August 25th, 2005

life begins - me

Big Damn Premiere

So it's all over bar the screaming (why oh why do we have to wait so long to see it again! Why didn't I buy tickets for the Best of the Fest screening this weekend?!)

Serenity - fantastic film. Just... wonderful. I still have problems with the ending, and a couple of other niggles but I won't go into them here because I solemly swear I will not spoil anyone who hasn't yet seen it. (If you have - can I suggest watch_me_soar where I will happily spoil away! *g*). Some of the people who saw the film with the die-hard core four of us (me, smileawhile, acrazywench and engelsteorra being the die-hards!) were not particularly fans of the show before they saw the film - so I was really interested to see their reactions. Positive. All of them. So non-fans can appreciate the quirks of the relatively large cast without previous knowledge. Yay!

This film deserves to be a huge success, going on the immediate press and audience reaction it looks like it will be, but on the other hand I was hearing mumblings from some people exiting the cinema that they were not impressed. There is a different feel to the film - it's not an extended episode of Firefly, the dynamics have shifted between the end of the series and the start of the film. I personally thought it worked - and acrazywench and I were discussing what could have caused that shift on the drive to the station this morning. We have theories. Again, won't share on my own LJ because it would be spoilery but I'll try to put the thoughts and theories into a cohesive post and put them up in WMS. I think there will be a lot of new fans - but on the other hand I think the film may also lose some Firefly fans. On the other hand (yes, that makes three hands!) it's really worth a second viewing - last night since I knew what was coming up I could pay closer attention to the little things - boy there's a lot going on in that film!

Anyway - I'm veering into the dangerous waters of not being able to say anything more without giving away any plot so I'll stop here. The film is incredible, the writing is sharp as ever, the dialogue is fantastic  (with one exception - I really have an issue with the end...) the action sequences are mind-blowing, the twists and turns are twisty and turny.

As soon as this film comes out you should watch it - whether you liked Firefly or not.
life begins - me

Gah!

Why do I do it? I know my sister doesn't give a crap about my life and the only reason she feigns interest is when she wants to borrow money from me. So why did I phone her for advice on the horrible noise my car's started making over the last couple of days? Oh yeah, because I figured she might actually be able to give me some advice or that I could get some of the money back that she owes me so that I can get it fixed. No go on both respects.

And then she asked me how the premiere had gone and almost as soon as I started telling her I suddenly found myself talking to my nephew. My three year old nephew. It's a favourite trick of hers when she doesn't want to talk about something is to pass the phone to him.

If she didn't want to know about it why the hell did she ask me and why the hell did I phone her in the first place? I'm tired, I've not slept properly this week at all and I should have known better.

Gah!

Anyone have any advice on my car by the way? It's making a god-awful sound especially in first-through-third gear, sounds like a souped-up boy-racer car. I figure there's maybe a hole in the exhaust but there's also a severe lack of any real power - my 0-60 is waaaay down now - and my power steering seems a little screwy as well. That's not likely to be connected to the exhaust - is it? Have I got at least two things that need to be fixed in a potentially horribly expensive way?

*calm blue ocean* ('cause thinking of leaves blowing in the wind conjours up a whole new meaning now!)

(randomly - can I just say this new road safety ad is incredible? Bunch of teenagers walking on the pavement just having fun, it's shot on a camera phone and they're just being kids. One of them walks out to cross the road and a car slams into him. It literally took my breath away when I saw it first time.)