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what is that? [Aug. 17th, 2007|01:12 pm]
Roy Janik
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Lately, Kaci and I have been really into watching movies where mysterious steaming objects suddenly fall or appear in a forest.

So far, Stardust has been the best. It reaffirmed to me how much I love fairy tales, even more than 'traditional' fantasy. I think maybe it's just because the analogy of the hero's obstacles representing his own internal struggles is so very thin, that there's just something deeply satisfying and resonant about it all. I just love the juxtapostion of a world where anything at all, no matter how fantastic, can happen with the core plot of loyalty, love, emotional maturity, and tough choices.

Plus, the movie had flying ships, walking stars, witches and stuff, and that's pretty cool.

Other recent MWMSOSFOAIAF include Eragon and My Super-Ex Girlfriend. Okay, so we knew My Super-Ex Girlfriend would probably be bad, and it was. But any movie featuring a shark thrown at high velocity into a high-rise apartment is okay in my book. And Eragon was better than I thought it would be, though still pretty cheesy. Casting John Malkovich as the arch-villain probably seemed like a stroke of genius, but in practice it was just sad and wrong. And the costume designer should be run out of town on a rail.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2007-08-17 07:09 pm (UTC)
Casting John Malkovich as the arch-villain probably seemed like a stroke of genius, but in practice it was just sad and wrong.

Is it Jeremy Irons in Dungeons & Dragons all over again?
I still wake up in cold sweats from the horridness that was that movie.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2007-08-17 07:18 pm (UTC)
Ha. Jeremy Irons is actually *in* Eragon, but in the Obi-Wan Kenobi role.
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[User Picture]From: ripresa
2007-08-17 07:17 pm (UTC)
i love love stardust!
i really disliked eragon tho.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2007-08-17 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, don't get me wrong. I didn't like it really, at all. But it was slightly better than I expected. Which is to say, some of the scenes where it was just Eragon, the dragon, and Bron (or whatever) hanging out in the woods were pretty enjoyable.
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[User Picture]From: g0_0n
2007-08-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
weird, my dog also seems to like that
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2007-08-17 10:56 pm (UTC)
Apropos of fantasy movies, have you seen The Fountain? That movie was like four-and-a-half hours of listening to someone tell you how stoned they are.

"Alright, yeah, I get it. You were really absurdly f**ked on the world's greatest hash when you wrote this. Can I leave now?"
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[User Picture]From: orangepaisley
2007-08-18 12:57 am (UTC)

The entire back row burst into laughter when John Malkovich said...

"I suffer without my stone."
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2007-08-18 06:51 am (UTC)

Re: The entire back row burst into laughter when John Malkovich said...

ha. I laughed really hard at this, too.
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[User Picture]From: fattony
2007-08-18 04:55 pm (UTC)
I watched Slither the other day, and it featured a MWMSOSFOAIAF. It also sucked.
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