Monday, December 19, 2011

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol … A Good Mission Should You Choose To Accept it

I went to see an advance screening of the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on Friday. It was very entertaining with constant action.

If you like the older James Bond movies with cool plausible but unrealistic gadgetry, you'll love this film.

To be honest, I haven't really liked the past two films, but certainly enjoyed the first film released in 1996.
The IMF (short for Impossible Mission Force) is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.
The film features lots of great scenes including a shot of the world's tallest building in Dubai and driving in a real, but unreleased, all electric BMW called the i5 that hits streets in Late Summer 2012.

I worried about taking my 8 year old son and his best friend to see the movie, but was pleasantly surprised about that the movie was nearly devoid of curse words or sex scenes. So, if you're looking for a good family movie that most likely everyone in your family will enjoy … I recommend seeing this when it has its wide release this weekend. If you miss it in theaters, it's definitely worth the rental or purchase when it comes to video.

On a scale: I would rate this movie 9 out of 10.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Aptera Is Outta-Here-a

Original Aptera 2e announced in late 2009
The coolest car ever in my opinion … apparently will never be.

I was giddy when the Aptera was first announced, remembering my elementary school days where I would doodle futuristic car designs in the boarders of my notebook paper.

In an email to supporters, President and CEO Paul Wilbur wrote …
"After years of focused effort to bring our products to the market, Aptera Motors is closing its doors, effective today. This is a difficult time for everyone connected with our company because we have never been closer to realizing our vision. Unfortunately, though, we are out of resources."
Back when the car was first announced, I had posited here on FYT that I thought this was a prime market for Apple to step into next. Apple could literally buy the two remaining American Auto makers outright or just about anyone of the European Automakers, save BMW.

But, I say, they would be prime to finally design a car and show the automobile industry how to really do a hybrid … I could only hope that it would look something like the Aptera.