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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.

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From:kalypso_v
Date:December 19th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I can't remember any long battle scenes in Fellowship (only short flashbacks) so maybe he goes for those.
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From:communicator
Date:December 19th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:kalypso_v
Date:December 19th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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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?
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From:archbishopm
Date:December 19th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you're just sayin' that 'cause the first one had your imaginary boyfriend Boromir in it.
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From:communicator
Date:December 19th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
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I know it sounds ridiculous, but I'd forgotten that. It may have had some - cough - subliminal impact on my feelings.
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From:watervole
Date:December 19th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Sean Bean only subliminal impact?

I'll drool openly...
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From:communicator
Date:December 19th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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sounds like you are feeling better today :-)
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From:watervole
Date:December 19th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I agree - 'Fellowship' was much better, though 'The Two Towers' improved in the expanded version.
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From:communicator
Date:December 19th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Ah, I haven't seen it. I think we've got it at home, so it might be one to watch with my daughter.

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