Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Jack, Dentist, Poker

Didn't get to the movies until Saturday, but the movie was REALLY good. Let's start there.

"Jack the Giant Slayer" is not only one of the best fairy tale movies ever made, it is one of the best fantasy movies ever made. I can't say that there is any particular evidence of brilliance in this film, but neither is there ANY idiocy (once you get past the premise, and you knew THAT from the title). The cast is fabulous, the script does a great job of expanding on the paper-thin source material, and it all just WORKS. It is a shame that it seems to be dying at the box office; I suspect that the public may be tired of fairy tale movies, and of fantasy films in general. This is a shame; I am still waiting for someone to pick up (or co-invent) MY version of Cinderella... ( http://unclehyena.livejournal.com/109844.html )

So... Wednesday I got off work and watched "Beautiful Creatures" again by way of a decompression movie; Thursday I went south to the dentist and blodged away much of the afternoon, and then dropped the van off for brain surgery (it has been using the door locks as castanets); Friday I went further south, helped my dad with his taxes, and played poker. I lead such an exciting life...

Uncle Hyena
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