Glut Teapot



Reviewing “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

True Confession: This is not a review for those who are going to see this movie regardless of what I, or any other reviewer, say. However, it’s definitely for those on the fence about this movie and for those who feel they might just be burning out a teensy bit on superhero anything. The Avengers, aka Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. By now, if you don’t know who they are you’ve been living under a rock and, frankly, you need to go back and start at Iron Man (the first one) to get caught up. Can you see this movie without having seen all the others. But if you haven’t jumped on this train by now, what about this movie would make you take the leap. But there’s really only one question in regard to this movie – is it as good or better than the first Avengers movie, which I thought was perfect. Sadly, there’s really only one answer: no, not really. First off, let’s get the tempest in a teapot out of the way. Yes, Tony Stark makes the “right of kings” joke. First off, 99% of the audience wouldn’t even know what the term “prima nocta” meant if the interwebs hadn’t gotten so worked up about it. And, before I get attacked, I’ve been a feminist for my entire life, and I’m saying it’s not “encouraging... Secondly, the joke is totally in keeping with Stark’s character (aka major cocky jerk). Thirdly – really, there is SO MUCH MORE that is WRONG with this picture, and that’s what everyone’s all upset about. A short recap: Tony Stark and Bruce Banner mess with things man was not meant to do and create an artificial intelligence that decides to wipe everyone off the face of the planet. Or, as we call it, the Terminator movies. The Avengers bicker, fight, make up, and manage to save the day. I have a term I use to describe a film that’s great, absolutely riveting while I’m in the theater and then, the moment I leave and think about the movie, becomes filled with plot holes you could drive a semi through: Spielbergian. (Just so you know where I’m coming from and all that. ) Spielberg makes excellent eye candy movies that have gaping holes in logic you don’t notice while said movies are going on. And Age of Ultron was just such a movie. Great, absolutely riveting while on screen, and the moment it was over, left me going, “But… WHY. ” And I’m not talking about the death of an Avenger, either. So far, Marvel’s track record on “second movies” isn’t great – only Captain America: The Winter Soldier is as good a movie as its predecessor. Iron Man 2 sucked, Thor 2 was okay other than the systematic destruction of the Jane character and more physical destruction than you could shake a stick at, and the less said about any Hulk movie the better. And Age of Ultron suffers the same fate – it’s the middle of a trilogy, and instead of being The Empire Strikes Back (which is, let’s face it, the middle movie every other middle movie is and should be compared to) it’s a lot more Iron Man 2.... (Unless you’re a Black Panther fan, and then you’ll get a quick thrill of being on his land and that’s about it. ) The movie’s long, but you really won’t notice that. What you’ll notice is the destruction. Oh, the destruction. We had a preview of San Andreas right before this movie, and for most of this movie I thought we were actually watching San Andreas , not Age of Ultron. There’s more destruction in this movie than in the first Avengers and Thor 2 combined. The light touch that writer-director Joss Whedon showed in the first Avengers movie is still there, a bit. But it’s mostly there in witty one-liners and comebacks, not in characterizations. Characterization attempts are there, but there’s so much going on, so much on the screen, that they get lost amid the massive destruction. There is no “Age” of Ultron. There is a Week of Ultron, maybe. It’s a less snazzy title, but the idea of Ultron actually taking over and making things different, good or bad, isn’t really there. He’s going to light the fuse and watch the world burm because he really wants to. Source: Slice of SciFi

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Directory

11.9 glutSolidTeapot, glutWireTeapot - OpenGL - The ...

11.9 glutSolidTeapot, glutWireTeapot glutSolidTeapot and glutWireTeapot render a solid or wireframe teapot respectively. Usage void glutSolidTeapot ...

OpenGL Tutorial - HWS Department of Mathematics and ...

The two #include lines include the OpenGL and GLUT header ... , except that it needs to be linked with the OpenGL libraries. Assuming the teapot program is saved in ...

OpenGL Utility Toolkit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) is a library of utilities for OpenGL programs, which primarily perform system-level I/O with the host operating system. Functions ...

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Could I make it with water inside it? ;-)
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opengl glut teapot download demonstrates how to draw a teapot using ...
opengl glut teapot download demonstrates how to draw a teapot using ...
QtCreator-2.5.0 + QtOpenGL + GLUT ==> teapot
QtCreator-2.5.0 + QtOpenGL + GLUT ==> teapot
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