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Re: "Useful" majors

Postby Borhas » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:18 pm

the comic sucked, that may explain the outcome

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Re: "Useful" majors

Postby scionb4 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:27 pm

James Bond wrote:
scionb4 wrote:It's overdirected, over CGI'ed, terribly cast (a SCOTTISH Greek accent, for Christ's sake?), there is waaaaayyyyyy . . . . . tooooooooooooooo . . . . . . . . maaaaannnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . slooooooooowwwwwwwwweeeeeedddddd . . . . . . . . . . . . . dooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnn . . . . . . . . . . . . fight scenes (wasn't that annoying? Yeah, that's what I thought too after the 300th slow-motion fight scene), and it was historically absolute bullshit (I think the story of what actually happenned is compelling enough to just tell it like it was, the CGI bullshit was completely unnecessary, as was the homoerotic undertones (the Spartans had chest armour, for FUCK's sake, they didn't display their waxed chests in slowed down close-ups every 5 seconds). If you have ever been to Greece, like I have, you'd know that the actual country is far more interesting than the CGI-backdrop that Zach Snyder gave us. I have also been to Sparta as well, what a shithole (all of the other ancient Greek sites are beautifully kept, Sparta is like a Ghost Town, Ha! Ghost of Sparta! Now that was a videogame that did a fantasy version of Greece right!!!!! God of War, baby!)

While you redeem yourself with God of War love at the end, you do realize that Snyder was simply trying to recreate the graphic novel and not give a historically accurate portrayal of ancient Sparta? Also...isn't Kratos' chest bare and shaven?

I understand that fully. And I fucking hate comic books. So I will natually hate any movie that is a frame-for-frame (especially if EVERY frame is slowed down) adaptation of one. I would say the comic book is inferior for all of the reasons stated above: what ACTUALLY happenned is FAR more interesting than this overstylized version. And I don't give a shit if Kratos is shaved and waxed, he's not a representation of anyone real, unlike the BS Scottish version of the real Leonidas (who died half-way through the battle, BTW, he wasn't the last one standing)

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Re: "Useful" majors

Postby James Bond » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:31 pm

Haha I know the history. *shrug* I guess I just like mindless action movies from time to time

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Re: "Useful" majors

Postby fortissimo » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:37 pm

Halibut6 wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:ECONOMICS. Go to M.I.T. or the University of Chicago and study economics. It is a life changing major and it really enhances the way you see the world. Also, economics is intimately infused with the law. I'm utterly surprised it has taken so long for the Law and Economics area to blossom.

Knowing what I do now, if I was able to start UG all over again, I would have worked much harder on the ACT to be able to get into UChicago and major in Economics. I'm kind of a Friedman fanatic.

I don't know if you guys are kidding or being serious but this was 1 of my majors and a lot of it is just applied mathematics and it is very theoretical. You'd probably have to take at least linear algebra for "quantitative" econ but you can get by with basic dif eq for "qualitative" econ. It helps for law school, but it's not directly applicable in the real world. The only class that I could see people using in the real world (unless you get a PhD and forge deeper into the field) is econometrics, simply because of STATA, but I've have had friends whose professors mainly just tested them via proofs. I don't know if it's "life-changing either," it makes you think differently which helps, and a lot of 1L classes have econ concepts, but it's not like reading the Economist. Most of the time you are going to be shifting graphs and doing problems.
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Re: "Useful" majors

Postby scionb4 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:39 pm

James Bond wrote:Haha I know the history. *shrug* I guess I just like mindless action movies from time to time

So do I. Your profile pic is representative of one I absolutely love (if it's from Casino Royale, mind you). But 300 rubbed me the wrong way (that sounded horrible). I like action movies that are light on the silly movie tricks (CGI, slo-mo, etc). For instance - When they flipped the 18 wheeler over in the Dark Knight, they actually flipped an 18 wheeler. No CGI. Just pure action. I love it. Ironically, I absolutely loved Avatar. go figure.

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