Films - John C. Kirk
Oct. 10th, 2004
04:37 pm - Films
A couple of recent film viewings:
* Hellboy - I didn't rush off to see this, because I thought it looked pretty stupid in the posters. I was aware that it was based on a comic, but it's not a comic I've ever read, so that wasn't much of an incentive. However, other people were enthusiastic, and I enjoyed it. I think it basically worked as a comedy rather than an action/adventure film, but that's ok, and I may pick up one of the comics as a result.
* Sky Captain - This was pretty nifty. I used to watch the old black and white serials like "King of the Rocket Men!" when I was a kid, so there's a definite nostalgia factor. At the same time, it wasn't as blatantly silly as the Captain Proton episode of Voyager (which I also enjoyed, but in a different way).
* Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - I recorded this a while back, and finally got round to watching it. I'm glad I did, just to "complete the set", but I wasn't very impressed by it; there were a few funny parts, and a good performance from Eliza Dushku, but I don't think it's as clever as it thinks it is. Mind you, I do recognise the irony in me criticising it on the internet.
I got the Aladdin DVD the other day, although I haven't watched it properly yet, just flicked through some of the extras. I was interested in the trailer for Mulan 2 - I'm generally sceptical about Disney sequels (particularly the "straight to video" ones), but this one actually looks quite good.
And I may go off to see "The Princess Diaries 2", just for Stan Lee's cameo...