If you're anything like me, going to the gym, besides being awful, can be pretty boring so here are some movie suggestions for when the elliptical or treadmill just aren't doing much for you.
4. "Captain America"
9. "White Chicks"
10. "High School Musical 2"
We all have a love-hate relationship with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, especially when it's 94 degrees.
1. Immediate sadness
What do you mean I have to wake up at 9 a.m. to get ready?
2. Bracing yourself for the worst
It's a marathon not a sprint ladies and gentleman.
3. Accepting the game is going to happen
Rain or shine we are all in that student section screaming our heads off.
4. Trying to wear the least amount clothes possible without being naked on the Quad
Is it me or does it get 10 times more hot the minute you walk on to the quad?
5. Shedding a tear when you walk out your front door once you feel the heat and humidity on your skin
Is it fall yet?
6. Drowning your sorrows inside a Red Solo cup at 11:30 a.m. at a fraternity tailgate
Maybe I'll forget about the humidity if I start frat hopping now.
7. Getting in line to go through security realizing it'll take an hour to actually get inside Bryant Denny
More security is great and all but remember the heat index in Alabama? Yeah, it's not easy being smushed like sardines before even getting into Bryant Denny.
8. Feeling the sweat roll down every part of your body
Oh yeah I am working on my tan and all but what is the point of showering before kick off?
9. Attempting to cheer on the Tide, but being whacked in the head with a shaker by the girl behind you.
Shakers are tradition, but do we have to spin it around in a full 360 every two seconds? I have a migraine from just thinking about it.
10. Leaving a quarter into the game because Alabama is kicking ass and you're about to have a heat stroke.
I'll watch the rest in air conditioning thank you very much!
We may not love the 2:30 kickoffs but Roll Tide!
I have loved "Star Wars" since my parents sat me and my brother down and watched them. I instantly found myself clinging to it like a little kid clings to a teddy bear. Only thing is, once the kid grows older and more mature, they'll let go eventually. I have yet to let go of Star Wars to nobodies surprise. To fans everywhere, Star Wars is more than a toy lightsaber or more than just a movie. It's a childhood tradition, a nostalgic trip, something to hold onto as they grow older. It showed them that anyone from anywhere can be a good guy and save the day. That there is potential in all of us to do good, however its up to us to act on it.
That being said, ever since Disney had acquired the film in 2012 (man what a year) they have been attempting to put their stamp on the franchise. It's worked too! But maybe not in the way that they imagined. Many people feel like the new movies aren't doing the franchise justice. When "The Force Awakens" came out, people were hyped! They were excited! It shattered box office records all over the globe and made over 1 billion dollars worldwide. While most people liked it, there were quite a few who didn't. I've talked with several folks about it and what it boils down to is that the movie was, at its core, a remake of "A New Hope", Rey was a "Mary Sue" (someone with no faults), and it was overall a safe movie. They didn't take any big risks or changed a vital part of the mythology or anything. Enter "The Last Jedi". This was the complete opposite, many including myself, feel it ruined several of the already established characters.
SPOILERS ABOUND PEOPLE
They killed Luke, Snoke, and Captain Phasma. Rian Johnson, the director of "Last Jedi", wanted to put his on spin on the movies, while J.J. Abrams, who did "Force Awakens" clearly set up a story behind all of these people to be uncovered in later installments. I feel like Disney is just winging the Star Wars franchise. They aren't carefully considering what the effects of their choices will impact other movies. When planning a franchise like this, it is wise to take a step back to try to see what you're trying to accomplish. J.J I think did this very well, he wanted story to flow through the new trilogy, while Johnson just wanted to surprise audiences with his choices and didn't look to see how that would effect Episode 9. I believe very few of Johnsons choices actually will have a positive effect on the next movie.
Should they start over? I would say no, because we do not know the outcome of the story yet, but if Episode 9 bombs next year, then the sequel trilogy is going to take home the award of worst trilogy in the saga. You won't ever be able to go back and completely change the movie. Disney won't do it, even if they had an idea on how to do it, the projects would cost too much money. However, if fans can overcome their hate for prequels and find stuff to love in those movies, then they can do the same in the sequels. Might take a little bit, but as the movies have shown in times past, good things happen to those who wait.