Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Movie Review: I Am Legend.

My wife and I just got back from seeing I Am Legend. I haven't read the classic novel, but I have seen The Ωmega Man once or twice, which was the second film version of it.

Let me say up front, I am a fan of Will Smith - I'll go see pretty much anything he's in because I think he's a good actor, and I like him. I'll also go see anything SciFi that doesn't look cheesy. This one was a no-brainer. Besides, from the previews it's a zombie flick, with lots of guns. What's not to like?

Uh, this movie.

Don't get me wrong, it's not bad. I can't point to anything in particular I didn't like about it, but it just didn't affect me. I never became involved in the story. Yes, it startled me a couple of times (it's sort of a horror film, so it's supposed to), but that's it. Even at the supreme emotional point of the film... meh. Nada. About 2/3rds of the way through it, my wife was about to nod off (she had other reasons). I asked her if she wanted to go home, but she declined. I asked her, because at about that point I realized I really didn't care how it ended.

We stayed to the end, and I was right.

Your mileage may vary, but I'm willing to bet this flick drops off the box office radar in two weeks or less. Sorry, Will.

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