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Religious overtones are GOOD. They add depth and t...

2008-10-15T15:39:00.000-06:00

Religious overtones are GOOD. They add depth and transcendence to what otherwise would be mere human struggles.

Man, do you sit around thinking "I wish Milton had cut out all the religious crap; Paradise Lost was so close to being good!" Please. Depth, symbolism, and meaning are GOOD THINGS, folks.



Note to Krista,It was fact, not mythology. You Yan...

2007-05-06T14:39:00.000-06:00

Note to Krista,

It was fact, not mythology. You Yanks!!



I've just come back from watching it. I haven't la...

2007-03-27T15:38:00.000-06:00

I've just come back from watching it. I haven't laughed so much at a film in ages.



These big blockbusters are always disappointing, a...

2007-03-25T04:41:00.000-06:00

These big blockbusters are always disappointing, aren't they? I remember being excited about Troy -- the trailer was so awesome and the story is so fab... how can you go wrong? Well, I don't know how they did, but wrong they went! The only good thing about Troy was Eric Bana. I never liked Brad Pitt and he was his usual half-assed self in it, Peter O' Toole must have been drunk throughout the shoot, and the rest... who even remembers?

I was not even aware of this film until I saw how you and the boys were eagerly anticipating it, then I started seeing posters around, but you know? Big biffer boys in armour being manipulated by computer just ain't worth my money (though I daresay this will end up making an appearance on our lovefilm list courtesy of my husband...)



How disappointing - I know you were really looking...

2007-03-24T19:51:00.000-06:00

How disappointing - I know you were really looking forward to seeing this. It wasn't one that I felt I needed to see and now you have clinched that for me.



It's a shame you didn't enjoy as much as you might...

2007-03-24T18:44:00.000-06:00

It's a shame you didn't enjoy as much as you might have wanted to. Visual spectacles tend to have that effect, yes? Look great, could use some work otherwise. I guess that I was lucky in that I went into it just for the visual aspect. I know essentially nothing about mythology, and I hadn't read Miller's novel, so I was pretty much just expecting to see some CGI fight scenes with hot guys and lots of blood. As such, I pretty much loved it.

In the film's defense, I don't think it was really shooting for great acting. Notice how they had to balance the fighting in the second half of the movie by the gratuitous nudity near the beginning? It was all about sensory overload. As for the cheese factor, it was inevitable. How can you glorify the already glorified without cheese? Just doesn't happen.

And Xerxes creeped my out. All I could think of was Rupaul. I also couldn't believe that it was Rodrigo Santoro.