Monday, December 12, 2005

Dangeresque 2!!

This time, it's not Dangeresque 1 !!!

Ah, good times.

Issue 1: LinkSys Sucks (Or, the Weekend in Which I Kept Regal Cinemas in Business)
So, on Friday, the movie I've been waiting for my entire life, opened in theaters across the nation. Now, of course, I am very excited about this. Though not nearly excited enough to dress up for the occasion, like some nerds I saw. You know, this isn't Star Wars or Harry Potter. Geez. So I went to the 7pm showing (awesome), and then I was going to the 10:15, but the girls I was going with decided they wanted to see Walk the Line, which I also wanted to see, and we did. Also awesome.

Then Saturday, a friend from out of town was here to see R&A and Narnia, so we went to the Matinee. And then tonight, I began Stealth, and will finish before the night is over. So, four movies. Oh and LinkSys sucks because their crap doesn't work in our house.

NARNIA IS GREAT!! Many people are disappointed because it's not all dark and broody like LOTR. Well it's not supposed to look like that, you dumbass! Narnia is a children's story. Yes, there were a few things I didn't like, but a VERY few. The biggest was, of course, the changing of Fenris Ulf's name to MauGrim. That was dumb, and it actually sounds like they are trying to make him from Middle Earth. Also, they had Tumnus say the second-most powerful line from the book, and put it at the end of the movie, when it was actually Mr. Beaver, and he said it in his home. AND they left out the most poignant line from the book. "Is he safe?" "IS HE SAFE? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King." That was all Mr. Beaver, and it was all in his house. But still, the movie VERY closely followed the book, and for that I'm happy. It followed much more than LOTR did.

One thing is was worried about, though. I'm an advocate of the old order. I have always read the Chronicles in the order in which they were originally written and published (Wardrobe, Caspian, Dawn Treader, Chair, Horse, Magician, Battle). And I love it. But of course, now, they print them chronologically (Magician, Wardrobe, Horse, Caspian, Dawn Treader, Chair, Battle), and I think this is stupid. Rodger even says that they are CLAIMING that Lewis wanted them read chronologically, but I don't believe that. The original order adds mystery. I love reading 5 books BEFORE I find out how the lamp-post got there, or how Professor Kirke fits into the story. The original order is great. Chronological is boring. I actually tried the Chronological thing once. ME. It was awful. I got bored. I stopped. ME. I actually got bored with the Chronicles. I'm embarassed just to say it. I've read those books every summer since I was eight. Yes, that means almost 20 times. (Next year will be 20) So I was worried that they were going to make the movies in chronological order, but that would be dumb. Wardrobe is by far the most popular book, so it makes sense. But are they going to keep going with the original order, or are they going to be morons and go to The Magician's Nephew next? Time will tell. Or IMDB will tell. Hmm, good point. I'll be right back.

Ok, so no soup for me. There's nothing about it. But I did read some reviews. They were as I suspected. Overall, I wish that Disney hadn't done Narnia. They under-do everything. I think if New Line or someone else had done it, it would have been perfect. Disney sucks. But, the movie was still good, and I'm going to see it again Wednesday.

Issue 2: The New Car (Or, the Day in which Patrick spent $1500 dollars)
Tomorrow I am traveling to Columbia to hopefully purchase a car. 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. It's a pretty cool car, 11 years old, 105,000 miles. Hopefully it's in good shape. I'm taking Jeff and he knows a lot about cars and buying them, so I feel good about the whole thing. Say a prayer and keep your fingers crossed.

Issue 3: Scrubs
I've just watched the first 8 episodes of Scrubs. I had forgotten why I love that show so much. It's extremely well written and EXTREMELY well played. The show stealer is John C. McGinley, the sarcastic, quick-witted Dr. Cox. If you haven't ever seen it, or you haven't watched it in a while, go rent season 1 and start all over again. Now that I have finished my Friends collection, it's time to start on Scrubs.

Issue 4: X-Men 3 Trailer QuickTime. Trailers. X-Men 3. Watch it. Gasp. Colossus. Iceman. Juggernaut. Kitty Pride. Calisto. BEAST (perfect choice, that Kelsey Grammar). Angel. Jubilee. Omega Red. Multiple Man. EMMA FROST. Oh, and I won't spoil the last one. Just go watch it, fool.

PJ out.

1 comment:

Bree said...

Went to Narnia last Thursday, totally agree with your review. I guess they actually are publishing the books out of their original order now too. 'Tis a pity. While I haven't read them as many times as you have...I'll be re-reading over the next couple of months. :)

And THANK YOU for noting that the wolf's name wasn't Maugrim...I was stewing over that through the entire movie and my friends teased me and said I was making stuff to sound like a literary snob. XD I'LL SHOW THEM! lol