Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bloody Good Mary

On the 4th of July, we brought Ethan over to his abuela's house in Oakdale and then went out for some couple-time in Modesto. We stopped at the Olive Garden to have their delicious Bloody Mary...

Joel BMary 07-04-10 (Medium)

... and then went over to Galaxy Theatre in Riverbank to watch The Last Airbender in 3D. Great movie, with a lot of old school kung fu, an interesting story, and some characters that you can genuinely care about. I'm looking forward to seeing the next show in the series, and hope that M. Night Shyamalan can keep up the standards. The only thing that struck me as odd was that the primary characters are played by white actors, which is strange when the movie is based on an Asian series that is very popular and features Asian characters. Why "whiten" them? Don't we have enough gifted Asian actors around to fill the parts? Is it that they were trying to appeal to a Western/American audience and so felt the need to make the characters appear more Caucasian, more familiar? Hmm... not sure what the reason, but it is one of the only aspects of the film that I can find fault with so far.

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