Such a long title... But such a great movie. Watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe last Saturday night/Sunday morning for the advanced screening. Funny thing is before that... around 10 minutes before the showing, I just finished the book. We were like in the coffee shop one floor below the movie house, me breezing through about a hundred pages or more in around two hours or less. Yes, I'm a slow reader but there were a lot of distractions namely fireworks at the middle of Greenhills Shopping Center, the chocolate drink I was having and the churros we were supposed to be enjoying. Julie lent me her copy of the book months ago in preparation for the movie. Procrastinating me, of course, just has to put off reading till the last minute. Go me! At least I finished it in time. It was my first time reading it. And it was actually good. I was hearing a lot about it even before since there were musicals, cartoons and I think even a couple or so of TV specials or was it mini-movies. But yeah, I'm glad in my 26 years of being alive so far, I was finally able to read it.
As for the movie, it was great. A really close adaptation of the book, actually. Better adaptation than Harry Potter for sure. But then it's only a short book (even though it took me months to read XD) for the movie to not include the major plot points. One thing I absolutely adored about it though is Tilda Swinton. I love her in her role as Gabriel in Constantine. And with the White Witch she climbed another notch higher in my list. She was absolutely great. She stood elegantly and yet you could just feel the coldness oozing out of her. Plus she can really move with a sword. Oh, and her dwarf, Ginarrbrik, kinda reminded me of Deep Roy, the Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have no Idea why and maybe it was just me. *shrugs* And lastly, can I just say that William Moseley, Peter in the movie, give him a year or two and he'll definitely be hot. He reminded me of somewhat a cross between Josh Hartnett and Heath Ledger. So yeah, I'll definitely be looking forward to him in the coming years. I really hope that he continues his acting career. So far, there's nothing more listed in his IMDB profile. (;_;)
Didn't this do well in the box office? Now I'm wondering if the rumors are true. That if it did well, they'll try to do all the other books. Aren't there six more? Wow that's a feat that'll rival Harry Potter. Doing seven movies. I don't know where I heard it. But who knows, it might be or might not be true. *shrugs*
The holidays have come and gone and it's only now that I'm posting here again. XD So to anyone, if ever there's someone out there reading this, a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And to start the new year right, new layout here! If you can't see the new layout, here you go! Drool at Leon, I command you! XD Leon's from the latest Resident Evil. That's RE4. No, I didn't play the game. I let my brother do that for me while I watch and pester him on what to do. If I played that game, I'll be pulling my hair every minute with all the Granados (that's what replaced the zombies) going at me and me not knowing what to do. Or if not that, I'll be bashing my controller and poor me will have no controller left to use. TT___TT Leave me with my tame RPGs, thank you. But then, since my brother was able to buy a rocket launcher in one of his games, maybe I'll try to play it. At least now those Granados and bosses will be a lot easier to kill. And then I can stare at Leon all game long instead of troubling myself with them. Then I'll just watch him and his Matrix-like moves. And yes, as you can see from the image above, Leon also sports a jacket very similar to Squall's. Maybe he stole it from him. XD But then the jacket makes him look extra sexy. Or maybe it's the Squall influence in me. XDDD Whatever it is, he still is freakin' cool. *licks the Leon*
Edit: The sidebar is really meant to be a couple of pixels off from the body. XD It's supposed to be a style. Sort of like a floating box. Sorry if it's confusing XP