I hate that feeling you get after seeing a movie that makes you want to crawl into a little ball and die. In a hole. Or outside a hole. Doesn't matter really.
...don't worry, I didn't get that feeling. I saw Samaritan Girl this past Wednesday with Carol, an old friend from TAS. First thing: it's always amazing to see old friends from TAS. Even though I may not have seen them in months or years (in Carol's case, it's been about 10 months), things automatically click. As they should. I'm lucky to know people like Carol.
So, the movie. Well. It's not bad; it's just not my kind of movie. I'm not sure who I'd recommend this movie to besides people who love all kinds of movies. Or people who know Korean. It's beautifully shot, has great acting, a bit excessive with the gurgling blood, and portrays a disturbing story. That's my...summary. If you're from South Korea, could you fill me in on how rampant high school prostitution is? Or would I rather not know? The leading actress is the movie is only a few months younger than me, which freaks me out a bit as she's very cute and looks really young (along with the other actress that played her friend that died and is actually older).
Carol and I left the theater feeling very...odd. "What was that about?" "I dunno how I liked that one." Upon reflection, it was better than I initially thought it was (when I felt like I could use a hug). I wouldn't want to watch it again but it had many powerful moments of silence that I haven't seen in any other movie. The numbness from the movie's after-effects wore off as Carol, her friend and I walked around the open streets of midtown Manhattan, slightly humid but not too hot, dodging puddles from the day's rain.
Last night I saw Batman Begins with my mum. How's that a turn of movie genres? ;) I thought the movie was excellent and I can't BELIEVE anyone could think that Star Wars was on par with this movie. It. Wasn't. Star Wars wasn't really awful but...um. Actually, I didn't enjoy it that much and it is so far the only Star Wars movie I've seen just one time. I'm not a Batman fan but since everyone said it was great (and I live in NJ so there isn't much to do), I decided to go see it, thus enduring a nearly 1-hour drive to the Palisades Center in some crap-ass pre-July 4th weekend traffic. Even though it's a superhero movie, Batman is the least superhuman superhero, unless you count that he has billions of dollars at his disposal. Even though the movie is longer than two hours, it didn't drag on at all. The action scenes aren't over-the-top but they keep you glued to your seat. Or maybe that was just me. If you didn't like this movie, I'd rather not know about it.
In other news, I bought three types of semi-fuzzy fabric today. POOFIES ARE A-COMIN!