Stardust

December 26, 2007 at 12:02 pm (Movies)

Stardust

A little late, but I saw Stardust over the weekend.  All told, I enjoyed it.  Was it ruined by Hollywood tampering?  I never read the book, so I can’t compare.  

It was a fairy-tail adventure story, hapless young man with questionable parentage saves a beautiful girl from sinister forces.  As such, it was very predictable.  There was some good humor as well from, most notably, the princely ghosts and Captain Shakespear.

First MirrorMask, and now Stardust, I’m becoming increasingly interested in checking out some of Neil Gaiman’s other works.

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Underworld – Rise of the Lycans

December 10, 2007 at 12:25 am (Movies)

 Underworld - Evolution

Peeking around IMDB brought to my attention this little movie project.  Underworld, a long favorite series, is now filming its third chapter.  I really need to make better effort to keep up.

Prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.”

Sounds good to me.  I was always curious about the origins of the Vampire/Lycan war, and wanted to see more than the few pieces that were added into the first movie.  I can barely contain my excitement.  Though I am going to miss vampire-dominatrix Kate Beckinsale.

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Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End

December 9, 2007 at 6:03 am (Movies)

Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End

I finally got to see Pirates 3 today.  Honestly, I don’t know why so many people have been complaining about this movie.  Sure the pacing slowed down quite a bit, and the plot got a little confused with all of the scheming going on, but it was still a good movie.  Johnny Depp was entertaining as usual, though I thought that Geoffrey Rush stole the show, and Keira Knightley is still sexy (she needs to do nothing more).  Then it ended with a monster of an action sequence, and the promise of a part 4.  How was it disappointing?

Maybe I just have soft standards.  No matter.  Pirates of the Caribbean is still, despite its flaws, my favorite movie series.

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