This is part 3 of Scott Hall’s “WAYS TO ART” or “How to art” or How to Comic?”. The key is to optimize your procrastinating so that you will have more time to procrastinate. With a schedule of doing other things you’ll never have time to do the things that you should do and that keeps you on the straight and narrow and out of hell. Because idle hands lead to the devil’s work. And you don’t want to work with the DEVIL do you????
I just concluded a tough but rewarding journey through Breaking Bad. 5 seasons of Walter White and his wild meth adventures. It was not easy at times, episodes like the Fly, made me want to check out and the overall character dynamics sometimes angered me to a certifiable level, but I made it! All the way, 5 seasons and the conclusion. Overall, I loved the character of Walter White, usually. I felt though, maybe from expectations, many more opportunities for Walt to kick some science butt as it were. If the entire show had been as exciting as the last episode, or honestly, a TENTH as exciting I would have been more inclined to put this in my top five shows. But, with that, I enjoyed it, but it is not my favorite or even my top five really. I know I might be in the minority here, but there was some major slow areas that caused me much distress. It was like a roller coaster of excitement and boredom, instead of some grey. I got mostly bored with secondary characters that seemed only to exist to get to the last season. Good show and I was late getting to it, but I got there and now it’s over….on to Westworld I guess…..
Highlights: Anytime Walt used his brain and it worked
Cons: Anything with Walt’s family and when his brain power still led to constant losing. (till the end of course)
STAR TREK BEYOND
Well this was just okay I guess. I mean maybe it’s me but the first couple of things that pop out at me all revolve around Scotty, our once favorite nerd king, Simon Peg. These being the obsessive need to be as “Scotty” as possible. If they were trying to set new ground, does Scotty need to be so annoyingly stereotyped? Why not some bad ass Scottishness? Why does it just have to be an annoying accent. The other thing, was this accent was made even more apparent when Simon Pegg WROTE HIMSELF INTO EVERY SCENE!. Or it seamed like he was in every scene. And why introduce a new villain and BARELY develop a back story? Maybe I am becoming too spoiled or these movies are not trying hard enough, but the moment I saw the white Mortal Kombat girl’s ship, I knew that those aliens were once human. So the twist was no twist at all. Yes it had it’s action and things happening but I didn’t really care about those things. Main issue, crashing the god damn ship. Is that like a right of passage? Destroying the Enterprise? It seems to be cliche to the point of signalling the end of the franchise. I know one thing though, get me Simon Pegg’s agent.
What can be said about a franchise we begged for 30 years to have either a sequel or a remake of? It came up way short. It came up so short that they lost a lot of money on the whole deal. They banked on the new “women rule” marketing that has been going strong and that’s fine, but please, develop a good story when you use that modus operandi. The actresses the pulled, Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, did a great job with what they were provided. But, there is a new kind of comedy, not bad, but just more modern, of a straight faced silly answer type of creature now. Much like Step Brothers, Other Guys, and Brides Maids, they tried that same humor with this and it failed at many points. I just think the original had a chemistry that would be near impossible to replicate and writing like this was not going to pull it out of the muck. I didn’t really see a lot of “ghostbusting”, the only one they caught was immediately released and killed Bill Murray. Symbolic? Then following this they created a Ghostbusting/Punisher arsenal that apparently “busted” those ghosts in 300 style action scenes. I appreciate them bringing it back and even creating another idol for girls to look towards, but it would have been nice to have something a bit more….Ghostbustery?