Friday, November 18, 2011

Now Playing: Immortals

Last week, I went to see Immortals.  I had a few trepidations: would it be better than Clash of the Titans? would it be true to the myths? Would there be at least some focus on the plot (as well as action and imagery)?  Well, let's just say... no.  on all counts.  *sigh* Won't someone please just do an epic already? 

There WERE a couple of things I enjoyed: I liked that the Gods were young: really, if you were immortals, would you choose to be Santa or a Calvin Klein model?  I also enjoyed the kick-butt-iness of Athena, right down to her matching attire.  Finally, I liked that the Minotaur was a creative reimagining of the original man-cow.  Honourable mention to the silver bull torture device!  Creepy creative, that.

Should you watch it?  depends.  It is a very pretty movie.  Plenty of eye candy.  But that's really it.  2.5 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

love letter, with my croissants

"Hello you. Adorable, quirky you. There’s no one like you in the world – I’ve looked! I’ve tried to find someone just like you, but it isn’t going to happen. Then I realised, I didn’t want someone just like you – I like you. I want you. You with your strange taste in clothes and even stranger habits. Those habits that puzzled me at first but that now I find comforting and familiar.