woken up and tried desperately to remember what dream you just had because it was so strange and so awesome? Like Alice in Wonderland weird? What was the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
I’ve watched two more of Tim Roth’s movies, but first I’m gonna report on THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. Yes, I saw it last night using some advanced screening tickets I pulled up. So…
So… let’s just say the movie was, in my opinion, really CRAPPY. It wasn’t shit because of the cinematography. THAT WAS WONDERFUL! The director used so much more landscaping, much more than in the last movies. But that’s about it. That’s the only praise I will give the director.
There’s praise to be given to the actors, though. The roles that were played to perfection were Snape <3, Bellatrix, Ron, Slughorn, and DRACO <3! Seriously, those five characters were perfectly captured by their actors. I would also add in Fenrir Greyback, just because I like him and he did a really nasty job! OMFG I LOVE HOW THEY DRESSED DRACO. Such a fine guy!
So the criticisms… uh well… THEY RUINED THE PLOT! First off, they took the whole “wow my hormones are raging” to a whole new level. Seriously, I thought for a moment that I was watching some teenage soap opera. It got a little boring, but I think that’s because I like the adults in the story more than the kids. Another thing, they don’t even make a big deal about Snape being assigned the Defense Against the Dark Arts position! That was supposed to be a HUGE DEAL! They don’t even have a scene of him teaching it! They also took out the HUGE BATTLE AT THE END! THEY DIDN’T HAVE BILL AND FLEUR, AND THEY BARELY EVEN HAD LUPIN AND TONKS! They barely alluded to their relationship when Tonks calls Lupin “sweetheart.” BAHHHH. I’m soooo angry! OH and they didn’t include the funeral scene! The ending was soooo horrible I was stunned that it just ended. Just like that!
Instead of a funeral, they did this little thing were the students all raised their wands and “saluted” him sort of. That was a sad scene. I also think they did an okay job with the QUIDDITCH SCENE!!! It was pretty epic, I must say.
So all in all, see it just to say you saw it, but the books are so much more enjoyable than the movies! (except the third one which, in my opinion, the movie did a good job in depicting.)
Alright so that’s my review of Harry Potter. Maybe I’ll see it again and see the magic and wonder that I’m sure all the little kids in the world will see in it. But I doubt it. Now onto Skellig. It’s a movie based off a children’s fairy tale book by the same name. It’s about a boy who moves with his family because there’s a new baby on the way. He finds this old shed in his yard and there’s a man living in it. He thinks originally that he’s a hobo, but he ends up being very special. If you don’t appreciate fantasy fiction, it’s probably not the best movie for you. He ends up being part owl and part angel. The POV of the movie gravitates around the kid, his friend, Skellig (the angel), his parents, and his little newborn sister. It’s really fun and emotional. Laugh one minute, (almost) cry the next. Very good cinematography, the scenery in a couple of the scenes is beautiful! I’m definitely recommending this to anyone and everyone.
Next, To Kill A King. This was made a couple years ago. It is a historical non-fiiction film about Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax. If you don’t know who they are or what they did in history, go wiki them. Then you don’t really have to watch the movie. I’m not dissing it, it was done tastefully and, as far as I can tell, pretty accurately. Tim Roth plays Cromwell and he does a great job at making him seem like a good guy and a bad guy at the same time. He really brings out both sides of the man: the corruption and power, and also the care he has for the people. I forgot the name of the guy who plays Fairfax, but he did a pretty good job as well. If you like history, go rent it. If not, you won’t die from deprevation.
So, today I spent the day with my mom and little brother and a bunch of family that drove all the way from Bakersfield. We hung out at the beach in Capitola and had a great time! I got some heavy sun, and now I finally look Mexican! This is the time of year that, instead of looking white or something in the middle (think the McDonalds chicken nuggets before they became “white meat”), I get all pretty and tanned! GAW I love this time of year!
Well, enough about me. I’m gonna write my thoughts about movies now. In particular, PUBLIC ENEMIES!
I guess I’ll start out to say that it deserves way more than two stars (which I think People Mag gave it.) I would give it 3. Two stars for incredible acting (Johnny Depp is reaffirmed as my fave actor again, and Marion Cotillard also did an excellent job! I usually don’t like the female leads, but she totally played the role great! I’ll give it another two stars for keeping the action up and the characters interesting and unpredictable. You really start to feel for some of them: it’s sad that John and Billie can’t be together, that their relationship is doomed. Well, that’s four stars, but I have to take one away for the plot. It just had way too much going at once. There wer so many different perspectives that Mann was trying to convey: Dillinger’s personal life, his friends, his business, his beliefs, his struggles, THEN the POV of the cops and the FBI, their struggles, their blunders. In the end, you’ll find yourself just waiting for Dillinger to get killed (not to kill it for ya, but that’s how it ends.) I gotta say though, that last scene was pretty moving. Scenes like that are what’s gonna put this movie in running for some major Oscar nominations. I’m seeing all across the board, like Brokeback Mountain and Lord of the Rings: Johnny Depp for best actor, Marion Cotillard for best actress, Michael Mann for best director, Public Enemies for best movie. Maybe even for best screenplay. I don’t know, I’m not a psychic. >.<