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21 November 2010 @ 02:54 pm
Harry Potter  
We went to see the harry potter movie today. It was pretty good, though i definitely need to reread the book to see if some of the inexplicable stuff was actually explained there.

There were six previews (as best as i can recall) before the movie, four of which were very interesting. The first one (i think) was for the new Tron movie, which certainly looks very cool. I hope the actual movie comes out as well as the trailer. There was a trailer for "the Green Hornet," which i hadn't heard was being made into a movie. It looked like it might be cool. There was a trailer for "Cowboys & Aliens," a movie i also hadn't heard anything about before seeing the trailer. Looks like it could be awesome or it could be terrible. The final good trailer was for "Green Lantern," which i had actually heard was being made into a movie. That's certainly a super-hero movie that i'm conceptually interested in but the trailer didn't do a great job of selling it. Finally (in terms of interest if not order) there were trailers for the next Kung-Fu Panda movie and one for a Yogi Bear movie. The Kung-Fu Panda one was really short and gave no idea about what the actual concept of the movie was, and to me at least it seems like one of those cases where the first movie didn't leave a lot of room for further development. The Yogi Bear movie just looked dumb, but i never enjoyed the original cartoon so i may just be anti-biased.

Edit: Oh yeah, i forgot, there was also one for "Dawn Treader," which looked pretty cool and definitely falls into the larger "interesting" set of trailers.
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balivatn: Pocketbalivatn on November 22nd, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
We got the Dawn Treader one, which I am looking forward to, as I like the Narnia series. The trailer makes me wonder if they're trying to use the White Witch as an overarching villain, which would be not even remotely connected to the book, or if it's one of those times when the way the trailer is presenting it doesn't quite line up with how they're doing the actual movie.

Green Lantern - I like Ryan Reynolds, I would have been more excited if it had been the Deadpool movie, though :) Since I watched the Justice League, I'm partial to John Stewart, and don't know much about Hal Jordan other than the big things.

Kung Fu Panda - I liked the first one, but the marketing for that one kind of played up the Jack Black and not the awesome. This trailer does the same, and I'm really hoping they didn't do the second movie as more Jack Black being Jack Black, if that makes sense.

We also got the Red Riding Hood trailer, which I had seen before because I poke at IMDB every so often. It looks like it could be marginally interesting, but not really exciting for me - maybe worth borrowing from Netflix, as opposed to seeing in the theatre :)

I liked most of the Harry Potter movie - there were things I wish they had done a bit differently, but no huge things I really hated. I've read all the books again relatively recently, though, so I'm not sure if people who hadn't would get everything going on there. I really liked how they did the story of the three brothers, though.
Kirin: Zaku-dangerkirinn on November 22nd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
This was also the first I'd heard of Cowboys and Aliens (that is, when I also saw the trailer before Potter). I am... cautiously intrigued. Green Lantern looked maybe okay but I'll probably pass; with not much knowledge of the character it'd have to be Iron Man level fun to keep me interested. Goes double for Green Hornet (which I didn't see).

I presume I'll probably end up seeing Dawn Treader with akiko like the previous Narnia ones. We also got Red Riding Hood, which might be stylistically interesting (and bonus points for Gary Oldman) but I probably won't bother with. And of course Yogi Bear is an abomination unto etc.
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on November 22nd, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
They've only done Lion etc and Caspian until now, right? I feel like I missed seeing one, but I could be wrong.

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. (opening line of DT)

Cowboys and Aliens looks ridiculous enough to be awesome (at least at matinee prices).