The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The story line is completely ridiculous. A new born baby that should be about 85 years old, grows back into an infant over the course of his life. The older he gets, the younger he gets.

Inconceivable.

The idea of an 75 year old falling in love with a 10 year old. Disgusting. The thought produces such malcontent inside me, I want to vomit.

I love Benjamin Button. It was enthralling. It was mind boggling. But most of all, it was sincere in its simplicity. It didn’t ask you to understand exactly how it worked. BB just shows you that it happened, and you can choose to accept it, or you cannot. However, if you don’t, then I imagine it was very hard to get into.

Now, I must say that I’m probably the worst person to give movie reviews because I never know quite what to say without giving the whole thing away, regardless of what a viewer might have grasped from the trailer. I detest telling the details of a movie, especially one I liked. I find with this movie, I constantly want to tell everyone everything about it though.

Like the man who was….

Or the woman who found the courage to….

And that time, when he… and…

You see my point? I’m quite awful at this.

Brad Pitt was very convincing as and old child-man, and a man-child. Not to mention, exquisite to look at, but I found that I cared so much more for his soul than his face.

Cate Blanchett has definitely never been my favorite, but her character was so feisty and driven. And when her drive was taken away, she didn’t let it hold her back. She was brilliant in this movie.

The only real issue I had with it, was the story book way it was told, and the release of happily ever death.

Its definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen all year.

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Snowzilla’s Triumphant Return!

Over at ADN, they have a whole section dedicated to the snowman. Current stories include Snowzilla’s Army, The Seven Wonders of Anchorage, and The City’s Response to Snowzilla. Very interesting.

I get the man has a pigsty for a yard. I get that the street is small, and the snowman collect a lot of traffic. I won’t lie; I was there on Christmas, and nearly backed into a friend while trying to pull away.

But its a giant snowman. The novelty of it is unending. So unless the city wants to put it in the middle of the parkstrip (which is fabulous idea) they need to let it go. Its only for a couple of months a year. We don’t live in constant ice and snow, for serious!

ETA: Snowzilla.org has also sprung up in the last week to support the owner with his eventual legal fees. Check it out.

Too Old

I think people having babies should be stopped. Everyone is always talking about our carbon footprints by driving around, and making waste, and blah blah blah, we’re all gonna die because we’re making the world too hot. Thing is, if people stopped having babies, and the rate of death stayed steady for a good deacade or two, we would probably be just fine. And then the current generation could start repopulating, and maybe the world would be saved.

Answer to global warming. Stop having babies.

Or, we can be selfish like this woman.