I’m sorry I missed Sunday’s post. The weekend was unusually busy and the week, so far, is proving to be the same. But if you ask me what exactly I’ve been busy with it might leave me fumbling since work hasn’t been all that trying and choir practice is only at 8:45 in the evenings.
Saturday was Sabbath (I’m a Seventh-day Adventist). Sunday morning I had work. Sunday afternoon was spent at the mall where we decided to watch a movie – the new Tintin movie! And Sunday evening and a lot of Monday was spent discussing how fantastic the movie was and whether we should go watch it again. We also did some fabric shopping for winter – what fun!
I remember the first time I watched a Harry Potter movie and the disappointment I felt when I found that the movie wasn’t half as magical as the book. And the time I watched Prince Caspian? I literally wanted to pull my hair and scream when the eponymous Prince Caspian came through as being a bit too arrogant towards Peter (the High King!) and romantic towards Susan. That’s not how the story in the book went – and the story in the book was perfect the way it was!
Ramona and Beezus made me laugh, sigh, and feel good in general yet I was aware that some parts of the movie were taken from Ramona the Pest and Ramona Quimby, age 8. And Beezus had long hair in the movie when she and Ramona were supposed to have the same short hair like they did in the book (and in my imagination). The Adventures of Tintin happens to be the only movie that has managed to captivate this ferocious book owl’s heart. (Of course I’m only talking about movies based on books/ comic books).
I think this is the best book-based movie ever made so far. Spielberg has managed to capture the essence of the Tintin comic books so well that this movie has left me eagerly looking forward to watching more Tintin movies by him. If you’re a fan of the Tintin comic books, or even if you aren’t, do try and find the time to watch this movie. It’s simply amazing and I think you will love it! When we decided to watch the movie we had to book our tickets in advance or else we wouldn’t have got any seats. Everyone in the theatre seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. Please, please, please watch The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn!
So what has been your best book-based movie?
Regarding other matters occupying me presently, I’m working on a book list for 2012. I hope I manage to finish it by this week. Have a great week!