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Random Thoughts Into The Weekend…

Last weekend we went and watched Spider-Man 3.  I thought this article explaining the overuse of coincidence in Spider-Man 3 was a fantastic article.  In a takeaway coincidence is in almost any tv show or movie. It has to be to make a story, but when there is TOO MANY coincidences it can distract from the story.  24 this season for the first time has over used coincidence.  Viewers will forgive some coincidences (example season 3 Kim Bauer working at CTU for example), but sometimes it’s just too much. Mostly the Bauer Family Drama storyline has hurt the overall quality of the season (Brother Bauer being evil was fine but Father Bauer being evil was just too much IMHO).  Regardless the Spider-Man article is a recommended read by vanlandw.com.  Also if you like this type of coincidence writing read the 24 Absurd-o-Meter posts over at the Daily Intelligencer.  Fantastic posts for 24 fans…also Dave Barry hysterically live blogs 24 as well.  All weekly reads after the episodes.

Regardless the next few weekends should be pretty crazy.  This weekend I’m leaving town Sunday for Mothers Day.  Next weekend is Payner’s Wedding.  The weather is getting much better and Grand Rapids inhabitants should be very happy.  Sadly with these trips and gas prices in Grand Rapids out of control I’m going to be spending hundreds of dollars on fuel.  Regardless the next few weeks should be pretty crazy I’m personally looking forward to many things.

Category: General


9 Responses

  1. hellokittn says:

    You should let your gato cart you around town. Gatos are good chauffeurs :-D

  2. Megan says:

    My driving:
    This weekend – A2
    Next weekend – Sault Ste Marie
    Following weekend – Grand Rapids
    I thought about adding all the money I will spend for gas, but I’d probably end up crying. BRB, buying a motorcycle.

  3. Vo says:

    not to put to fine a point on it, but when yo condense nearly 50 years of comics into 9 hours of movie, the coincidences are going to glare

  4. Jeff says:

    I think Vo just hit the nail on the head.

  5. vanlandw says:

    tell it too the guy who wrote the article i just found it interesting…and also they are going to keep making spider man movies i wouldn’t be suprised if they make 50 of them

  6. bergs says:

    They could have eliminated the coincidences by focusing on one — or even two — storylines/villains. Vanlandw: buy something new :-P

  7. hellokittn says:

    …like a widescreen.

    Buy popcorn too.


  8. vanlandw says:

    I love how my posts ALWAYS go off topic….

    if you want a visitor in the UK you shouldn’t be applying pressure to a tv purchase :-P

    the next thing I buy will prob be some books from amazon after the wedding when i get paid next and some ram.

  9. Vo says:

    The Venom part of the story was craptacular. At least in the comic Venom kills the Sandman.

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