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Sometimes Movies Merely Serve to Illustrate Reality

On Bourne Legacy: “Gilroy then began work on a treatment for the project even as he outlined a blueprint for where the story might go after The Bourne Legacy… He looked most particularly at the secretive U.S. government agency known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) that is hard at work trying to figure out how to make better soldiers. DARPA and its intelligence counterpart, IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), fund many research programs with the objective of enhancing the cognitive and physical performance of American soldiers and spies. Gilroy notes: ‘There’s no drug testing in war. There’s a very real appetite to have soldiers with increased energy, higher pain thresholds and less need for sleep. The warrior who heals, learns and processes information faster is the dream of every commanding officer. We’re in a place now where the science has begun to make real that dream in a very unpredictable and terrifying way.'” http://www.thebournelegacy.net/media/Production_notes.pdf … Just go read some of the declassified CIA docs on what they were doing in the 50’s and 60’s alone as a blueprint for what they’re working on now, with science that is waaaay more advanced than 50 years ago. Sometimes movies merely serve to illustrate reality, using a fictional story line.

One Last Note on the Da Vinci Code

If you’re going to see it tonight, just know that the historical “facts” claimed in the movie are mostly false. Brown mixes enough truth with lies to make his historical assessment of Christianity seem true, but it is indeed false, false beyond measure. He is no historian, and he is no scholar by any means. And yet he claims the history within his book is true. He has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about on so many points. For example, it is asserted in the story that the idea of Christ being God was first introduced in the 4th century at the Council of Nicea. In the book it states,

“‘Jesus’ establishment as ‘the Son of God’ was officially proposed and voted on by the Council of Nicaea.’” (p. 233)

Absolutely False. The idea of Christ being God is clearly shown in the Gospel’s, in Paul’s letters, and other letters of the NT, written shortly (a few decades) after Christ’s death and resurrection. Even atheistic scholars agree on this!

Just take the whole movie as fiction, and enjoy it for what it is: a decent fictional conspiratorial movie that isn’t in any way based on the reality of the history of Christianity.

“Snakes on a Plane” – Is This For Real? Yes it is.

Snakes on a Plane – IMDB.com

When I first heard about this, I thought, “You’ve gotta be kidding me!?” But this is for real. Samuel L. Jackson, a world renown movie star in such movies as Pulp Fiction amongst many others, is now starring in what is to be one of the most ridiculous films of the year. “What is it about,” you ask? Well, snakes on a plane. And Samuel L. Jackson is gonna kick some snake tail.

Apparently, in some mishap, poisonous snakes stowed away on an airliner somehow get loose and start killing people and pets with their venomous fangs. But Samuel L. Jackson (aka “Nelville Flynn”) just so happens to be on the plane and is there to save the day from the wrath of the killer snakes. According to IMDB, the producers apparently wanted to change the name of the movie to Flight 121, but Samuel L. Jackson was adamant they not change it from the original name. So needless to say, the name stayed. Who’s going to argue with Samuel L. Jackson?

I mean really man! Why are you doing this to your career, Mr. Jackson? I’m just confused. The plot is terrible! At best, this will be a movie you watch on UPN while taking a nap on Saturday afternoon around 4, drifting in and out of consciousness. I just can’t believe this. I might actually just go see it because it looks so ridiculous. Maybe that’s their point though … maybe it’s a giant marketing scheme to get people in the theater. Well, regardless, isn’t SLJ shooting himself in the foot with this one? Oh well … looks pretty funny actually. Maybe it’s a comedy, made to look serious? I don’t know, I could be wrong …

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