Joe and I went out this evening with Pat & Clover, and had a wonderful time. We went to see 10,000 B.C. (I’ll post my opinions below the break, in case any of you are planning to see it) and then had dinner at Saltgrass. It made a really nice end to what’s been kind of a long and frustrating week in some ways.
Scout was super clingy when I got home from work today. Have you ever tried to read a book while a squirmy little dog was rolling around on top of it trying to get your attention? Trust me–not easy. And he seems to have no clue what “no” means. I’ve got to get him started in training.
I’ve got a million things I want to vent about, but I’ve started several different paragraphs and then deleted them all. So I guess I’ll vent about most of them in my journal. Except 10,000 B.C.
When the movie was over, I asked Clover if it was supposed to be funny. I probably annoyed everyone around me by snorting a few times, and laughing more than a few times. She said that once she figured out it was Star Wars Redux, she was able to let go and enjoy it okay.
So you should know that in 10,000 B.C. there were all kinds of interesting fauna, including woolly mammoths (please note I’m not disputing their existence, so don’t get annoyed here), giant ostrich-like dinosaurish creatures, and saber-tooth tigers. All in the distance of a few days’ walk. In those same few days, one could walk from snowy lands over mountains into tropical rain forests and into deserts. Ancient Egyptians were either space aliens or Atlanteans. The priests of the ancient Egyptians were from India.
Everything seemed completely absurd. None of the acting made me feel any emotion whatsoever, even when it was intended to do so. In fact, when one character died and then came back to life, I was laughing because first she had smeared kohl running down her face; then she had no makeup at all; then the kohl was back. I know that’s a simple continuity error, but it just sort of typified the whole thing for me. It was a ridiculously bad movie.
Joe and I debated whether it was slightly better or worse than Alexander. I think it was worse. And that should say something.
EDIT: I realized after I wrote this that I didn’t say anything about the plot. Well, there wasn’t much of one. Or else there were too many. I’m not quite sure which. Either is not good.