movies is the reedits that George Lucas did on the films after about thirty years.

Yes, I got picky and said the editing. The reason why is because editing helps tell a good story. I know that's the craziest thing any of you have ever heard. A reason why I bring this up, is because Lucas' reedits do not, I repeat, do not fit the film. There is one in particular that I'll talk about, and I know most of you are thinking of. The answer to that, yes, it is that scene that has been a topic of discussion for years.

Yes, the reedited scene I am going to talk about is: "The who shot first" scene. For those of you how don't remember, Han is trying to get out of the bar and is stopped by Greedo. Greedo and Han have an altercation while sitting at a table. In the original version, Han shot Greedo, and kills him. In the reedit, the scene starts as normal, then Greedo shoots at Han who "moves his head" then shoots Greedo.

The thing that I love about this, is that it has caused major arguments with people like myself, who have seen both versions. This scene has even made its way in to pop culture. In 2006, Kevin Smith makes a reference to this scene. This happens when Jason Lee's character Lance Dowd walks into Mooby's resteraunt and sees Dante and Randal working there. He goes on to say "we can stay here and argue about who shot first Han or Greedo, but I've got someplace to be."

Tell me what you think