Thursday, April 16, 2009

English is a hard language to learn

But that's not what this lady thinks. Apparently Asian languages is hard to learn according to this lady. So, one syllable words are hard to pronounce. The English language is one of the hardest language to learn because of all it's grammar rules, like change "y" to "i" and then add"-ed, -ing, etc." and it's pronouncation. It would seem to her that "Pavel Glukhovskiy" (<--he's Russian and one of my previous professor. I don't really know how to pronounce his name...) is easier to say then "Chun Li" or "Maaya Sakamoto." You see, with Chinese and Japanese, you pronounce each syllable as you see them. Ch as in change, un as in understand, Li as in liLy. Maa-ya Sa-ka-mo-to. Is that so hard?

Clearly this is about race. Telling someone to change from one thing to another because it's easier. Brown thinks that everyone should be "White" because she thinks that being white means that she's superior, that everyone should do as they are "suggested" by white people. While being American is white, truth be told as that's what being American is, according to Ronald Takaki, but that doesn't mean that the minority should give up to the majority. I'm Vietnamese American, I have a hard first name to pronounce BUT I have an American nickname which I tell everybody to call me, which is Jade. I have friend, her name is Jie and she answers to Jenny. Simple. So this stupid woman wants people to spend money to change their name. WHY DON'T SHE ASK HOW TO PRONOUCE *insert name*?! It'll only take a few second to find out how to say it and/or she may find out that they have an American nickname. Forgive me for saying this but..."she is one lazy white."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dragonball Evolution is EPIC FAIL

This is like bad fanfiction of DB brought to life. And no, I did not pay to see this. I pirated it. Argh, maties! I couldn't really state this over at Yahoo! Movies.

If you're a true DB fan, this is not the movie for you. It does not follow the manga at ALL. No Krillin and Goku is in HIGH SCHOOL!! Absolutely way off track. Goku and Krillin are best friends, and they did not put Krillin in. Goku likes Chi Chi, we know that. We also all know that Goku didn't went to High School and that Chi Chi tricked him into marrying her. Now, in DBE, they act all lovely dovely in the end, which is the total opposite of Goku's character. The characters were so OOC (out of character). Yes, I know this is an adaption, but if you make them OOC and cut out major characters like Krillin, this movie is NOT an adaption, it is a total new movie that just copy and paste DB.

The acting seems like they're reading off of cue cards. Grant, I'll have to say that the acting here is better than Scorpion King 2, but at least that had a better story. Graphics were standard. The story is not like DB. Goku's not suppose to be in HS and not suppose to be trying to fit in, but considering they had the setting in the city instead of the country, this is what you get. Too much GokuxChi Chi, I love them, but it's not the real point. (Hell, I don't even remember them kissing in the manga/anime) If Japanese were to make it, it would have been 100x better. The only part that I actually liked in the movie was how they set up Roshi's place. Since Master Roshi lives in a house on an island, his house was on an island in the city. I thought that was funny. So, PLEASE I beg you all do not see this movie. It's not worth the money to see it. It's not worth the money to rent/buy it. If you really want to see it, borrow it from the library or a friend (who's crazy enough to spend money on this fail of a movie) when it comes out. GO READ THE ORIGINAL MANGA!! I personally feel sorry for Toriyama that he granted the license of his master piece to butchered into a live action movie that makes characters OOC and cuts out important characters.