Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ramadaan 2012

I truly love this time of year.

This Ramadaan, I would like to gain steadfastness, clarity, and contentment.


Friday, July 13, 2012

A Fairy Tale come to life

I have a confession to make. I am just a little obsessed with Fairy tales. I’m convinced its the ever after crap. That’s what gets me every time.

I loved Snow White and the Huntsman. *two very enthusiastic thumbs up*
Even though it should have been called The Sexy Huntsman and the Witch, it was still a good version of Snow White. The fundamentals stayed the same...good vs. Evil and the desire for beauty and power. And the key to doing a good Fairy Tale makeover is to keep to the fundamentals of the story.

I thought Mirror Mirror was funny and cute...and give it *two thumbs up*. But this was better.

I really do want to go on and on about how much I love Chris Hemsworth and why he is my man for 2012 but *sigh* I shall continue... 

The real show stealer (besides the sexiness of Chrissy Poo) is without a doubt Charlize Theron in the role of the witch.

In second place, the mirror. It was beautiful and unique. And that voice was a little scary.  

The movie was about the visual, and anyone who didn't see it on the big screen seriously missed out. And the best thing they could have done was to keep Kirsten quite...I know...I sound bad, but it is true.

The ending...well its obvious that I'm on team Huntsman. But I do think its very stupid to end the movie like that. Whats with the female empowerment...give me a fairy tale the way its suppose to be any day!!

And a sequal? I'm not too sure hows that gonna go down. But at least I'll be able to see Chrissy Poo again!

I’ve created my own Movie grading system:
*Big high five* – Five stars
*Two very enthusiastic thumbs up* - Four stars
*Two thumbs up* - Three Stars
*Thumb up* - two stars
*A Nod* - One star
*Kick-in-the-face* - Worst Movie of all time.

What I thought of the Movie Material

This is long overdue. And it’s probably not relevant. But I need to say it.
As far as South African movies go, this is up there with the best of them.
It’s not because it’s funny and that every second extra was someone’s, brother, friend or Imaam.
But because South Africa is a country that is defined by race and the Muslims are divided by it. The movie didn’t make that dividing relevant at all! *Big high five* for that. A brownie was just that, a brownie and not Malay/Coloured or Indian Muslim.

I did think that some of the history of the place and the politics was needed in the beginning. I was watching the movie, understanding all the social things, but nothing about the bigger political picture which was a silent catalyst in the unfolding of events. I had to ask my mother about it in the end.

This movie also made me look at SA audiences differently. It shocked me that many young people, who had seen it, didn’t understand the political thread either, BUT never mentioned it. It just shows you what a good looking hero and a few jokes can do to a movie*lesson for SA movie makers*.