ate too much popcorn the past few days. not that i'm complaining. popcorn = yummy goodness.
the popcorn that was had was at the movies, watching ninja assassin and where the wild things are. the two movies couldn't be more different. and yet, both held great appeal for sean and i.
when i was a little girl, i loved watching martial arts movies and was a big-time ninja movie buff. i so wanted to be a ninja; all stealth, graceful and deadly. dressed head to toe in black. throwing ninja stars and being invisible. i was even a multiple borrower of this how-to-be-a-ninja book from my public library. i kid you not.
course, very little has changed. i even get to live out my fantasies as the opera ninja for work.
this movie is FUN. if you're into dismemberment, body parts, gore and entrails. and video game red blood that squirts out like a geyser. it was all very entertaining in a check your brain at the door way. AND sho kushogi was the villain. i remember watching him in enter the ninja and revenge of the ninja.
and the lead korean actor, rain (no last name)? he apparently made people magazine's most beautiful people but i gotta say, does not fry my burger. however, he does deliver cheesy lines with aplomb.
this movie is not to be taken seriously. and that's why it's a pretty fun watch.
then came the wild things. i haven't read the book since i was wee, but what i remember the adorable onesie pajamas and the attached hood. i remember back when i used to tear around the house in a onesie. but, i digress...
because the book is only like 20 pages long (in large print), i thought spike jonze did a good job of imagining what life would be like with the wild things. not everything was sunshine and roses with all the wild rumpus-making. the wild things were not only cute and cuddly, they were also dysfunctional, volatile, hot headed and destructive. cue dirt clot fight getting out of hand.
it's all fun and games until someone loses a chicken wing.
and the scene where max constructs a fort made of blankets with only his teddy bears as the friends under the fort with him? it made my lower lip quiver ever so slightly. sad little peanut. i'd totally get down on the floor with him and play. heck, let's do some finger painting on the walls while we're at it. i would totally do that if i had kidlets.
but the best moment of the movie had to be the huge cuddle pile scene, where all the wild things launch themselves on top of each other to go to sleep. one big pile of monster fur. so warm and tactile. snuggles for everybody!
can i please have my favourite teddy fur jacket wrapped around me now?