Frenetic Friday


And what a week it’s been folks.  Well we have a little bit of everything here even some Robotic Over Lords!

So this appears in my feed in the first part of the week

Now let’s state the obvious only one combination is going to keep you in your seat on a plane.  And frankly if the others are actually offered I’m not flying KLM I’ve been in turbulence.  But this is the best response I have seen.

HT: Doug Wilson

And then we have a new update from the culture of death featuring James Franco.

Pay special attention to Franco’s face as Princeton philosophy professor Elizabeth Harman gives her argument for aborting some babies.  No matter how she tries to justify it her argument just doesn’t hold water and Franco’s face reflects it. 

And in the culture wars a former soldier who is transgender warns about the danger of gender dysphoria in the military.   One of the most interesting quote of that article is this:

When a service member becomes nondeployable because of gender transition related surgery, they’re going to not only not be on duty in some cases, but they will also be on light duty for most or all of that time.

They’ll have a medical profile against either performing their duties at all, or one that limits them. Commanders are forced to respect these limitations. But the health and fighting capabilities of a military unit are determined by how many of its members are deployable. It’s that serious.

As a former platoon sergeant I know this to be true.

Think about that.  

And now our Robotic Over Lord’s.

First something truly terrifying.

Who thought giving the robot a sword was a good idea?

And now let us send the kids out of the room.

So there are these things called sexbots.  That apparently are being programmed to be used in rape fantasies.  And yes it is amazing just how depraved men are.  

 But riding in on the robotic white horse comes Professor John Banzhaf, a well-known activist professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School.  He is concerned about the sexbots being used in such a manner and he wants Congress to rule and regulate the sexbots industry.  (Click on the link if you want to read the article)

Now is it me or does he want Congress to regulate a type of sexbot prostitution?  

But on another note the thought of people having sex with robots reminds me of a quote from  That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis:

 There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place.”

And this ends another Frenetic Friday.

Movie Review: Homefront


Homefront was written by Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Logan.  It stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, and Kate Bosworth.

Statham ex-DEA, widower goes to live in a small town in what appears to be Louisiana to get away from his last assignment which had him disguised as a mullet wearing biker lieutenant.  The assignment goes wrong horribly wrong almost as wrong as that mullet wig that Statham was wearing at the time.

So now he has his normal shaved head appearance (whew!) and is trying to fix up an old country house while raising his daughter and trying to keep a low profile.  Of course this ends when his daughter is picked upon by the schoolyard bully and she proceeds to wipe the floor (figuratively speaking since this occurs out doors) with the bully.  This of course means that the school has to call her father since fighting back against a bully is wrong.

By the way one of the best lines in this film happens when the daughter’s teacher confronts Jason Statham and asks him if he taught his daughter to fight and he replies that he didn’t teach her to fight he taught her to defend herself.

Statham is then confronted by the meth addicted mother  (Kate Bosworth) of the schoolyard tough and her weakling husband.  When she goads her husband into fighting Statham, the husband gets put down hard and is humiliated in front of everyone at the school.  This is of course the pivotal moment when everything goes wrong.  For the meth addicted mom is of course the sister of the local meth lord played by James Franco.  From there Statham’s character goes from one fight to another until the climatic battle which will of course include the biker gang that he thought he had left behind.

This action flick could have gone much better the problem wasn’t so much with the story as what was done with it.  Statham plays best as someone who wants to be left alone and live his life.  You saw him play that in the first Transporter film and  that he starred in and when he is playing action hero that is his best incarnation.  Unfortunately, the director didn’t take that into consideration.

So let’s do a little check list.  Jason Statham, check, action scenes, check, cheesy plot double check, James Franco, check, profanity, drugs, but no nudity, check, check, and check.  Don’t rent this movie, wait until it hits a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu.

I give this two stars out of five.

 

As a post script I will be reviewing the following movies:  The Family, Out of the Furnace, The Grandmaster, Odd Thomas and Captain America:  The Winter Soldier