Friday, July 20, 2007

Movie Madness

Last night I skipped Yoga (again!) to do a double feature at the movies with Varen.

First we saw Zodiac.

There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer.
Based on the actual case files of one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in the nation's history, Zodiac is a thriller from David Fincher, director of Seven and Fight Club. As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Now this movie has a star-studded cast (Hello, Jake Gyllenhaal!) and looked pretty awesome from the trailers. I wish I'd read the write up more closely tho because that "
Based on the actual case files" should've been a dead giveaway! It was a lengthy story and unfortunately started to slow down towards the end ... and you just know since it's a true story there are no hollywood twists that you never saw coming ;) So, unfortunately, it scores a "not that impressive". And I'd also like to ask ... when will Robert Downey Jr be going back to those sexy cocky roles we love him in? Considering this and Fur were the last two movies I saw him in, his sex-appeal rating is falling rapidly!

Then we headed to the newest Harry Potter on-screen offering (the latest literary offering will be released tonight at the witching hour!)

The rebellion begins.
Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.

I was mildly disappointed with this ... although as a rule I do love the Harry Potter series, but I by far prefer the books! I think the real problem with the latest (and upcoming) movies is that the books are getting longer and more involved every time. Which means the movies are leaving more and more out ... which is fine, I guess, if you haven't bothered to sit down with the books at all. So although it lived up to it's Harry Potter wonder-y, it didn't fulfill all my expectations (though nothing can miss the spot quite like the Jurassic Park sequels!).

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