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Comments on Monday 19 January 2004:
Another two movies. Hoorah!

First today is Underworld, which really should have been called "Vampires Versus Werewolves", especially since the title isn't even previously used. The movie was very funny, in the same way as Blade and The Crow, but with the added bonus of a really poor piece of scriptwriting or scriptreading. The vampires evidently referred to the werewolves, in the script, as "lycans". Which seems fair enough when written, as a contraction of lycanthropes. Unfortunately, the actors (and/or director etc.) decided to pronounce this with a schwa-sound for the a, and the emphasis on the first syllable. I was quite bemused at the beginning of the movie to hear the lead character talking about battling with the lichens.

As the genre goes, though, this isn't a bad movie. To enjoy it I suspect one has to have one's tongue in cheek, and ideally also some plastic fangs and a wookie-wig. No, those should just be available, your tongue shouldn't be in them and they shouldn't be in your cheek.

The other recently watched movie was Intacto. Lovely concept; people stealing other people's luck, and using it to win at gambling. Horrible execution. It seemed like it was supposed to feel like Cemetery Man, in that the events in the movie are quite random and weird, but it completely failed to feel like Cemetery Man, in that the random weirdness isn't entertaining or interesting, it's irritating and boring.

It felt like they didn't actually bother to write the movie, just had the idea and started filming. Possibly started filming it as a five minute short then padded it out afterwards. Really a very disappointing movie indeed. Which is a horrible waste for such a nice idea. [06:47]

Kate
I noticed the "lichens" too. No one else in my family did except me. But seeing as you prefer the vampires as do I, which race did you enjoy more in UNDERWORLD?

I like vampires still, but I felt a little sympathetic for the hairy bastards after all was said and done.

RavenBlack
I'd certainly rather be a werewolf. Their only disadvantage versus vampires is being hairy, and razors are cheap. Exploding if sunlight comes close is not cheap.

Rachel
Well, lesse... yeah, isn't "lichen" a type of moss? My mom uses it to die wool... I was all like, why are they fighting moss? But later on I caught on to what they were talking about... um, well, I'm shekshy on warlocks, and your hot, so e-mail me or something.

AttackOfTheSpam
They could have been talking about lichens. Lichens are evil. Especially evil are the ones that your Biology teacher brings in to show the class that you don't realize that you're allergic to and then touch on a dare from your mid-adolescent and therefore stupid classmates...

Rachel
Aww... that sucks. I know, though, it's really wierd. Looks like alien snot or something. Really gross. And my brother got it my hair the last time we went camping... lets just say he got his "Just DESSERTS" Mwahahahahaha!!!!

Ariana
Not to mention that all the vampsies could really do if they were disarmed is hiss at the werewolves and wait for death. In hand-to-hand combat, werewolves are unspeakably superior.

redTEETH
Strangely enough, though, a couple of vampires with pistols can take on a dozen or so werewolves with machine guns. Who knew?

Ariana
Well, the vampires, obviously. And the werewolves who were taken down. And the humans who witnessed it and decided to turn it into a movie. They're dead, now.

Ash-chan
About Underworld, the only part I really liked was in the beginning when the werewolves were fighting. Other that that, the idea was okay although I didn't like it much.

And I was rooting for the werewolves the entire time, being a big fan of them.
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