Saturday, October 11, 2008

Girl Power

Sci-Fi action movies are great and all, but there is always something that makes them better: a woman playing the lead role.

Three of my favorite movies of all time are the Resident Evil films with Milla Jovovich playing the main character Alice. I have trouble believing those movies would have been good without her. That may be a stretch, but she played Alice perfectly.

She seems to be stuck in that genre now. The "a virus breaks free, setting humans against mutants/zombies while she's stuck in the middle and trying to save humanity," genre. Not that there is anything wrong with that. She does them well.

Ultraviolet was kind of like the Resident Evil movies, but at the same time, vastly different. Again, she played Violet very well. I don't know who else could have fit that role the way she did. What's cool about her doing all these movies is that she does all the action herself. She learns the choreography, jumps around, shoots guns, all that stuff. In an interview on the Resident Evil 3: Extinction DVD, she says it's her favorite part of doing the movies.

Why did I make this post? Mainly because I just watched Ultraviolet again today and I saw it as an excuse to post pictures of her and talk about how hot she is. There really is no other reason. So one more time just for the hell of it:

She is one of the sexiest girls you will ever see in an action movie. There have been others who came close, like Kate Beckinsale in Underworld, or Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux (which sucked, by the way), but neither can touch Milla in my opinion. There is something about her that says she was made for this type of thing. To be honest, I don't know what MTV was thinking when they put Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux. That movie had Milla written all over it. But in a way, it wasn't good enough for Milla either. What she does is good, and Aeon Flux could have never been good.

She isn't perfect though. There is one thing she doesn't look good doing. Being pregnant:

Just kidding. She's still beautiful, just not as.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What Is This Country Coming To?

Like I said before, I don't follow politics. I don't want to say it's boring, but it's boring, and most of the time, I don't understand what they are talking about.

But this I understand:

Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal response in times of emergency. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in Iraq, but now the unit is training for domestic operations. The unit will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command. The Army Times reports this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to Northern Command. The paper says the Army unit may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control. The soldiers are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.

Well, at first I didn't understand it. Why would we need an active unit "to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds?" In the short time I've been on this planet, I can't remember anything taking place that required an active duty Army unit to keep things under control.

But then there was all of this in response to the federal bail-out package for the economy:

Representative Brad Sherman Martial Law

Brad Sherman and Martial Law Again (The fact that it's on the Alex Jones show makes it lose some of its credibility to me. He thinks George Bush carried out 9/11.)

To top it off, there is now talk of postponing the election.

Now it all makes sense. If the elections are postponed, we are going to need Martial Law to be instated because people are going to flip out. An active duty Army unit will be required to maintain control.

I can't imagine American troops firing on their own countrymen, but I can totally picture countrymen firing on American troops, and American troops returning the fire. So, if you see an Army unit in the streets, do not shoot them. Meet them in the middle with a case of beer and some good American food and try to keep things from getting any worse.

Hopefully we won't have to deal with any of this.