Plans occur for torrential weather, while I bunker down with wifi from The Warehouse, and This Is The End and Thor: The Dark World are enjoyed.

Torrential weather

Due to dire forecasts of cyclones and torrential rain, I head off early for Northlands so that there’s less potential trouble about crossing flooded rivers. The rain was thundering down from the cyclone as I headed off and the rivers were close to overflowing their banks, so if I’d waited much longer things could have been more interesting.

After arriving at Northlands and shedding a few outer layers, I didn’t end up too wet at all which was a relief, and it was time to find out the wireless options that this place has. I found that The Warehouse has the best wifi system, and after making my way to housewares and nestling down in nice sofa, the remainder of the morning passed like a breeze as I caught up with recent happenings on the Malaysian affair.

Infographics

Some nice  infographics have been coming out in regard to the missing Malaysian aircraft, and opinion is gradually solidifying that the pilot was up to no good.

Possible causes for the loss of flight MH370

Possible causes for the loss of flight MH370

Black boxes vital for reconstructing accidents

Black boxes vital for reconstructing accidents

How far the flight could have gone

How far the flight could have gone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

This Is The End

Seeing This Is The End (2013) a second time around is an interesting experience. When you know what’s going to happen, more time can be spent focusing on details within the film. This movie has been written by combining aspects of write what you know, with giving the audience a good time.

The main actors Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson and Jonah Hill all play caricatures of themself to good effect. While some parts of the movie are clearly unscripted, relying on lots of ad-libbing, the vast majority is enjoyable as we’re taken through a party that survives the apocalypse, and the fallout as they try to deal with limited resources and the trouble that’s happening outside.

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World (2013) is what we saw next and it doesn’t let down the franchise, as many other sequels are wont to do. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns after a few years to save Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). As the nine worlds converge, they break down rules of reality where some places allow you cross between worlds.

Jane stumbles across an ancient artefact containing a mystical substance called the Aether which was created by the baddest of the dark elves, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) who wants to use it to destroy the universe. When Jane becomes infected with the Aether, both Thor and Malekith become warned about it, and when Jane it taken to Asgard for protection, Malekith takes creative subversive steps to attack the place to obtain the Aether from within her.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) does a much better job this time around, who spends half the movie imprisoned but ends up stealing so much attention. His wounded malice and impish glee plays well on his complicated character.

There are some nicely comedic moments throughout, such as between Richard (Chris O’Dowd) and Jane as he attempts to date her, or when Thor enters a home and hangs his hammer up on the coat rack, or with Jane’s intern’s intern, or when Loki dresses up himself and Thor as different characters.

Overall though this is a good addition to the franchise, and has me wanting to see more of Loki more than anything else.

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