So, I went shopping today to find a new handbag. I couldn’t find one that I liked enough to buy so I gave up and bought the Juno soundtrack instead. I was too lazy to download the songs that I don’t already own (dial-up, you know). I’m loving the soundtrack but it’s shown up a major deficiency in my music collection. I had forgotten just how awesome Buddy Holly could be. I wonder if my parents have some that I could steal though, seriously, their jazz-lite phase of the last few years has seriously sucked and has really put me off their CD collection. Why must people become so damn lame as they age?
So, I finally saw The Golden Compass today. Honestly, talk about butchered. Those of you haven’t, please read His Dark Materials and don’t bother to see the movies – one has a message the other is made merely for the entertainment of American children and has been sufficiently dumbed down and thoroughly brutalised to appeal to the stupidest and most religious. Complete cock-up and a waste of time. I was also massively displeased with Billy Costa and ‘Ratter’. They could at least have matched the right daemon to the right character but, no, they have to turn a strong, interesting, intelligent, and resourceful character into a half-wit for no reason that I can see. This kind of mutilation does not progress the story it really only ticks people off. And the ending, oh my Authority, the ending! Two words: fucking