Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Stars Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
I finally watched Star Wars Episode I, which I haven’t seen since high school. I swear every time I watch this film I notice more and more wrong with it. This time around, I found almost no part of the movie to be redeemable. It is an indisputable train wreck from start to finish. It’s so bad that I’m surprised the franchise retained any of its adult fans. I don’t know how this piece of hot garbage made it past editing, but man, what a waste. At least it’s out of the way.
This Is the End
This Is the End is a crass, over-the-top yuck-it-up starring today’s youngest and most popular comedians, playing themselves. The world ends during a party and they have to stick together to survive despite the fact none of them really seem to like each other. It’s kinda weird (especially the demon rape scene) and not particularly funny. I found myself pretty bored throughout. Don’t bother.