1. Godzilla – I went into the new Godzilla with very low expectations. As long as it was better than the one from 1998 with Matthew Broderick I would be a very happy fan. Having said that, all the advertisements I have seen for the new movie kept getting my hopes up that America can finally make a good Godzilla movie. The film did have its faults, but it did not disappoint. I will say that the U.S. did seem to fatten up the monster, maybe he decided to eat at McDonalds a few times too often. There were other issues as well, but overall, I am extremely happy with the film.
I guess I will know how good I think it is when I see it again next week.
2. Green means go! – Coming to stop at a green light to make up your mind if you want to go left or straight is a bad plan, unless you are trying to get yourself killed. If you do not know where you are going, pull over. If you are unsure if you want to make the left or go straight, pull over. This is Maryland, even if you make a mistake, it is relatively easy to correct it and turn around. Waiting for someone to hit you, that is just stupid.
3. Paddington Bear – Leaving the theater today, I saw a movie poster for Paddington Bear. I am both excited and terrified that this is becoming a film, and from the looks of it, a live action film. Ironically, it was Godzilla that gave me hope. I have seen Hollywood ruin so many of my childhood memories by trying to make them into movies. Again, the 1998 Godzilla film is a perfect example. But with this current movie, it gives me hope that Hollywood won’t screw this up.
I remember the curious bear in a petticoat. I remember the red or black hat (depending on the bear). I loved that cartoon bear and I can remember watching it on PBS. I will see the movie when it is on TV, and hopefully it will be decent. Again, setting expectations low.