Discussion in 'Atlantic Canada General' started by KitFist0, May 14, 2003.
What's the other half?
...or OPPM...take your pick
Yeah, a bit of everything. Oppm, school, friends, stuff.
Adam welcome to the dark side of the Force
Well I'm with Derek on his views. I have been studying media and have to do a lot about the effects of media on children, for my assignment I did a reserch study on the effects of wrestling on children. I had to give out lots of questionniares to local parents and read a lot of information from parent concern groups and other studies. I also asked the question to the promoter of FWA, a british wrestling association. Looking at all the theroies also, Icame to the conculsion that its not the fact that children watching wrestling makes them more violent but more down to the fact that some parents let them watch it when they are to young and don't really know what is going on in shows. Children do immitate wrestling moves, but then they immitate anything. It brings me to the point that kids are kids, they are violent, and they can be very nasty. Most of it is usually in play, but can get out of hand. I remember been a kid, the best games I played had violence in them. Why? Because it's simple throwback to the animal instincts. Children are learning, they are not sure of moral codes and it doesn't bother them, they need to be taught that by parents, and no one can blame media for parents been irresponsible or bad parents. Kids also need to be told about fantasy and reality, hence why it's always good for them to start on cartoons, as they get older they learn the difference better. Kids need to be nurtured into this learning, and when playing to violently they should be repremanded. I'm not saying that kids should be shown gratious sex and violence. The moral panics should be avoided, media isn't cause and effect, kids can tell the difference but will imitate their fav characters and will always be nasty!
Oh, and I saw Matrix Reloaded today. Not bad, alright I would say. Probably 6 or 7 out of 10. I think they put to much in for a larger audince, they overused bullet time and had to many stories going on. The first bit seemed slow and seemed to be setting a scene like the first film of a trilogy, wasn't needed. The sex scene/dance scene was pointless and in no way furthered the story or developed the characters. Some good scripting in the Zion bit though, and thought the rest. They dragged on fights to long, but it was great towards the end. Enjoyed the meeting of the arichtect, and the explenation of Neo's role was great
There's a site with a funny review of the Matrix Reloaded. But I probably can't link it because of *mild* swearing.
It's true - working with kids gives you a different perspective. My entire career involves working directly with middle school students.
Is unfairly judgeing people you don't know because they have different morals and values than you do, which is my biggest problem with religion.
Who said anything about religion? My grandmother is an atheist, and she has been annoyed for years at the sellout of sex. What was once private, intimate, and beautiful is now public, broadcasted, and commonplace. That actually bugs me more than the moral issues around it.
As far as the movie itself, I'll relay what Travis said in my own words, because he never posts anymore:
The Matrix was an underground, anti-pop culture movie. That is what made it popular. It stayed away from everything status quo, which made it unique. The Matrix: Reloaded totally abandoned that uniqueness, selling out to what our pop culture demands: sex, sex, and more sex.
Then again, i'm a teen who loves movies full of violence and/or sex.
And that "sex scene" sucked. it sucked alot.
I told you so.
If producers could learn to NOT put crappy pointless stuff in movies, I'd enjoy them much more.
And that "sex scene" sucked. it sucked alot.
Yeah, compared to American Pie scenes, they did.
Oh well, thank god for American Wedding.
They made another one?
i thought i had dreamt the commercial for "American Wedding". My friends didnt belive me the movie will exsist! hahaha i proved them wrong!
So I'm not the only one who sometimes thinks the dreamt stuff that really happened?
Yeah, there's another one. Jim marries the band camp geek.
It's rated "R" in the states which means it will be rated "AA" here in Canada. All the other ones were.
Right. And was it just me, or did Stiffler, uh, make it with a really old woman?
I only saw the first one.
No Atty, that was Finch. Finch made it with Stifler's mother.
Remember, he kept calling her "Stifler's Mom"?
no, no, no. in the add for the new movie, Stifler gets it on with a REALLY older lady. or maybe just in my dream version.
Don't tell me any spoilers!
And I've seen the trailer twice at the theatre...I don't remember seeing Stifler with an old lady.
Maybe it's Jim's grandmother.
yeah, im probably jst confused.
We shall see come August.