Friday, January 14, 2011
The blue barina is sad. :( I have had to put her in the garage because her little insides is all upset & she wouldn't even start for me when Star & I went over today. I flooded the engine twice in my efforts to get a little life out of her before ringing for a tow. In the end I did get a spluttering start, cancelled my tow & cautiously made tracks for the garage. Think Lid hit a puddle a little too fast & found that was a little too deep; water in places that give cars upset tum~tums. Anyway the nice men in blue overalls are going to look under the bonnet & tell me what they think ~ eventually.
As an actor I prefer Bettany to Depp [English accents can only be topped by Irish ones ~ think Liam Neeson!] & I generally dislike Jolie but both Star & I enjoyed this movie. The end, unfortunately, was highly predictable & lacked the punch it should have had but it was good fun & surprisingly clean; always so nice not to have to self~edit. It was just plain classy. Little bit of bad language but no nudity & only a little bit of *spit~swapping* as my children so charmingly refer to it.
However as a movie it doesn't really work on a number of levels. Jolie & Depp don't really light any furnaces ~ & that should have been one of the driving forces of this movie & distrated from the all too obvious outcome. Then there was a terrible lack of suspense for something that is, at least in some ways, meant to be a thriller. No thrills. Overall the supporting cast was better than the mains ~ something a director should never, ever allow to happen. Just the same we enjoyed it ~ & as Star & I rarely agree that alone was a novelty.
Got home to find Marlow had lost the plot entirely. How that cat does hate for his people to be gone for any length of time! Fed the boys meat scraps to mollify their hurt feelings