189 – Howls Moving Castle (2005)

i've definitely seen this woman knocking about Roonies after a few vodkas and coke

i’ve definitely seen this woman knocking about Roonies after a few vodkas and coke

Here’s an anime from Ghibli Studios.I think it’s a steampunk film.The film’s not meant to be set in any specific time,not past or future,but in an alternative present where mechanics haven’t evolved past the steam engine.The film is about good and bad witches and wizards and spells cast by both.One of the best aspects of anime is you can get some really bizarre and unique stories.Western animation seems to stick to a set of strict plot guidelines,but Asian stuff can be really out-there.I did notice after a wee bit that Christian Bale was voicing the main guy and all i could think was Batman with that forced husky voice.Maybe the subtitled version would be better.The subs would be more accurate;they change the dialogue to sync with the lips which were animated originally for the Japanese script.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     HALF OF IT
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  WICKED.GHIBLI DOES GREAT ANIMATION.

216 – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 (2011)

hot stuff

hot stuff

I’m not going to get too much into this cluster-fuck that is Harry Potter because I’d be here all day.Even for the first 30 minutes i thought i’d downloaded the film in a foreign language.I’ve seen the first 3 films,i think,and this is number 7 so i didn’t know where the fuck i was or what was happening.It’s definitely not a part of a series you can jump in anywhere with or have a friend try and explain it to you in 5 minutes.I’m not sure if its a theme with book to film conversions for teens but the CGI looks pretty shit,same as Twilight.One point about Harry Potter is that stuff is too easy for him.He’s looking for something “where the yoke” it might be in this room,walk to that room grab it end of.Where’s the next thing?Go here and so on.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  I’D LET EMMA WATSON HANDLE MY WAND ANY DAY.