So here's another example of how my movie taste is so totally incompatible with... well... most people! Last night I watched M. Night Shyamalan's true masterpiece [at least in my book], "Lady in the Water". Apparently the rest of the world considers this movie a failure. I can't for the life of me understand why. There aren't many movies nowadays that have so much to say... so many messages to send, and it's so disappointing to see how this rare one got beaten to death by the critics. I really truly enjoyed watching this movie, and I'm totally going to get me the book.
They're finally making a "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, after the comics pretty much getting annihilated and ignored in every possible way. Except they're not consulting the people who actually made the comics interesting, and the director that they seem to have selected [rumoured so far] isn't a favourite. Oh, and did I mention that they've left out some major characters like "Adam Warlock" and "Nova"? Meh.
"Abnett: These are Marvel's characters, and they will develop them as they see fit. Like I said, it's a huge compliment to us that they're doing that, but I think it's only fair to say that we haven't really been consulted in any way, shape or form. We wrote this stuff essentially as work-for-hire, and if Marvel came to us and said, "Would you like to consult on the movie?" that would be lovely. But for now, our interpretation is there on the page."
Read the full interview with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning here.
Finally had a chance to watch "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" last night [yes I'm aware of exactly how late I am with this one] and totally loved it. The plot was quite good, and the actors were great for their roles. Stephen Fry as Mycroft was just beyond perfect. It was very interesting seeing Jared Harris as Moriarty, since I've basically been enjoying watching him portrait the exact same character under a different name: David Robert Jones in Fringe! Does anybody else think that these two are basically the same person? =) Jared Harris is just brilliant in the roles of this evil mastermind professor who intends to end the world somehow. And of course it was fun to watch the girlie side of Mr. Holmes. ;)
The only thing that I'm not a 100% happy with, is that we still don't know what happened or is going to happen with Irene Adler. She was apparently deadly sick, the guy who made him sick is now [maybe] dead, and Sherlock threw "the" handkerchief in the sea... so? I guess we will know when the next instalment shows up.
With all the cancellations and forced endings, not much good sci-fi remains to be watched on TV nowadays. There's only one season of Fringe left, and once that's over, we're only left with Doctor Who, which everyone already knows about, and "Touch", which apparently not many people have heard of so far. This of course isn't good, cause when people don't seem to know about a series, chances are you will read about it's cancellation soon. Look what happened with "Awake"....
Anyway, point is, "Touch" is a rather new and absolutely awesome sci-fi series, which so far only has one season. Good news is, it has been renewed for a second season. This is the first real "food for thought" new series that I have seen in a few years, that has a brilliant plot and all the necessary elements to excite both my mind and heart. I've actually watched some of the episodes twice, which says something given all the time that I absolutely do not have. So... well... check it out, and do let me know what you think! [Anyone else a fan?]
So I just watched "Underworld Awakening", and oh my dear God what a disappointment! I've been a huge fan of the Underworld movies so far, but this last one simply has no plot! I expected soooooo much more! This totally felt like a space-holder for whatever's coming next. Not good.... not recommended!
For the life of me I can't imagine how they came up with a plot so weak. With all the intriguing characters either "gone" or supposedly "in ice", throughout this movie basically nothing happens! I wonder if they're actually going to show us either Michael or Lucian in the next instalment.
So that's it for London 2012. My favourite opening and closing ceremonies so far. Oh, and some of the best sabre fights that I've ever seen, especially in the finals. That guy Aron Szilagyi is absolutely amazing!
Assembly 2012 I'm afraid did not really excite me that much in regards to the quality of the demos, to be completely honest. But at least there was a ton of excitement to be had for the release of Metamorf II, the new Satori demo. Check out the pure awesomeness! ;)
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