Friday, August 05, 2005

Because Jesus Told Me To Do It

"Let's get our Christ on, let's kick it Jesus-style!" --Pastor Skip, Saved

Has got to be the best excuse for premarital sex ever!

Must be up at a ridiculously early hour tomorrow, so I'll keep this brief. Work today was just getting ready for the art market we're putting on tomorrow. Yesterday I went to practice with the band and afterwards watched Shaun of the Dead, pretty good zombie comedy.

After work today I finally watched Saved after it had been sitting around for a few months. I didn't really know what to expect and was prepared for the worst, but it wasn't really all that bad, for a religious comedy. A satirical look at the problems faced by the youth of an extremely Christian town, thankfully seemed to push humanistic themes, typical to Hollywood, rather than hardline Christianity, which although quite prominent in the setting, was really just like a background fixture. Quite a laugh in some places too.

There were a number of clever devices used to set the tone of the world these kids lived. I noticed in one of the classroom scenes at the beginning of the film, there's a large poster on creationism taking up most of the back wall, then in the next shot, we see a big picture of George W. Bush grinning a cheesy smile behind the teacher. I found this interesting, as it was only this morning that I was reading some news about the brilliant Bush saying it might be a good idea to actually teach (un)intelligent design alongside evolution in the science classroom. Funny.

"Oh, it was great. I went roller-skating, water-skiing, kickboxing. The usual."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw shaun of the dead last night, what a coincidence

8/06/2005 11:10:00 am  

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