Well, I went to the cinema. It had been a while and I was starting to miss it. More importantly I was panicking because I thought I might miss Dune and the local cinema is showing it once a day, but it turns out they are only showing the David Lynch version so I haven’t missed the extravaganza. I went to see Ten Rings. On the way I noted that the tide was pretty low and discussed this with one of the children. I think they get mildly embarrassed or something when I explain what I’m doing noticing silly stuff.
After the film I tweeted my rating of the film, giving away what I thought of it. Although actually I think my position on the film is a little more nuanced.
I rated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) – IMDb – 6/10 https://t.co/cvy33R8cUY— Ian Parish (@iparish) September 26, 2021
I couldn’t leave the cinema as my children were with me, and if they weren’t I would probably have stuck it out. But, it wasn’t a good film. It was another Marvel film and mostly dull. We were the only people in the theatre and so spent our time checking out the view from different seats and generally having fun in the boring bits.
I will say this: this film is the biggest waste of Ben Fucking Kingsley I’ve ever seen. I hope he either fan-boy his way into the film or got fucktons of money.
Comms#1965, here’s what happened in that year:
- The Gambia becomes independent from the UK.
- 400+ killed in Chile after an earthquake causes dam failures.
- What the fuck -the US launch a test nuclear reactor into low earth orbit.
- 274 killed in a mining accident in India.
- A 70mph speed limit is imposed on British roads.