Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.
the best headline i’ve ever read.
yes. apparently a kid was screaming in line behind him about wanting pie, so he bought every single one. 23 pies. then slowly ate them as he stared at the kid and kid’s mom.
This is amazing
They’ve got civilians trapped.
I love that while the avengers fought the aliens you also see them helping to evacuate people so they are safe. It’s not just fighting, it’s rescue as well.
Sorry I couldn’t hear you over the sound of Jeremy Renner’s gun show
I’m hiding naked in my closet because there are mattress delivery men in my bedroom and no one thought to tell me so I was just doing my naked thing after my shower and then I was very unceremoniously shoved into my closet and I don’t know how long I have to be here I don’t have snacks or anything
update: I found a chocolate bar on my shelf but also my phone battery is at 20% I feel like bear grylls
don’t you have clothes in your closet
i was labelling stuff today and this lady scoffed at me and i was like hi and she was like writing with ur left hand is immoral. its 2014 and someone actually said that to my face
Writing with ur left hand is fine but having a URL like that is definitely not
i can’t even argue w that tbh
Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC (via thelittlephilosopher)
BC. … B.C.
Disclaimer: I am not a profession film anything. Do not expect this to be technical, philosophical, or even necessarily coherent. Spoiler warning.
First off, I loved that the science wasn’t awful. By which I mean, it didn’t make me want to smash my head against anything. Sure, the basic premise was that nonsensical “we use only 10% of our brain” crap. But—and I’m speaking as a psych major here—that is so wrong, and so overused, that for me it’s passed beyond pet peeve and is just kind of amusing. There was also a bit implying humans are a top of our evolutionary chain, not a weird distaff failure-that-somehow-made-it, but again, so common it’s almost not worth mentioning. On the positive side, they did show Lucy needing to consume greater amounts of calories/energy to keep up with her expanding brain capacity, which made me happy.
I loved Scarlett Johansson. That should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever met me, but I loved her performance. She was human when she needed to be, and she lost humanity as the premise called for it.
I loved that her supercomputer self looked like something that would decorate a Sailor Moon villain’s foyer. That’s not sarcastic. I seriously love the spikes and the black-red color that, at least to me, implied it was being build out of her own blood and iron when they could have easily given Our Protagonist something less “evil” looking.
I love how unique it felt. And part of it, I honestly think, stemmed from having a female lead. I loved that it wasn’t just a shoot-em-up film. I loved that, after she’s been kidnapped and had drugs inserted in her, Lucy did not follow the typical (male) action lead role and seek revenge. Yes, she does hunt down the person who did it to her, but aside from stabbing the guy’s hands, she had a deliberate purpose: to locate the other three mules. She could have easy been searching for a way to extend her life—the drug enhanced her, but she was burning through herself quickly—but instead she merely wanted the rest of the drug to survive to meet her goal.
Finally, I love her goal. Lucy could have been after revenge. She could have been after survival. You could have made solid movies out of that. Instead, it’s about her trying to live just long enough to pass on the knowledge she’s gaining by (sigh) accessing 100% of her cerebral potential.
And that is what makes it particularly special to me.
The movie isn’t perfect; no movie is. I could list its flaws, but I’m sure someone else already has. In my opinion: Go see it! Spend money on it! At the very least, it will lend some weight to the idea of a Black Widow movie being successful in the only way movie studios seem to understand: by making money.