And we're back!
Started by Eddie Teach, March 06, 2011, 09:29:27 AM
Quote from: Ed Anger on March 06, 2011, 10:18:20 AMAnyways, been watching season 1 of Community. I missed way too many episodes last season.
Quote from: Drakken on March 08, 2011, 08:06:49 AMWas surprised by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Thought it would be inane hipster crap, and it was. However the main characters were surprisingly attaching... for hipsters, at least. Except Ramona.Micheal Cera's voice is godawfully annoying, though.
Quote from: Viking on March 09, 2011, 02:00:43 PMRead the book, it's miles better. The movie is a waste of time. The entire purpose of the entire story is Ramona's coolness. Add to that, why the hell would the uncool Ramona of the movie even look twice at michael cera?
Quote from: Drakken on March 09, 2011, 02:25:05 PMQuote from: Viking on March 09, 2011, 02:00:43 PMRead the book, it's miles better. The movie is a waste of time. The entire purpose of the entire story is Ramona's coolness. Add to that, why the hell would the uncool Ramona of the movie even look twice at michael cera?It's on my list. Do you know if there are any talks about O'Malley making more of this stuff?Personally, I didn't give a hoot about Ramona in the movie, she seemed like a nothing character to me (but not as bad as the sociopath Bella Swan in Twilight). I rooted for Kim Pine much, much more.
Quote from: Tyr on March 10, 2011, 05:51:30 AMThe only bad point that got me was the skipping forward in the second half- so he's escaping the prison camp, OK...but then the next time we see him he's a servant for the Rouge men in the camp? No mention of recapture and how instead of being punished he's suddenly got a plum job.
Quote from: Drakken on March 10, 2011, 10:55:15 AMIIRC Pran got lucky that he met a Khmer Rouge official that was older and more weary than the others, and so could see him of some use rather than plain murder him on sight. Also, he got no order from Angkor to be "sent to reeducation", and Pran was good at playing the illiterate peasant that attempted to flee the chaos. Remember that the Khmer Rouge, at least the Old Guard ones, prefered working them to death rather than just stab them with bamboos. Most murders committed by the Khmer Rouge were made by endoctrined teenagers or young adults, that had grown to be total psychopaths by the regime and were used or recruted as cannon fodder, sentinels or gaolers. You see this in the movie, when the Khmer Rouge official that protected Pran got ignominiously shot by younger officers when he tries to intervene.
Quote from: Tyr on March 10, 2011, 03:10:18 PMReally weird with the kids being in charge. I need to read more on that.
QuoteHardened young cadres, many little more than twelve years of age, were enthusiastic accomplices in some of the regime's worst atrocities. Sihanouk, who was kept under virtual house arrest in Phnom Penh between 1976 and 1978, wrote in War and Hope that his youthful guards, having been separated from their families and given a thorough indoctrination, were encouraged to play cruel games involving the torture of animals. Having lost parents, siblings, and friends in the war and lacking the Buddhist values of their elders, the Khmer Rouge youth also lacked the inhibitions that would have dampened their zeal for revolutionary terror.
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