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09 October 2011 @ 05:33 pm
The Shadow in the North!  
LOL So we watched 'The Shadow in the North'.

Haha, Francine Jones.

The things I remembered from the book basically included 'CHAKA OH MY GOD WHY', 'Isabelle ruins everything', 'Fred dies', 'Sally blows shit up'. The actual plot was not something I remembered very well so I forgot the random details.

Anyway, this movie wasn't very good. It was kind of the opposite of good. A lot of the ~intrigue~ of the books is lost when you just see people reading a newspaper on screen, or whatever.

Chaka dying made me cry in the books because YOU DON'T KILL THE DOG!!! and at first I was like "well this scene sucks", but then Billie Piper came on screen and sobbed and I may have gotten a little misty. Maybe. Dogs dying + Billie Piper's tears = I am powerless. I still think the scene in the book is better though because OMG CHAKA :( OMG HIM BEING ALL LIKE 'IT'S OKAY SALLY IS HERE NOW' AND THEN HE DIES OMG OMG



Comparatively, Fred's death was never as horrible to me. Especially because I spend the whole scene going ISABELLE YOU DUMB BITCH instead of NOOO FRED. I think the movie did it a little differently to how I remember, and also Billie Piper didn't cry as much as she did over the dog so I wasn't as sad. It was likewise convenient that Fred was only sort of covered in soot and not disfigured by the fire. And what the fuck was this part?


I BRING LIFE lol j/k bye fred


LOL FOREVER.

Mostly Fred's death meant that I was super excited to see Sally go all Time Lord Victorious on Bellman's ass on film. And she did shoot the fuck out of him after making a big speech, and it was awesome.


SALLY, SOMETIMES I THINK YOU NEED SOMEONE TO STOP YOU


But I seem to recall Sally being IN the explosion in the book? Because for a minute you think she's dead? I may have misremembered. But whatever, when Jim came in I was like GO AWAY JIM, SHE IS BUSY TRYING TO BLOW UP THINGS AND/OR HERSELF IN GRIEF, NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HER PAIN


except maybe this guy


In conclusion, this was probably worse than the first film, but it also had parts that were more amusing. Does anyone have any particular suggestions for what we should look for next in our quest to WATCH ALL THE THINGS with Doctor Who alum?
 
 
 
Hannah: Ten; timelord victoriousfirstofoct on October 9th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Your captions are the greatest thing ever. I was disappointed that Sally did not get to stand in the rain, but what are you going to do? At least there was some fire.
Hannahfirstofoct on October 10th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I recommend us to watch Recovery.
Sarah: Normal??elirrina on October 9th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
"SALLY, SOMETIMES I THINK YOU NEED SOMEONE TO STOP YOU"
This caption + that photo = PERFECT.

Same for the drowning spider babies + Ten gif.
ibishtar: Doctor Whoibishtar on October 9th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Something RTDish? Like The Second Coming or Bob & Rose? The former has Nine and Sky from 'Midnight' as the leads, as well as Clive from 'Rose' and Haresh from SJA. The second has Sky again as Rose as well as Joan Refern and Harriet Jones. I recommend both series highly.
miracleofmercy: laughtermiracleofmercy on October 10th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
I started watching 'Ruby in the Smoke' mainly for Bills and Matty for about 10 minutes ... and then my will to go on faded. I read the book before, lulz all over, and I thought the movie might be better. I don't know why I ever thought that though. So I'm not going even to attempt on 'Shadow in the North'. Your captions, however, are wonderfully hilarious. xD


I'm assuming you've watched Learners. If you haven't, WHY NOTTTTT?! :p Ten and Pete and Nurse Joan!
doctahr: Bahahahadoctahr on October 12th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY POST YOU MAKE MAKES ME LAUGH? (THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR.)

The more posts you make the less homework I am doing because math can wait but you and Shinyopals is srsbsns.
doctahrdoctahr on October 12th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Fright Night
Much Ado (BP)
Blackpool

...That's all I've got, and you've probably seen them.
placebetween on December 12th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'm hardcore judging the person above me who started watching for Matt Smith and thought the book was lulzy. GO AWAY WHO FANS

I think my favorite part of this movie was the seance scene with Nellie Budd because Frederick was so uncomfortable lololol. AS YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKED.

I spend the whole scene going ISABELLE YOU DUMB BITCH instead of NOOO FRED.
EVEN WHEN I WAS TWELVE THIS WAS MY REACTION I WANT TO KICK HER AND MACKINNON IN THEIR STUPID FACES
Kali: dw :: eleven :: way worse than scottish_thirty2flavors on December 12th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
lol omg that scene was hilarious. THAT ACTRESS, PREDICTABLY, IS ALSO FROM DOCTOR WHO, so that brought me more amusement.

My favourite parts where Ghostly Image Sally and Ghost Fred.

OMG ISABELLA IS THE ACTUAL WORST. IN THE MOVIE DOESN'T SHE AT LEAST ALMOST TRY TO GET OUT? VS IN THE BOOK DOESN'T SHE JUST LIKE LAY THERE ALL "LET ME DIE!" AND FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF GODDAMN