I was going to watch the Bourne Ultimatum this weekend; really I was. But when we got to the mall it turned out the stores were still closed (we like morning showings—fewer people) and the first showing of Stardust was earlier than Bourne, so we watched that instead.
I haven’t yet read Stardust, but I like to take movies separately from any book or story they might be based on anyway. You can’t duplicate a book with a movie; you really need to make some significant changes to make it work and I think of the result as a separate entity. So I like to see separately whether the movie works as a movie. Stardust, to me, was a wonderful movie. It was fun and funny, heart-warming, beautiful, and just plain fun. The actors were great, particularly Claire Danes and Robert DeNiro.
But back to the Bourne Ultimatum. I’m hoping I’ll get around to seeing it this weekend, but in the meantime, here’s a hysterical video parody of the movie. Ya gotta love actors who don’t mind making fun of themselves:
In other news, today’s review is of Douglas Clegg’s The Abandoned. I know people have said lots of good things about Clegg, but honestly, I didn’t really like the book that much. Hopefully I’ll find some better books when I take this and Second Genesis back to the library this afternoon. The Second Genesis review will be up later this week.