Saturday, December 29, 2007

Movies we've seen. 'NatTreasure2' and 'Golden Compass'.

We went and saw 2 movies either side of Christmas. 'National Treasure (2) - Book of Secrets', and 'The Golden Compass'.

I didn't find Nat Treasure 2 anywhere near as good as the first 'National Treasure'. Probably because it falls into the same trap as many sequels do - of following the same formula with little new to add. Not bad, entertaining, but 2nd banana to the original (very good) movie. 6 1/2 out of 10.

'Golden Compass' I found to be an excellent movie. Well crafted and recommended. I had heard it had a very anti-religious message, but I didn't find that to be so, at least overtly so anyway. 9 out of 10.

Funny how movies go in trends. There were bunches of westerns, then war movies, the disaster movies, musicals. These days there seem to be lots of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Terabithia etc etc. 'Compass is to a similar formula, but manages to rise above being another clone to that formula.

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Blogger Worldman said...

Hello Phil,

Discovery Channel is not needed anymore if one follows your blog.

It is amazing what you show us. And a great pleasure to discover it. I will continue to be your "customer".

With my best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and the people you love.

Peter

Monday, December 31, 2007 3:33:00 pm  

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