This Means War

I watched This Means War a funny spy film with decent amounts of action and witty banter.  I’m not a fan of McG‘s work with the exceptions of Terminator Salvation and Fastlane (although he only wrote & directed the pilot then left the show, and I feel that it got better after the pilot).  Chris Pine plays a perfect wannabe James Bond pretty boy.  Tom Hardy plays a great kindhearted hard core spy.  What really makes you laugh is the banter that goes on between these two, it’s always little comments, but it’s what makes the film so great.  Now let me say this first, I have never been a fan of Reese Witherspoon, it’s not that I think she’s a bad actress I’ve just never seen anything that she’s done that I’ve enjoyed….until now.  She was funny throughout the film and played off the guys very well.  Chelsea Handler plays the perfect bitch up until the end, which is what is needed for this story so perfect casting call!

Over all I’d have to say it was a great film, the story was solid, the acting was great, the humor was funny, the action was enjoyable, and the ending was both heart warming and hilarious.  This is a definite must see film.

This is the second Tom Hardy film I’ve seen this week this first being The Dark Knight Rises.

300,000 miles on my 2005 Pontiac Vibe

Well tonight at 10:18 P.M. EST my 2005 Pontiac Vibe hit 300,000 miles.  I’m a little pissed though because Pontiac/Toyota won’t let the odometer go past 299,999.  So now my odometer is stuck at 299,999 and seeing how I write down my mileage every night this is going to make it a bit difficult to accurately record my mileage every night.  I’ve done some research online and there is only one solution and that is to have the entire gauge cluster replaced which will cost $500 to $700 depending on where I get it done, and even then all that does is reset my odometer to zero.

I just don’t understand why a digital odometer can’t just keep going till it hits 999,999 then roll over, or hell if the makers didn’t have faith in their vehicle then at least let it roll over to zero when it hits 299,999!  This is ridiculous how am I supposed to keep track of when to do maintenance when I can’t keep track of the mileage?

Also how do they get those odometers to 500,000 in the commercials?  Couldn’t that be considered false advertising?  They say the odometer goes up to 500,000 but really it only goes up to 299,999, that’s false advertising if you ask me.