Entries in Benedict Cumberbatch (2)

Saturday
Jan102015

It's Smauglock Time

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We are going to watch the Hobbit's third and last instalment finally.  I have been kind of reluctant to watch it to be quite honest.  As a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, I definitely am into the franchise, but a few things about the Hobbit trilogy tick me off:

1.  It's a trilogy.  Why was a very small book made into a trilogy?  So that more money could be made.

2.  They took out some characters and added in a girl elf; apparently because the Hobbit needed a romantic subplot. It didn't.

3.  Very distracting make-up mistakes.  Just watch the dwarves' hands...

I'll stop there.  So why would I even want to see it? Mainly because I saw the other two and want to wrap it up (and possibly complain more).  The other reason is my love of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.  I love them in Sherlock and can't get enough of Cumberbatch's velvety deep voice.

Now, I will watch an episode of Sherlock with hubby (he hasn't seen season 3 yet) while continuing my DIY and tomorrow we will go and see the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  I probably will like it more than I hate it (both feelings will be present, that's for sure).  Either way: Hurray for Smauglock!

 

Friday
Dec262014

30-Day Blogging Challenge Day 11: The Imitation Game is...

Yesterday, after opening our presents, we decided to go see a movie. With so many great movies out right now, it was a hard choice, yet the only one we could all agree on was the Imitation game and I'm very glad it was. 

We went, we saw and we really enjoyed.   Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing and once again proved his abilities. Even though Alan Turing was such a close character to Sherlock (a genius who lacks social skills), Cumberbatch was able to convince me completely that he was Turing and in the end I was crying because of the emotions his brilliant acting awakened in me.  Keira Knightley- as a refreshingly down-to-earth character - also was a great choice for her role and won my heart.

As with any movie based on a true story, this movie is not a completely accurate retelling of what we now know happened during the war (then again who knows how much of what we are told is ever the truth), but the plot was engaging, at times funny or even thrilling.  If you are a Sherlock fan (which I definitely am), you will love it without a doubt.  If you haven't seen Sherlock (because if you have and haven't liked it, you'll probably just hate this movie), you are still very likely to enjoy this grown up and engaging story of a chapter of our history and how the world defeated Hitler.

Have you seen this movie yet? What did you think?

P.S:  This was another off-topic post, I'm aware, but I had to go spend my Michaels gift card, and you know how Michaels can suck you in for hours... Plus movies and TV shows are source of inspiration for me. :)