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avatar, the blind side and iron man 2

i just recently saw these movies and they were all pretty great, iron man 2 was rally funny but i don't have much to say about it.
i really liked the blind side it was funny but it made me cry (of course i cry at everything haha) its one of my new favorite movies
avatar was really cool i liked the graphics and in the end it also made me cry although i was not particularly fond of all of the destruction it just irritated me ..

Avatar camabar
05-10-10 14:51
If you say so.
Woo Avatar! Yeah, the destruction scene also made me very upset :(
Avatar swift
05-10-10 14:52
a sum of his things
avatar was soooooooooo fucking long. i watched it in 3d and that was the only thing i enjoyed about it *laughs*
Avatar cheyanne
05-10-10 18:06
Gabby's sister
haha yeah it was pretty long................................... lol
Avatar peena
05-10-10 21:45
Avatar ftw!!!
Avatar unfathomablej
05-10-10 22:16
scholar of China
If you like football, you ought to read the book. The Blind Side is written by Michael Lewis, a prolific sports - and recently, financial - journalist. Although his account does not really go far into depth in explaining the life and times of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family, it does give you an idea why Oher was seen as such a valuable athlete.

To get more in depth: Lewis explains the evolution of the left offensive tackle (hence the "blind side" name) as an adaptation to the growing athleticism of defensive tackles (e.g. Lawrence Taylor of the NY Giants, he was the corner stone of the Big Blue Wreckin' Crew). As the demand for OTs grew, colleges started to compete fiercely, sometimes using unscrupulous tactics. When Lewis examines cases of schools resorting to any mean to get an edge in the recruiting game, this is where the second half of the movie starts.

tl;dr Oher's story was one part success story (akin to a "white man's burden" story, but not really preachy) and one part controversial dramafest. Read the book if you want a more analytical account of the controversy.
Avatar cheyanne
05-11-10 15:32
Gabby's sister
oh thanks! i am not to much into the whole sports thing though, i really liked the movie because it was so touching how much she loved him and how she saved his life and intern he loved her and his new family.. but it was a real eye opener to how many people actually live like that and how many people don't have some one to save them or have the circumstances to save themselves.. the pursuit of happiness was another eye opener, and although my family is not rich or anything we basically live pay check to pay check i still have food on my plate at the end of the day were so many others don't and no human will EVER be able to change that, thats why (i'm not trying to get all preachy ) i find so much comfort in a promise that god made in the bible at Revelation 21:3-4 "3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” It gives me hope :D
Avatar unfathomablej
05-11-10 18:54
scholar of China
I haven't read the Bible, but I am reading the works of Mencius, a Chinese moralist under Confucius. He says (1a, 3) something similarly meaningful about why selfless care for those who have been deprived of important things (whether physical - a home and a bed to sleep in - or emotional - loving and able parents). To paraphrase:

"'If the king does not ignore the agricultural season , the grain will be more than can be eaten. If close mesh nets are not allowed to enter ponds, the fish will be more than can be consumed. If axes enter the hills and forests only at the proper season, the timber will be more than can be used. When the grain and fish are more than can be eaten, and there is more wood than can be used, this enables the people to nourish their living and mourn for their dead without major regrets. This condition, in which the people nourish their living and bury their dead without regret, is the way a king ought to behave... never has there been a king - whose state had old people who wore silk and ate meat, and young people who suffered neither from hunger nor cold - who did not attain royal dignity.'"
Avatar cheyanne
05-12-10 13:31
Gabby's sister
oh neat! thanks for sharing this!
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