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Anyone up for a Night Safari at the British Museum? Sounds kick-ass, right? It would have to be May, though, as I'm in San Diego in July. Also, it's a Monday night, if that's a problem for anyone.

So this week [livejournal.com profile] inmemorybound and I have been to see two movies - The Lovely Bones and Legion.

I literally finished reading the book the day before going to see this movie, and while the film wasn't bad per se the book is so much deeper, wider and richer, and while it's also more explicit that makes it both more horrific and more beautiful. So while heaven as protrayed by Jackson is very pretty, with super-saturated colours and impossible vistas, it just didn't quite work for me after the sheer brilliance of Sebold's prose.

I recommend the book, but if you're not going to read the book then see the film. [livejournal.com profile] inmemorybound liked it more than I did, I think, because she hasn't read it (of course I promptly lent her the book, on which she is to get back to me.)

Okay, first? Paul Bettany is smoking in this film. I think he's fabulous anyway, and have done since Master and Commander, but he was really pretty damn hot in this wielding guns and looking totally calm about it all.

While this film had some genuinely creepy moments, I thought more could have been done with the concept - for instance, it is never really explained why this particular baby is so important - and the limited, claustrophobic environment worked for some of it but I would have liked them to roam more. The premise and the way the film was wrapped up was pretty much identical to the first Terminator movie, however, which is a shame because I would have liked to see it go a fresh direction.

That said, I really want to write 'Five Times the Archangel Michael Didn't Know What To Do With This Baby.'

Date: 2010-03-09 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thisissirius.livejournal.com

Date: 2010-03-09 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahariel.livejournal.com
You, me and the dinosaurs, baby :D

Did you see the magical internet present I left you on your post the other day?

Date: 2010-03-09 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thisissirius.livejournal.com
we should! it will be epic :P


Date: 2010-03-09 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahariel.livejournal.com
Okay, so, we'll wait and see if anyone else wants to come and then totally book it.

Date: 2010-03-09 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thisissirius.livejournal.com
i approve of this plan!

Date: 2010-03-09 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahariel.livejournal.com
BTW, it will have to be May as I am in the USA in July. Also, it is a Monday night.

Date: 2010-03-09 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freedomdarkness.livejournal.com
I wanna go please! It sounds AWESOME!

Date: 2010-03-09 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahariel.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm keeping an informal tally of names :)

Date: 2010-03-09 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahariel.livejournal.com
BTW, it will have to be May as I am in the USA in July. Also, it is a Monday night.

Date: 2010-03-09 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freedomdarkness.livejournal.com
YAYZ! May is perfect and so is monday!
Edited Date: 2010-03-09 11:32 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-03-10 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loki-dip.livejournal.com
I would LOVE to go. However, that May day is the first day of my final exam period. So it's a no go. :( I'll try for the July one and see if anyone wants to do that instead. (I know you can't, but May is a nonstarter for me.)

Date: 2010-03-10 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahariel.livejournal.com
Shame, but understandable. I may have to wear a safari hat though, you understand, and you will miss out on that.


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