I feel punk–don’t have any motivation or energy and tiny creatures are running around in my chest wearing golf cleats. We both picked up a virus on our trip. So other than picking a half gallon of cherry tomatoes (the ripe ones that haven’t split from all the rain we’ve had lately) I’ve not hit a lick at a snake (and didn’t find yesterday’s where I’d hoped he would be taking it easy. I was packing The Shovel of Death.)
I found this site that says it offers current blockbuster movies. And it does. Sort of. Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry was conned into taking a movie camera into the theatre to make a bootleg film.
This one (Expendibles 2010) –to call it an action movie would be an understatement. Vintage Stallone who both directed and starred in it (with brief appearances by The Arnold and Bruce Willis.) Dolph Lundgren was both friend and foe to the Stallone character–lundgren, Rocky’s Soviet opponent in Rocky IV, here called “Shooter” which was the name of his 1995 film.
I was suspicious when the sound seemed muffled–as if recorded some distance from the sound source. But the tip-off was at the only humorous scene in the film. It was shocking to hear the audience laugh. Then you saw the silhouette of somebody in the seats getting up to go for popcorn walking in profile between the camera and the screen.
The ostensible spanish in this South American banana republic setting was rendered in Cyrillic text in the subtitles. The audience from the profiles of popcorn goers seemed Chinese. It was an experience. Bedlam and blood. Explosions. High speed chases. The heroine gets water-boarded. Surprisingly, none of the good guys in the movie suffered permanent hearing loss, though probably most of those in the theatre did.
Interesting cast. Too bad the whole thing was so noir (some quality losses in the hand held version to boot) that it was impossible in the mayhem to tell who was who or who said what. But for free and in lieu of actually doing something this morning while I’m puny, it wasn’t bad.
Good time to get ill: I have my regular annual physical–the first since 2007–tomorrow. Maybe the doc will order more bootleg video. Made me feel better this time–or at least took my mind off my queasiness.