Yesterday was a strange viewing experience for me. DKC was working, so I took the time to catch up on a film that had been loaned to me a while ago: Hard Times. Charles Bronson movie, where he’s basically a street fighter who fights for money. He fights a lot and does cool things. So your standard action fighting movie, really. I enjoyed the film a lot, though–some very nice sequences. I wonder if anyone’s done a study on the escalation of violence in action/fighting movies. For example, both this one and Ong Bak have a scene right at the beginning where an apparently really tough fighter is floored by one punch of the protagonist. How often has that happened in movies? What was the first one? Where did it go from there? Is there a usual pattern these sort of things follow? I imagine there’s an academic paper waiting to be written there, if any of you are really dying for a cool paper topic. 🙂 Maybe one day I’ll start doing that sort of thing again–who knows? Three stars for the film, by the way.
So I went from that, to . . . So You Think You Can Dance? Why was I watching this show? Well, it’s because my sister had talked it up so much. She now owes me two hours of my life back, although she swears it gets better later on, once the first round of cuts is over. Maybe. Maybe. But I still should have just watched the latest Mythbusters I had DVRed instead. Oh well. Live and learn.