Another Awful Movie
After work, I went up to Redmond Town Center for their Corporate Discount day -- if you were willing to show them a corporate ID you got 20% off at various places. Not at EBX, which was where I wanted it, but at Borders, and I found a few things to buy.
I saw that 'Solaris' was going to be playing, so I waited the half hour or so 'till the next showing at one of the picnic tables in the cold, reading 'The Theory of Everything'. I was struck by the lack of actual detail and reasoning -- not a bad thing, since I'd never be able to understand it -- and how it reminded me the bible. "And in the year 1970, did Hawking and Preston begat the proof of Reichmann's theory that the big bang was necessarily a singularity..." Names have been changed to protect me from the need to get up and go look at the book again.
Anyway, Solaris was really crappy and horrible. It was much worse than 'They'... in fact, I have to wonder if they actually did a remake, or just re-released the old 1970s version and said they did a remake. Horrible cheesy synth background throughout the whole thing, and not too much action... the space station was boring, 90% of the movie was flashbacks, and the horrible evil abusive protagonist who'd driven his own wife to suicide (three times) and murdered her (once) went to FRICKING HEAVEN. Aargh!
So, crushed and defeated by the awfulness of the movie, I drove home and got some frozen pizza pockets to console myself. I feel better now. Current Mood: recovering