Jupiter Descending

Jupiter Is Descending [Make Better Art]

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

– So Jupiter is Descending.

– You mean Ascending?

– No I mean Down.

– Up or down? What does it matter? Is there even up or down in space or is it just in your head?

– Yes it matters. Maybe you think that it’s only words. But words and stories is the land where human lives.

– Ah, so you mean it was bad?

– Bad is putting mildly. It sucked Space Balls. I won’t go into too much detail. If you want the whole deal you can check this review out: Jupiter Ascending’ Is Like ‘Battlefield Earth’ Without The Excuse Of Scientology.

– That bad. But it’s a Wachowskis? The siblings that made “The Movie” and gave us Cloud Atlas?

– Yes… We don’t know what went wrong. Not even drugs can explain this… this Accident.

– So, should we stay the frack away?

– No it can probably be seen. But this movie falls 100% under what I call the Blockbuster Myth.

– And here we was hoping for the movie of the year… I feel sad and sick at the same time. Any true artist is supposed to level up their skills over the years. It can’t just be written of as a with the now so popular term “Failure”. Everyone who is making movies would be familiar with the Pixar Method by now. Even at Pixar every movie start out as a failure and a bad idea. But over time every movie is iterated through a creative process that either makes it into a success in storytelling or the movies goes on the scrap heap. A place that Jupiter Ascending should be on now. There is no excuse ever to make a bad movie anymore. Especially not with the track record and expectations that comes after Cloud Atlas. The impossible novel that was made into one of the best movies ever.

– So is it 100% rotten?

– Not completely. The movie is a Space Opera just like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fifth Element. It is visually stunning. And even if it was a goofy B movie it would have been good. But it completely lacks all the charm and humor that would have made us forgive all the plot holes and totally unrealistic way all the characters behaved. It is space eye candy that would have been beautiful as an art project with no story at all. Now it’s just plan fracking bad. Why Wachowskis, Why? Why?

– Guess they failed. Isn’t that what everybody is talking about now a days. Fail often, fail fast?

– Yes. You fail on the way. Practice makes perfect. It’s like Seth Godin says: You Thrash Early. And you fail early… may times… and over time your project becomes better. Then finally when it approaches shipping it becomes great. Or you don’t ship it at all. This especially true for a $176 million project like this movie. Please don’t make a bad movie ever again. One director (or two directing siblings) holding full creative freedom over a creative project of this magnitude is not acceptable anymore. Pull it together. Make good art. Make better art like Neil Gaiman says. And the whole Pixar Method is available to everyone.

– So is there no story at all?

– Yes there is a very good seed. The whole premise that time is the most precious commodity in the universe is something some of us think are true here on Earth already. They could have made such a great movie around this story with real freedom fighters figthing for the freedom of the universe. Now there is whole galaxy that doesn’t seem to care what 3 rich spoiled kids do. They just tucker on with some stupid made up bureaucracy that in now way, shape or form could have made it through billions of years in the galaxy.

– But it’s just a movie. Why are you so upset? Just shut off your brain and enjoy it for what is. Why can’t you do that?

– Haven’t you been listening at all? You can’t just shut of your brain. It’s when you think your brain is the most relaxed and just watching a silly movie, that it is at its most acceptable for a good story with a good message buried inside it. Movies of this magnitude, especially sci-fi and fantasy is the most important tool we have to build a better world.

With great powers of storytelling comes great responsibilities!

Make better art!!!!!!

No Jupiter is Descending

No Jupiter is Descending

/LordSillion

Holistic Thinking Ninja

Bikes vs. Cars

I’m a biker. And I have been so for my entire life. I live for biking around in the spring, summer and fall. Not so much in the winter as I live in Sweden. Still, I do commuting by bike in the winter but not the pleasure kind of riding. I like riding by the sea with no particular goal in mind. So it’s with great pleasure I attend events like this one tonight. I also want you to watch the movie Premium Rush. There are lots of movies out there that celebrate cars and driving like The Fast and The Furious but few movies like this one that involves both bikes and action in a realistic way.

I have also been attending Johan Lange’s and his LUCKc breakfast in Varberg this morning. Johan is one of the greatest consultant out there who get how we humans work and helps leaders and companies with his insights into modern leadership.

I also talk about it in Swedish in my pod here: Bikes vs Cars and LUCKc breakfast.

Trying out the a new Electric Bike

Trying out the a new Electric Bike

Doc Lounge Varberg – Biking For The Future

Tonight was a special night here in Varberg. First we was treated with great Bike Trail show by Martin Kleivard and the opportunity to try som new electric bikes from Cressent. These bikes were much better designed and better performance than previous bikes I have tried. Really nice handling and could take curves better.

Tony Grimaldi

Tony Grimaldi

Tony Grimaldi gave a speech about wanting to make Varberg a better bike city. I agree. With the increased range and speed for ordinary commuting with this new types of electric bikes there is much greater opportunity to go for a biking city. Many larger cities in Europe like Copenhagen and Amsterdam has already done it. So the only thing lacking in smaller cities with much shorter distances are the political will to do it.

Bike vs. Cars 

After a great mingle it was time for the main event for Doc Lounge Varberg, the movie Bikes vs. Cars. It was an interesting movie who started out portraying the history of biking and cars in Los Angeles and São Paulo. The we get comparison with Copenhagen where over 40% of the population commute by bike. And this is in a Nordic country with nordic winters as well.

The movie gives a great overview of the commuting problems we are faced with today and in the future as urbanisation of all our cities are increasing with an exponential rate. This is one of our largest challenges as we spend an enormous amount of energy, earth natural resources and time commuting all over the world. It’s a gigantic industry that is ripe for disruption.

Håkan Cullberg talks about Varbergs new city planing

Håkan Cullberg talks about Varbergs new city planing

My Friend Håkan Cullberg was also there tonight giving a short insight into what Varberg’s new city might look like and what we want to do for all bike riders here.

All we know about the future of Varberg is that it won’t look like this
– Håkan Cullberg

Get Ready for the Disruption

The mornings meet-up with Johan Lange was also a great experience. We had a long conversation about the disruption that the shift to the Connection Economy will bring with is. Many people already get it but many people are still lagging behind in the thinking.

LUCKc Breakfast with Lord Sillion - Issan - Kjell

LUCKc Breakfast with Lord Sillion – Issan – Kjell

Together with Kjell and Issan we also talk about what format is the best to publish our books in. I’m going to go with a small handbook type format with my books and we thought that Johan should go with it as well for his sum of the LUCK-concept.

So can we combine the quest for human wellbeing and activities like biking a new way to think and see the world?

Life Begins At The Edge Of Your Comfort Zone

It’s time for me to be the Ruckus Maker I set out to be. Do you want help make a Ruckus  in your life or company? Pleas contact me, if you do 🙂

Take care of yourself, your loved ones and the only planet we live on – Lord Sillion

/Lord Sillion
Holistic Thinking Ninja

My notes from the LUCKc breakfast

My notes from the LUCKc breakfast