May 5th, 2002

FF Sparks (Casual)

Spider-Man (spoiler-free)

Alright. No spoilers. However, I'll say this much... I was very surprised. Sure, I'd heard lots of gushing about it, but I've heard lots of gushing about films I found to be really lousy adaptations of books (especially comic books).

But even the English major who doesn't read comic books who came with us was impressed by how the story was told. Sure, there were no plot surprises to anyone who's read the old Stan Lee comics, but it was paced well, you didn't have to be familiar with the comics to enjoy it and overall the acting was /good/. It was one of those movies where everything just sort of came together and meshed to /work/... music, camera work, acting, dialogue, all of it.

I expected to have an enjoyable evening watching Yet Another Comic-Book Adaptation, but not a lot else. I was very, very surprised to find myself watching a film which stood on its own merits and managed to sway me (and most of the audience) between tears and laughter several times; it got the emotional reactions it aimed for and didn't use the Sledgehammer Of Cliche to achieve them.

Well worth the cost of admission, and bravo Sam Raimi and team!
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FF Sparks (Casual)

Quizzy thing.

While you may respect hierachies such as that of royalty, you don't want to be tied down or bound to class-systems or any thing that would restrict you from what you love to do. You live a contented life as you have most everything you require and that which you don't, you are content with the knowledge that you will receive it one day. You are peaceful and have a desire to help others and to do the right thing. You would love to help starving communities or help just one person in trouble. You are truly a beautiful human being.

Which Royalty Are You? Find out! By Nishi.

Huh. Maiden? I dunno what I expected, but... o.O;
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