|miss_s_b (miss_s_b) wrote,|
@ 2011-12-15 10:42 pm UTC
|Current mood:||not very well.|
|Current music:||faint computer game noises|
|Entry tags:||film, poorly sick, sir lee|
- There weren't enough girls in it, and those there were... Well, they were only there to orbit the boys, to help them because boys are the ones who matter. I am weary of this trait in pretty much all forms of fiction - it's probably why I'm so addicted to Bones at the moment.
- Christopher Lee should never twinkle. It was unnerving how good he was at it.
- Gustav's resemblance to officer Crabtree from 'Allo 'Allo detracted from both the pathos and the menace of his character.
You should see this film if:
- You like early cinema, because there are some beautifully integrated bits of old films, and a ton of visual and scripted references too
- You're a steampunk person, because the set and effects will make you cream yourself, especially if you see it in 3D
- You want to discover that not all child actors are awful and annoying.
- You appreciate a beautifully crafted bit of cinematic act, even if it's not flawless
- You can cope with all the flaws I mention above
- You need your films to pass the Bechdel test.
- You need to have ACTION every five seconds, and can't cope with long, lingering, langourous artistry.
- You don't want to see Jude Law die screaming in a fire - you don't get much warning that it's going to happen, so I'm warning you now.
In other news, I am feeling AWFUL tonight. This week has not been the easiest. So I am curled up in bed with a hot water bottle and faint sounds of Holly playing on her computer coming through the door. All brandy gratefully recieved.
* lack of female characters being a minor problem on a per-film basis, which adds up to a major and endemic one if you consider te totality of film, obviously.