Not So SuperBad Sweetly absurd, Crude and awkward, Superbad is almost a typical teen movie, reminding me a bit of the American Pie films because of the simple plot and juvenile humour. However, compared to other teen movies the film is much more intelligently written than others of its genre, and this shines through in the characters. Superbad follows three high school seniors as they go on a long night of self-discovery, ending in drunken declarations of love between best friends with unrealistic yet entertaining events happening in between. The over weight Seth, played by Jonah Hill (Knocked Up) is foul-mouthed and impulsive, Evan, his best friend, played by Michael Cera is a more gentle and shy, almost to the point of being invisible,
The other factor that takes away from this album is the two rock-rap songs, (She Watch Channel Zero!? & Party For Your Right to Fight). Maybe it’s a personal bias, because I never really like when rap and rock fuse, but I totally think they are in much better form when rapping over James Brown samples. Otherwise I can’t see any other flaws with this album. Chuck D performs like no other, and the Flavor Flav element is unique and essential to this album’s
The smell isn’t good but that’s nothing compared with the feel of all those serverd nostrils and lips and ears between your fingers”. This graphic image gives us a glance into the teenagers working lives, their arms are “slick” in blood and guts, this is not a job that they enjoy. We see an arrogant side to the narrator on page 4, “To be honest hes not my sort of bloke at all, but somehow he’s my best friend”, he comes across like he feel’s superior to Biggie, as if he owes his friendship to Biggie. The narrator shows us that there is a lot of loyalty between the two boys, on page 6 he states “Biggie’s not the brightest crayon in the box but he’s the most loyal person I know”, this leads us to belive that Biggie is unintelligent, not the most cleverest person. The narrator goes on to say that “I made him look brighter than he was”, this was done out of loyalty, the narrator was trying to help but it actually ended up wih Biggie and himself failing thier exams they “fried”.
A few years ago, he was the sweet Canadian singer, but well, now he’s a walking offender. And this is what teenagers constantly watch on tv. Because of this culture, teenagers are facing serious issues with abnormal perceptions about their self image. Some celebrities have now made it very okay to not be happy with the way you look and turn to plastic surgery as the best way out. People from younger generations are so drawn that they would rather skip school and chase after fame and money so that they can also appear to the world as celebrities.
You gotta be able to leave your head without drugs." Judging from the eye-rolling and mild disgust that greeted the tragic images of the late Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty (both of whom were far more famous for taking drugs than for making music under their spell), Adolf isn't alone in balking at rock's reputation for intoxication. Just the same, that doesn't change the fact that, more often than not, when musicians become teetotalers, the resulting music is usually a pile of donkey dung. Take Bob Dylan, for instance. While he certainly delivered a handful of decent records after ending his (practically) sleepless eighteen months on Dexedrine and cannabis in the mid-'60s, those were rare gems in an ocean of useless tunes.
Now, a hand-cam and a cracked Pinnacle in your computer and you can be the new Tarantino or Sophia Coppola, and then trash movies step out from the last place in the list to the first art of the world. Because trash is cool and accepts you with your skills and a camera. The same thing goes with music. Now a garage, a microphone and a profile on MySpace and you can share your attitude worldwide. And then, the next thing you know is Artic Monkeys or Cansei de Ser Sexy on first place at Billboard List of the most famous internet and worldwide artists ever without spending a penny.
I believe change is always good but not all that change that has been made over the past ten years. In a positive way, technology has advanced when it comes to the movies about our history are more realistic and people can relate a lot more. In a negative way, I feel the media period is destroying our younger generation. Children are “looking up to” their “role models” who are celebrities that are very inappropriate. Sex is about the only thing used now a days to sell anything.
The person he interviews, Maurizio Viel, says that it is okay to be vain, and that it only helps you to take care of yourself. Manzoor also points out the fact that “the Information Age” is not what it is being put up to be. He says: “200 million MySpace members attempting to interest people in their badly-recorded demos.” Meaning that the internet has a lot of opportunities, but is being used poorly, by the younger people. 2. If you compare the two texts “Student narcissism on the rise” by Janice McDuffee and “Do Today’s Young People Really Think They Are So Extraordinary” by Catherine West, you get two very different opinions about this topic.
Online distribution of music accounts for 80% of the industry revenue, which is estimated to be an industry whole of $5.34 billion by 2012 fall (Demery 2008). The introduction of online music distribution has revolutionised the music industry and digital revenues have rose to £166 million. A more threatening side of music downloads has been the emergence of file sharing and piracy that has recently arisen, which is freely accessible to download without payment required. The international federation of phonographic industry states 95% of all music downloads are sourced unlawfully (Rogers, 2009). Regrettably, MP3 files are not secure and once someone has acquired a file nothing stops them from making other copies from it.
They were singing about war, drugs, and love instead of war. There lyrics were from the heart of these incredible artists. It provoked feelings of rage for the government, and love for one another. The rock and roll movement began out of enclosed energy that had to be released in a positive manner. It had very pure, honest intentions.