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In Defense of Prometheus
The much-maligned Prometheus (2012) saw director Ridley Scott return to the Alien universe for the first time since its creation with Alien (1979). Before its release, there was a feeling amongst fans of the series that he would “right the ship” or recapture the frightening pedigree he had helped create. Unfortunately, Prometheus failed to that that in many fan’s eyes. I was not amongst them. I enjoyed the movie though I acknowledge its minor faults. Its detractors tend to disagree so, I thought I’d try a different tactic. Prometheus is a Christmas movie. Not just any Christmas move either, but an interpretation of the original Christmas story – The Nativity. You might be saying, ‘nah. Whatever Prometheus is, it ain’t that.’ Well, come along with me for a little trip and see if I can’t convince you.
The Video Game Method
In my article Best Books of 2017 (According to Me), I mentioned that I had a New Year’s resolution from a few years ago to read more books. I also mentioned that it was a challenge. I couldn’t find motivation in the traditional sense. So, I had to take a step back and figure out what the problem was. I enjoyed reading books, enjoyed the process of reading books, but found I did not enjoy picking up a new book once the first was done. In fact, I found that I would much rather spend my free time playing video games or watching movies. Mindless fun, flashing lights, bright colors and loud noises took over. There were achievements to unlock, online games to play, underage children to argue with over the interweb. How could a boring ole book contend with that? But that got me thinking: How do I overcome that? Well, instead of rejecting the tawdry appeal of the video game, why not embrace it?
4 Reasons Why 'Die Hard' Is Basically 'A Christmas Carol'
The Christmas season is a time for love and acceptance, for peace and joy, for gifts and gift-giving. It is a happy time that you are able to spend with the people you love when you can enjoy each other’s company somewhere cozy, sipping hot chocolate, and singing Christmas Carols. It is a time of relaxation, when you get to curl up with a holiday movie to watch mindless Christmas brainwashing with those who have gathered around you. However, there is an insidious secret debate that has been taking over Christmas, an all out, bloody war between loved ones, family members, friends, strangers, and Facebook creepers. A debate that has been raging since 1988: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?