Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Went on a Date :)

...with dear hubby. We first went to Virra Mall to try and get Raine her DS Lite, but Rondic's info on the price of the unit plus the R4 were wrong, so we figured it would be easier to buy it in the States. We had time for a quick lunch at CPK (love their Greek Pizza!) before we decided to watch Beowulf. I wanted to read the book obviously before I saw the movie (that's me) but oh well. No time! Japa didn't want to see it since he said it was all CGI--computer generated images. But there was nothing else to see and I wanted a classic movie....so off we went.

Movie summary:
In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf.
And I LOOOVED it! Action packed, dark, loud. Kept me tense all throughout the film, hehehe. The CGI didn't bother me at all, especially since the characters honestly did look almost exactly like their human counterparts. And of course, sounded like them. Japa says it would have been better if everything were real, but imagine the expense and the impossibility of some of the scenes!

Loved loved LOVED Angelina Jolie as the Queen of the Darkness here. Man, that woman has a body to die for!
Look at her! One can only wish! Hehehe. But seriously, that body dipped in gold was just incredible....even if it was CGI. Beowulf wasn't so bad either. Loved the part where he was naked to fight Grendall. Totally funny, and it became a game to find out just how risque the animators/directors were going to be during that fight scene. Heehee!

Anyway, I'm still buying the book to find out what parts in the movie were embellished, what characters were merged, etc. I always say the book is always more complete :) And it is a classic right?

After buying some Christmas garlands and some other Christmas decor, I went home and passed by Abada to look at our rooms. Told Shirley that we would be moving in in 10 days' time more or less, when Mom got here. The paint job in the kids' rooms made them look like new. The new beds and mattresses definitely added to the look as well. Our master's bedroom looked old-fashioned next to them, hehehe. But we didn't want to wait any longer since we've been out of our own home since July! I wonder if we need some contemporary bedroom furniture to update the look a bit instead of a paint job....but then again, I think paint is lot cheaper than new furniture, hehehe! Maybe in the downstairs rooms we can go contemporary, maybe futuristic? :)


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