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Raise Your Expectations

wesa popped up on me, asking if I'd seen the website for the upcoming Aeon Flux movie. Luckily, she's been a good enough friend for long enough that I don't feel bad unleashing my venom like this. Yes, this starts out with my feelings about the movie, but there's much more to it.

[EDIT: Christ, this is not about the movie, OK? The movie just sparked this, but that's not what this is about. The flick is a symptom; I'm talking about the DISEASE.]

Frankly, nothing I've seen about this film looks right, but since when has Hollywood cared about getting anything right?...Oh, why bother. It's not right, I'm gonna bitch about all the things wrong with it, and in the end most people will love it for 6 weeks and it'll disappear. All my rants about it will fall on either deaf ears or the choir, and it makes no difference in the end. It'll be effects, acrobatics, car chases, explosions/guns, and cheesecake...and the story, AS USUAL, will barely be there at all, simply thrown in because without it all they have is a slide show. It's been suggested to me, more than once, that if I go into films like this with the knowledge that it's just for entertainment, and that I should just "take my brain out" and enjoy it for the eye candy. Well, I'm just SO sorry, but I can't do that. I'm just unable to dumb myself down...and dammit, I shouldn't HAVE to make myself STUPID to enjoy a movie. I shouldn't have to ignore my brain and be a moron, just to be entertained.

I don't understand why the vast amount of the population is so willing to accept so little. I'm SO FUCKING SICK of this. And it's not gonna get any better. It just slides downhill. People just accept mediocrity...no, worse than that, they glorify it. It's not just accepted, it's downright encouraged. And, honestly, that just PISSES ME RIGHT THE FUCK OFF.

Is this what you want? Think about it: the lower the standard you hold things to, the lower the standards become. You set the bar. Your support of crap is what keeps crap coming. Crap will CONTINUE to flow, and flow in smellier and chunkier amounts, as long as you support it. And I'm really tired of hearing the same old excuse: "yeah, but what can you do?" YOU CAN FUCKING TRY. Oh, boo-hoo, you have to go without something mildly entertaining for a bit. Is it worth doing it to make the entertainment better? Humans have lost sight of anything longer term than tomorrow.

Instead of just actually TRYING, these sad excuses for primates just give up and give in. Why? Don't make me haul out the banana analogy. You've all gotten so selfish, you won't bother doing anything unless it gives you an immediate bonus. Look at the world, look at the problems. How many are caused simply by good people NOT standing up, banding together, and saying "Hey, we deserve better!" And I don't mean whiny specialty groups, trying to save the gay baby whales of the rainforest or something, I mean people trying to better Humankind, NOT from some religious standpoint or some group standpoint, but from the SPECIE'S standpoint.

Stand up. Be counted. Make a fuckin' difference. DO SOMETHING. I dare you to speak out. I double dog DARE you to actually care about the human race one iota further than your own future sight.

I feel so wasted on this planet.
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