April 19th, 2012

Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent

TW: 100Things #2 Queen of the Damned, Book vs Movie

Okay, so a few weeks ago I finished re-reading "Queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice and, while I am not so fond of her later work and cannot condone some of her online behaviour, I think this book is a triumph. In my infinite wisdom I decided that having just reread the book, watching the film would be fun. This was a BAD PLAN!

"Queen of the Damned" the movie is not a bad vampire film, except for the unused, totally irrelevant characters that litter it, but it is a very, very bad adaption of the book. The mistake the film makes is trying to be too like the book while not actually being enough like the book at all. "Interview with the Vampire" is a superb example of an adaption from a book, "Queen of the Damned" is the opposite end of the spectrum.

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So to sum up: "Queen of the Damned" is a great book, I thoroughly recommend it. "Queen of the Damned" the movie is an average vampire film, but only if you haven't read the book in the last, probably three years to be safe, and you don't care that the end is very silly. My husband rolled his eyes at me as we watched the movie and commented, "You know, every time we watch this you spend the whole time yelling at the screen about what's wrong with it."

Please feel free to counter my opinions, because they are just that, opinions :). I may possibly be a little too invested in the book - LOL. This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/194833.html.
Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent

TW: Birthdays for 16th - 22nd Apr :)

Why did no one tell me I'd forgotten the Birthdays? ;P

I really have a brain like a sieve! :) This week I blame it on Tom Hiddleston for being so hot and charming and distracting me in pictures.

Happy Birthday to:

papermulberry, wolvies_wench, stepmnstr and the lovely leyenn/[personal profile] leyenn for the 16th,
chelidona for the 17th,
yumrecs and dreamcaster555 for the 18th,
luninosity for today,
okinay and yllyana for tomorrow,
alternateyou, lexin/[personal profile] lexin, zedmeister, undrockroll/[personal profile] undrockroll and florahart/[personal profile] florahart for the 21st and
awakencordy, lexstar29, camillezjohnson and [personal profile] letsgofriday for the 22nd

Many Happy Returns to you all.

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