Friday, July 11, 2008


OK, I obviously failed with my goal, but it was totally not my fault! First off, I had to dogsit and I felt like I was running all over the place...then my p-rents came for two weeks, what a whirlwind!

So the two movies I watched most recently were Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and In Bruges. Both were enjoyable, but also violent. IB is very gruesome in a couple parts (way more then The Departed, since I know MommyKnickers was going to ask!) whereas PC was just more violent then I thought it needed to be.

If you are the kind of person who expects a movie based on a book to be just like the book, don't see PC... then again, don't see ANY movies based on books! I try to see these films through a filter. I ask myself, did the film stay true to the original moral of the story? In this case, it is hard to say because it depends on what you think the moral is. I say yes, because I believe the moral is about justice triumphing over injustice, which obviously happens in the movie, and the importance of trusting your faith (I also like that they kept the idea that we can never know how things would have been if we had done what we "should have"). However, I would have rated it PG-13 for the violence I think (even though I don't really like ratings, but I also don't trust all parents). I was also thrilled to see Warwick Davis, one of my favorites, in the role of Nikabrick (you may know him better as Willow or Professor Flitwick in the Potter movies). His acting is always delightful!

1 comment:

Auntie Knickers said...

Your comments about watching movies when you've read the book already make a lot of sense to me. Quite often this is a problem for me and it is more of a problem when the movies don't adhere to your criterion of remaining true to the "moral" or underlying precepts of the book. I actually do much better when I see the movie first and then read the book; but this is not always possible. So, I'm not sure I'll go out of my way to see Prince Caspian. In Bruges sounds like a possibility, or more likely, something Onkel Hankie Pants, Uncle Markie Pants, and Uncle Stevie Pants might watch on Boys' Movie Night.