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Dec. 10th, 2004

So... Hook? With Robin Williams? Which is the second-best Peter Pan movie ever, the best being this one. (The Disney one doesn't really even make the running because I haven't seen Finding Neverland yet and it might compete for second place, and anyway the Disney one cuts out all the controversial, upsetting stuff that makes it a really good fairy tale.)

But the last scene? Where Moira's sitting in the nursery, asleep in the rocking chair, and the kids come in through the window... and a breeze blows a very poetic leaf onto her shoulder, which wakes her up... and the leaf looks extremely, obviously, fake. Like, when she holds it up you can see the weave pattern, because the light is shining through it. And it comes close to ruining the scene for me, because I can only think: "you spent millions of dollars on this movie, and for all that you couldn't hire a guy to collect some real, honest-to-god maple leaves and stand on the edge of the set and blow them inside?" I mean, it goes away, but still.

And... Earthsea. They're making it into a miniseries. Everybody knows this. And I've been getting all cautiously excited, 'cause I liked those books, and hey, Shawn Ashmore, yay! Even if he didn't exactly fit my mental image for Ged.

But why did no one tell me that they CAST KRISTEN KREUK AS TENAR? WHY DIDN'T YOU PEOPLE TELL ME THIS? I would have sternly reminded myself to IGNORE IT. >.

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lavenderherring
Dec. 11th, 2004 06:03 am (UTC)
I agree with you on the Peter Pan movie-rating thing, which I am attempting to write about, actually. However. The Disney version *does* cut out all the death, but it *adds in* some really racist crap (more than there was originally) in the form of song. "What made the red man red?" Nevermind the fact that tiger-lily compared to the rest of her tribe looks like she came from a different species, she's drawn so differently.

Finding Neverland is all about how wonderful James Barrie was, and kind of made him out to be er, perhaps a little too perfect? It's basically about his relationship with the kids he ended up adopting. Because of that it doesn't really qualify as a Peter Pan movie per se, at least not in the way Hook is even though it isn't the exact same story. It's more like.. it gives historical context for the play. Maybe in that way it's really a prequel, which *does* place it in the same place as Hook. Bleh.
chandri
Dec. 11th, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
In a way I'm glad about it being slightly less Pan-oriented; I was a little worried about them... I dunno... ruining it? The way Disney versions tend to do. But I do love the 2003 version. :D
dianahobart
Dec. 11th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hotdamn that kid was hot. I kept thinking, "Grow up! I want to ravish you!"
chandri
Dec. 12th, 2004 01:08 am (UTC)
I must assume you mean the kid who played Peter. ;)

And ohmygods I just looked at the site... he was born in '89? WOW. I really thought he was older than that and definitely not six months younger than my little sister... o.O

Every kid in that movie is going to become one of Those Kids. Especially the girl with the lips. Fortunately most of them are British and therefore safe from Disney and atrocious recording contracts. ;)
dianahobart
Dec. 12th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
Good, I'm not the only one who noticed the lips.
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