Yesterday I watched a Care Bears movie (Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation), because it was on and I was curious how I would respond to it. I've never been familiar with the Care Bears franchise, wondered if it would evoke childhood nostalgia or not. About half an hour in I decided the movie made a good metaphor for the cold war. At that point the Care Bears have just taken a couple of dispirited blond kids to their realm and given them a boost of caring and self esteem. Meanwhile Dark Heart has extorted control over their brunette friend with the promise of power. So, proxy warfare by two competing interests to decide how third parties will live. I do like the end credits song a lot. I was first shown that piece (Forever Young) by Elena and have enjoyed it very much since. Very straightforward song of friendship. I was a bit taken back by race in the movie. All the humans I saw were very white, except one non-speaking background child who was black. That seemed very odd. Speaking of which, I was disappointed to discover in starting a new game of Doom 3 that there are no character customisation options beyond choosing a name.