I recently saw two great movies in the theater. The first was Enchanted. I wasn't expecting much before I went to see it - I just thought it would be a good Saturday afternoon diversion. (Confession time - I was dying to see it as soon as I heard that Dr. McDreamy was in it!) It was a great movie! It poked fun at Disney stereotypes and also had a cute, heartwarming story. I went to see it with some friends and one guy just started groaning as soon as the first song started. But he was smiling when we left the theater so I guess he got over the musical aspect of it. Oh, and I just found out that small roles were played by the ladies who were the voices for the animated Ariel, Belle, and Pocahontas. I grew up watching Disney princess movies and found Enchanted to be just as much fun. Plus, Dr. McDreamy. *sigh*
The other movie that I saw this weekend was The Golden Compass. It's been awhile since I read the books so I wasn't as upset about scenes left out as other people I've talked to. I thought the daemons were done really well - except why didn't anyone else's daemon talk? Didn't they talk in the books? Or am I remembering incorrectly? Nicole Kidman was a great pick for Ms. Coulter. She just oozed evilness - it was wonderful. The ending left a lot to be desired though and I can't find any information about filming for The Subtle Knife. It would make a good movie trilogy but they'd better hurry or Lyra will be too old.