As everyone knows there is a little sporting event going on at the moment called the Olympics. As a British person I dread the Olympics coming to London. Although many people saw it as a delight I saw it as train delays and London becoming even more manic than it was before the Olympics arrived in London. In fact Canary Wharf station has become an exit only station and they were predicting 2 hour queues to get into the station.
Saying that the Washington Post published an article about the opening ceremony on Friday calling it ‘boring’. Yeah cos the ceremony had no action in it at all? Mitt Romney rubbed Boris Johnson and David Cameron up the wrong way when he questioned if London was ready to host the Olympics. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was quoted as saying “Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the Olympics, and I think it’s clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world, and I think the world is not yet ready for Mitt Romney,” Gibbs also said that Romney’s remarks were “embarrassing for our country”.
Of course if you hold it in one of the most active and busiest cities in the world it’s going to get busy but I don’t see why London were so desperate to get the chance to host it. Did they not think ‘hold on London is so built and busy that this cause a small problem’. This small problem being the millions and millions of pounds it has cost and also the disruptions to public transport? People do still have to get to work y’know. It would have been easier if the main events had been held outside of London.
Another thing that annoys me about the Olympics is the BBC coverage just says ‘Olympics 2012’. It doesn’t divide it up into what event is being shown which would have made more sense to be honest. The merchandise has also started to be produced with endless pieces of merchandise you can purchase such as t-shirts, mugs etc.
There has been such hype over the fact that the Olympics are coming to London, although there have been so many empty seats. I think people have realised that you can watch the Olympics from the comfort of your own home without having to trek to London and pay for a seat.
You see it all the time in soaps. Children in soaps often start when they are quite young and they often grow up in the show. Although sometimes they want to speed up the ageing of the character in the show. Eastenders is a prime example of this. When the first actor who played Ben Mitchell the character was around 14 in 2010 and when he returned only a few months later he was replaced with another actor and suddenly he had aged about 3 years in the space of a few months and had also shot up. i get that getting a new actor is easier than having the same actor. It is often done when the shows writers and producers want that character to have more grown up storylines so they bring in an older actor so that the viewers don’t get outraged about the storyline.
If you haven’t heard the latest news about the TomKat saga, where have you been? Living under a stone most probably. It wasn’t really that much of a shock.
The rumour mill has been going into overdrive with reasons as to why Katie decided to end the marriage to Tom. One of the biggest reasons that has been put forward is of course Scientology. Tom apparently wanted Suri to be raised Scientology and Katie objected to her daughter being raised that way. The only reason this story has been given so much news coverage is that they are seen as one of the super-couples and of course us fame-obsessed mortals want to get all the gossip on their lives. In the New York Times 7 pages was dedicated to the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. In recent weeks it has come to light that Katie will have full custody of Suri although Tom will have visitation rights she will stay with her mother. So Cruise has chosen his relgiion over his own daughter? Nice one!
So One Direction are set to star in a 3D film about themselves next year. Why? Just why? I know why, because the producers know that the only people that will go and see will be teen girls that are absolutely obsessed with the band. The producer of the film is none other than Simon Cowell. Now as we all know Simon Cowell has a terrible taste in films. He was the ‘genius’ behind the absoluteky dreadful film ‘From Justin to Kelly’ where the winner and the runner up of the first American Idol ran round on a beach, sang songs, and failed at an attempt to create any chemistry. Anyone with two braincells can see that that film was a cheap, cynical, transparent money making scheme. Why does Simon Cowell feel the need to make films, he already has enough millions.
Remember when recycling your old clothes meant getting other family members hand-me-downs? Well that horror has been made a distant memory in the form of Reclaim To Wear. Don’t have any idea what it is? Well let me inform you about the concept. It takes the idea of reworking surplus material from the production of other clothing into something completly different and edgy.
Not all sequels are bad. It depends what kind of film we are talking about. Most of the horror sequels are just a quick way for the maker of films to get money and they already have a built in audience. People will go to see a sequel of film just because they have seen the first one and want to continue on the experience. Showing these sequels is not only a way of the film makers to make more money but the cinemas to make money especially if it’s in 3D.
The horror film seems to be the worst offender when it comes to really bad sequels. There are so many bad sequels I can’t name them all but here are a few of the worst offenders:
The cat is back
Top Cat movie is a rather low budget take on a classic series. Although the animation is good and proves that 2D animation isn’t dead yet after the rise on 3D films. This is the only good thing about this film, the jokes that are used have been recycled from the original series so it feels a bit ‘old hat’ in my opinion.
The storyline of the film is riddled with plot holes. I get that some TV or book series are able to be adapted but Top Cat is not one of these. It runs out of steam quite quickly. Transforming a 20 minute show into a 90 minute film means that often the story loses track. Although just because something is low budget doesn’t mean that it is bad such as Looney Tunes, they have their own charm about them. Some of the characters in the film appear in a scene, without any indication as to why they are there and then they disppear again without and indication to this.
In my opinion the writers of Top Cat wanted to make a film that had the same familiarity as the Garfield movies but this idea did not exactly work. I watched Top Cat when I was a child and loved the series, seeing it been made into a film has sort of ruined Top Cat for me. I’m sure that the film will find its fans, however, if you aren’t a fan of old cartoon series then I would advise that you do not watch this film or if you love Top Cat then this film may ruin Top Cat