Thursday, June 12, 2008


Quick takes on four movies, recently seen:

Indiana Jones
Disappointing but my affection for Karen Allen lives on 30 years after Animal House. As with much Hollywood fare, the effects far outshine the writing and acting.

Narnia: Prince Caspian
Disappointing but somehow the British accents partly make up for it. The religious element is much closer to the surface in this one than in the first Narnia movie.

The Fall
Though imperfect, it puts Indiana and Narnia to shame for sheer imagination and fun. But, caveat emptor, Lisa did not like it near as much as I did.

My Brother is an Only Child
You get a nice drama and some Italian political history. It is amazing to me how countries can function and even grow (albeit slowly) when filled with so many deeply illiberal (in the classical sense) people on both the left and right. The ending makes this sort of a Christian Democrat movie.