So I went to see that today. Fully expecting to hate every moment of the remade bits, and quite intrigued about the new bits. Cos from the trailers I’d seen, the only bit that actually excited me was when the Beast goes “Oh, they’re in Greek.” Totally startled me into laughter. From the trailers, I was sure I was going to hate every visual being too garish too ornate too blasphemous a difference from the images I’ve memorised.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT WAS I WRONG.
Well, no, I hated certain aspects and certain performances. And the way they changed the pacing of the music, dragging certain beats and spaces out, really bothered me. But I loved like everything else and I’m prolly going to go watch it again this week. And maybe more.
A Line of Hamlets - Shakespeare Live! (Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, David Tennant, Rory Kinnear, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench and Prince Charles teach Paapa Essiedu how to say “To be or not to be!”)
When you’re watching ‘Stardust’ and you realize it’s a movie about Daredevil competing with Superman for the same girl, while he’s being pursued by Catwoman with help from Arthur Weasley, all narrated by Gandalf.