blessed are the easily amused

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

achtung! molecules

Our heroine stayed in the den yesterday, only venturing out to rent 'the reckoning' with Paul Bettany. Meh. It was OK. Overacted? Oh GOD noooo - sob - maybe a little. I figured, mostly because Low Voice said so in the trailer, that Bettany's character was supposed to be driven by the need for redemption (One Man. Two Sins. Six Actors. A Rotting Corpse...) But I never actually felt that. He just seemed to be this exceptionally sentitive dude beamed into 1389 from... some magical land of dashing and crazily compassionate men. Why was he so sweet in a plague-riddled world of shit and suffering? Where were the rough edges? I'll tell you, though: it's worth the rental fee for the face-washing scene at the beginning where magnified water droplets roll in slow motion off Bettany's beautifully lit eyelashes. To sum up: if you liked Rosencrantz & G... but have no sense of humour, this movie is probably for you.

Staying in the house was OK, but I don't think I'll make a habit of it. It's just that the world seemed too scary with all its rain and people and molecules and whatnot. Does that ever happen to you? No? Well screw you, Mr. Welladjustedpants.


Blogger green said...

all the fucking time, and whatnot.

Wed Aug 25, 02:44:00 AM


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