Let’s talk about random things for a moment.
Save Rock and Roll. My friend mentioned the album not too long ago and I remember that I haven’t written anything about this serious serious love. Fall Out Boy disbanded at 2008, and made a comeback through the album titled Save Rock and Roll at 2013. The title is maybe causing you weird feeling and can’t help wondering how overrated that title would become. I mean come on, the song Save Rock and Roll is hardly a rock song after all, and they are singing it with Elton John. Then they opened Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013 and did a duet with Taylor Swift on that show.
But, every single thing about this album is screaming greatness. I love all the tracks. I kind of know that from the very first sentence that came out of Patrick Stump’s mouth on that album. It is ‘Put on your war paint’. They closed the album with the track Save Rock and Roll and as I listened to every word on it, I finally got it why the title should be like that. The Elton John part is essential, and all the duets (with Big Sean, Foxes, Courtney Love, Tommy Lee) are making sense after all. The satirical message, and how people see music, the culture, and they’re just wanted to sing a song that they can’t stop singing. They need to name the album this way. And for the bonus point, they’re making a short movie through all the songs on the album, titled The Young Blood Chronicle at their Youtube channel.
My favorite song is called Young Valcanoes and maybe Rat-a-Tat got it to second place tied with Save Rock and Roll. To conclude it all, the world of rock and roll is much better with Fall Out Boy in it.
Gwen Stacy and The Amazing Spiderman 2. Oh Gwen, you melted mine. Emma Stone is so adorable that you don’t want to lose her in the first place. She loves Spice Girls, can you be more in love with her? It is not just a spoiler, it is a 41 years old spoiler. The Night Gwen Stacy Died was published in 1973 and such an influential event for comic book reader that time. Superheroes comic was originally made to make you happy. No matter how surreal it is, you wanted all the characters to have happy endings. This event marked new age of comic book history which guided the direction of comic book to a darker storyline.
I don’t fancy the movie so much, but I like the romance scenes (no wonder it Mark Webb after all) and the music (Hans Zimmer needs to form The Magnificent Six just to create the wonderful sound on this movie, scored on that one). And tough Jamie Foxx did a marvelous job to portray Electro, I just need to give a hands down to Dane DeHaan and his Harry Osborne. Sorry James Franco, this one is winning. Before playing Green Goblin, he was flying and crushing things in Chronicle (2012). One of the movies that I genuinely love and surprised me because I came to cinema without knowing anything about it (that is why I never read reviews before watching a movie). Overall, the movie is crowd pleaser, not more or less.
Peter Dinklage, Peter Dinklage, Peter Dinklage. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss contacted Dinklage to play Tyrion Lannister, long before the deal between HBO and George R.R. Martin was made. They know, that only Dinklage is good enough to play this wonderful role. Tyrion Lannister, on the other hand, is one of the strongest character ever made in history, one of my favorite that I look into. Last week episode titled The Laws of Gods and Men just marked another reason why Dinklage deserves that role. The scene of Tyrion on the court room is just spectacular. The speech is exactly what is written in the book, but it is Dinklage’s acting that delivered it through us all. The camera moves very slowly, telling a story by itself. My heart ache, and I started crying. Not because the pain, the sadness or the betrayal, it is much greater than that. Tyrion Lannister is just a person I wanted to be, I want to be as strong as he is. And Peter Dinklage should gets another Emmy by that speech alone. And yes, I will recite my favorite part.
TYWIN: “You admit you poisoned the king?”
TYRION: “No. Of that I’m innocent. I’m guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I’m guilty of being a dwarf.”
TYWIN: “You’re not on trial for being a dwarf.”
TYRION: “Oh? Yes I am. I’ve been on trial for that my entire life.”