Scary Russians.The BBC recently aired a trio of documentaries following a (rather ballsy) chap called Reggie Yates as he travelled around Russia to speak with people who hold extreme views.Scary Russians. by jollyjack
Generally, this kind of thing falls into the usual “Prod a Redneck and film the reaction” kind of journalism: you could go to any country and find people/nutcases with similar views, including the one in which I currently reside. Some of the stuff caught in these documentaries, however, is undeniably sinister, especially the general acceptance and scale of certain things.
There’s one clip with a very pro-Putin model, posing for the camera with a gun, saying “The Enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours. And if we lose, we will destroy the whole world”.
She makes it very clear that the “Enemy” is pretty much anything west of Smolensk.
It’s a very juvenile view from someone who probably hasn’t travelled beyond the borders of Russia and has a very poor knowled
Age of Ultron***Minor Spoilers***Age of Ultron by jollyjack
Even at their worst (Iron Man 2), the Marvel movies (The real ones, not that sh*t Fox and Sony keep excreting) are always a fun ride, well worth the price of a cinema ticket. Age of Ultron maintains that level of entertainment.
Despite having a huge array of characters nibbling at screen time, it never feels as sluggish as the midsection of the first Avengers flick. It rockets along at a glorious pace and maintains focus on its own story, but at the same time, Age of Ultron isn’t as good a tale.
Whereas Avengers felt like the end point that multiple movies had been leading up to, Age of Ultron doesn’t seem to further the series’ overarching narrative. It exists purely so we can spend more time in the company of the characters we know and love. Not a bad thing per se, especially with the usual barrage of fast quips and gags causing some genuine LOL moments (“I’m sorry”), but it does
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