Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sometimes I hate the cinema

Saw 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'X3' this week.

My son is four months old now and before he arrived on the scene, my fiance and I were regular cinema-goers, we wouldn't watch any old crap mind, usually the latest Block-Buster wannabe's and of-course anything animated. Since his arrival, we obviously haven't had the time or inclination to venture far from home, but recently we have managed to rope some poor suckers...I mean Family...into baby-sitting the 'Shitting machine' so we can catch up with popular culture. We saw Ice Age 2 which I was pleasently surprised at, MI-3 which we both absolutely loved and now we've seen the Da Vinci Code and X3.

I'm just hoping that the rest of the films coming out over Summer are better than these two. I enjoyed the Da Vinci Code novel when I was on my hols in the Summer. It was a real page-turner and I managed to finish it in a day. After I finished watching the movie, it felt like a whole day had passed! I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't like it, maybe it was that Robert Langdon is just a bit of a boring character when translated to the screen...I don't know, I just felt a bit bored with it.

As for X3, again I came out really disappointed. I'm no X-Men geek, but some of the choices that were made with this film were just nuts! Vinnie Jones in a weird muscly body suit...wrong! Some major characters died and I just didn't give a toss about them (and it seemed neither did anyone else in the film at one point!) And don't get me started on the revelations at the end of the film, which pretty much rendered the whole plot of the film pointless.

(Sigh) Anyway, I could rant for hours but I can't be bothered, just got to move on and hope to God that I haven't invested too much faith in hoping that 'Over the Hedge', 'Cars' and 'Superman' are going to be worth the sanity of our baby-sitters.



Kevan said...

Hedge is brill.

The end.

Gareth Cavanagh said...

Yes, but you are contractually obliged to say that :]