true underdog story

6 movies I can watch anytime.

I was tagged by @mypapawinchester <3 

  1. Hot Fuzz
  2. Big Trouble in Little China
  3. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
  4. Days of Future Past
  5. Singing in the Rain
  6. Bridget Jones’s Diary

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                                                  This is your life! 

Some would say that Allen Jones had the perfect life, he was smart, handsome, funny, and he had a great family. He came from nothing and he became everything, if that wasn’t the true underdog becoming something success story, he wasn’t sure what was. Yet, he lost it all. He was always a wholesome Christian man, he put his faith into God and that was that until he came to the WWE a little over a year ago, he was a married man, with his own issues and problems but upon meeting a blonde haired beauty his marriage problems only became worse. He had cheated on his wife, something he had never, ever done in his twenty-one year marriage and yet, it had finally happened. Allen couldn’t believe what he had done. He always prided himself on being a bigger and better person than that, yet, here he was struggling for the right words to say to his wife. What would she think? What would she do? It was all too much to bare, and then, just like that his marriage was over, his whole entire life as he knew it was over. One simple mistake, one simple mistake had cost him everything he had ever loved or ever known and it was all slipping through his hands like sand. 

                                            Are you who you wanna be??

 A year later and he was a newly single man, trying to figure out the world once again. It had been twenty-one years, give the guy a break. Upon, being newly single, he was also learning how to readjust to life with a heart condition. Something not even his ex wife or his own family members knew about, he had always struggled with asking for help and even though, his life was literally on the line he couldn’t stop himself now. So close to Wrestlemania? So close to all of his dreams and aspirations and yet, he could literally lose everything for himself, for his family. His family was the most important thing to him, his children especially. Growing up, he had a bit of a rough childhood. His father though when he was sober very supportive, when he was drunk, he got very violent. His dad would often beat up on him and his brothers but not only them but his wife, in front of them. It was a lot to handle and it did cause a bit of emotional damage to Allen but he always promised himself that he would never treat his wife that way and he didn’t. He knew his father had always meant well, he just had his own demons, his own battles, and at the moment Allen had quite a bit of those himself. He met his ex wife Wendy in high school, the two quickly fell in love and the rest was sort of history from there. They got married a month before graduation and had been together ever since. At first, it was just those two together conquering the world one step at a time, each by each others sides until May third two thousand five. That was the day their first born son, Ajay was born. Now, two thousand seventeen, he had four beautiful and blossoming children and he couldn’t wish for anything more than that. His children were his life, they were what had gotten him as far as he had that was for sure. 

                                        Is it everything you dreamed that it would be, when the world was younger and you had everything to lose??


Still, without Wendy his life had lost a bit of meaning behind it. He no longer believed in love, or the idea of it being real and the worst part of it all was that he created that for himself. Allen’s family, something he had worked so hard to build up and make so strong was now and probably forever would be ruined. Family? What really was family? Had he ever known what it actually was?? 

Justin Long was concussed after hilarious Dodgeball scene

Actor Justin Long suffered a minor concussion on the set of DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story after repeatedly getting hit in the head for one scene in the 2004 comedy.

The Live Free or Die Hard star appeared alongside Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller in the sporting film, in which a group of misfits enter a top dodgeball competition in a bid to save their local gym.

One memorable scene had Justin’s character pelted with balls in the middle of a game, and although the actor went out of his way to play up the comedy value of the shoot, it left him so battered and bruised, producers urged him not to drive home at the end of the day’s filming.

“The day we shot that scene where I was getting hit constantly, I kept trying to get them to hit… the comedy zones, head or the nethers (genitals), so (I was) just shamelessly throwing myself (in front of the balls), and it was coming pretty fast,” Justin recalled on U.S. breakfast show Today.

“They didn’t want me to drive home at the end of the day because I was a little off, I was slightly concussed. So next time you’re watching that and laughing, know that you’re laughing at my pain!

"It was well worth it,” he added, before quipping, “I can’t have kids anymore!”

Justin was reminded of the painful scene as he sat courtside at the New York Knicks basketball game in the Big Apple on Tuesday night (14Mar17), as venue bosses at Madison Square Garden made sure to play the part on a loop on the arena’s big screens to acknowledge his presence.

However, Justin didn’t mind too much, as his friend remarked on how well he had done for himself since starring in DodgeBall, which really helped to raise his profile in Hollywood.

“I went to the Knicks game last night and they played it over and over, me getting hit with balls, and this was shot 13 years ago,” he shared. “My buddy, who came with me to the game…, he said, ‘You’ve got a lot of mileage for getting hit with balls. You’ve really parlayed that into (something useful), you get free tickets to the Knicks now!’”

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I think the pairing that I just really always loved watching because they are two of my favorite people was Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele). I think it was the character, Rachel — Lea kind of added, like, her crazy personality and her obsession with this popular guy. And the fact that he liked this girl that wasn’t seen as technically popular and kind of stayed true to the underdog story of what the show kind of was.

I think Silicon Valley has achieved something very rare and resonant which is creating a true underdog story.

I think the idea of the underdog gets messed up a lot and often it turns into the narrative trying to get us to root for someone who’s not actually the best out there because of some murky idea of “heart” (whether or not the main character is actually shown to be an especially good person, they just sort of expect you to accept that they have heart).

To me, creating a powerful underdog isn’t saying “this person isn’t the best, but, hey they’re a nice guy and deserve a break.” It’s saying “this person is the best and it could very well not matter at all.” 

In so much of the movies and TV shows I see, the “bad guys” are the people who’ve been working at something harder and are therefore much better and the fact that we’re asked to root for the scrappy hero creates a weird mixed message. In Silicon Valley, Gavin Belson and his corporation are completely inept and fail at every basic level, but until the very last minute they’re shown to have every chance of winning.

There’s never been any question that Pied Piper’s tech is the best, the question is whether Pied Piper exists in a world where being the best remotely matters. 

I think the pairing that I just really always loved watching because they are two of my favorite people was Finn (Cory Monteith) and Rachel (Lea Michele). I think it was the character, Rachel — Lea kind of added, like, her crazy personality and her obsession with this popular guy. And the fact that he liked this girl that wasn’t seen as technically popular and kind of stayed true to the underdog story of what the show kind of was.