Friday, April 19, 2013

"Blistering treasure! It's Red Rackham's barnacles"

 R is for....

 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS!!! (I know, you didn't see that one coming, did you?)

"We were all someone before we were chosen." "You should have seen Bunny!" "You promised never to mention that!"

 I really like this movie. I rate it up there with How to Train your Dragon...and almost with Tintin. (Sorry, Tintin has its own special rating and I think it will only be joined by another Tintin movie. *CoughHintPeterJacksonCough*)

 This movie is just so magical and fun. And it has North in it. And he uses two swords when he fights. What more can I say? *Grin*

 I think I was going to add something more to this post, but now that I'm writing it all I am drawing is blanks. (I have a review coming soon but right now I'm too tried to even think of doing it.) Instead, I think I am going to give up on all further thinking and crawl into bed. Besides, it is late and I've had a busy week. And I didn't get today's editing done which means I have to do it this weekend. So I might as well spend an hour or so resting. *Grin*

 I do have some character posts planned, and some others if I can remember them, coming once the challenge has ended. For now I'll leave you with this.

Quote is from both the Tintin movie and the book.




  1. It would seem that I need to watch this movie as soon as I can. I've heard a lot of great things about it.

  2. I was hoping you'd say this one!!! SANY!!! JACK!!!! you should do "The Hobbit" for T

  3. I didn't get to the theater to see Guardians, so will have to catch it on NetFlix.

  4. I heard nothing bad bad things about it when it came out. But it's awesome.

  5. :D Rise of the Guardians. *happy smile* That moveh is so awesome. We just rewatched it again lately and every time I see it I catch something new and clever about it. I love movies like that. :D

  6. I am ashamed to say I have yet to see Rise of the Guardians. I will in the next few months (yay, DVDs from the library!) but until then...

  7. Oh, that was such a good movie. I remember seeing the trailer and thinking it looked terrible. But my sisters and I all went to see it when it came out, because you wrote such a great review of it, and it was *fantastic*. It was beautiful. It was funny and charming, and I loved that all the Guardians were warriors too... and I *never* got tired of watching Jack freeze things.

    I totally agree that Valjean and Javert were not really that very different. It is a pity that they had to meet as Prisoner 24601 and the Prison Guard. If their first meeting had been at the bead factory, as Inspector Javert and Monsieur Madeleine, I think they might even have become friends - and it would have been a friendship benificial to the both of them. One thing that is not obvious from the storyline, is just how much turmoil France had gone through during the lifetimes of Javert and Valjean. They had a monarchy, which had been overthrown during the French Revolution. The Revolutionary government rapidly fell into anarchy, and the Reign of Terror. Then there was a dictatorship under Napoleon Bonoparte, which brought a bit of balance back, but he overreached himself, and then... they were back to a monarchy again. No wonder Javert was such a stickler for rules and order. By that time, the very last thing the people of France needed, was yet *another* revolution to deal with.

  8. "*THE* Hobbit" would be cheating! Wouldn't it? I mean, one ought to post something that actually begins with T, like "Tintin." Oughtn't one?

    But hang on, Tintin is actually called "The Adventures of Tintin," isn't it? In which case, does that still count for T, or A for Adventures? Or, I think it's also subtitled "The Secret of the Unicorn," so technically you could sneak it in under S.

    All of which is irrelevant. :)

    Rise of the Guardians is absolutely BRILLIANT! I utterly fell in love with Sandy, which I so wasn't expecting to do. It was that part in the middle, when he's taking on Pitch all by himself, and he's that awesome little golden figure amongst all the black, and he has those gorgeous whips that he's lashing out about with, beating back the nightmares...

    I totally just fangirled there, didn't I? How embarrassing. :-/

    Anyhoozle, I loved The Rise of The Guardians. It is definitely up there with How to Train Your Dragon, and Tangled, and Toy Story Three. And UP. And actually, all the Pixar movies. :) It makes me cry, every time. That tells me it's a *good* movie, for realz.

  9. The Rise of the Guardians! *Hoot-hoot!* That movie is pure awesomeness. Good choice there :)

    I'm so excited you found that book! And now I am really hoping you enjoy it. You know how sometimes you just LOVE a book (or movie, for that mater)and you loan it to someone else and it's just not their thing...and it's sad.
    Er--I think you'll like it, though. So don't mind my paranoia. lol. I really can't wait for you to get to the Queen of Attolia! Wheeee!
    Can you tell I'm sort of crazily in love with this series?


  10. My wife bought this movie, but I haven't had the chance to watch it all, yet.

    I did like Tintin, though...that was a fun film :)

  11. P.S.

    When you start watching the Next Generation, let me know how you like them!


    You hit the nail on the head with The Dawn Treader. I loved it so much because of the way all the characters had to fight the darkness within themselves before they could confront the darkness threatening their world. And I loved Lucy's character arc. She was so unsure of herself, so unhappy with the way she was, and then Aslan tells her that, without HER, Lucy, none of the others would have ever found Narnia. "You doubt your value. Don't run from who you are." Best scene EVER!


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