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Can Anyone Tell Me What These Two Reviews Have In Common?

I almost forgot to go to work Wednesday then forgot to actually make sure the door was unlocked for the groups to get in. I've been pretty absent minded lately. That's of course including the leaving my cell phone charger at my parents while clearly "remembering" it was in my pocket...

After I unlocked the door and finished dinner, I finished finally finished reading a book from Christmas: The Town and the City by Jack Kerouac. As really most of his books, it's a fictionalized autobiography about the Martin family of Galloway, MA which anyone who spend one night in the area knows it's Lowell. Despite the fact that there wasn't really a centralized plot per se, there was many a scene or chapter that was interesting. But Josh, if it was so good, why'd it take you six months to read it? Well, I kept getting distracted by books my book group wanted to read and I didn't say it was good; I said it had it's moments. I got the sense while reading it that this was the type of book that tugged at the heartstrings and made people want to read it. I don't think I have it in me...

Do I need books with explosions, nameless fighting robots and dog humping? Nope. Case in point, I went to see Transformers 2 and really wasn't impressed. This movie was put out to sell toys to kids. When I was a kid, I didn't discuss testicles in everyday conversation and I didn't find dog humping jokes funny then either. The movie is Transformers. Optimus Prime, the Twins and Bumblebee were really the only ones to do anything in this movie. Ironhide and Arcee were little more than name dropped. Also, there was really more character development in the '80's cartoon.

To be fair, I did really love what they did with Soundwave and the Megatron/Starscream exchanges are always good. Oh and scenes like when Bumblebee caused the college whore to slam her head on the dash were good on principle. Also, I'd like to hump Megan Fox's leg as much as the next guy...

While I agree the typical movie critic dislikes the summer popcorn flick, to me, this movie didn't even meet those standards when compared to such movies as The Dark Knight and Iron Man and should be held accountable.


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