04 April 2008

Movie appeal

So, my roommate, Giordi, and I were discussing movies this evening, and I tried to convey my concept of the movie, Mortal Combat. The first one, not the second one. I described it as having lots of "gratuitous action". Now, most guys would have a problem with this concept, but Giordi has a gift for understanding things conceptually. It gets him in trouble, sometimes. Anyway, I was explaining how sometimes, during a plot gap, they would just insert a random fight.

Giordi said, "So, it's like porn, but instead of sex, there's fighting." I started to laugh, but then I realized that that's exactly what it is. So I laughed anyway. Then, he started describing how he saw it as playing out...

"Hi, there."

"Well, hello."

"How are you?"

"I'm fine, thank you. And you?"

"Just fine, thanks. Say, you look like a fighter."

"Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I am."

"Would you like to fight, then?"

"Certainly! Let us."

I'll never see Mortal Combat the same way again.

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