Saturday, July 30, 2011

my one indulgence (or possibly two indulgences) this pay period

I'm off to see a matinee of the latest Harry Potter film. My buddy Steve Honeywell's review is here. There's also a chance that I might see "Cowboys and Aliens" this weekend, but we'll see. I'd rather not watch that one alone.

UPDATE: Saw the film. The theater sucked, but the film itself was pretty good, as series endings go. I had the distinct feeling, though, that director David Yates owes a huge cinematic debt to Guillermo del Toro: there were visual elements in this final movie that strongly reminded me of "Blade 2" and "Hellboy 2" (which are essentially the same movie*).



*Long ago, I had hoped to write a post on this issue myself, but as you see by the above link, someone had beaten me to the punch. I do, however, disagree with the writer's "boy, did [they] suck" conclusion. Both movies were great fun to watch. "Hellboy 2" had an odd, awkward, Tim Burtonish beauty to it; "Blade 2," meanwhile, was way more fun than the first Blade film.


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1 comment:

Movie Guy Steve said...

Thanks for the link, mah brutha!