Savers of the Lost Ark: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Hello and welcome back to Savers of the Lost Ark. It’s good to see you coming back for seconds. I guess my first one wasn’t too much of a flop if you’re back for more, or maybe you’re just holding out and hoping that it gets better, or maybe you accidentally clicked the hyperlink. Either way I’m glad to see you.

If you’re not familiar with Savers of the Lost Ark, the highly successful blog franchise, this is a blog where I go to the local Savers thrift store on an irregular basis and sift through the rubble of societies long past, and uncover a grand relic. I apologize for the long wait after my first one, I’m sure that you all were checking your subscription feed everyday, but this one was a doozy, because I found the script for the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes.

Now I had never seen the film before, but it had looked interesting and I have always been a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories, so I was eager to watch/read the movie finally after six years.

Unfortunately, it was attached to the script of Alien 3 in the same bag. I kindly asked the upper crust of Savers if I could purchase just one of the scripts, even at the same price, but apparently they’re bag-huggers, and don’t believe in opening bags once they’ve been sealed.

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Oh well.

I had never read a script before, much less an action-packed one, so I didn’t know what to expect. One thing I did enjoy was that I was in control of the movie, whereas a moving pictures movie shows you what the director want you to see. When writing a script, the author gives just enough information that is essential to the movie, such as blocking and lines and scenery, but leaves the rest of it to the movie makers, or in this case me.

I’m not sure how dark or dim the streets of London were in the film, my London was much brighter and happier. Everyone was wearing bowler hats, holding parasols, playing some footballs, and eating fish and chips, just like 18th century London. And instead of envisioning Robert Downy Jr. and Jude Law as the illustrious Holmes and Watson, I choose Johnny Depp and Charlie Day instead, and Michael Shannon as Blackwood. I don’t have to travel to another reality with that line-up to enjoy the film, I only need a little imagination.

Overall the film was pretty good. I could easily envision the situation in my head, even the fast-paced, actiony parts. The dynamic between Johnny Depp and Charlie Day was phenomenal, I could feel the tension as their characters were drifting apart. Also the sex scene with Johnny Depp and Maggie Smith as Irene was still pretty hot

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Don’t tell me you never thought about it.

For $5.99 this is a steal. It’s not everyday that you come across a script for any movie, and for less than $10 too I jumped at the opportunity.

Also Alien 3 made excellent confetti. Shredded very nicely. 10/10 shredibility.

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Savers of the Lost Ark

Hello and welcome to a segment called “Savers of the Lost Ark” where on an irregular basis I go to the Savers thrift store in Crystal Lake and find a gem amongst society’s trash.

On my first expedition to Savers, I came across an artifact lost to time; a vintage Pajama Sam metallic lunch box.

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Now for those of you unfamiliar with the Pajama Sam series; Pajama Sam was a beloved point and click computer disc game by Humongous Entertainment, the same company that produced such favorites as Freddi Fish, Putt-Putt, and Backyard Sports in the mid 1990’s. Now if memory serves, Pajama Sam was the grittier game for children 10 and up (the oldest age group for any HE games), as they were the survival-horror games.

The games involved Pajama Sam (voiced by Bobby Hill) accidentally stumbling upon another dimension (or being kidnapped) full of talking inanimate objects that related to his, and many of our own most primal fears; sleeping without the nightlight on, thunder & lightning, and eating your vegetables. The worlds in question always revolved around his fear, like talking food or rain clouds, which led me to believe that he was actually going into a very-real dream-like state, where his own imagination was trying to kill him.

But enough about a beloved children’s game, onto the product!

The lunch box is 1ft x 10in x 8in, leaving plenty of room for a sandwich with some snacks, a small thermos, 3 soda cans, about 4 cups of loose cereal, or a small salad if you wanted to get creative and step up your lunch game. Now because it’s metallic, you won’t run the risk of the closing latch snapping off if your box was too heavy like many of those crappy plastic ones do, plus it gives it that classic lunch box feel that will be turning heads.

Of course the selling feature is the beautiful Pajama Sam illustration on both sides, which displays Pajama Sam looking for a way out of his nightmarish world and avoid being caught between a war between vegetables and sweets. While some of the edges show some wear and tear, the image itself doesn’t have a scratch on it.

Now $1.99 might seem a little cheap when you consider that I have not found another Pajama Sam lunch box on the internet (collector’s item???), but it was previously owned by a couple of stupid kids who wrote their dumb names in sharpie on the inside. Nothing that a lil’ Windell can’t fix.

My overall rating for this: 7/10

Now to wrap it up and give it as a gift to my brother, who will likely appreciate this thoughtful gift because his name is also Sam. Happy Birthday Sam!

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