What a bad Blog Mistress I am. Yet again, 'Oops, sorry, my bad'.
Films Wot I Have Seen Recently:
Wow. There is no other word. Christopher Nolan, you are a genius and I want to make love to your brain. That sounded less bad in my head.
Toy Story 3:
Yes, in 3D and everything. Which was great! It worked really well, and didn't make my eyes hurt at all, unlike the last film I saw in 3D (Coraline. Obviously not the film's fault, it was a great film, but it didn't really benefit much from the 3Dness). The animation was AMAZING, and it had a lovely story. Anyone who didn't have a little tear in their eye at the end isn't human.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World:
This was today's cinema outing. It is a massive slice of awesome from start to finish. I love Edgar Wright, he is also a genius, and he has a wonderful and distinctive style of film-making. I love spotting all the affectionate references to other films/TV shows/games etc. in his movies. Being an American film this time (and based on a graphic novel) obviously it was slightly different in style to the stuff he's made with Simon Pegg (not a Cornetto in sight!), but there are still little touches that mark it out as an Edgar Wright film. And it was funny, and clever, and the effects were amazing, and despite still looking like a teenager (there was some stubble in evidence, so I'll upgrade him from 12 to maybe 14), Michael Cera kicked some serious ass! Is it very wrong that I now have a tiny crush on him? Well yes, obviously, since I just said he looks about 14, which makes me sound like a paedophile. I'll shut up and go away now.
But while I get my coat, just time for a quick rant. I was appalled (if not totally surprised) to see at the cinema today a trailer for Let Me In, an American remake of the Swedish Let The right One In, which was itself based on a Swedish book of the same title. My question is: WHY? From the trailer the remake appears to be a direct shot-for-shot, frame-by-frame replica of the original film. Which makes it totally redundant. But of course some people are lazy and can't read subtitles, so let's just re-do the entire film for them, rather than suggest they watch it dubbed. Bloody typical. I saw the Spanish film The Orphanage a couple of years ago, and while it was still showing at the cinema I heard that an English language remake had been planned. Which thankfully hasn't yet emerged, but I believe is still in the pipeline. That film was superb, and the subtitles in no way distracted from the creepiness or the sentiment of the film (this is all true for Let The right One In, too).
So please, lay off on the crappy remakes of superb non-English language films.