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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 01:24 pm
From my tumblr.

I saw the trailer for ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ yesterday. I knew the movie was coming up but I haven’t been paying much attention to it. I like Oz, but I’m tired of reimaginings of the first book when there’s a wealth of material that Baum wrote that hardly ever gets touched. My kingdom for a good adaption of the Marvellous Land of Oz, particularly one that keeps the Tip-Ozma reveal. I think there’s an anime adaption, but it’s not easy to get.

I have to admit that I shipped (book) Glinda and the Wizard back in the day, and it looks like that’s what they’re going for in the movie. Except the way she’s clinging to him in the poster, the sort of vulnerable air she’s got… that’s not Glinda at all!

And where’s Ozma? Who are these random witches? Admittedly, Ozma was probably a baby when the Wizard turned up, so maybe that’s something they’ll address.

I did like the china girl. The china city is an episode that doesn’t get remembered in adaptions often, so it’s nice to see that nod to the book.
may_lily: (Sigh)
Monday, August 27th, 2012 09:59 am
Good grief, Paranorman doesn't come out in New Zealand till January. I was starting to look forward to it too.
may_lily: (Rapunzel scared)
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 12:06 pm

This is not the Snow Queen. The Snow Queen is Gerda and Kay and a girl's personal quest to save a boy while meeting lots of cool strong women. And after Tangled, I was so looking forward to this.

Of course, they've changed the title to 'Frozen', haven't they? So honestly, it might just as well not be the Snow Queen at all. I'll just try to think of it as an original story about a snow witch.

I really wanted a good movie about Gerda though. Plus the Robber Girl. I'm so sad.
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 03:41 pm
And of course, more spoilers.

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may_lily: (Hmm...)
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 06:32 pm
I finally saw Inception yesterday! I'm lagging behind the entire internet, I know. I found it very enjoyable and not as difficult to follow as I had feared. A couple of points are bugging me though, and the few discussions I've read aren't helping.

Spoilers follow!

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Monday, April 12th, 2010 11:31 am
[livejournal.com profile] cleolinda has posted her parody of Clash of the Titans! I wrote about my reactions to finding out about the movie earlier. And if [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's version is to be believed, it's even worse than I thought.

Spoilers! )

In a nutshell, there's no way I'm EVER watching this movie, even for the lulz.
may_lily: (Grr)
Monday, January 11th, 2010 08:45 pm
I was at the movies yesterday to see Sherlock Holmes (which I really enjoyed) and I saw a poster and trailer for 'Clash of the Titans'. I'm ashamed to say that I never saw the original movie even though Perseus is my favourite Greek hero, so I'm going to have to change that. The poster for the remake didn't exactly scream 'Greek mythology' - there's a dude who could be wearing Greek-style armour, and a giant scorpion for some reason, and three vicious-looking pointy-faced monster things that I find difficult to describe. Eventually I spotted an eyeball in one of their hands, so evidently they're the Graeae. There was a brief glimpse of them in the trailer too, I'm not sure but maybe Perseus was fighting them. The giant scorpion was fairly prominent in the trailer too.

So when I got home I looked the movie up on Wikipedia, and what the crap is this crap? The synopsis:

"Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny."

What does any of this have to do with Perseus? Why is there a giant scorpion? Why does he have a 'band of warriors'? Why is he fighting Hades? Well, actually, I can guess why, but I'm seriously sick of Hades as the villain in stories that don't involve Persephone. He's not the devil.

Actually, rereading the synopsis, does it mean that his mother Danae dies? SCREW THAT. Way to fridge, guys.
may_lily: (Kai and Nagi)
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 07:12 am
OMG the Angel's Feather OVA got licensed! By Media Blasters of course.

Before the OVA came out I was certain it would be licensed. And then when it did I wasn't sure anymore, because of the non-ending. But I guess all BL is fair game, regardless of whether or not it has a coherent story!

I don't think it's going to get popular, though. I read some bad reviews after it was fansubbed. Well, never mind, it's got exactly what I want.

It's kind of a shame it won't be dubbed. I'd be interested to hear it in English.

ETA: Looks like they've got the Devilman movie too. I know, that movie sucked, but it was totally slashy and I thought it was fun.