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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Vampires, Ogres… and Spring

Today Lime and I returned from our trip and watched Shrek I (again, for me, in the hopes that we could watch Shrek II, though we found it had finished playing in Jeonju). Then we watched Van Helsing, becaused it was the most convenient movie for both of us (and she let me pick).

Shrek: what can I say but I enjoyed it more this time around. Even if my girlfriend kept telling me that Shrek looks like me, and acts like me, with the same expressions, and so on? Ah well, I got my revenge when Fiona turned all Ogrish, and I could return the compliment.

Van Helsing, I think, deserves only a DVD rental. IT’s a fun enough movie, and considering Lime’s opinion of “horror” films, I was happy to see she enjoyed this one—it fits more into the genre of “comic-book-adventure”, I’d say, than horror. It reminded me a fair bit of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, in fact, because there were so many literary characters torn from their original tales and woven into a new story—though, to be honest, League did it far more elegantly (regardless of how much better the movie’s critics say the original comic books were), where Van Helsing kind of just ignored great chunks of the original stories with no explanation at all. But it was fun, and had some good bits. Me, though, I’m waiting to see I, Robot, and Blade Trinity.

Ah, and by the way, we also saw, earlier this week, Ki-Duk Kim’s 봄여름가을겨울 그리고 봄 (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring)which I’d have to say is Ki-Deok Kim’s best movie so far, in my opinion. Wonderfully done.

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