Saturday, May 22, 2010

Avatar-- a critique

I just watched this movie-- at home-- on my computer. I'm sure it was much better at the theatre-- in 3D. 'Cause without the full effect of the awesome special effects, this movie didn't have much to go on. The premise was interesting... using an avatar to infiltrate a native population... but that was just about the only original idea in the whole movie. Yeah, I know the creators of this earth spirit worshiping alien species probably thought people like me would ooh and ahh over the fictitious dinosaur-like creatures and plant life, and some of it was quite interesting. But there it stops. The plot was soooo predictable, the dialogue lacking, and the story elements stolen from other films! If you have seen Disney's Pocahontas, Star Wars Return of the Jedi, and Dinotopia, then you pretty much have already seen Avatar. If you are reading this and you are one of the people responsible for this movie, please don't make a sequel. That's already been done. -wink-

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Flooding

Here's a peek at how high the water rose in our pond. The dock would have floated away had my quick-thinking husband not secured it with fencing posts. At least the fish are biting well...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Flooding

We had record rainfall this weekend in western KY and TN. And all the rivers and creeks are overflowing. You see, our soil is mostly clay on top of rock, giving way to caves and sink holes underneath. There's not much absorbing power there. And once the ground is saturated, the water must go somewhere. Thankfully, our house is on high ground, but I pity all the people who have lost their homes, cars, and crops-- and some have even lost their lives. This video was taken of the flooding Little River about 200 yards from our property. As I am filming, I'm standing on the edge of the original bridge (which would have been demolished by the water by now). The "new" bridge is much higher and stronger. videoWe had to drive into Clarksville yesterday evening, and just as we crossed into Tennessee we saw a full rainbow. God knew that we needed a reminder that there will never be a second worldwide flood. (Genesis 9:11-17)