Saturday, February 11, 2012

Moving Things With My Mind

So I watched "Chronicle" today with my brother at the cinema, despite being fully aware of the fact that I have an exam with a really heavy coverage on Monday that I haven't studied for, yet. But you guys know me, I am a master at the fine art of procrastinating.

"Hurr durr..we're on a ledge"

So Chronicle is the story of three high school guys who gain telekinetic powers after they poke around a hole in the ground and discover a crystal like structure with veins and stuff. They can fly and move objects around. Yay! They use their powers for petty stuff at first, like making Lego blocks float in the air and making a teddy bear dance around to the horror of a little girl watching, but as they grow stronger, they soon find it hard to keep their powers in check. Especially for one member of their group- a social outcast with a dying mom and an abusive father. We all know what comes after that. Oh and one thing to note is that this movie is a "found footage" kind of film that not only includes video from the main video camera, but also footage from police cams and security cams, especially during the end. It works since the kid with the camera can make it float around while it's filming most of the time so everyone can be in the scene, without having one person behind the camera all the time.

Now, I think the film was interesting enough to hold your attention until the end. The acting was really good, although there were some characters (like the girl with the other camera who seemed to just be there to film the main characters with a third party cam) that I wished didn't exist. The ending was rather meh, but I think it was a good film altogether.

Now, this film got me thinking about telekinesis and if it's really possible. I mean if I could really do it. Oh, the possibilities! First thing I'd do is definitely have food from the refrigerator float up to me so I don't have to go all the way down the stairs and to the kitchen! Fookin' A! This film reawakened my interest in moving stuff around with my mind (that all started when I watched Matilda when I was a young one). 

Fork bending because spoon bending is too mainstream.

I also had a dream once that I had telekinetic powers. I impressed everyone by moving stuff with my mind, as I waved my hands around, flexed my fingers and furrowed my brow. When I finally woke up from that awesome dream, groggy and disoriented, I still strongly believed I had telekinetic powers and attempted to move either my blanket or my phone to me (I can't really remember which). Of course, as I struggled to do it, I only ended up out of breath with cramping fingers. Only then did I realize that I did not in fact have any such telekinetic powers. T'was a sad moment for me. 

Whoooshh,

15 comments:

  1. LIAR! You said it was horrible.

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  2. lolll do not understand the above comments. I recently watch chronicle too and semi enjoyed it. would have been cool to see the guy go super villain a bit more :P

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    1. it's just my brother, whom i watched chronicle with earlier. i kept kidding him that i thought the film was super horrible. :))
      anyway, yeah. more would've been good, although it would've also been a bit overkill. but i felt sorry for andrew a bit. haha.

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  3. Haven't seen the film yet.
    Psipog.net has some neat tutorials on practicing telekinesis, if you're into it ;)

    There's an old Japanese film Akira, where a guy from a group of friends went supervillain with telekinetic powers. Though, I found it a bit unnerving and depressive.

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    1. it's worth watching. :D
      and thanks for the recommendation. i'd definitely be sure to check it out right after i finish typing out this reply. haha.

      and yeah, Akira! i read somewhere (imdb i think) about someone's opinion that the film (especially the ending) was totally an Akira rip-off. made me want to see Akira.

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  4. Mathilda, yesss. That film was so cool, you have no idea.

    My interest in this subject is rather strong too, and I can tell you it's pretty real. Not as easy as the movies make it look and all, but yeah, it's definitely possible. The site Sussch mentioned is a great starting-point!

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  5. Quit blogging and get to studying! Studying telekinesis, that is.

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  6. That movie seems interesting. Too bad I can't really watch movies right nao because of my effin' sched, but nonetheless, I might catch this soon. :3

    I wish I know telekinesis too. Pft.

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  7. Wow.. Telekinesis! I wish I have that power, too.. Oh, and flight! and speed! Wooooosssh!!! :p

    "The movie's not too good..", said one of my friends. The plot is predictable, he said. Now, I don't know what he means by that, exactly.. Ayaw nyang magkwento. I guess I have to watch the movie to find out. :p

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  8. True. After seeing the trailer, the plot was rather easy to predict.
    Though, the movie was still a lot better than I had expected.

    We all have the power/ability to do it. It just takes faith and persistence. By faith I mean belief that you can do it :).

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  9. OHh this reminds me of Matila, this book written by Roald Dahl! Wish i had that ability too! Lazybones. haha ;P

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  10. The movie sounds great. OMG girl I used to do that too, tried if I can make things come to me. Hehe.. we're both crazy and lazy, that's all I'm saying. I wish you can blog more because you can really make me laugh. :)

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  11. I really reallly really want to see this. And now that i read it i want to see it more.

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