Thursday, July 20, 2006
Pirates of the...
TREASURE ISLAND? What the heck?
While Barry was off playing padawan to his friend's Jedi Knight (at least in terms of editing movies) last night, I stoppped in with a friend and watched a movie. It was going to be Pirates of The Caribbean, which we had seen part 2 of last weekend. LOL grabbed the wrong dvd @ Blockbuster and ended up with a flick by Asylum, which is apparently NOTORIUS for putting out dvds with extremely similar names and cashing in on the blockbusters and harried people in the video stores who are just there to grab and go and aren't going to notice they have the wrong dvd. This movie was no exception. It's an extremely loose retelling of Treasure Island, how loose? Jim Hawkins is all grown up and the sole proprietor of the Admiral Benbow Inn, (blah blah blah) his romantic interest, the barmaid is (unknown to him) the dread piratess Anne Bonney (lol) they whole story goes from there... I just wrote my review on IMDB.com and here it is:
Now that I know that the production was meant to be "tongue-in-cheek" I can enjoy the movie for what it was. If anyone is claiming they didn't laugh their asses off while watching this movie, then they have a major case of taking themselves way too seriously.
Having seen almost every version of Treasure Island Available, including Muppet Treasure Island, I can say that this doesn't stand up to it, and yes, I too was howling in rage as some points; but that was only when I wasn't howling in laughter.
If you can take a joke, and see a movie for what it is--- poking fun at a genre and being intentionally silly (and between you and me, sometimes it is harder than it looks to be deliberately BAD, especially as BAD as this movie appears at times) this movie was fun. Watch it with a crowd, with buckets of popcorn to throw at the screen, and every time someone says something remotely pirate like, shout, "Arrrrrrrrr matey!" at the top of your lungs, I'm sure you'll have a modicum of fun. (No rum required, however it may make the evening FAR *FAR* more enjoyable.)
It was ok. I laughed alot, so that was good. Then I drove back to the land of the Jedi... and let movie talk flow over me. It's not so bad kicking back and listening to talk of editing and blocking shots and lighting, cueing, keyframing. It's doing it for damn near 12 hours straight that is sad. It's doing it in heels and stockings because I have to look nice because these are people we've not seen in a long time and I want to look good for my husband, and I expected to be home by six not 2 am. Sigh. No knitting was done, yet again.
But soon, I promise, soon.
Today I learned how to back up dvds. That was fun.