You could make Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time…
Movie review: ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’: With apologies to Ben Franklin, the only things certain in life are death, taxes and that a Jerry Bruckheimer film will do its bombastic best to pummel, pound and, now, parkour you into submission. “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” is all that — deaths by the thousands and the sort of spectacular spectacle possible with a rumored budget of $150 million and change. (via Los Angeles Times.)
or Angelina Jolie’s new movie Salt, which cost $130 million – so you could make that and have a few million to put away for a rainy day. But you couldn’t make Inception, which reported cost $200 million to make.
Or you make a small contribution to help the people of Pakistan, devastated by floods in recent weeks, in what has been described as a “global disaster” that is worse than the 2004 tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake and the Haiti earthquake put together.
How is it that the US government has pledged no more in aid money for this global disaster than was spent making Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – a disaster of a movie?
- Holbrooke: Donations Offer Leverage Over Pakistan Floods; Need Still Enormous | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 19, 2010 | PBS.
- Pakistan flood | World news | guardian.co.uk.
- With No Letup in Pakistan’s Misery, U.S. Increases Aid – NYTimes.com.
- BBC News – Pakistan floods.