Marysia was in town on Friday night/Saturday staying with Andrew and I. It’s always nice to catch up with people you don’t see often enough. Especially when they bring Buffy Season Six videos. Spent Friday night watching them. Saturday, the three of us went to see LEGALLY BLONDE which was fun in a “very obvious American teen feelgood movie” sort of way. Then we went for food, which turned out to be a bit of a disaster, really. Should have just gone to Garlic’n’Shotts.
Then on Sunday, I went out to see SHREK, at a UCI kids club showing, and wound up seeing Harry Potter as well. Loved them both.
Capsule Potter review: A few lines that worked in the book don’t work so well on-screen. Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), while played more or less perfectly suffers from getting quite a few of these lines, and to be honest, suffers from the fact that she’s not a very developed character in the first book. Rupert Grint, playing Ron Weasley is utterly perfect. Daniel Radcliffe (playing Potter, like you needed me to tell you) looks perfect, but is often a bit eclipsed by the all-star cast around him.
Still, this is a kids film, and the horde of kids in the cinema loved it. Frankly, so did I. Yeah, it was a bit iffy in places, but that’s only really occurred to me since I saw it – while I was watching, I was totally caught up in it, and I enjoyed it more than any film I’ve seen this year. Really looking forward to seeing it again next weekend.