Sunday, January 3, 2010

Avatar, Holmes and The Doctor

It's been an entertainment filled end of year for us here at Just Another Movie Geek headquarters. We hosted our last Saturday cinema for 2009, got to the real cinemas twice in less than a week and said goodbye to a very good fictional friend.

I don't have much to add to what has already been discussed about this film. I enjoyed it, but fully accepted I was just looking at something pretty with the simplest of stories to tie it all together. To all the animators and visual people who worked on this film I salute you, you did a great work and I look forward to what we will be entertained with in the future with the new techniques and technology you have invented. However, 3D still isn't doing anything for me. It's a gimmick just to get more people to pay lots of money at the theater. When the only thing that impresses me in the 3D in the movie is the ash falling from a fire, then something isn't working. There are those that like it I am sure, but it just aint for me.

Just saw this today actually and Dr. Mrs Just Another Movie Geek and I thoroughly enjoyed it. RDJr gave us an excellent performance as the tortured genius side of Holmes we rarely see in the visual realm. And Guy Ritchie, thank you for finding your skills again, it's good to see you back to good things. While I will admit my actual knowledge of Holmes is limited to the few movies I have seen and a random spattering of some trivia, I must say this portrayal and the world created worked very very well. The script was tight and funny. Not to hard of a plot but didn't pander to the LCD. For all the talk of "Holmes and Watson are gay!!!" stuff, can see that. But what I saw was the tortured soul of Holmes and his support and friendship of his best friend and Hetero Life Partner Dr. Watson. If you like a fun movie or just find RDJr dreamy, I recommend checking it out.

No spoilers here for those who haven't seen it yet. The ending is wonderful, and pure Russel T Davis. But of everything that was great to these episodes, the greatest of course is the final performance of David Tennant.

While Christopher Eccleston will still and probably always be my favorite Doctor, David gave us such a brilliant run in the last 4 years. I look forward to the new guy and Moffat's direction but David, you will be missed.

Okay, one spoiler:
Who was the old woman Time Lord who appeared to Wilf and was Crying to the Doctor? My money: The Doctors Granddaughter

Sure, the last we saw of her was The Doctor locking her out of the TARDIS but who is to say she never got back to Gallifrey?

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