The past 2-3 weeks have been very productive for me. Many movies have been added to my list successfully.
Skyfall – Even Roger Moore ranks Daniel Craig up there with Sean Connery. I hate to say it – but Craig may even be better than Sean in my books. Sean Connery will always have the unfair advantage of being the first one to portray Bond. In any case, Skyfall pretty much cements Daniel Craig’s place up there. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie and for once, Bond comes to terms with his age.
JTHJ – I went in expecting it to be an out and out sappy, melodramatic, old-school, romantic thriller. And it was. Still, I enjoyed it. What else do you expect from a Yash Chopra movie? SRK looks old. Many didn’t like Anushka Sharma’s acting, but I did. AR Rahman does just enough and nothing earth breaking with BGM, while his songs are worth my visit to the theater.
Life of Pi – In my philosophical frame of mind, this should warrant a separate post by itself. But I may never get into that frame of mind in the near future and that would mean the memories of the movie may not be fresh in my mind. In any case, this was a movie that turned out to be much better than the book. Absolute visual treat from the beginning to the end. The only complaint I have about this movie is around casting. When the story was clearly set in Pondicherry with Thamizh speaking characters, why not go the extra mile and find actors who could speak Thamizh properly, especially since the characters do actually exchange a few dialogues in Thamizh..?? Why not?? Nevertheless, this is one of those movies that is a must watch. I took 4 kids to the movie hall to watch this movie and surprisingly had very few distractions on account of them.
And just like that, yet another Thanksgiving weekend passes by.