Sunday, July 30, 2006


jQk thinks I watch too many movies.

In actual fact I have only watched three recently.

1. Superman Returns

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

3. Hoodwinked: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Superman Returns was said to be one of the must see movies of 2006. My favourite scene was the one where the baddie points a gun straight in Superman's face and pulls the trigger [the scene then goes into super slow motion]... shoots a single bullet aimed straight into Superman's eyeball... and then the bullet bounces off his iris... like a mere raindrop... EYES OF STEEL BABY!!!

The sequel to the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was also supposed to be another must see. And why not just to catch that swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrows with his dark kohl rimmed eyes. And to tell the truth, it was mostly because I was somewhat intrigued by this new squid head villain - Davey Jones. Yummy... gave me a craving for dim sum deep-fried squid tentacles.

And Hoodwinked we watched because it was screening for a special price of $6 on Sunday in support of the Children's Starlight Foundation. $6 is a good price... and watching a movie for a good cause doesn't sound bad either... so what the heck!

Not the best animated film of the year... but has some good chuckles tucked away througout the movie. Look out for my favourite scenes:

[The Wolf and his spastic squirrel sidekick are riding in an old box car and enter a dark mine... so Twitchy the squirrel strikes up a match to light a "candle"]
The Wolf: Hmmm... What kind of candles are those?
Twitchy: [pointing at writing on dynamite] Dee-na-mee-tay. Must be Italian or something...
[And this conversation is ensued by lots of screams and explosives going off]

[The Woodsman is happily singing and swinging his axe around as he rumbles through the forrest... causing lots of trees to tumble down... resulting in chaos and panic amongst the little forrest critters]
Tortoise 1: [looks behind him and sees a giant tree falling and nearly crushing him] Aaaaarrrggghhhh!!!!!!
Tortoise 2: [voice filled with panic and fear] RUUUUUUUUN!!!!!!
[At this, the two tortoises crane their necks out as far as possible and proceed to move very slowly]

Hubby pointed out later that the tortoises' natural response to danger should have been to retreat into their shells.

I realise that I am always drawn to the spastic characters in animated films. Think of pesky penguins, prehistoric squirrel and a singing cucumber!!!

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