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Dennis Perrin

My son went to see this with a couple of friends. When I asked him his take, the teen said, "It's derivative, Dad."

Now, where did he learn to talk like that?


Dennis, wherever he learned it, derivative is definitely the right word.


I find it interesting that the feel good movies of this year (as has been the case in nearly every Depression year ever) like "Museum" and "Paul Blart" are about lowered expectations and being happy with your plight.

Sucks to be American, but suck it up and enjoy it. Don't strive. Don't be ambitious. Know your role and shut your mouth. We'll tell you what to do and where to do it, and you'll learn to love it.

That's a lesson I'm glad I won't have to teach to my child.

Mike Schilling

Unfortunately, when it comes to movies, I have a tendency to think about things that don't bear thinking about.

Me too, like "What does pi have to do with pyramids?"

The answer: nothing. Pi comes up with round things like spheres and cylinders and cones. Not square and triangular things like pyramids.

Also, think about what a fascinating character Lincoln was: folksy and humorous, but ambitious as all hell, a great man so confident in his greatness that he allowed egotists like Seward and Chase to discover it in their own time, and a man who could do things with words that will live as long as the English language is still understood. I don't know who that status was supposed to be; it sure wasn't Lincoln.

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