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Salvation, Salvation, Salvation Is Free

I saw a free screening of Terminator Salvation tonight, and it is PRETTY FRICKIN' SWEET. It's a pretty awesome depiction of the War Against the Machines; it really puts you in the shit. McG certainly has grown since Charlie's Angels. If the trailers make it look like a movie you want to see, a movie about the Resistance fighting for their lives against killer robots, then you'll like it. One important note, though: this is a story about Marcus Wright, not John Connor. This is a story about Kyle Reese, not John Connor. This is a story about humanity, not John Connor.

Another note: just like Common said, race and gender are irrelevant in the post-apocalyptic future! Men and women of all colors fight side-by-side like it ain't no thang. It's never pointed out or emphasized directly, but it's a nice little detail.

A final note: SKYNET IS BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!

I'll have more to say later, he hints cryptically.

While waiting in line, I read Zombie Haiku, by Ryan Mecum. Originally, I was going to write a review in haiku, but I decided it really wasn't worth the effort. It is a book about one man's journey in the zombie apocalypse, told in haiku. It's basically the same joke over and over, and it remains amusing throughout. What's most impressive is the design of the book; the pages of the "journal" match the increasing bloodiness and devolving mental state of the narrator. It's a fun little book that delivers what it promises.
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