Movies

Watched Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit last weekend. It wasn’t bad. Quite funny in places, the animation was impressive, but the anti-hunting message was pitched a bit strong. All in all it wasn’t too awful. The shorter episodes were better, however, than the full-length movie. I’m not sure if it’s a weakness of the characters or what, though. Chicken Run, by the same chaps, was quite good so I don’t think it’s a fault with the medium.

This past week I also watched Pride and Prejudice, the most recent version starring Keira Knightly and Matthew McFayden (who?), and it was surprisingly good. It stuck far closer to the book than most other movies I’ve seen which were based on books. Though, do remember I just read the book for the first time a few months ago, so I’m not as intimately familiar with it as I am with something like The Count of Monte Cristo. Nor have I seen any of the other versions of Pride and Prejudice, so I can’t compare it to them. Donald Sutherland was excellent as Mr Bennet and he got to speak some of my favourite lines from the book verbatim. There were a couple moments where the dialogue turned jarringly modern, but it was by and large superb.

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