It’s ok.

stranger than fiction

Actually I thought quite early on watching the film that it is simply brilliant. I laughed and smiled all the way through the movie. Will Ferrell is funny. And I’ve learned to like the weird kind of comedy that he always seems to do. And the whole cast is brilliant and all of them big names too! Emma Thompson is marvellous, Queen Latifah not so much but she’s ok I guess. Maggie Gyllenhaal is just perfect for her role. When I saw her in The Dark Knight, I didn’t think much of her really – in fact I didn’t think she’s very pretty or very good actress either. But now I have to take my words back. Dustin Hoffman probably can’t fail to be good, although his character is perhaps somewhat over the top. But so are all characters in this film, they are all just as crazy as Harold.

I liked the cinematography, just plain beautiful, like paintings. Subtle and crisp. Somehow it reminded me of Being John Malcovich. Not just the cinematography, but all of it. And maybe Spike Jonze’s Adaptation too. And also I didn’t realise Marc Forster’s done the new James Bond, Quantum of Solace (which I’m yet to watch). And he’s done Monster’s Ball. And he’s German. Well that last one has nothing to do with anything, but he can make films. I loved Monster’s Ball too, maybe I have to get back to that when I have a chance.

Now this is a feel good movie that should keep you interested.

The joke’s on the Bat

I Shouldn’t even start writing anything. I won’t have anything new to say nor will I have anything really valuable to say. But I suppose I can add to the vast group of people who have this (or that) opinion of the latest batventure.


It’s quite depressing how even the poster art was such a part of marketing, that I didn’t see the point of looking for an especially wicked poster for this post… But at least you can see the main star on this one.

Yes, here’s another batfan who thinks the joker stole the show. That goes with the territory I guess, that’s what jokers do. And he’s so funny too, I could almost cry. I watched this in the Imax and it was worth it. Sound super, picture super. Heath super. The bat-dude was a bit stiff I’d say. And I’m sure I’m not alone when I ask what’s with the voice?! The bat suit is a bit too tight or what? Need I say more? I know maybe I’m saying more than I usually say about a film, but surely you’ve seen this already? And why are you reading this then? If you haven’t seen it, again I ask, why are you reading this? I want to see the next Batman. Or maybe they should start doing a series of Joker… Oh wait, Heath is dead… Long live batman…. Now I really feel bad.