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27 November 2012 @ 08:17 pm
Wolverines! Wolverines!  
I think I manage to keep it pretty spoiler-free here, but I’ll go under a cut just in case you don’t want even the tiniest bit about the movie upfront.

Okay, if you saw the original Red Dawn, the remake is a lot like it, except without the extra cheesy 80s quality that the original had. It had guns and hotties and little teenage twinks and yeah, a thin premise, but who cares because Jeffrey Dean Morgan was in full-on military gear and he was all FML-these-kids-grrr and Josh Hutcherson was so wee and Chris Hemsworth is so shiny and I gotta say, Edwin Hodge is awesome. They had some of those really rousing climatic speeches that make you want to cheer in the movie theater even though you know you should be embarrassed by your overwhelming urge to just start chanting their battle cry, “Wolverines! Wolverines!” and pumping your fist in the air - (I resisted but it was unbelievably hard to do so and not everyone in the theater was strong enough to hold back). The movie was ridiculous, ridiculous fun and I know it was kind of cheesy but I love that shit, okay. To give the plot props, they at least attempted to give it more reality than the original - in this technology based day and age, they had a few more options for believability. Another good thing was it wasn’t 100% like the original, so there were some twists and turns I did not see coming. My only real complaints were that the camera work was shaky, which is a style choice, but it made some of the action scenes a little motion-sickness inducing, especially the car chase scene. Also, it needed more JDM, but I think that about everything - Life needs more JDM.

So I was watching and wanting really bad to fic-it-up, though it wasn’t getting very porny in my head for some reason, despite the obvious easy set-up. I got some disbelief from a friend over this because Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in the movie and I am always thinking up porn for him. But most of the kids were just too young and I kind of just want to self-insert myself into any scenerio with Jeffrey anyways, so...yeah. But, there was this one friendship going on between the two young boys of the group, Hutcherson and Cruise, and they were all kinds of wee and cute together and I’d been shipping them from the start - (only in a rather PG way, because they seemed so young. Omg, I can’t believe I just said that. Who am I?). Then they have this one emotional scene and I was thinking in my head, “Oh, this needs a filler where they kiss at the end,” and as I was thinking that, my sister leans over and whispers in my ear, “I can see you writing their epic love story in your head right now.” I was all, “I am! Omg. Shut up, you bitch.” Then I proceeded to muffle my hysterical laughter during a very touching scene. My sister ruins everything! Except, of course, for how I totally ship those two. My sis said it was like a cartoon bubble popped up over my head and she could see what I was thinking.

We also watched a movie that ceitfianna brought with her called ‘Stardust’. It was based off a Neil Gaiman book and it was really quite good. It was a twisty-turny fairy tale type thing and it had some amazing actors in it. I rather liked the surprise of Ricky Gervais, but my favorite was De Niro as the pirate captain. I actually kind of want some fic about him now, just fun adventurey pirate stuff. All the brother-princes were great, Michelle Pfeiffer was amazing as the head witch, and Claire Danes was both sweet and gorgeous as the fallen star. The whole concept of a falling star hitting earth and being shocked into human form was very cool. The humor was very fun as well and it had a look to it that almost felt like book illustrations. Just a good fairy tale adventure story and I highly recommend it.

Now, who was it on my friends list that wrote Stardust into a J2? Because I didn’t know this movie when you wrote it, but about 15 minutes into the show I thought to myself, “Oh! This is the movie that J2 was based off of!”

I saw both those movies in the same day and it combined that night with me dreaming about the kids from Red Dawn fighting off an invasion…of witches. Though I seem to recall that at least some of the witches were from Shrek as well because I’d been watching that a bit the day before. That’s just how my subconscious rolls.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on November 28th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Looking forward to Red Dawn, even though I am not (gasp) a JDM fan.

Saw Skyfall on Sunday and LOVED it. Bondiest Bond movie I've seen in a long time.

Thought Stardust was pretty good, though the book was better.
dodger_sister: jeffrey dean morgandodger_sister on November 29th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
First of all, Red Dawn is really fun and silly but awesome and I know as soon as I own the DVD, I will not hold back from the battle cry. Wolverines!

Second, how are you not a JDM fan? He is so sexy. And he has such a sexy voice. Honestly? He works his way into my head more often than anyone else. TMI, but dude, I can start with anybody else and I always end with JDM.

Okay then, so not JDM, (I am baffled! Baffled, I say!) then who? Who's the guy/girl who always works their way into your subconscious when you aren't even thinking about them?

Saw Skyfall on Sunday and LOVED it. Bondiest Bond movie I've seen in a long time.

First of all, I am ashamed to tell you that I have not seen any of the Daniel Craig Bond films. IDK why! I was always a Brosnan-girl (well, I mean, except for Connery, cuz come on, Connery) but I like Daniel, I am sure I would like it. It's just when I think I about watching one of the new ones, I think I would just rather watch Goldeneye for the 100th time (I keep thinking one of these days 006 will actually win - I always cheer for him anyways, cuz you know, Sean Bean).

Second, The BFF saw it and said basically the same thing. She said that the first two Craig films were 'a different kind of Bond' and that Skyfall harkens back a bit more to the orignal kind of Bond film.

Thought Stardust was pretty good, though the book was better.

I have always loved Robert De Niro and it was so awesome to see him as the pirate captain. I have never actually read the book, but ceitfianna who brought the movie down, said it is her favorite Gaiman book.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 4th, 2012 05:29 am (UTC)
JDM squicks me.

I don't know why, but it is true.
dodger_sister: jeffrey dean morgandodger_sister on December 7th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
JDM squicks me.

/sputters indignantly/

Not only do you not find him attractive, but he actually squicks you?

I don't even know what to say. I suppose I should be happy there is one last person that I have to fight to the death for him. But woman, /handface/.

Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 7th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
I know, I know. I am definitely in the minority here. But I myself can't understand why anyone wants to write porn about him, much less imagine him naked. And the jensen/jdm porn? I would need mind bleach if I read any. :D

Get that icon away from me.

Do you have anyone like that -- someone other people love, but totally creeps you out?

dodger_sister: jeffrey dean morgandodger_sister on December 11th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
Get that icon away from me.

No, no, it's reverse pyschology or something! If I use it enough, you will fall under his spell.

Do you have anyone like that -- someone other people love, but totally creeps you out?

I laughed so hard when I read that! Finding someone who actually squicks me? Not likely. Even like, say Channing Tatum, who got named sexiest man of the year or something - he's fine, whatever, but I'm not going crazy over him. And yet? If Channing Tatum walks up to me in a bar, I'd be all over that, yes, yes.

I am hard pressed to come up with someone that turns me off enough where I would walk away from them. So I had a serious discussion with my friend D and we finally came up with someone who I recognize is actually attractive to a lot of people and yet I wouldn't touch with a 6 foot poll even if she was coming on to me in a bar...Roselyn Sanchez. I don't know if it's just because her character on Without A Trace was the most annoying thing ever or because she made out with my boy or because there is actually something about her that makes me revolt, but there you go. I thought of ONE! I'm so proud of myself. /shakes head/ lol
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 12th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
Channing Tatum ... mmmmmm.... *drool*