Sunday, March 12, 2006

Useless Super Power

Obviously flight, super strength, or invisibility are cool super-powers. But if I had to have a relatively useless self-serving one... THIS is what I would choose hands down.

7 comments:

Dr. S said...

I'm thinking that this must be from a little ways into the series, since at the beginning there's no explosion to cover up the switch from Diana to Wonder Woman. But yes, being able to pull off the whole graceful spin into a superhero would kick a lot of ass.

Anonymous said...

Happy Week Anniversary of the great and deserving CRASH taking Best Picture!

Unknown said...

Wow, Diana turned into Wonder Woman, like, 5 times in that video. Astonishing.

Unknown said...

p.s. Yes, Nathaniel, you ARE most definitely addicted to the net.

p.p.s. Yes, hi, my name's "kettle", what's your?

p.p.p.s. But I don't think I'm QUITE that bad yet, I only come on to look at other people's net projcts, I don't make them myself ; )

Unknown said...

Hey Nathaniel, I was just looking over your list of films seen this year, and I just noticed for the first time that you saw "Eating Out" and gave it a C-.

I rented it on netflix a while back (guilty pleasure) and still don't know what I thought of it. The whole thing is hopelessly tacky, but it does at least seem to know that about itself. It means well, I think. At seems to accomplish the little that it sets out to do. As bad low budget randy college comedies go, I guess it was alright. The 'phone scene' was pretty quality, for what it was (i.e. trashy semi-softcore porn). I dunno... at first I thought "you've gotta be kidding me, this is SO bad" but by the end I didn't really mind it so much... kind of how I felt about Bewitched (except that had no phone scene). I guess a C- would be about right... I'd feel churlish giving it a D.

NATHANIEL R said...

yep. that's exactly it. totally trashy but it knows what it is. so you have to get it that. but yeah, nothing i'd "recommend" as it were.

Unknown said...

Yeah I actually feel very similarly about Eating Out and Bewitched (oddly enough... but the way they both obnoxiously parody themselves until finally settling into a harmless and mildly amusing ending gave them a similar flavor, I thought).

Except that Bewitched clearly had the budget, the stars, and (given past work) the actual talent to be so much more than the utter mediocrity it was. And in this case trying hard but failing miserably was not more endearing than just going for something easy... plus it made like 60 million undeserved dollars, so I'm bitter at it. Plus, on a bus ride to NY and back (the same trip in which I saw Ben-Hur), they showed Bewitched BOTH TIMES and man, was I bored. Why do bad movies get all these post-theatrical run hookup opportunities like programmed viewings on buses and planes? They're BAD. Everyone knows it. Why make people keep watching them?

Seriously, if anyone has an answer, I'd like to know. Do they work these things out before the movies are ever released or what? Corporate Hollywood sucks.