Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,

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Daybreakers, Princess and the Frog, Caprica

Miss, miss, HIT.

Daybeakers (the one about the whole world becoming vampires, thus blood running out) could have been great. It had a good idea, I had been wanting to see it sooner, but it turns out having missed it in theaters wasn't such a bad thing after all. Element after element in the movie annoyed me, and most of the characters did as well. And that they somehow fit a hot sports car into a vampire movie made me roll my eyes endlessly. Willem Dafoe's Elvis character was nearly enough to make me stop watching, though I resisted and saw the film through to the end. (The fact that I saw this so soon after District 9 made Daybreakers seem even worse.)

I was hoping for a lot more from Princess and the Frog. The few reviews I saw on my flist were all positive, some outright glowing. I disliked it from the first moment. I find I no longer have patience for silly/unrealistic stuff in animated movies (like in the beginning, when the cat attached itself to the ceiling, or when the one character got stuck in a tuba). The songs all seemed like they came straight from other movies. The accents annoyed the living poo out of me (and I usually love accents). Whole parts of the storyline/characters seemed to come straight from other movies (where have we seen 'young royalty only wants to play around, stuffy older adviser tries to keep him grounded' before? Oh, right, Lion king). I'm 30 minutes into the hour and a half film, but I don't think I'm going to finish it. So much of it annoys me: Character design (the bad guy is so unrealistically drawn!), character voices, the characters themselves (the main character's best friend/princess is SO ANNOYING! Arg!). I really wanted to like it, but it's just not happening.

Caprica, on the other hand, is OMG amazing! I've only seen the pilot so far, but I'm drooling to make time to watch the rest! I really thought this series wasn't going to work (which made me highly sad). I'm so very glad I was wrong! It's too early to tell if it will be as good as BSG (can anything be?), but if the pilot is any indication, it's going to be a really, really enjoyable series. (Why am I wasting my limited time watching Princess and the Frog when I could be watching this?)

Stargate: Universe should be about due to restart, too. Finally!
Tags: movie: daybreakers, movie: princess and the frog, tv: caprica
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