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Posted on 2008.05.23 at 23:11
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Saw Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull today. We played hookey and went in the morning. It was still crowded. All I can say is Meh. George Lucas shouldn't write screen plays. Yeah, beautifully filmed, amazing production values, lots of action. But you know lots of action with no particular point, is well pointless and actually becomes boring. One of these days Hollywood will get over their love affair with the special effects and CGI and realize that you still need a good STORY. This story gets lost along the way and is weird and actually predictable. There is a key plot point in fact that both my husband and I didn't catch at all. I mean yeah, I can miss stuff, but he never does.

So, it's got lots of nostalgic references to the first Indiana Jones, lots of major action sequences, but not near enough clever dialogue and no story that you cared about. I felt like I was in a Disneyland theme park ride. My two cents.


The dove report: Mama is busy brooding another egg. It was incredibly windy the last two days and she hunkered down under the eaves, feathers fluffed. I love the way Dad shows up to spell her and she immediately, no hesitation, hops over him, and takes off leaving him to keep the egg warm for a while.

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aoi_shu
aoi_shu at 2008-05-24 06:28 (UTC) (Link)
have you seen Iron Man?
It was rather very good for comic movie, but of course it is comic book movie, yet in a way addictive, the characters are priceless. Well, at least Tony's AI computer thingy with sexy British accent. And of course Tony himself. ^-^
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 07:36 (UTC) (Link)
No, didn't see it, but I heard it was good.
aoi_shu
aoi_shu at 2008-05-24 08:33 (UTC) (Link)
haha, yeah, try it. Don't expect too much, and you'll enjoy it.
I mean it - gay computer x Tony is OTP<3
Ishtar L-Amarain
sharz at 2008-05-24 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
Did not like Indiana Jones either :D
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Yep. (Love your icon btw, from the Wraeththu Picture Book.)
Ishtar L-Amarain
sharz at 2008-05-25 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
It's my favorite pic, even more than the Calanthe/Pellaz ones!

Daniel Pearl is gorgeous :D
A wild and untamed thing
rebeccasama at 2008-05-24 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Hehehe I loved it, but then again it was the first honest-to-god fun and relaxing thing I've done in awhile so maybe that colored it all kinds of rosy for me?

See what I mean about moose and squirrel though?

I think we have some doves around here. I often hear that cooing sound towards dawn. I wish there was a nest I could see, that must be good fun watching.
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for that. Every time Cate opened her mouth I thought of "moose and squirrel" and laughed.
A wild and untamed thing
rebeccasama at 2008-05-24 23:25 (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Oops, sorry.
ca_tharsis_
ca_tharsis_ at 2008-05-26 14:10 (UTC) (Link)
"One of these days Hollywood will get over their love affair with the special effects and CGI and realize that you still need a good STORY."

I can't wait for this to happen. And it'll be really cool when they catch on that CGI/effects aren't always anymore convincing.

Ta,
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