Jun 21, 2007 - Uncategorized    2 Comments

summer and faraghat

I may not have sent out an ad this Sunday but most of you do know that I am unemployed and have some time on me. And how am I spending it, by watching one DVD after another.

Now that I have done all the hard work, I want you guys to save the trouble of watching these films. Let’s start with Spiderman. I am not really a fan of the superheroes movies (Batman begins was an exception perhaps because it did not have any CGI -computer generated imaging- and because it had Christian Bale) but this one takes the cake. The basic premise was power corrupts and Spiderman let his powers go to his head. If you thought Marry Jane whined in the first two installments, you aint seen anything yet baby. She indulges in what can be called a ‘whine fest’. The villains were far cooler than the heroes and you wanted them to kill the Spiderman. Like any other super hero film, it ended on the good triumphing over bad … what a cliché.

Ocean’s 13 was another sequel but this one was better than Ocean’s 12. Matt Damon wore a prosthetic nose. If he was thinking that a prosthetic nose won Nicole Kidman an Oscar and he can win one too, he had another think coming. Kidman was a lonely woman who was divorced after a long marriage and got all sympathy votes. Damon is a happy family man and will need a lot more than prosthetic to win the bald guy.

Jhom Barabar Jhoom reiterates my belief that bad bois come with a huge babe magnet that stays switched on 24/7 coz there is no other explanation why a middle class uber sophisticated desi chick in UK who generally abhors all thing desi would fall for a shady character from Punjab who is as colorful as the meetha pan from PIDC with multicolor khopra. It also reiterates my conviction that women who swear with confidence are soooo cool. Just watch Lara Dutta calling everyone Harami and sooar and you will know what I mean. It also reconfirms the fascination of Indian film gurus with Pakistani girls as both the heroines are Pakistani.

The third installment of Pirates of the Caribbean was a major disappointment. Captain Barbossa returns from the dead, Will asks Elizabeth to marry him and Captain Jack Sparrow was his usual delightful self.

Now that the film I was downloading is with me, I am off to watch it, will let you know it turned out to be any decent.

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  • Pirates 3 wasn’t all that special. Too much time spent between cutting deals and Pirates being lawerly rather than Piratish. Action scenes and Johnny Depp still pretty good though.

    As for the Bollywood…my God. They have an obession with Hindu boy, Muslim girl stories, and now with the thawing of relations, it’s moved on to Hindu Indian boy, Muslim Pakistani girl. I’m sure if anyone conducted a study on these inter-community relationships you’d see that it’s almost always the other way around (at least from my personal experience from the Asian crowds at Uni).

    But they would not portray this because there is a simple power relationship between a man and a woman which goes into the sexual aspect, and is a metaphor for the civilizational aspect. Coupled to this, most kids take the faith of their father.

    JBJ takes it a step further – Preity Zinta’s character hates Pakistan, and the character portrayed by Lara Dutta is a prostitute.

  • LOL!…another good one from you, Taz.

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