Cheshire Cat (eclecticlioness) wrote,
Cheshire Cat

Harry Potter, Leverage and a freaktastic little chia head thingy

So first off I just saw Half Blood Prince...very cool. Not as good as the book maybe but still a good movie in its own right. It was just me mom and bub, which was a little odd cause it's usually at least us and Bobby...or Jess, Josh and the girls.  It was nice though. Anyway we went out to eat after and got to talking about movie adaptations of books...especially of super popular books or series of books like Harry Potter. Bub doesn't like them cause they're almost never true enough to the book to suit him. But that doesn't really surprise me cause he can be kind of picky about stuff. I on the other hand love adaptations of books like the Potter books. I think of them as kind of authorized visual fanfic. It's one group of peoples view of the books. Also as someone who understands a little more of the technical side of the writing and time constraints of a movie then my brother, though admittedly not very much more, I get the reasons things are left out a little more.  I tend to be a little more understanding and forgiving of plot points having been trimmed out because they aren't pertinent to the main story line, and things being shifted around in the timeline in order to move the movie foreward. Which is not to say that I don't wish that some stuff had been left in or at least mentioned in passing...but alas it is not my movie and nobody asked me.

In other news of the entertainment variety...Leverage's second season started tonight. Pretty cool. Not my favorite episode but still it was interesting. I can't wait to see how things progress this season. The end made me snicker. Parker and Hardison as a nun and a priest was a little bit giggleworthy. 

Also while I was watching Leverage I saw the most bizzare commercial ever...well ok maybe not ever but still...really really not right. ChiaObama. read that right a little terracotta bust of the president that can grow freaky plant's meant "to comemmorate the inauguration". DEEPLY TACKY...and more than a little bit creepy.
I mean I totally get that its a big deal...but seriuosly. Couldn't we have stopped at the tacky comemmorative plates? Was the creepy little chiabust really necessary?
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