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23 August 2009 @ 12:01 pm
I think perhaps because I heard nothing but terrible reviews I was expecting it to be REALLY bad, so when it was only marginal I was kind of impressed. Some of the acting was pretty cringe-worthy, and I think the way they did the slowly-erased-in-photoshop effect was really bizarre, but it wasn't the worst film I've ever seen or anything. I dunno.

I thought the kid who played Alba was pretty cute, and I thought it was interesting -- though once i thought about it, none too surprising -- that they ended up making the ending of the movie much happier than the ending of the book. If you never read the book, basically towards the end there are lots of scenes where Henry travels forward and meets Alba, and every time Alba calls Clare and by the time Clare gets there, Henry's gone again. She only meets him again once, when she's like 80 or something, which is the last scene in the book, after being depressed for like forty years or whatever. And sleeping with Gomez a few times or something, I can't remember.

Anyway, all in all it was like a 3/5. Maybe a 2/5. I dunno. It made Lisa cry. My biggest moments of lulz were early on in the movie, after he meets her for the first time and she already knows him, first when Clare is all stroking his face and he's like "um, could you stop that?" and she's like LOLNO, and then when she's all "YOU'RE SO YOUNG~". Direct quote. With the tilde, I'm sure. I giggled. Having said that, they gave each other soooo many spoilers. River would not approve.
michelemiss_mishi on August 23rd, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I heard the whole book is schmoopy and stupid and ruins time travel. Honestly it sounds like nicholas sparks meets doctor who to me. I'm not interested.
Kali_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)

IDK, I thought it was interestingly timey-wimey, but it took me about half the book to really get into it. Sadly I can't really argue against Nicholas Sparks Meets Doctor Who, because it is basically like that. Also it is basically Doctor/River. But the book came first so I guess you lose this round, Moffat.
Austinjohnmayergirl23 on August 23rd, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
FACT: Moffat loses every round.

Kali: rose tyler -- defender of the earth_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)

I really want season 5 to be good, but I love loling at Moffat anyway.
Frances: DW - Ten - does not approvegoldy_dollar on August 23rd, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
My biggest moments of lulz were early on in the movie, after he meets her for the first time and she already knows him, first when Clare is all stroking his face and he's like "um, could you stop that?" and she's like LOLNO, and then when she's all "YOU'RE SO YOUNG~".

Kali: partners in crime_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
The facestroking was so great because he actually asks her to stop (in so many words -- he's like "um, can we pretend for a second like you don't know me?") and she just ignores him omg.
erateinierateini on August 23rd, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
I never thought to compare the book (which was a bit mediocre)or the film(which was meh) to Doctor and River but when you think about it...*Snorts*

Edited at 2009-08-23 06:21 pm (UTC)
Kali_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
I actually heard of the book after I saw those episodes (someone comparing them unfavorably to the book), so the connection was always there for me. It makes it pretty humourous.
erateinierateini on August 23rd, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
I guess this could mean that Moffat is a fanboy of this book XD
Kali: it is gonna be fan--wait for it--_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hahah, there are enough connections to make me kind of raise my eyebrows, but whether it was intentional or not I couldn't say.
renee: 10.5 surfing!rattus_aerius on August 23rd, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Does she need glasses too?
Kali_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Not as badly as River, since older!Henry was actually... older...
nothing but the rainwild_sibyl on August 23rd, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
I thought Alba was sort of annoying and I hated the photoshop fade away. But, I give Eric Bana's butt 5 out of 5 stars. Time travelers are such know it all's... gawwwd.

Maybe River is just some weird doctor stalker, kind of like that guy in the very first episode, Clive I think his name was. Maybe River has a shed of Doctor memorabilia.
Kali: better with two_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
I agree with your assessments. Idk, I didn't mind Alba but I didn't really care about anyone.

Wouldn't that be so hilarious, like all of her little diary thing is just her own self-insert fanfiction or something. Oh River.
erateinierateini on August 23rd, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
O_o...Had water come out on my nose with that last line!
Helenigrayne on August 23rd, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
The bit that made me laugh was when Regina George Clare kept saying Henryyyyyyy.....Heeeeenrrrryyyyyy and he was like . Er... wut? o_O

The acting was awful though. It made me lol.
Kali: voice of a nightingale_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Omg the acting. I'm not much of a judge of acting but there were moments when I was like "wait, srsly?" which is always a bad sign.
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Kali: does it need saying?_thirty2flavors on August 23rd, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, Rachel McAdams is pretty cute, not gonna lie.

YEAH. When I read the book eveyone loooved it and now that the movie is out everyone is all I HATED IT. I dunno maybe it's not the same people, it just seems like the general reception is way different than it was when I read the book. Go figure.
🌹: Film - Princess Bridela_petite_singe on August 24th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
DUDE, THE ENDING. The movie's was crap. It was only, what, four years after he died? THAT'S NOT POIGNANT. Him coming to visit her one final time when she's an old lady = me bawling like a girl. I just loved the book to death because it was romantic while also being gritty and kind of harsh sometimes, and not at all cutesy, and they just kinda took all that out, which is very annoying. Eric and Rachel had nice chemistry, though. I saw it opening day and hadn't read reviews, so I was expecting too much. :(
Kali_thirty2flavors on August 24th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
I was 100% expecting him to disappear before she reached him, to lead up to the scene when she's old... and then they hugged and didn't. And there was that bit about him "alwys being there" which was sweet, but not at all the tone of the book. IDK, it was weird. I see that it was supposed to be more hopeful, but... yeah.
shiiki: merlinspantsshiiki on August 24th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
There's a movie?

Lol, shows how behind we are here when it comes to films. :P
Katyateruel_a_witch on August 24th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Clare is all stroking his face and he's like "um, could you stop that?" and she's like LOLNO, and then when she's all "YOU'RE SO YOUNG~".
I have to wait more than month to see the movie but I'm not sure I really want to :D
inksplotched on August 24th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
I liked the ending of the movie - the eighty year old thing threw me off in the book. Though it was a damn good book and I cried a lot during it. I cried a bit during the movie too.