Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review on I am Number Four

Movie: I Am Number Four
Main Actor: Alex Pettyfer

When I saw the preview for this I did want to go to the theater to see it, but for some reason I don't remember I didn't go see it. Needless to say it came out on dvd, but I didn't buy it...anywho I rented it from the blockbuster kiosk. I loved it.

Synopsis: John is an extraordinary teen, masking his identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already died...he is number four.

My Take: John (Pettyfer) is trying to pass an an ordinary teen though he's far from normal. After usffering from a searing new scar, John is back on the run because the scar's appearance in witnessed. After moving to a new town, he finds love and also must escape the hands of the creatures hunting him.

The Review: For some reason, I did not originally like Alex Pettyfer. I don't know, I think I heard he was a racist or something (that's not true by the way) and I just didn't want to see any movie he was in. Anyway, after assuming the claims weren't true (How am I suppose to know I don't know him personally) I watched I Am Number Four. 
It was enjoyable. Pettyfer is swoon worthy and played his part well. I didn't quite understand what he was suffering from in the beginning but once I figured it out I began to enjoy it.I understood his purpose on Earth and I must say, if all aliens look like him and number six, humans definitely suck as a race (joking). John's (Pettyfer) uncle is a homey type alien (LOL). I felt the love he had for his nephew with all the protective measures he took in trying to keep them incognito.
One thing I didn't like about the movie is the fact that John fell in love so quickly with the female lead (one of the girls from Glee). It seemed a bit random when he suddenly declared his love for her.
I thoroughly enjoyed Number six. I don't think they ever actually told us her name. She was badass. (Excuse the language). When she blew up John's house and the fire engulfed her, I think that was my favorite part of the movie. 

Okay, so at the end of the movie, they kid of hinted that there might be more of the numbers. I'm not sure how that's possible exactly. Considering they have to be killed in order, I'm not sure how they're going to pull this off when they have to be killed in order. I wouldn't want them to kill Alex Pettyfer, that wouldn't make me watch the other movies.

I've rate the movie perhaps a 7.8/10


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review on Greek

So, I've definitely been gone for a long time and I'm happy to be back. I'm probably going to be posting perhaps two or three times a day to make up for lost time. Today, I'm starting off with a review on the tv show Greek. Since I recently opened a netflix account, I've been taking full advantage of it.

I'd seen the show on ABC before, but I think it was in the later seasons and I didn't want to come into a show where it'd already begun. Thanks to Netflix, I've watched the last 6 seasons, season six being the last one. Now let's get started.

My Take: Rusty Cartright is a freshman in college who has a popular sister on campus, Casey Cartright, who is a junior and a member of the sorority ZBZ. 

The Review: I enjoyed the show. Since I've never been a part of a sorority then this was an interesting take on the whole Greek system. If this is how the frat houses truly are, I'm surprised. Of course I expected the partying, underage drinking, and such, but what they showed me on the show made it believable.
Let's take Casey for example. When we're introduced to her, she's talking to the sisters of her sorority. They began to talk about Ashleigh's outfit (I wouldn't have known half of that until they said it.) Now, immediately I knew the ZBZ's were liars considering how they were going to go about getting their pledges. Now, the next time we see her, she's talking to a half naked bloke in a bar called Dopler's (I actually know the name considering they spend a lot of time there). I immediately liked Cappie. I thought he was funny, and charming--in a drunkish kind of way--Of course he wasn't half bad to look at too.
Evan on the other hand did not rub me the right way. He just didn't seem like the right guy for Casey. Considering he cheats on her with that annoying Rebecca girl...ugh, enough said.

Enough about them, let's talk about Rusty. The main story revolves around Rusty and how he's dealing with Rush and college. (Well at least the first season). He's soooo adorable. Though his sister doubts him, Rusty decides to rush a fraternity. While doing so, he just happens to stumble across his sister's boyfriend (Evan) making out with a chick (Rebecca). Put two and two together.

Greek is such a complicated show that it would take forever to fully describe everything that happens in this show. They juggle so many things in it that if I told one thing, it would give away the story. It was well written otherwise and I enjoyed all the seasons, except for the last episode. That one sucked because of the ending. Butttttttt, I encourage everyone to watch it.

Go Kappa Tau!!!


Monday, June 6, 2011

What is your inspiration?

So lately I've been doing a lot of revising on my other projects besides Athena's Medallion. For some reason, I just couldn't look at that manuscript. I guess you could say I lost the drive and love that I had for it.
Of Course I've been working on it for about two years now, so getting tired of it was inevitable, but I didn't think I would hate the sight of it. So I threw all the pages into a pile in a corner of my work room and refused to look at it.
When I began Athena's Medallion, all of my characters were shadows in my subconscious. I could see them, but not clearly, like they were shades of themselves. There are two characters in my novel that I could see clearly. Aiden and Hemera. Hemera was easy for me because I could relate to her and everything she went through.

But then there's Aiden. He is the most difficult character that I've ever deal with. Perhaps because he's a part of me. You might hear some authors explain to their readers that their characters speak to them. It's true. Aiden tells me what to write for his part, majority of the time I get it wrong, which causes us to fight, but I try to get it as best as I can.

Over the past couple of weeks, Aiden and I have been fighting (nonstop, do I sound crazy yet?). We don't agree on things that I think should be changed (yep, definitely crazy). So I blocked him out and officially ended up with writer's block.

I was at a loss until perhaps two days ago when I browsed the net looking for pictures. Then suddenly, it popped out of nowhere. A picture. THE PICTURE. I finally found a person in this entire world that reminds me of Aiden. He practically looks just like him. In that one moment, I was inspired to continue writing Aiden's story.

My inspiration came from a picture. One picture gave me the boost to continue with a goal that I've had since the golden ages. Aiden and I are back on speaking terms and now I'm doing more writing than I have in a while.

Is there anything that has inspired you to continue something you love??? Please give me your thoughts and opinions.