It’s summer here and there’s few things better than hiding from the heat in a darkened cinema. There’s a lot of choice at this time of year and as my sister and I plan to see a movie for her birthday, I went looking to see what was on offer.
I’d heard that Nicole Kidman’s new musical movie called Nine was suppose to be pretty good. It’s gained a few golden globe nominations and I’m glad to see another musical.
But then I was confused, in the paper there was an article on the movie 9 not staring Nicole Kidman or Daniel Day-Lewis but Elijah Wood, Christopher Plumber, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau; all my favourites. Interesting story, wonderful C.G., great cast…not a musical though.
So what’s going on? Why are there two movies out at about the same time (9 out on the 9/12/09 and Nine out 21/1/10)? What’s worse where you’d imagine the cute animated one would be a PG movie, it also has an adult rating like the musical.
So how are movie goers going to tell them apart? I can see teen expecting a post apocoalypic C.G. movie find themselves sitting down to a musical and adults expecting a sophisticated musical finding themselves at the end of the world with a bunch of scruffy ragdolls.
I’m now torn. I want a great story, a little sophisticated, but I love C.G. and am not opposed to a little apocolyse.
What am I going to see? Easy! Avatar of course.