London Day Three

London Day Two.

London Day Two.

London Day One.

This past week I’ve been to the cinema twice, which I think is more times than I’ve been to the cinema all year. The only other film I think I’ve seen this year in the cinema was Amazing Spider-Man 2.

On Wednesday I watched Godzilla which isn’t my usual type of film but the trailers made it look really good. The trailers lied.

For a start there was never any appearance by anything other than Godzilla, yet within ten minutes two random other monsters show up. There were some good scenes and I liked the cinematography overall but I think it was mostly just a bit too silly. And don’t even get me started on Fatzilla.

Then on Friday I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past which was fantastic barring a few small niggles. My prime niggle was the devastation of the First Class supporting cast. Banshee, Azazel, Angel, Whirlwind Guy. All either dead or MIA. Alex Summers shows up in one scene and then vanishes.

I’m curious which cast will be the next movies primary cast. I’d assume the younger ones but I would be surprised if they got in new actors again.

Tax Avoidance

So Caffe Nero is in the news at the moment accused of acting like Starbucks and avoiding paying tax. Someone posted a link to the letter that’s gone viral from a customer stating how the tax money could’ve been used to pay for hospitals and schools and assorted other things. 

Firstly, the guy who wrote the letter is a poet and musician. He did not study finance or tax law at any kind of college yet everyone is taking the letter as gospel.

Secondly, we live in a capitalist society. The goal of capitalism is to make as much profit as possible. If you could get away with paying less tax by finding some loophole, don’t even pretend like you wouldn’t. Nobody would say no to more money.

Thirdly, I just don’t care. Does it affect my day to day existence about how much tax Starbucks, Google, Apple etc pay? No. There are people screwing the system left, right and centre. I’m not going to defend them, I’m not going to attack them, I’m going to find better uses for my time.

So Boba Fett and Han Solo are pretty much confirmed. Is the Han Solo one going to be pre-A New Hope? I’d guess so in which case it will be a new actor but who could play the iconic role so well? And a Boba Fett movie seems odd, the guy was pretty much a giant dick. Are we supposed to root for him? 

I fear that a Jar Jar movie could be a distinct possibility considering how the young’uns love him. That could cause a great disturbance in the force.