Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fifty Film Challenge: Progress Update & Mini-Reviews

Look at that check-list! Look at it! There are, like, 9 or 10 films checked off on it. That's progress. Two films that don't count, too? This guy is just Rock and Roll. Heavy metal. Acid jazz. Nothing mundane about watching loads of films all the time. No. Here are some reviews!

Kung Fu Panda - Wotched 13/8/09
Jolly good kids film, particularly good for playing "guess the voice actor". It's essentially one excuse to have loads of ridiculous little kung-fu set-pieces, which is fine by me. Very enjoyable, but why is it that Dreamworks can't do "classic" films? There's always something lacking that Disney & Pixar have managed to nail down...

Dracula - Wotched 16/8/09
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder try and be English, and Gary Oldman's Dracula is rubbish. It's not Gary Oldman, it's the style and complete lack of dignity and elegance the Count seems to lack. The novel is excellent and still very readable today, and while this adaption is fairly true to it, it comes out as far inferior. Bit rubbish really.

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