Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What's Hot and What's Not

Love 'em and hate 'em - is how I feel about two movies playing now.

The bad news is that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a total disaster. Yes, it delivered the non-stop action upon which the franchise was built. Unfortunately, it was empty, meaningless action. I never felt like any of the characters were in the slightest bit of danger. Ever! How can I cheer for any of the good guys to win when they were never threatened in the least. Boring and then some.

On the other hand and despite bad reviews, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was a winner. It was much better than the original, and I cared deeply for each of the characters. Unlike the swordfight in Indiana Jones where no one gets even a scratch, in Narnia important characters die tragic, heartbreaking deaths. People prevail through terrible injustices to grow and become better. No happy Hollywood endings, but lots of inspiration. And humor.

Even though we own all of the Indiana Jones movies on DVD, I will NOT be buying this one. But I WILL be buying this installment of the Narnia series.

As for today's photograph, it has nothing to do with either movie. But the water was warm and I saw lots of turtles and fish on this morning's swim.

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