The Film Log
OK, so I’ve been doing this movie journal thing for a while now. I actually made a video about it ages ago, and every time I got something from Netflix I’d add a new entry to the film log. Unfortunately, the Film Log has totally run out… so I figured it was about time I just made my own. I’ll just post it here, since… you know, that’s what a blog is for anyway, right? So, here’s what’s what. My rating system actually goes according to the phases of the Moon (when you have a shtick you should stick with it). So, here’s my rating system…
Moon Phase # Score Translation
Full 5 Legendary – I can’t even words proper
Waxing 4 Epic – Must Own so I obsess properly
Half 3 Awesome
Waning 2 Cool Story, Bro – Well… it wasn’t bad..
Crescent 1 Barely Worth it…
New 0 Part of my Life I will never get back.
So… from now on whenever I’m going to put an entry into the film log, it’ll be here and I’ll titled it Film Log: *insert Movie title* :3… yeah. Maybe I should archive all the old ones…hm. I’ll think about it.
Film Log - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Category: Modern Myth – Book Movie
Viewed On: September 3, 2011
Opinions: It goes without saying that movies based on books pale in comparison to their book counterparts… but, there are times when a movie can be pretty epic in their own way apart from their books. This…is not one of those times. The Percy Jackson books are epic. They’re legendary. They’re every word we use to describe things that are so great that we haven’t really invented a word for them… But this movie was rushed and misinterpreted. Not only that, but instead of following Rick Roirdan’s books, they insert villains where there are none and leave ones out that are perfectly valid. There’s no mention of Ares OR Kronos. And don’t get me started on the portrayal of Hades, Persephone and the Underworld. Oh, and Clarisse? Yeah, they took Annabeth and Clarisse and squashed them together. I guess it’s just too much to hope that Disney can actually portray something accurately.
Film Log - Princess Tutu
Title: Princess Tutu
Category: Magical Girl /Classic Fairy Tale / Ballet
Viewed On: August 2, 2011
Opinions: OK… I’m not going to lie. When I started watching this… I just wasn’t sure. I mean, it starts off really weird…you keep asking ‘why is this like this’ and ‘why is that like that’ and ‘wait, is she a duck or a girl or…and who’s the ghost guy?….what is going on!’ But as you watch the episodes, you get more and more captivated, and you realize that eventually the questions will be answered, so you should just watch and enjoy. In the end, it becomes heart-felt and wonderful and the parts that seemed the weirdest become the parts your most fond of. Duck teaches us a very valuable lesson too. That it’s okay to be yourself… even if it’s not exactly what you wish you were, it’s the only you there is.
Film Log - The Way We Were
Viewed On: June 8, 2011
Opinions: While I enjoy watching Robert Redford on the screen as much as any other gal, this movie wasn’t really worth watching. Seriously. Barbara Streisand’s character is fairly annoying really. She’s very opinionated and very loud about it. Rob’s character is her opposite. Whereas Barb’s character for everything and struggles for it, he is laid back and easily capable of achieving what he wants. They’re opposite but they attract even if by accident. And even though they’re good together at times it never lasts. So they split… The End. Big whoop. If I wanted to watch relationship fail, I’d watch the Kardashians.
Film Log - Believe: the Eddie Izzard Story
Title: Believe: the Eddie Izzard Story
Category: Documentary- Biography
Viewed On: May 30, 2011
Opinions: Izzard has always been one of my favorite comedians or just one of my favorite people to listen to in general. So it’s no surprise that I found this docu-biography delightful. Clips of Izzard’s current struggle to develop original new comedy are dispersed with his life story and previous bits that are related to his life. Over-all, I would say this isn’t only worth watching, but worth owning as well.
Film Log - Thor
Viewed on: May 12, 2011
Category: Comic Book Movie – Marvel
Opinions: This move was amazing. The display of magic and magical abilities was phenomenal and the story was very touching and done perfectly, even though it could’ve been made redundant as it’s so basic. The only thing that really got me was the ending…because technically, Thor is supposed to be stranded on Earth, not Asgard. Still, I’m sure that the Marvel dream team knows what it’s doing, since they’ve been doing such a fantastic job with all of their stuff so far. The character of Loki and Thor are amazing when played off each other. To be honest, I don’t know that I actually like Thor much without Loki. The actor who plays Loki is incredible. He plays what could be a typical villain in a very understandable light. In fact, I’d dare to say that Loki is the only ‘villain’ thus far that I’m more sympathetic towards than the hero. I really can’t wait to see where they go from this… I just hope there’s more Loki in the future :)