Monday, January 18, 2010
Week Five, Day Seven: 2 Hours on the Trainer + "Inglorious Basterds"
Anyways the first hour or so wasn't too bad. By the second hour my butt started to get pretty sore. I am using the OEM saddle on my Quitana Roo and really need to get a more comfy one. Especially as my rides keep getting longer.
After the ride I took a quick shower, ate a sandwich and had a whey protein recovery drink. Then I sat down to watch the Quentin Tarantino flick "Inglorious Basterds". This movie has received a bunch of award nominations and has been critically acclaimed so I was excited to sit down and watch!
Now this movie started off very uncomfortable. A Nazi named Hans Landu (played brilliantly by Christoph Waltz) better known as the "Jew Hunter" interrogating a man and his family who were hiding Jews at their farm house in rural France during the German occupation of WWII. This was probably my favorite scene in the entire movie! Then from there we meet the "Basterds" who are a bunch of Jewish American soldiers, led by Brad Pitt, dropped into France with one goal - to Kill Nazis.
The "Basterds" succeed with their one goal numerous times in the movie and in typical Tarantino fashion they succeed rather violently! The movie is very entertaining and at times funny. Brad Pitt's character is over the top but in a good way. He is the leader of a bunch of cold blooded Nazi killers and in order for this crew to be believable then the leader needs to be a bit "off". The individual performances were very good but the movie itself missed as a whole. The story was historically inaccurate and as my buddy Mike pointed out the ending would have been better if the historical revisionist part was left out. As not to ruin it for you I will not go into detail about the ending but it was a big FAIL in my opinion.
Overall, I would give it a 7/10. It was an entertaining movie but was not deserving of the praise it has received.
Today is a 45 minute ride and then a 45 minute swim after work.
Thanks for Reading,