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Back from the beach. Had a really good weekend. Going to head out in a few minutes to go make decisions on wedding colors and whatnot with Melissa, my mother, and her parents. Yep, colors. Oh, and we get to decide on procession order and stuff. It's a party over here. ;)

I can't complain, though. I spent the weekend at the beach at a resort. It was pretty great.

Came up with a short film concept that I pitched to Jabriel, who thinks it's funny. I might futz around with the idea some more and flesh it out. Also came up with a project idea while helping Nathanael brainstorm for his latest project. I might futz around with that, too.

We saw The Watchmen last week. Overall, I was pleased. However, I've read the graphic novel so I understood what was going on. Melissa, who had never read the graphic novel, was violently pissed off about it. She had no idea what was going on and sensed that if she did know, she would have enjoyed it. Thus, pissed. I think this is largely due to the fact that Zack Snyder is a god awful director.

On retrospect, if it wasn't for the fact that the guy playing Rorschrack was so awesome, I don't think I would have enjoyed the film.

Date: 2009-05-31 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phasmaphobic.livejournal.com
Snyder directed with 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead, one of my favorite movies ever. And 300? Man, I had such a violence boner throughout that entire movie. Mmmmmm.

Date: 2009-05-31 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inevitability.livejournal.com
DotD was fun... but 300? Jeebus.

Date: 2009-05-31 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phasmaphobic.livejournal.com
Dude. 300 was amazingly awesome in so many ways. The only way you couldn't like it is if you are either

A) One of those "fanboys" who hates movies that aren't like the books,
B) Not a fan of that kind of violence
or
C) Really lame.

I vote C. Thbbbt.

Date: 2009-06-01 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silentclarity.livejournal.com
d) enjoy quality movies.

300 had pretty fantastic visuals, but as a movie it was pretty bad IMO.

Date: 2009-06-01 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phasmaphobic.livejournal.com
I lumped that in with C, actually.

Date: 2009-06-02 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hemperz.livejournal.com
Agreed. I enjoyed it for the abs at first. Upon second watching, could not wait for it to be over.

Date: 2009-06-01 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inevitability.livejournal.com
How about D) someone who is educated and can't stand the fact that someone took one of the greatest battles in history and turned it into a videogame complete with boss fights...

or E) Someone who was paying attention to more than digitally created oiled abs and asses.

Or even F) Someone who understands the difference between good acting and bad acting, good writing and bad writing, and a good movie and a bad movie.

Basically... you suck. ;)

Date: 2009-06-01 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] velveteen.livejournal.com
I dug Watchmen, but did see where they'd made some severe cuts (probably for length). I definitely missed the exploding psychic blob, and I really look forward to seeing the director's cut.

Just to be contrary...

Date: 2009-06-01 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] speedball.livejournal.com
My wife Myra never read the graphic novel, but she really enjoyed the movie all on its own.

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