Sunday, December 9, 2007

Weekend Movies

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.


  1. I would like to see Enchanted myself. I've been hearing such good things about it and the previews look good. I also grew up on Disney and still enjoy watching Disney movies from time to time.

    I wouldn't mind seeing The Golden Compass, too, but I'd kind of like to read the books first before seeing the movie.

  2. I *loved* Enchanted. My younger brother only guesses he liked it though.

    I really liked The Golden Compass, too. Fortunately, I didn't finish rereading the book, so the only thing that annoyed me was the ending.

  3. I'm looking forward to The Golden Compass, but I hadn't even heard of Enchanted. Sounds cute!

  4. I haven't seen The Golden Compass yet, but I suspect that I love the book too much to ever be completely satisfied with a movie. I will do my best to enjoy it for the "eye candy", though. I heard that they ended it a few chapters earlier to avoid ending on a negative note, and apparently the making of the other two movies will depend on how well this one does. I do hope they make them!

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  5. I'm also really looking forward to Inkheart. I'm not too sure how I feel about Brendan Fraser as the dad though. I just can't picture it.


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