Among other things, I’ve been catching up on movies lately, movies I’ve wanted to see but either couldn’t get or didn’t know about. There’s so many. Can you believe I’ve just now seen Better Luck Tomorrow and The Overture? Should I mention the Korean series like Full House, Stairway to Heaven and Love to Kill? Avoid that last one, it’s seriously depressing. Stairway to Heaven was just plain annoying then depressing. Full House was a definite winner. Better Luck Tomorrow made me raise eyebrows and go eh?. I’m all for busting stereotypes, but must we go to extremes?
What can I say? It’s refreshing to see Asians on my television screen outside the usual American mainstream, stereotyped framework. I’ll watch bad films made by Asians about other Asians not being too picky at this point. That will probably set in later. Besides, it’s different somehow. I even watched part of a Chinese series dubbed in Vietnamese (can’t remember the name), complete with Bruce Lee-like screaming, clang, ching-ching dubbed sword fights and didn’t flinch much. I finally had to stop though because my ears started ringing.
Currently, I have 2046 on hold at the library with a few more yet to arrive. Ahhh, I love inter-library borrowing.
Oh yes, then there was this one snippet of a video. Several people have emailed it to me but I wasn’t sure exactly how to respond. I could rant but it’s really not worthy of a rant because it’s just so ridiculous. Besides, Bryan beat me to the punch and I think his response is noteworthy. It made me laugh anyway because “monkeys” is exactly what came to mind when I saw the Jump Rope for Jesus video. I was just too embarrassed to say it.
By themselves, I think the kids are great but in that particular context, all I could think to say was, “Gah, people! Wtf?!”