Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Acclaimed Thai action director Prachya Pinkaew helms this martial arts drama, which follows Zen (JeeJa Yanin), a young autistic woman who discovers that she has the uncanny ability to absorb precision fighting skills just by watching martial arts movies. When her cancer-ridden mother's creditors come calling, Zen attempts to settle the debts by standing up to a hardnosed gang of criminals who have wrongfully swindled money from her family.
Now that you know what netflix says the movie is about let me give my thoughts on the film.
Yes, it is about an autistic girl who's mother is dying form cancer and learns martial atrs by watching movies. But she does not know what she is doing when she is fighting the bad guys. She just knows that they have money that belongs to her mother and she will get it back from them. Then at the end she just wants to get her mother back from the bad guy and then to stop him from hurting her mother.
This was a good movie and I recommend it,especially if you like kung fu movies. I do not know what it sounded like dubbed but the subtitles where good and you needed them even when they spoke English since they had such strong accents you would not of been able to understand them anyway.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Card says he based these books on an epic poem he wrote and all i can think is that it was one big poem. He did say he added to it but still. There are six books now with a seventh still in the making.
The story is about Alvin Maker who is the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. If anyone knows their fairy tails, they know that the seventh son is very special and a seventh son of a seventh son is even more special. A great evil tried to stop the birth of Alvin because he is to change the world.
Also the books are an alternate history of America. It is kind of hard to explain it, but what i got from it was that witches did not get burned for practising witchcraft. Many of the people were actually sent to America from England because they were witchs. There are still holy people who look down on it but a person is not punished because of it. There are also wizards and one of the most famous was Benjamin Franklin.
Then the Indians have a different power then the whites which is showed in the second book. It is close to their beliefs with the worship of the nature. Napoleon is also in the second book with the ability to make people love him by touching them. He is sent to America to defeat the English.
So I recommend these books for people to read. I got so engrossed with the second book, that i could not get any work done while i listened to it yesterday. I have to wait for the other books until they are available to borrow from the library, which is probably a good thing or i will never get anything done.