If I was a Big Bad Movie Director
I would definitely bust out some remakes. I know everybody talks about how Hollywood is unoriginal and keeps recycling ideas (*cough, cough* every “gritty” super hero movie since Batman Begins), but I think it would be fun. Not that the other directors necessarily did it wrong or that gung-ho fans would like my version any better than the original… but I would like them more because I’d fix them the way I like them. Mwahaha.
- The Last Airbender- this one pains me, it really does. I love M. Night Shyamalan; I love The Village, Unbreakable, even Lady in the Water, even though most people hated that movie. I honestly haven’t watched The Last Airbender because I heard it was so bad. (It has a 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 6%!!! That’s just awful.) My brother said that only the really powerful firebenders could create their own fire and the Red Shirts had to carry around little candles as their fire-source, which doesn’t even make sense. Plus they had Jackson Rathbone as Sokka, and he just seems super creepy and un-funny to me. The ickiness of this movie wouldn’t bother me except that the TV show is so good, and the movie could’ve been really good too! Sad.
- Prince Caspian– I don’t know what happened with this one. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was so good and hit the perfect balance of following the book and making changes to make a good movie. And then Prince Caspian completely threw that out the window. I know the castle-invasion and calling up Jadis scenes bothered people, but what really bugged me was the changes they made to Peter. Book-Peter was kingly, noble, nice to Caspian, and worked selflessly to put him on the throne. Movie-Peter was an arrogant tool who picked fights with Caspian and questioned his abilities in front of all the Narnians (not a good idea when you’re trying to boost morale). Not okay, Mr. Grumpy-Gills Peter, not okay.
- I know this movie hasn’t come out yet (and I’m actually kind of excited about it) but a post on Rusty Sarcasm made me wonder why they didn’t follow the original Theseus myth. I love Greek and Roman mythology, but whenever they do movies about them they seem to change everything when the original myths would be super cool for a movie! (At least I think so…) Somebody please make a movie about Theseus and the minotaur… or Jason and the Argonauts… or Perseus and Medusa! I would totally go to see that!
Random subject change! I went to grab lunch at Market at Main with my Grandma today because I’m leaving for school next week, and I got the ridiculously yummy turkey-and-chipotle-sauce sandwich that I got there when I went with Kaley. And then I went to get a haircut with Nicole and April and Katie today and I really like it! I was kind of nervous that it would get super short or look strange (I’ve had some pretty bad haircuts: one was kind of shaped like Darth Vader’s helmet, but I don’t really like to talk about that one…) And I got some absurdly high heels that are just waiting for me to break my ankles in. But they’re really cute and they were only $5 so I couldn’t really say no to that. Now I just need to practice walking in them without dying. Wish me luck!