December 19th, 2008
|05:20 pm - Twilight in good review shock|
Did you see that Twilight got four stars in the Guardian today? Peter Bradshaw often shows good taste but I think he often misjudges genre films - he wants to give them fair criticism and credit, but he doesn't have an instinct for it. For instance he rubbished 'Fellowship of the Ring' and then gave 'The Two Towers' lots of stars in compensation, whereas the balance of quality was (IMHO) in the opposite direction.
I can't remember any long battle scenes in Fellowship (only short flashbacks) so maybe he goes for those.
It might be that. But I think it's that he didn't get it at first. In some respects I say that because it took me while too. I think the first film stands the test of time better than the other two, and was the most underestimated when it was first released.
Similarly, Bradshaw slagged off Momma Mia, and now I think he's trying to 'get' chick films. Not that I get them.
I don't know whether he was a book fan, but with Fellowship there was also the problem that everyone kept saying "Oh, they changed that... and that..." But by The Two Towers I think people were starting to accept it as its own canon.
Ooh, do you think those people will have made a scene out of sweets again this year?
Oh, you're just sayin' that 'cause the first one had your imaginary boyfriend Boromir in it.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I'd forgotten that. It may have had some - cough - subliminal impact on my feelings.
Sean Bean only subliminal impact?
I'll drool openly...
sounds like you are feeling better today :-)
I agree - 'Fellowship' was much better, though 'The Two Towers' improved in the expanded version.
Ah, I haven't seen it. I think we've got it at home, so it might be one to watch with my daughter.