The greatest blockbuster movies do three things: They go big, they go loud, and they take their subject matter seriously.
This new Godzilla movie looks like it’s going to accomplish all three in monumental fashion. I grew up with cheesy old Godzilla movies, and actually enjoyed the 1998 movie (Jean Reno helped improve the experience a lot). But this time, it looks like Godzilla has grown up, in more ways than one. The radioactive dinosaur is bigger than he’s ever been, and apparently doing battle with two other monsters.
One word: Imax.
Well, I don’t think anyone in Colorado Springs thought this would happen. The wildfires from Waldo Canyon are spilling out into the city. They have already burned several homes, and landmarks like the Flying W Ranch. It’s a tragedy, but thank God there has been no loss of life.
These are some of the photographs I managed to take of the fire.
The dragons have certainly come to Colorado. Today is not a day I will ever forget.
I hope your prayers and support will be with the people of Colorado Springs, and indeed anywhere else in the state where there are fires. Pray for the mercy of rain, and for the fires to be extinguished quickly.
[Edit, July 09, 2012: as far as I know, the fire has now been contained, and two bodies were discovered in one of the burned down houses. Despite the tragedy of this event, I am glad it has finally been dealt with]