October 25, 2011

The State of Affairs

James Bond in Live and Let Die
Super villains of the good old times always tried to kill the awesome hero (and heroine) by tying him up to a pole and dramatically lowering him in slow motion into a shark tank with some extra piranhas. While the hero's dramatic descent into certain death happens, the super villain explains his super evil plan which is usually launching/procuring some new kind of weapon system (while the heroine screams) and the evil speech ends with, "And the world shall be mine! Muhuhhaa muhuhaha... "

The story as usual ends with the defeated super villain swearing revenge (for a sequel) and the as-awesome-as-ever hero riding/walking/driving into the sunset (with the heroine in his arms) while the sharks are left hungry (No one cares for the sharks) and the world -- saved once again! 

Sketch by Jason Casey
Look at the really bad ass villains these days. Hannibal Lecter, The Joker... have you noticed that the super bad-ass villains of today don’t want to rule the world? Isn’t that slightly disturbing? Right now, the planet is so screwed up that even the super villains have given up their global ambitions of taking over it and have resorted to becoming psychos who kill women and children just for the fun of it! 

The funny thing is, the lack of ambitions among super villains reflects poorly on the super heroes! While the awesome hero of the good old times often saved the world from nuclear holocaust/“communism”/descent into anarchy, all that the super hero of today does is bring things back to normal. Maintain status quo! 

And status quo is a world with super power countries waging imperial wars to control oil and other natural resources so that the evil corporations and greedy corporations can continue to draw lavish paychecks while destroying the world economy. How lame is that?


  1. Diminishing standards have been brought to the public's attention! Thank you for the post man!!! My thoughts your words(only funnier)!!!

  2. Hehe..maybe G1 is the answer to your prayers..(pun intended!)

  3. I had the intention of bringing up the G.One-g2 connect, but looks like someone has beaten me to it :)

    We hope our own localized super heroes in Krish and Balayya(unintentional superhero) who should take this genre to the next level. 

  4. "super power countries waging imperial wars to control oil... "  And i thought they were fighting to install democracies like Saudi Arabia. This reminds me of Avatar....

  5. That is indeed the message that America intends to send -- "Obey us or we will come and install democracy!" 

  6. leftist-liberal comrade, lets make an anti-imperialist movie in Chinese, and then escape to Russia (read better babes and vodka) for the rest of our lives. Lets hike the Andes in Venezuela, and spend winters in Cuba...

  7. Yes... that sounds like an awesome plan to me :)

  8. Coming to movies... have you seen this one...?
    it's awesome...

  9. I was posting another comment, and it said it had to be approved by a moderator! Who the F is the moderator?

  10. I was trying to post a link. Have you seen the documentary "control room"? It's awesome...


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