Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
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Highness, Hanna, Jane, Mexico

I'm behind. Sorry. Saw two movies on Friday the 8th, worked, shuffled boats on Wednesday, drove to Mexico and back on Thursday and Friday, and saw another movie on Saturday.

"Your Highness" is a medieval quest movie, done as a comedy. You might think of it as a modernized "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" stripped of the explicitly Arthurian elements, except that this movie isn't funny. The majority of the jokes in this movie are of the unexpected profanity variety, which fail to be funny when you do one every minute on the minute. I am a sucker for medieval quest movies, though, and this one was at least mediocre on that score, so I don't regret seeing the movie, quite. Almost.

"Hanna" is a good, almost great thriller. It has a few bad flaws, but for the most part it works quite well.

"Jane Eyre" is, once again, Jane Eyre. Mia Wasikowska is solid in the title role; Michael Fassbender is a bit too affable as Rochester, and comes across as weak rather than tortured. The production makes some interesting choices, and overall does an adequate job of compressing the story down to movie length.

On Thursday I drove to Missouri to see a man about a boat. The temperature was 45 F when I started, and went up about a degree for every ten miles I drove, until by the time I got to Springfield, IL, it was 73. Kind of odd. I drove to Mexico, MO, checked into a hotel, then drove through Columbia and Deer Park to the middle of nowhere. The boat was beautiful, but wrong for what I wanted, and I knew as I looked at her that I was going to regret whatever decision I made about her. I decided not to buy, but the decision hurt, and still does. I may be back later this year. The trip back was miserable, in addition to being cold, wet, and windy.

Uncle Hyena
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