July 28, 2002

I’m alone at home after several weeks of either having my parents here or being at work and it feels strange. Usually, I’m OK with being by myself and simply occupying myself with reading, watching movies or playing a game but I feel really listless and perhaps that’s the reason for the strangeness … Anyway, I did watch a few movies yesterday including “The Musketeer” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary”. Both were great movies in their own way as far as I am concerned :p

“The Musketeer” was a re-telling of Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers” with a generous helping of artistic license applied <g> They used a lot of corny old jokes, had impossible fight sequences, kind of stilted love scenes and great big plot holes (such as people being killed left, right and center during the charging of a castle but a creaky old carriage drives right up to the castle without any problems …) but overall it was just a fun romp. As long as you can switch off your brain and simply watch the amazingly choreographed fights (one of which I know I’ve seen somewhere before – the fight on the ladders – perhaps, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”? I’ll have to watch it again to see if that is so …) you should find it a fun movie …

“Bridget Jones’s Diary” on the other had was an absolute gem 🙂 I just fell in love with Renee Zellweiger’s character after about five or ten minutes of the movie and from then onwards, just went along with the story to see just what would happen to her. There are quite a few laugh-out-loud scenes and the characters (especially that of Bridget herself …) seemed very well fleshed out. Of course, there are certain similarities in plot between this one and “Picture Perfect” but for some reason, this was much more endearing a movie than the Jennifer Anniston starrer. I guess some might call it a chick-flick <g> but I loved it all the way through 🙂

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