Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Most Amazing Guy in the World, starring Will Smith

What is it about Will Smith and generally big-budget Hollywood movies where the main character (played by Will Smith) either has a supernatural power that he uses to help people, is an amazing guy that everyone loves and does amazing things, is some sort of hero, or all of these rolled up into one. Recently, it's been the latter. I mean, I like Will Smith. That's the problem. How could I not like Will Smith? Every role he's in requires me to like him. Every film he chooses to star in must portray him in a very positive manner, or so it seems. His rap music is more positive than a Jonas Brothers album. He never seems to have any real substance, even in this new movie Seven Pounds. Again, another movie where Will Smith plays a great guy who changes peoples' lives for the better. Do you see the pattern here?

What's to say here? Should I be ragging on a seemingly nice person who just likes to star in movies that help boost his ego? Does it matter that he never plays a character that challenges the audience to like him? Or a character that's... a bad guy?

It was fun while it lasted, but ever since "I Am Legend" I'm starting to grow tired of Will Smith's act. I actually thought the Pursuit of Happyness was a good movie, but it's been downhill since then for me. Hancock was just awful and so was Legend. Now, with his new movie Seven Pounds, I have now started to realize the game he's been playing on all of us. He's brainwashing us into believing he's the greatest, nicest person in the world! Ok, maybe not. Or, at least not intentionally. Like Jerry Seinfeld would say, he's too... good. Kill somebody, for crying out loud! Murder someone in cold blood or something. Do something that will shock me, Will Smith. Stop this act. I'm growing tired of it and eventually other people will grow tired of it too. Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise eventually had to switch it up, you're gonna have to do it too. In fact, Denzel and Cruise's roles in "Training Day" and "Collateral" (respectively) are probably their strongest performances.

I just think "Seven Pounds" is going overboard, but then again, "I Am Legend" wasn't? I think killing yourself to save the human race is up there. You can't die without it affecting the whole world in a positive way, huh? Must you be the martyr? Can't you just be a nasty son of a bitch? I'm only saying this because I like you, Will Smith. And please, PLEASE, stop your son from being in a remake of "The Karate Kid." Most importantly, stay the hell away from "Oldboy." I want you to be a bad guy or a guy who challenges the audience, but let's take baby steps. We all know you'll drastically change the script so that the main guy never winds up cutting off his tongue or sleeping with his daughter. I know you too well. Either way, it'd be too disturbing to see you in a role like that. Just stay away from that. Thanks.


Monday, December 15, 2008

A Multitude of Subjects

So, George W. Bush gets shoes thrown at him? That's pretty hilarious. I love his reaction after the first shoe was thrown at him. He has some pretty good reflex skills, I'll tell you that much. I was impressed, I must admit. If that's going to be the biggest newstory regarding Bush before he leaves office, what a perfect way to go out... to have shoes thrown at you. Godspeed, President Bush.

I got an internship for next semester right here in State College, PA. I'll be taking classes and interning so that could be a daunting task, but I think I can handle it. I actually think it'll benefit me because it'll force me to use my free time for more productive things. Problem I've had in the past in college is that I'd have so much free time that I'd always use it to procrastinate and do all my work at the last minute. At least having more priorities next semester will structure my time out a little more. I'll have less time to goof around which will force me to do my schoolwork. I think it could be a good way for me to go out. I just hope that I can end things on a positive note, a good GPA is what I'm looking for. I think that's what everyone looks for so that's a pretty meaningless comment on my end.

I guess I'm looking forward to Christmas. I should be more excited about it, but I'm kinda indifferent. I'm sure I'll be more excited when we get right to it. I don't know what's wrong with me, I should be excited. I'm just not. It's not that I don't care, I'm just not feeling any overwhelming excitement. I guess one thing is that I feel bad that I have so little money to spend on presents. I'm not gonna be able to give much on that end. But I don't expect much in return either, so it's all good. If I could have more money, that'll be fine for me. I don't need anything else right now. So, what I'm trying to say is, give me money, please.

I can tell you that I'm definitely more optimistic about next semester now than earlier in this week. It's gonna be sad since it'll be my last semester, but I'm confident it'll be my strongest semester. Part of me feels the need to end things right, another part of me just doesn't want it to end at all. But, if it has to end, I might as well try to leave with as little regrets as possible. I mean, there'll be regrets that I can't change, but I'm past that. I hope for some decent grades from this semester, nothing that puts my GPA too much down. Then, I can end my PSU years on a good note. That's what I hope to accomplish within the next six months. What'll happen after that, who knows? This internship definitely makes me breathe in a sigh of relief though. I needed that breath.