12.18.2005

something like movie reviews

Narnia...saw the movie today. It was pretty good. I liked. Jadis' blonde hair threw me off, I always imagined it 'raven black'. And her looks more inhuman. The kids were good. (not just saying that 'cause they have lovely UK accents either). Lucy was great. Of course. She's the best. Susan was more undermining (not right word) of Peter than I remembered. Peter was more indecisive/unsure of himself. Oh but his sword! Don't think I'll get a sword for christmas. oh well. Aslan didn't get enough screen time. But he was alright--especially compared to the BBC puppet. Nobody could ever really capture the wonderfulness of Aslan. It'd always be slightly dissapointing. Or so I think. Maybe that's only if you've been reading the books since you were 7, with a billion-watt imagination. The parallel to Christ as our redemptive sacrifice was un-missable. CS Lewis is amazing.

Now to completly change subjects. The new P&P... dangerous waters here. I saw it with 2 girl friends, Wesley & Abby.
Abby said it best: "I've never had so much fun hating a movie in my life!" I laughed more in that movie than I have in ages. I concur. I'm a hopeless un-romantic. Maybe there's something wrong with me. The part of my brain that's supposed to like mush is disconnected. (Yet I LOVE the AE version). Can't stand Keira. Nasty of me, I know, but she's annoying. She seemed really mean. Elizabeth wasn't mean, she laughed and smiled and joked. Some say Kiera was the perfect Elizabeth Bennet. Guess nobody read the book. She wasn't. Julia E. was oh-so-better. Didn't cry, except from laughter. Then, I rarely cry in movies. I did like the cinemaphotography. And the music. ((the part where Kiera spins on the swing? People hated it. Said it made them sick. We loved it. Great way to show passage of time.)) Bingley acted like a stupid oaf. "come back anytime you're not feeling well" I looked at Abby. I saw the suppressed laughter on her face and might possibly have cracked up...
And the ending!! Oh my lanta!! The 1st "mrs darcy" was ok. Cheese but sweet. The 2nd was just stupid. I was trying SO HARD not to laugh out loud, but by the 4th time I lost it. We sat there laughing. Really hard. Out loud. Trying to be quietish. I thought I'd die I was laughing so hard.
We then went to Wesley's house to watch the real P&P. haha. Funny story. Went by Publix to get some food first. Abby and Wes are both tall, like 5'8 and5'6. My short hobbitness at 5'2(and a half) can't keep up. So I have this little skipping to catch up. Then we get home, and the movie starts with Elizebeth on a walk. She breaks into a run. They're like "you think you're not Elizebeth!". It was pretty funny...you had to be there. Beks would've loved it. She's the one who convinced me I was Elizabeth. I used to fiercly deny it.
Short story: I think the AE version is the best, the book is better.

hi andrew. dell is a pretty cool kid. comment when you want. we have canadian hosers and fl pomegranates here...

~dams is outs.

69 comments:

dams said...

you might not like it!

Delian said...

First to comment! Now I'll go read the blog... haha

dams 2 said...

whoa!! i kicked your comment down. sorry.

hoepefully you'll still be my friend after you read it...heehee i know you're nto that shallow...

Delian said...

Dude, how did you do that??? That's crazy, I feel so sad now... haha. How do you know I'm not that shallow?? Actually I hope you don't think I'm that 'shallow'! But yeah, it was a little dissapointing that you got there first!

rebekah said...

yay! i love you, fellow-k.k.-disliker. haha. oh, and honey, it's Jennifer Ely, not Emma Thompson- she played Elinor Dashwood.

rebekah said...

yes, i can see you skipping like Lizzy, especially after today in the food court. haha! that was funny. just don't skip in any $ stores ;)

rebekah said...

haha. i just read the first line again: "as soon ASAP" which means "as soon As Soon As Possible." sorry, but i can't help but return the grammar correction favor.

joel sczebel said...

I noticed that too.

I didn't see the new P and P, because I didn't think it'd be worth seeing. I have to say that Narnia was good. And I wasn't too sure about the witch's hair. I tend to lean in your direction about thinking it would be black, but hey, maybe they have dye in Narnia and maybe she got tired of the old Charn styles.

good postige.

rebekah said...

true true, I agree about the hair- always thought her to have black hair, but i was reminded by a friend that CS Lewis never mentions what color her hair was, though the illustrators always portrayed her with it.

joel sczebel said...

Not to mention blonde hair seems colder.\\\

I saw colin firth the other day. Just a look alike though. Josh thought it was pretty good.

Then I saw Robin Williams when i was downtown. Not sure if it was the real him or a really really good look alike, but I think it was the real him. I should have talked to him and seen if he's actually funny in real life.

Brittany said...

Hahah. I thought P and P was good but I couldn't compare it to the old one because I couldn't remember it.

joel sczebel said...

the old one was better. but I haven't seen the new one so I'm just ignorantly saying that.

j. said...

Lucy was definitely the best though.

Delian said...

haha... basing decisions upon ingnorance isn't such a good idea. Lucy who?? You don't mean Lydia do you??

Amber said...

I have mixed feelings about the new P&P. I wasn't impressed with the acting at all (with the exception of Darcy), but I would go see it again just for the music, the art and the scenery! It's such a romantic story; I don't think anything could hold a candle to Austen's original work. The book is by far the best.

bettys little bro said...

the 2nd pirates of the caribbiean movie loOks deliciously frightening(to quote ann of green gables)if i can stand orlando bloom*gag*

THANK YOU FOR TAKING ME TO SEE NARNIA, DAMARIS AND BECKA!!!

bettys annoying little bratty bro said...

Damaris is proud of me because i got my first tuke(is that how you canadians spell it?)

dams said...

no. it's toque or touke or something like, i'm sure.

aaaaahhhhh. how wickedly mean i am to kick my little bro off. poor kid. somebody should tell him to make his sister behave...

just got home from babysitting 4little girls all day. which includes hawling 3 of them around chik-fil-a and target. and getting lots of 'you look way to young to have all those kids' questions.
i'm not sure i like driving a min-van and bying baby food at 17. it feels a little odd. haha.

rebekah said...

yes, robin williams is as funny in real life as he is in film. my brother Matt met him when he (matt) was working at Wolfgang Pucks. robin williams was making jokes about my bro's hair (he used to have alot).

dams said...

hahahahahaha. you mean when matt had that little fro thing goin' on.

hahaha. alice in wonderland. heehee

the author of this whole blog thing you're reading said...

i'm currently watching the packers/ravens game. actually, my siblings have commandeered[naval term for taken control of] the tv for the sound of music. so i'm watching it online. except i don't even understand half of it 'cause it's the 'gamecast' thingy. it's not like watching the game on tv. it's like watching a field with lines and arrows. i know the important stuff....


like the fact that green bay needs to just go home and get ready to win the superbowl NEXT year...

that is probably really boring. but i am slightly bored myself so that's why.

green is better than pink said...

1st and 10 on the 33yrd line...

betty said...

ya know, nobody really cares dams. why don't you just shut up?

dams said...

OUCH!! that is not a very nice way to talk to yourself!!

jake said...

packers...ha. how bout the redskins tho? btw i hated the original elizabeth bennet thought she was the only bad thing about the movie...so i don't see how kiera knightly is tha tmuch worse.

rebekah said...

what?! jacob lawrence phillips, how can you say that the original elizabeth was horrible?! (i use full names when i'm upset:) have you not read the book? ok, sorry, i'll try and be kind from now on.

the packers are being creamed- 31 to 3. ouch.

joel sczebel said...

I didn't read any of those comments.

Delian said...

Wow... such randomness amazes me joel

Brittany said...

I skimmed through them.

joel sczebel said...

hahahahaha.

jake said...

wow where'd you learn my full name?

Delian said...

Yeah... I find it rather amusing at times to read through all these comments... the random things I find are simply breath taking!!

dams said...

probably from hearing miss janelle marie use it.

i can't believe you could't stand the original elizabeth bennet!! no wonder we don't get along...
haha. just kidding.

The other Elizabeth said...

Okay Dami..... where do I start????

Personally I think you have a thing for Collin Firth and you need to get over it so that you can open your eyes to better acting.

Secondly, I hate Keira Knightly to but I opened up and saw past that. She was the weak part of the movie but everything else was better.

rebekah said...

good point, mysterious elizabeth.

rebekah said...

actually, i have to rephrase what i just said. i meant good for looking past kiera knightly. i'm not sure i agree with you on the whole 'everything else was better part though'.

joel sczebel said...

I'm just staying out of this conversation.

Delian said...

That twould be a good idea.

the original elizabeth said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA. you are the best aly!

i never said i didn't like the other darcy dude. he wasn't that bad, he was actually pretty good. i just liked collin better. probably cause he's the darcy i grew up with. not sure if i like collin firth or not. haven't really seen him in much else. i'm not really into actors. they're all pretty wierd.

Brittany said...

I don't think I want to join in this terribly interesting conversation either.

Delian said...

I liked the first Elizabeth... but I love Kierra Knightly (as an actress... haha). So, I'll probably like the new Pride and Prejudice as well.

Andrew said...

Canadian Hosers? Floridian Pomagranates? I guess you could call me a Pennsylvanian Hick.

Yeah, the white witch's hair did seem a little weird, I guess mostly because it was black in the BBC version though...

The only thing I really disliked about it was the way they kept posing! Especialy in the last fight with Peter and the Witch. They struck a dramatic Matrix looking pose after like, every other move!

Other than that I thought it was great though.

Delian said...

I'M SO HUNGRY!!!! AAAHHH... peanut butter here I come... aahh

Blonde dell... said...

You already had peanut butter today!

Delian said...

I don't care!!! I've got to eat something...

Blonde dell said...

There's always a salad or something... healthy...

Delian said...

I don't want something healthy... that's soo boring!

Blonde dell said...

Ok... I'm not going to argue with you then... but when your old and fat remember it wasn't my fault!

Delian said...

It's not like I eat peanut butter all the time...

Blonde dell said...

Now you're just a lya!!

Delian said...

You said you would stop arguing!!!

Blonde dell said...

FINE!

Delian said...

FINE

Andrew said...

You know, peanut butter really isn't that bad for you. Sure it has fat, but it's good fat (yes, there is, in fact such a thing!) Also it has lot's of protien in it.

Yes, it's stuff like chips and things that have (I'll do my best to spell this) partialy hydrogenated fats that are really bad....

So you see, your whole argument is really pointless. lol

Delian said...

Dude... it was pointless even if the peanut butter was good for me or not... lol

Anonymous said...

i didn't like the orig elizabeth cause she couldn't be anything other then arrogant...even when she tried to be nice at the end she came across as arrogant...the orig darcy was pretty much the man i thought.

joel sczebel said...

Wow. People are liking to comment here.

Brittany said...

That's because Damris hasn't posted in a while. The *White* Witch probably would have whiteish hair.

aly Sczebel said...

everyone must watch,

"The Importance of being Ernest"

it has Collin in it.

Excellent picture!

rebekah said...

anonymous must use that name b/c they are afraid to get dragged into the old vs. new P&P argument.

rebekah said...

oh yes very good. pretty funny too.

rebekah said...

BTW, Dami just got home not too long ago, so she might be on soon. i've had her all day, mua-ha-ha!

ok, no more comments from me. (everyone cheers). i cant type w/o my index finger very well.

joel sczebel said...

What's wrong with your index finger?

I broke two fingers on my left hand a few years ago.

I wished that they were on my right hands so that maybe I could get out of a bit of school.

Delian said...

I cut my pointer finger this summer... I still can't feel the tip... alas!!

joel sczebel said...

I almost cut off my pinky finger. It has no feeling on the side.

Delian said...

Yeah... it saddens me that I still can't feel the tip of my left pointer finger...I've got a pretty cool scar too.

Brittany said...

I know someone who has only half of their pinkie finger.

joel sczebel said...

Christmas time is here.

Andrew said...

Indeed it is. And it's going to be a really, really white one up here in PA!