Thursday, 31 January 2008

Back

From my trip to Cardiff.

It was great. I did all the touristy stuff. Castles, boat trip, and (da-da-daaaaa) the Doctor Who exhibition! How great is that?

And, I went to see a couple of films. One was The Golden Compass, which was excellent. The other was I Am Legend, which was also excellent but which scared the bejeebus out of me.

Because I know I am a huge wuss when it comes to scary films, I asked the guy on the ticket desk if it was scary.

He said "No, not really."

I said "But...you know...zombies..."

He said "Nah, it's like too ...um...cartoony to be scary."

If I'd seen him as I was leaving, a trembling, red-eyed wreck, I'd have punched him up the bracket.

Fucking liar.

6 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Have you ever seen the previous "I am Legend" films? I haven't seen the most recent one, but I liked Vincent Price and Charlton Heston in the earlier version.

And yes, you should have clocked him.

livesbythewoods said...

Hello Mr E, nope, never saw any of the previous ones. I think I will read the book though, because it's a very interesting story.

The reason I stayed in my seat until the end was because I was desperate for a redemptive ending.

So, glad I did.

John said...

Ha! I have to admit I visibly jumped 2-3 times during that film and The Girl had pretty much defied quantum physics and attached herself to me after about 30 minutes...

livesbythewoods said...

Yep, bloody terrifying.

Lying bastard cinema staff.

badgerdaddy said...

The book is a thing of great beauty - get the edition with other short stories by the author in, as the novella I Am Legend is only about 180 pages.

An all-time favourite of mine, that - hence I have not yet seen the film.

livesbythewoods said...

Hi badgerdaddy. I don't even know who wrote it. I will have to do some self-education.

I know what you mean about favourite books being turned into films.

I was in two minds about going to see "Stardust" (the Neil Gaiman one, not the David Essex one) as it is one of my all-time desert island books.

Luckily, the film was lovely. Even though it was very different to the book.