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December 10th, 2007

(no subject) @ 09:36 am

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Ferdy has an interesting recommendation regarding The Golden Compass:

...all I really know about the movie is what I've seen in the trailer. Nonetheless, I would strongly urge you not to see this movie.

People, we are drowning in movies about children chosen for a great destiny and I'm sick of it. I was sick of it when I saw Eragon, and I'm even more sick of it now.

What the world needs is people choosing to do good instead of trying to fulfill ancient prophecies. I'm sure it's every kid's dream to wake up one morning and discover a great destiny, but the founding document of our nation holds it to be self-evident that no one is born special. That's why we don't have kings and barons running this country.
 
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From:lisapt
Date:December 10th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
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That is a rather strange reason not to see a movie.

I'm 43 and still looking for the destiny I'm ment to fulfill. There must be one around here somewhere...
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From:john_holton
Date:December 11th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Look under the couch.
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From:lisapt
Date:December 12th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
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Hey! There it is. My destiny. Dog hair and hot wheels.
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From:the_paulr
Date:December 10th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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At least that's an original reason to not see the movie. Now if you have any pull with him can you get him to write about how Hollywood needs to stop making old TV shows into bad movies?
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From:john_holton
Date:December 11th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Hey, maybe the screenwriters will go on strike as well, or at least honor the TV writers' one and not write movies based on old TV shows. (Having said that, I'm looking forward to the screen adaptation of Get Smart.) That would leave movies based on video games and comic books, and remakes of old movies (e.g. Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie re-envisioning The Thin Man series). Or--and here's a thought--maybe they can come up with ideas out of their tiny little minds...
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From:john_holton
Date:December 11th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Mary gets furious with me when I drift off to sleep during a movie. I figure, I paid my $6.50 (that's the price of a bargain matinee, mind you), I can sleep if I want to. I wish I could have slept through the end of the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I came out of that with the spins.

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...