I rewatched the film Trumbo, which depicted the life of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Here is a scene in which John Goodman goes berserk with a baseball bat in his hands. This pretty much sums up how I would feel if someone came between me and my writing.
I love the Eragon books with a complete passion. Unfortunately, I am completely disappointed in how the film adaptation was made. Fortunately, I spoke with Eragon’s author, Christopher Paolini, on GoodReads.com and he provided the name and email address of 20th Century Fox’s new CEO. Through this information, Eragon fans will express why Eragon should be remade. Mr. Paolini said that every fan’s voice counts. With this in mind, if any of you is a fan of the Eragon series and wish to see a better film adaptation, I strongly encourage you to contact the CEO of 20th Century Fox and express why Eragon deserves a remake. The CEO’s name is Stacey Snider and the email address Mr. Paolini gave me is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I saw Solo: A Star Wars Story and I was pleasantly surprised to see the return of a fan favorite, Darth Maul. It was revealed that during the reign of the Galactic Empire, Darth Maul was the head of the crime syndicate known as Crimson Dawn. During the Clone Wars, Darth Maul recruited multiple crime syndicates to form the Shadow Collective until his army was dismantled by Darth Sidious. Apparently, Darth Maul managed to salvage some degree of his criminal empire, but not enough to challenge Vader or Sidious. Darth Maul looked just as he did in Rebels, which meant that this took place between Revenge of the Sith and Rebels. To make Darth Maul’s reappearance even more of a treat, Ray Park reprised the physical role of Maul while Sam Witwer who voiced Maul in both Clone Wars and Rebels returned as the voice. I was also surprised to find that one of my favorite actresses, Emilia Clarke, was under Darth Maul’s thumb. This goes to show that it is easy to be enslaved by the dark side of the Force yet hard to break free even for a Mother of Dragons. Emilia Clarke showed skill in a martial art known as Teras Kasi, which is a martial art specifically made to counter armed Jedi. She learned this fighting style from Dryden Vos, second-in-command of Crimson Dawn. I think I know where they learned that martial art. Darth Maul was an infamous practitioner of Teras Kasi and was known to combine it with his lightsaber skills to make himself twice as deadly.
To celebrate the completion of my sign language class and to jump start my creative juices for my writing, I will binge watch the extended edition of both The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The reason for this is because whenever I write, I would do so while watching one of these films. I do this because the fantasy elements, music, battle scenes, and camaraderie among the characters helps me concentrate while writing. I have not written anything in months so if this does not resuscitate my imagination then nothing will. It always pleases me and my pit bulls whenever we visit Middle-Earth even if my pit bulls bark whenever they see either orcs or Nazgul.
I just saw Avengers: Infinity War and I finally got to see the omnipotence of the Infinity Gauntlet on the big screen! When all six Infinity Stones were combined into the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos had the power to wipe out half the universe’s population with just a snap of his fingers and defeated the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy with ease. This got me wondering what I would do if I wielded the Infinity Gauntlet’s omnipotence. Personally, I would do something similar to what Thanos did only instead of wiping out random people, I would wipe out everyone who is evil such as terrorists, dictators, corrupt politicians, dirty cops, school bullies, mobsters, drug dealers, arms dealers, human traffickers, thugs, loan sharks, murderers, rapists, abusive parents, and all other individuals like them. With every evil person wiped out instantly without the risk of collateral damage, I would give the world a chance to spend a generation or two without evil and they would know peace at last. In addition, I would end poverty, famine, war, and quite literally bring peace not only to Earth but to the entire universe. Also, I would eliminate pollution and turn every planet, moon, and planetoid in the universe into the thriving paradise with plants and animals aplenty. Once all that is done, then I will just toss the Gauntlet away and live a normal life. If I have any lingering doubts about my methods, then I will just use the Mind Stone to wipe out everyone’s (including mine) memories of my involvement. What about you? What would you do if you wielded the Infinity Gauntlet’s omnipotence?
When I saw the shark in The Meg trailer, I had a Percy Shelley moment. Percy Shelley famously wrote, “I am Ozymandias, king of kings! Look upon my works ye mighty and despair!” With Megalodon, I went, “I am Megalodon, shark of sharks! Look upon my works ye mighty and despair!” Megalodon was truly the shark of sharks and I think this remade quote from Percy Shelley fits it like a slipper.
The trailer for The Meg is finally out! I have been waiting for this for a long time because I am a huge fan of the original book. If you are afraid of sharks, then Megalodon will give you a nervous breakdown because it is Jaws on a $#!% load of steroids! I look forward to this film and see the mightiest shark that every lived rise from the tempest!