“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about, websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).
It started building to boiling point in the fall of last year. “It” being my ire, just to avoid any misunderstandings.
Well, at least this is when I started hearing of the remake of [True Grit]. For the original one starred [John Wayne], and one should not mess with perfection. Besides, the original also had [Glen Campbell], and he should be allowed to rest in peace.
What was that? He’s not dead yet? Okay, if you insist.
The final two straws (that fueled the fire enough to cause my ire to boil over) were [NBC’s The Cape] and [Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet]. For both border on sacrilege.
If you have not seen The Cape yet, don’t bother. That is, unless you do not mind watching an insipidly cheap remake of [Batman].
No, you do not have to take my word on it. For below is the official trailer for the series, and if you are the mood for some more bile, you can watch the pilot episode online [here].
Link: [On YouTube]
In all fairness, I was actually looking forward to The Cape. For I heard that it had great potential, and I almost made it through the first episode.
By the way, did you happen to notice that much of the time [The Cape] is not wearing a mask—not even out in public? Considering the fact that his face has been shown on every news outlet in the area for days, don’t you think that this might hamper his efforts to hide his true identity from his enemies? Hence, the main reason why I almost made it through the first episode.
Ah yes, details. It is said that the devil is in them, and this is truly telling. For what is being said is that it is the details that define what is really going on, which is something that appears to not matter all that much anymore.
Alas, I hear echoes of my father when I say "stuff" like that. For one of his favorite mantras was that anything worth doing is worth doing right, which is evidently Greek to far too many in the entertainment industry these days.
Case in point: Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet. For it is set as a comedy while the “comic” book character is about as serious as one can be.
Link: [On YouTube]
Okay, if I had bowl full of [Maui Wowie] and a couple of fifths of [Jack Daniels], I would probably think that the movie was a blast. For if anything, it would help make me forget the character’s [former glory], but since I spend my waking hours these days disgustingly sober, all I have is my ire.
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P.S.: Just in case you may think that I have become just another cranky old fart, I was doing some channel surfing a few minutes ago, and I was delighted to see two episodes of [Stargate Atlantis] on our local [ABC] affiliate, [KSPR]. My delight did not last long, however. For when I went to see which episodes they were, the first one was [The Kindred, Part 1] and the second one was [Harmony].
Um, did you happen to notice that the first episode there was the first part of a two-parter? Subsequently, wouldn’t it make sense to put both parts on back-to-back in a situation like that? Details.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear you mumbling, and yes, our Heavenly Father truly is in FULL control of ALL that happens. Therefore, all of this moronic behavior may not be the fault of those who fail to recognition the significance of details as they go about their business.
To be perfectly honest about it, I am fairly comfortable with being a hypocrite at this very moment. For my ire needs to be vented, and I want a target to hit! That is, other than the Lord God Almighty, of course. For He is a much better shot than I am.