I love watching a good film. I think I’ve watched so many of them now that I can’t kind of predict what will happen in a film. The best films for me are the one’s that break the mold and manage to surprise me. The more twists I don’t see coming the better.
1. Inception – This film does just that. The twists are awesome and the ending is the best ending I could have thought of for the film. The complexity of the film ment that I had to watch it twice over before I fully understood it. It starts Leonardo Di Caprio, I’m not particularly a fan of him, he’s a good actor I suppose but I don’t think he’s anything special. The film centre’s around the idea that you can access someone’s personal information through their dreams.This would be a nice idea. I often wonder what dreams mean and although I tend to have scary dreams most of the time, I like the idea of living a second life inside a dream. I’ve had a few dreams about Z recently. Dreams where everything is how it should be and we’re still together, while it’s nice at te time, the feeling when you wake up and realise it was all just a dream isn’t pleasant at all. I’d like to delve into C’s dreams. She tell’s me some of them and they seem really wacky and bizarre. I’d probably have a lot of fun in them until they got a little too weird and scared me to death. Her subconscious would try to kill me off probably – not good!
2. Jurassic Park – I had to choose this film. It had a massive influence on me when I was younger. I must have watched it at least once a week on video. I set up excavation site’s in my back garden looking for dino bones and more importantly, a little mosquito in a solidified yellow amber circle. The first Jurassic Park is by far the best and I still can’t believe that they were able to crate such life like looking dinosaurs using computers back then. T-rex chasing the jeep looked amazing. In fact T-rex in general just looked great. I’d have loved him as a pet. The theme tune still gives me goosebumps when I hear it! It was recently re-released at the cinema in the UK. Naturally I was the first in line to see it. I was too young to have seen it when it originally came out at the cinema so I was very happy to be able to finally see T-rex in all his glory on the bi screen. Just to let you know – Velociraptors are my favourite dinosaurs.
3 – Pan’s Labyrinth – It’s really hard to narrow down the list of film’s that I think should be mentioned. There’s nothing better than curling up on my sofa with a big mug of tea, Pan under my arm and a good film on TV. I think I’ll pick Pan’s Labyrinth. This (if you haven’t heard of it) is a Spanish film by Guillermo del Torro. The film is spoken in Spanish and subtitled in English – some people don’t like this but I fin that you automatically read the subtitles without even realising it after a few minutes. The spanish language itself is quite interesting to listen to as well. I can’t put my finger on what I like about this film. The story line isn’t that complex and there are no real twist’s throughout. I think it has a fantasy / fairy tale kind of element to it that must appeal to my inner child. The creature that she comes across whilst on a task for Faun gives me the creeps. Come to think of it, the Faun itself is creepy!