Thanks to the 4th of July Weekend, I was able to have time to go places and do things instead of sit in front of the computer all day reading Engadget, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, and the lurk the Rage 3D and MacRumors Forums… Yes, geeks have lives too and we do go out and try to have somewhat of a social life away from the computer desk!
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon: Another summer blockbuster which will definitely attract a lot of geeks around the world in theaters. However, aside from the hot blonde in the movie, there’s really nothing worth mentioning and worth talking about in terms of plot and story. Yes, transforming robots, high speed action, and incredible special effects can enhance the movie, but it should just BE the movie. Every Shia scene had emo / sappy alternative love songs which was totally annoying. Other than that, the action sequences and fight scenes were badass. Just turn off your brain and watch the robots go at it.
Geeks’ Rating: 4.5/10
Les Miserables at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
This musical was the absolute highlight of my week. I have read Victor Hugo’s novel and watched a variation of film adaptations of this story about a Frenchman in the 19th century trying to live a life of redemption by hiding from his past sins. This takes place during the “June Rebellion” in France (also called the Paris Uprising in 1832) which the stage props, construction, and scenery projections beautifully recreate. The story and the characters are very complex, which is why I’m not going to write a book report about this but you will never get bored for one second of the show because they are very well played out, directed, and represented from beginning to end. J. Mark McVey does an outstanding performance in playing the show’s protagonist, Jean Valjean and the rest of the cast are as brilliant as well. I highly recommend this show, even if you aren’t into musicals. I haven’t even looked at my iPhone the whole time. Besides, Geek’s need to get away from the computer once in awhile!
Geeks Rating: 10/10