March 30th, 2010

movies

Movies, sleep weirdness, other recaps

I'm behind on posts =P

I suppose the first order of business is that i finished Final Fantasy 13 saturday night :) Not much to say about it now really, perhaps i'll try to do an overall review of the game after i've done a little more post game stuff. Also, i need to finish up my FAQ :)

We went to see "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3D sunday afternoon. It was really kind of random, we needed an excuse to get out of the apartment and were debating between the mall and the arcade. So i pulled up rottentomatoes and checked what movies are out and saw that A: that movie was out and B: it had gotten really good reviews, or at least a lot of generally positive reviews. (90%+)

It was in fact a pretty good movie. I can't tell if the 3D really added anything though (one of the reviews claimed it was excellent for the flight scenes, i'd need to watch that part again without 3D in order to make a comparison before saying.) The movie itself was one of those very predictable stories (you could probably guess a lot of it from the trailer) but it was well done. For something purported to be good to take your kids to, it had a fairly sarcastic bent to it and a noted absence of the kind of body humor that "kids" and "dumb adult" movies so often throw in.

It also managed to appeal to a couple of my personal prejudices (anti-prejudices? what's the word for an illogical attraction? (And is there a word for "not based on logic but not wrong"? alogical? My word brain is failing me today.)) in that the dragons acted a lot like cats in many ways, and the love interest was an aggressive kick-ass warrior (albeit a blonde one.)

Also, shelleycat got "The Time Traveler's Wife" from Netflix and we watched it... friday night i think?

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