May 18, 2002

I watched “Bandits” today. I don’t know whether it was my mood or the film itself but the characters didn’t really appeal to me and the film itself felt a little bland at first. There is a movie critic online who feels that in writing about a movie, you should also write about the events leading up to watching that movie so that people will know your mood and your frame of mind :p I think I’ll take a leaf from his book and go through the events of the day. I went out in the morning and bought a couple of more DVD’s to add to my collection – “Bandits” was one of the movies. I then came home, had lunch and watched a Tamil movie on TV. It was a pretty good movie except at the very end when the protagonist cut off his tongue to ensure that he hadn’t lied to the girl he loved about being dumb (I mean not being able to talk, he proved he was dumb by cutting off his tongue :p) and that her faith in him was justified. The tongue cutting scene had blood spurting all over and landing on the face of a baby who liberally smears his/her face with the blood. While it might have been oh so artsy-fartsy, it just left me thinking the director a stupid, idiot <vbg>

Anyway, I began watching “Bandits” after that and the movie really didn’t do anything much for me at the initial stages but things seemed to turn around once Cate Blanchett arrived on the scene – maybe my mood improved or the movie itself picked up but it actually began to seem more funnier. Of course, I often could not hold back the thought of Galadriel from “The Fellowship of the Ring” anytime they zoomed in on Cate Blanchett but other than that it was fun :-) So basically, it started out slow but ended pretty well, plus the sound track was great since it included songs like “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, “Holding Out for a Hero”, “It’s Not Easy”, “Just the Two of Us”,”Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Twist in My Sobriety”

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