brought with it several bad film releases in Hollywood continued problems
in Iraq, an eerie execution of Saddam Hussein and continued confusion
as to whether the economy was good or bad. 2007 will be a year when
we continue to Do it Ourselves. For some reason with the Internet
into play, we rely less on others and look for answers ourselves these
days. Questions that we would have to turn to experts for before are
now readily available through wikipedia,
google, and several
other topical Websites.
what good is a new year without some instruction as to what you need
to do in order to become a better person and achieve your dreams &
goals in 2007. Luckily, you can always count on one of the sleaziest
industries in the world to dish out positive messages that deal with
hope, power, and life management skills.
& Batman are more like life coaches if approached in the right
way. What continues to bother us about a majority of the movie watching
crowd is that they're only there for the entertainment. The truth
is you can get a lot more out of cinema than some ass-kicking adventures
and a bucket full of cheesy laughs.
start with Spider-Man (the first one), all throughout its trailers
and the film itself the theme which carried itself out was "With
great power, comes great responsibility." This is not useful
for most of us since we have little to no power to exercise. But it
sounded nice and for some reason we were duped into believing that
yes, just like Spider-Man, I too must use my great powers with my
responsibilities in mind.
came Batman Begins; one of the greatest films of the 21st century
and quite possibly the single most notable resurrection of a franchise
in history. Most people did not pay attention to Katie Holmes' forgettable
performance in the film, but there was one scene that made her role
of great use... In order to please the media and draw away attention
from his newly acquired alter-ego, Bruce Wayne was partying it up
with his business friends and hotties in tow. He is wet from having
jumped into the restaurant's (not meant for swimming) waterfall and
runs into his old & responsible friend, Rachel and we paraphrase:
Rachel...this is not who I am...
Rachel: It's not who you are inside
that matters, Bruce, it's your actions that define you.
there's a POW & WHAM that does not need cartoonish exclamations
that's not the only thing Batman Begins taught us. Towards the beginning
of the film when young Bruce Wayne as a young boy falls into the future
batcave, his father a spelunking expert dives in and brings him up
and then he says, and we paraphrase yet again:
Sr.: Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves
Keep it real in 2007 and move forward with your big plans. Try to
get more out of every movie you watch this year and keep checking
for updates on our latest film & the Juicy Store which will be
open for business later this year.