Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

03 Nov

3 Films

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.

Just the logo gets me excited!


Best screen shot ever

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!

why is this so creepy???




Posted by on November 3, 2011 in films


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5 responses to “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

  1. Hellosailor

    November 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Ahhh we were “playing” Pans Labyrinth at work yesterday – playing as in when we enucleated the dogs eye, F put it in her hand and was being the pale man…….. Perhaps this is why my dreams are weird……

    • diabroticdan

      November 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Creepy! She now officially scares me too

  2. iangibson58

    November 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    If you liked Pan’s Labyrinth, you might like El Espinazo del Diablo.

    It’s a bit more of a thriller.

    • diabroticdan

      November 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks for the recommend. I’ll have to give that one ago

  3. leebert

    January 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    “Back then?” BACK THEN? Oh, right, you’re my son’s age.

    We had teraflop computing “back then,” son, it just wasn’t cheap.

    Note that convex mirrors do not belong on the driver’s side, so this is a double joke. It’s one of those jokes that nobody these days gets, but back then it was really funny.


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