Friday, May 19, 2006

The NEW Adventures.....


Okay –
So tonight I’m going to go see The DaVinci Code. I’m really excited. I heard on the radio today that the movie is only good if you read the book (which I have). If you haven’t read the book, I guess the movie is pretty hard to follow. Well – sucks to be you non readers! Cause I plowed through this book in 3 days! It blew me away from chapter 1, and I could barely put it down! I even read it in the bathroom, AND abstained from drinking while reading it, so I would have my wits about me! That’s a DEM fine book to make me do that!!!

So, has anyone else read this? Cause I thought EVERYONE loved this book, until I spoke with Josh’s mom. She said she couldn’t get past the first chapter! BLECH!!! My mind is boggled! But apparently, not all people like mystery, suspense, drama, history, and art! Well BOO ON YOU.

I am also excited to see the new and last X-Men movie. It looks AWESOME!!!! Everyone has matured into their characters, Jean Grey is coming back as The Phoenix, and Wolverine is STILL friggin’ hawt!!! Looks like it’s gonna be rockin’!

Superman is also coming out this summer, and I’m excited to see that, too. But my question is: Why have they been remaking all the old films? Can they not find anything better to spend their millions of dollars on? People are submitting screenplays left and right in Hollywood – how can they ALL be so terrible? The Hills Have Eyes? The Fog? The Manchurian Candidate? C’MON Hollywood!! Grow some cajones! What’s next? Are they going to remake Mission Impossible? Or as Kurt would say, Mission Improbable? It stunk the first time! Why make more? Like when Hollywood got even lazier and started making movies out of old hit TV shows! DERF!!! Great idea, think tank! I can’t believe those people get paid millions of dollars!!!

But that is the trend. Everything is cooler when it’s new and ‘improved’. New toys from old ones (uh…care bears? Again? How is THAT improved?) 80s fashion? I thought everyone still made FUN of the 80s! But oddly enough, I was watching some old movie with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor last night, and some chick from 1980 looked like the same girl I saw walking down the street in Boulder the other day!

We need some new innovators. Maybe it’s just our generation that is in charge of all the trend setting in the US basically telling everyone that we’re too lazy to think of anything new. That’s a good thought. Maybe they’re all playing Xbox in their offices instead of working. That would be SWEET.

9 comments:

Aaron said...

Strawberry Shortcake!

I liked the new King Kong remake.

S E E Quine said...

I am utterly unaware of such things going on in the world. Really, I am. Tell me when the next Chronicles of Narnia comes out!

heather said...

There seem to be lots of protests to the movie as well. I just got back from the mall (still in NY) and noticed some people holding signs on the side of the street, something against the movie. I'm still not too familiar with this area, so couldn't get a good look at the "message" they were trying to communicate. I guess you can't please everybody!

I'm going to take the kids to Ice Age 2 when I get back to KC tomorrow afternoon :)

Denny said...

ive read it and listened to it on tape, ive been looking forward to this coming out for a while, i hope they dont eff it up !

Mom said...

Cass, I read your DaVinci Code book you left for me in KC. I loved it too and couldn't put it down. I read it twice and liked it both times. I am dying to see the movie. Vince has heard the bit about not going if you haven't read the book. I guess I will have to go alone. Each time I see a picture of the Mona Lisa I remember when you and I went to the Louve early and no line, no waiting walked right up to it!! Great memory.

Anonymous said...

We saw the movie last night and liked it a lot. Neither of us has read the book, but I plan on doing so shortly. They obviously sped along the story to make it fit the Hollywood plotline. I really dig the symbolism and code stuff, so that would keep me interested in the reading. As for Tom Hanks, though, he was fairly plastic.

~Jade

jason said...

Yeah, the movie rocked. The albino Opus Dei character was creepy as hell. I agree with Jade about Tom Hanks....they could have gave him better dialogue. But, then again, maybe the character in the book was kinda generic. Also, kudos to Ian McKillan (sp?). A fine job as always.

jason said...

Ian McKellen

Amber said...

I was disappointed they chose Tom Hanks, not really seeing him in that role. I liked the book but thought that many other books that have brought up this subject were better - one that came out many years before it was Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Ecco. This book broaches much more in depth stuff than the "Code" did though, and it's not quite as easy of a read nor as accessible by the layman. Ecco is the same guy who wrote "The Name of the Rose" (remember the movie with Slater and Connery?) The movie has been so hyped up that I'm not sure I'll actually see it in a theater, but it does have Audrey Tatou and I think she's pretty good...oh, and Ian McKellen, who is awesome.