Monday, August 20, 2007

Two Thumbs Down

Last night, Mrs Dot Co Dot Il and I watched the Simpsons movie. I can't tell you how disappointing it was. Stale, one-dimensional, flat, uninspiring and dull are just some of the things which come to mind.
Too much of the movie was focused around the idiocy of Homer who when he gets like that, is a terribly unsympathetic character. I don't understand how this movie can do so well from at the box office.

For mind, the environment is a ridiculous notion to base the movie around notwithstanding the fact that it has been done several times before by the show and as early as the second season.
Your thoughts? Anyone actually like it?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Potting Around

Just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I enjoyed it, especially because it was like the Harry of old. I found Books 5 & 6 to be quite disapointing.
While I was reading it, I didn't dare tell anyone I was for fear of them spoiling it but all is good now.
Feels kind of sad that there will be no more books. What JK did was nothing short of phenomenal and you can only generate that much hype and excitement about a book coming out if the book is really special.

*Spoiler Alert- so look away if you want to read the book*

The parallels of Voldemort's run world to Nazi Europe were obviously very strong. I was as freaked out reading what was happening as I have been watching other Holocaust related material. For some reason, the way JK wrote it really made it seem real. When Harry said Voldemort's name to trigger the spell and they were captured, I was scared and my heart was beating so fast.
It just wasn't that. It was the purebloods who were dobbing in muggles and half-bloods for money, it was the pure-blooding of the institutions.