Good golly, gee whiz, my goodness! There is plenty to talk about today!
- Numero Uno - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer is out
. I knew this movie would be vastly different from the other two Narnia movies - they didn't just change director - they changed studios
. But still... Iiiiii'm a little confused. Why are Peter and Susan in this thing - in Narnia? (not that I'm upset about that but... we established in the last movie that the older Pevensie siblings would not be coming back to Narnia. I mean, I know 20th Century Fox took over from Disney, but still...) And is Edmund trying to join the British army? And... what the... White Witch??? EXCUSE ME??? Isn't she dead and gone? I know my re-read of "Narnia" was a few months ago, but I'm pretty sure she doesn't make an appearance... Oy - I will withhold judgment until December - but I have to say that it's a nice touch morphing Lucy's face into Susan's when she's reading the magician's spellbook.
PS - I've nearly given up hope that either "The Magician's Nephew" or "The Horse and his Boy" will ever be made into movies simply because they don't focus on the Pevensie kids. Which is too bad because "The Horse and his Boy" is my favorite of the Narnia books. Don't ask me why - it just is. Maybe it's because it doesn't depressingly end with everyone going back to boring old reality. Not that I don't love the rest of the books - I just wish they didn't have to go home at the end all the time.
(by the way - I'm not a fan of the whole "every new movie coming out is in 3D" thing. But that's Hollywood for you - they find some new thing that looks cool and eeeeeeeeverybody and their dog has to try it until it ceases to be cool. I swear, that's the only reason they made more "Shrek" and "Toy Story" movies - just to have something to make into 3D. I'm waiting for George Lucas to announce the next "Star Wars" trilogy to be released entirely in 3D).
Boy, that was a downer of a schpiel - let's go on to something fun!
- Numero Dos - I finished the first season of "Doctor Who" and have started into the second season. That last episode of season 1 was INTENSE! I LOVED IT!!! Then, the Christmas special from season two - the Doctor's out cold for most of it, Rose, Mickey, Mum and the Prime Minister are freaking out - then Doctor #10 comes out of his regeneration coma and is all "What is everyone so scared of?" and proceeds to kick alien butt all over the freaking place!!!! In a word - amazing! Honestly, I love how flirty the "new" Doctor is (episode 1 of season 2 had me giggling nonstop. Cassandra has no shame! ^_^) From what I've been able to gather, Doctor 10 and Rose are a pretty popular ship and I can pretty much say why - I am quickly becoming a David Tennant fangirl. Not that I didn't love Christopher Eccleston - he definitely brought his own little personality to the Doctor, but I am going to enjoy season 2 (I'm deliberately not rushing through this one because I want to savor the "SQUEE!" ^_^)
- Numero Tres - "Superman" was on AMC this morning, so I DVR'd it and watching it this afternoon. But stupid me didn't realize that "Superman II" would be on after it and I didn't tape that one! I'm a little miffed because I've heard the second one is brilliant! First one was good too - and it pains me to say that I've never seen either one all the way through until today. Now that I've seen one, though - I think they should have let the original movies stand on their own and if they wanted to do new Superman movies, just do what they did with Batman and make a whole new re-imagined series. I keep going back to "Superman Returns" ... and it wasn't that great, which is a crying shame. Superman is, like, the granddaddy of all superheroes! To let that movie be the last of the Superman movies is really sad. I think so, anyway.
- Numero Quatro (I'm now wishing I would have just done this in English) - I finished "Cordelia's Honor" and went on to the next omnibus edition, which is "Young Miles." I have to admit, I was expecting to really get into this one fast because I went through "Cordelia" like it was tissue paper (it was that good). But "Young Miles" ... the first book in the edition is "The Warrior's Apprentice" and it took so long to figure out what was going on, even though I had a handle on Barrayaran culture from "Cordelia." I think it was all the Betan stuff that got thrown at me all at once - I can't quite handle them. But the next part in the book is "Mountains of Mourning," which is basically a short story that chronologically goes next and it takes place on Barrayar and I got into that just fine. So, now the third part is "The Vor Game," which I assume is more about Barrayar and I'll probably get into that okay. At least, I hope so. It took me a week and a half to get through "Apprentice," and I don't like taking that long on a book that I'm reading for fun. But - eh, whatever.
(Wow, it feels like it's been so long since I've done a really fangirly post like this - I love it! But I have to go now. I've got a church activity tonight and I probably ought to make an appearance)