Michael Jackson and Transformers II
No, they don't go together.
But they both happened this week, and both happenings- Michael Jackson untimely death, and the hyped opening of Transformers II- were both awful, disgusting and heartbreaking.
1) Awful: Michael Jackson was dying (or already dead) when the ambulances came to his home. Yet, as they were leaving, the vehicles had to slow down to avoid hitting the paparazzi, swarming already like vultures around the gate of the home where Michael was renting.
Transformers II was the movie that my godson, David, wanted to see for his birthday. Along came the neighboring girls and off we all went to the theater. After paying that money, the two little girls got sick because of too much cake and candy and the length of the movie. Transformers II is loud, vulgar, and most horrid of all, not very interesting. It's boring.
2)Disgusting: All the tributes from hangers on and assorted spaced out celebrities and gossip sites for Michael Jackson just smelled of sick. Where were these people when he obviously spent far, far too much, when he was cutting up his handsome brown face, when his relationships with children veered in the appearance of impropiety? Oh, right they were part of the crew, simply sucking in the aura of beauty that Michael brought everywhere, sucking in his money and favors.
Transformers II is incredibly gross. There's really bad character design and execution ( the robots should not look that complex at all to transform) incredibly crude language, girls who look a bit too put together to be in an action flick, and horrid of all jive talking, cursing robots who was supposed to comic relief but instead fall flat.
2) Heartbreaking: Michael was supposed to do a series of concerts in London this summer, hopefully reinventing himself once again, hopefully pulling the magic out his hat. No more. Read this by Andrew Sullivan about Michael here.
Transformers II took $60 of our money, and now we wont get it back :(.