Last night was movie night and before the movie, we hit Arby’s for the usual roast beef sandwich and chocolate shake. I had read a movie review earlier in the day but I never pay any mind to movie reviews, good or bad ones because my taste in movies is all encompassing and my standards are fairly low. If you can keep my attention and interest for the duration of the movie, I don’t usually complain. That being said, I don’t quite know what to say about Snow white and the Huntsman. It had action, the acting was good, Charlize Theron was very good as the evil queen, she was cold, unmercifully ruthless and extremely narcissistic. Chris Hemsworth was a good Huntsman, courageous, conflicted and noble. The overall mood of the story was distinctively dark, there was no hint of Disney anywhere. The Grimm’s Brothers were duly celebrated in this telling. Kristen Stewart, as Snow white, left me cold. I tried hard not to see her as Bella in Twilight but I couldn’t disassociate her performance as Snow white with her performance as Bella perhaps because her facial expressions were very similar as well as her mannerisms. Overall the story was well told, I just found it to be relentlessly dark for my taste. I couldn’t help but think back to Mirror, Mirror that we saw just a few months ago with Lily Collins as Snow white and Julia Roberts as the evil queen. I know that they were made with two entirely different visions and comparing them would be comparing apples to oranges but I decidedly enjoyed the light hearted Bollywood take of Mirror, Mirror.
What annoying word or phrase are you tired of hearing?
June 2, 2012
There are two that really annoy me. The first is the incessant use of the word “like”, it has replaced the um’s and ah’s but in my opinion it isn’t any better. The other annoyance is “you know what I mean”. I am often tempted to say, no I don’t. I think that these two phrases are an easy way out towards not taking the time to formulate your thoughts clearly and precisely. I find it to be laziness and I love engaging conversation so I am disappointed when I come across these phrases.