Commentary: July 2010 Archives

Not the Messiah

Today we went along with DC to see Not the Messiah

This one wasn't as much fun as Spamalot, but the orchestra and chorus were nice and it had enough fun bits in it.
My biggest gripe was actually the sound quality.  Whether it was the mixing of the original recording or the crap sound system of the Dodgy Dendy I don't know. All I know is the soloists were often drowned out by the chorus and/or orchestra which made the whole thing that much harder to concentrate on.
Aside from the basics of the story, with some of the original jokes and references to other Monty Python sketches (go the Lumberjacks!!) it was mostly just new songs that I didn't know, so wasn't as much fun to get into.  
Funniest moment by far: Terry Gilliam's scene :)

The Kung Fu Kid

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The Kung Fu Kid Yesterday arvo, Nat invited us to go see The Kung Fu Kid (yeah yeah I know it's *actually* called The Karate Kid).  Had to convince the sweetie, and I almost didn't see the end of the Twitter conversation and nearly walked home.

So I got to see Nat's new office, then we picked up the sweetie and headed for the cinema.

Got the worst seats ever - right on the side in the front row :(:(  Was pretty uncomfortable.  I think the only other time I've had seats that bad was for Back to the Future III (I think).

Anyways.

I'm not sure that the others were too convinced, but I actually really enjoyed it.  I mean.. it's a remake, so you know generally how it's going to play out, but the execution was still pretty good.  And some of the scenery was just spectacular (some of it - the mountains - I've wanted to see for a long time).  James Horner's score was a nice mix of regular classical with eastern music as well.  Was actually quite surprised by the low ranking it's got on IMDB.

Then we went to Happy's for a late dinner (we felt like Chinese after all heh).

Thanks Nat, was a good night :)

Toy Story 3

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Toy Story 3 While we were in Queensland, we all went and saw Toy Story 3.

It was pretty awesome!!

Although it was pretty easy to tell the bad guy the minute he came on screen heh.

We decided not to see it in 3D.  None of us are that convinced by it.  Stu gets a headache.  I think it dulls down the picture too much.  Really, we're so used to 2D that 3D doesn't really add that much.

It's pretty cool that the kid who played Andy was the same kid, all grown up.  The original Toy Story was fifteen years ago!!!  Not even Daemon was born when the first one came out heh.

There was even a Totoro!

Pixar have certainly done it again with this movie, well done!

Almost TUA (Totally Unrelated Aside):
There's a line in one of the movies (I can't actually remember which, I think it was 2) that has a character (Stinky Pete?) questioning Woody about whether he would be still there when Andy grew up - would he be taken on Andy's honeymoon?  The tragic thing is, if I'd actually remembered (I was kicking myself that I forgot) I would actually have taken my favourite childhood toy on my honeymoon.  I did take her to Japan last year.  She's on the packing list for the next trip hehe.

Home

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Home now after five days in Queensland visiting Chay and David.  Had a great trip, and when I get the energy I might even blog about it heh..
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