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Inception

Posted on: 26.12.2010

Just finished watching Inception. I bought it but made a decision to save it when I was told that the novel I am working on had vague similarities with the idea of the film. I wanted to finish writing my own plot and drain myself of my ideas before they were influenced by another idea. A bit like the plot of the movie actually;) As it turns out the movie is nothing like my story. There are two very small similarities but the concept is very much different. So I can breathe again:)

The movie was absolutely mind-blowing! It felt like a sci-fi but there was action and some fantasy and drama. A little romance would have been a good addition I think.

It took awhile to understand and get with the plot but when you did it captured your mind and kept it throughout the film. And it did not ruin things to have at least three extremely hot male actors to look at!¬†In my head the plot was very well explained and didn’t leave any unanswered questions, apart from the obvious one that is:)

The best movie I have seen in a long time! 5 stars ūüôā

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At last! These past couple of months I have literally been in another world. I’m writing a fantasy novel that takes place in another world and I was really (too much) into it. In November I took part in a writing challenge called NaNoWriMo and wrote a novel of 50.000 words and in December I have been finishing the last chapters of that novel. It’s been a great experience but I have to apologize to everybody around me as I know that I have not been the most easiest person to live with lately. Kind of zombie-like:)

Well, tonight I finally made time to go and see part one of the Harry Potter finale. Me and my brother went together and we had fun even though everything went wrong that could possibly go wrong e.g. due to our lateness we got the last two tickets and had to sit in the front row. ¬†The movie was overall good and did the book justice. There wasn’t really much that happened in this part though, it’s main purpose is to build up excitement.¬†For me the cast did great and I was happy to see Bill Nighy join the group as the minister of magic. I also really loved watching the love story develop.

The downside in my opinion was Daniel Radcliffe’s performance. I’ve never really thought he was believable in his role as the main character. In each film there is at least one awkward¬†moment, i think it’s connected with the fact that he has to cry so often in the films. Another thing that I missed in this movie was the music, the sound effects were great and I know that there are ‘dark times’ but I missed the jingles and the theme song playing over and over during the movie. I’ll make it up to me by listening to it now:)

Nevertheless the movie left me wanting more so it gets¬†4,5 stars. I can’t wait until July to see the last part! Until then I just have to listen to the band Ministry of magic. Here is a link to my favorite song with them –¬†Accio love

I excitedly continued to read the Twilight saga as I got my hands on the next book in the series. This time i read it in English and although the Icelandic translation is really good, I noticed the difference in the language. The characters as well as the conversations were much more real Рor maybe everything just sounds better in English;)

I wasn’t as happy with Eclipse as the first two books in the series. Like the author has talked about, this third novel gave her an opportunity to go deeper into the history of some of the characters. As the reader I really felt like these background stories affected the progress of the story. Some were long and I started to lose interest. But it came back when the stories were over and I guess they were important to the story.

As with all my readings this one got to me though it had it’s good and bad sides and I finished the last 300 pages (in English) in one sitting so I guess I liked the book after all:) I watched the movie straight after I finished reading!

This time around i felt that the book was so much better than the movie. As for the first two movies they followed the books to an acceptable degree and left little out. But I can’t imagine how viewers that haven’t read the Eclipse were supposed to follow the movie. In the book, so much is said through descriptions of eyes, speech and such that didn’t come through at all in the movie. I don’t know if it is due to poor acting (which is my first guess and then mainly for Bella because the story is told through her eyes), poor directing or if the script just didn’t have room for this perspective. It’s sad because in my opinion the text of the book is written rather beautifully.

I am still looking forward to reading Breaking dawn though i guess there is a rather long time until the movie is released. I will probably review those separately. I recommend this book as usual for teenagers and adults with healthy imagination. Where is the fun in reading fantasy-novels and not being able to imagine that what happens could actually happen in real life. I give Eclipse a total of 3.5 stars

The TV series were great, the first movie was also great so I had been waiting impatiently for the sequel. As it happened, most of my friends saw the film before I did. And the reports that I got were not making me eager to see it.

My BFF, Tinna, has this to say about the movie on her blog:

“I was kind of disappointed with the movie‚Ķ a very thin storyline to say the least! However, I was most definitely not disappointed with the fashion!” ¬†(stylice.wordpress.com)

So I didn’t see the movie until recently… I just never got around to do it. And now that I have seen it,¬†I totally agree with her. The fashion is great but the movie is nothing special. I didn’t understand why Carrie was so afraid of getting into a rut with John (Big). I have news for you honey… when relationships get to a certain point, the ‘rut’ or what I just like to call ‘the everyday life’, happens. If you don’t like spending your normal life with someone, you’re probably not as much in love¬†as you think you are. This was my major problem with the movie and kind of damaged the rest of it.

I can only give it 2,5 stars. It was okay but I wouldn’t watch it for a second time. I recommend it for teenage girls and all women so they can say that they have seen it.

That’s it for now!

P.S. – I really liked the glittery letters in the beginning though:)

After the first Twilight novel and movie I was basically hooked. I needed to know more about this world of vampires but also hoped that the story wouldn’t go out of hand.

So my next blog reviews the second book in the series New moon. I had heard that in this second part of the story of Bella and Edward, things would start getting weird and that the movie was crap.

I have to disagree… I actually liked this one even more than the first one. Even though it was just as long there was much more action in this story. I highly recommend reading the books before watching the move and of course I’m struggling with following my own advise right now. I really really want to watch Eclipse but I have to wait while I finish the book!!!

In this one Bella and Edward kind of break up and there was a part in the book where you (the reader) would turn the pages and on each new page was a new month. That really gave me goosebumps and showed how Bella was nothing without Edward. Stephanie Meyer really made an impression on me and cought my attention with this and I couldn’t help but wonder how the movie would handle this. It turned out the movie did it perfectly (you just need to see for yourself).

I really like the movie adaptations of the books. Cute guys, realistic characters and they follow the dialogue and plot of the book almost to the core.

Overall I am happy and would recommend this book and the movie. I give it 4 stars:)

That’s it for now…

Bye

I recently read the first book in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I know, I know, I’m a few years behind on that one, but I wanted to check out the film and see for myself what all the fuss was about.¬†This first novel was published in the year 2005.¬†As we all know something about the plot of the novel I’ll tell you more of what its about.

I was really excited to start reading but after about 100 pages I realized that almost nothing had happened yet. There are two main characters introduced; Bella Swan (human) and Edward Cullen (vampire). On this point in the story Bella finds out what Edward is. I kept on reading for 200 more pages and NOTHING happened! The two heroines chat for 200 pages about what a vampire is!!! After that there are maybe 70 pages where excitement is built up for the final part of the story which turned out to be quite fun to read. But I, as the reader, had certainly payed the price for that:)

Don’t get me wrong, I liked the novel, it was just¬†a little prolonged. For me it was well written and, as I read it in Icelandic, well translated. I liked the characters, I felt that they were more-or-less believable, all but Charlie – Bella’s father. The plot also seemed to be thought out.

I can’t give it more than 3 stars out of 5 possible though. I would recommend it to readers over 11 years old and especially teenagers. Next, let’s talk about the movie.

As I work a lot with teenagers I have heard much about the movie and the male actors. I was excited to see how well the movie would follow the book and it turned out to be pretty closely. The adaptation was way better than the book though, maybe just because of the  beautiful Robert Pattinson who played the part of Edward. The movie was also pretty convincing so I was happy with it.

Thats it for now, I will add new thoughts if I come up with something:)

Bye…