Today Ellie and I celebrated eleven months of going out and two months of being engaged. And, true to form, we ended up going to the cinema to watch something really mature and sensible – Ice Age 2! It was a good film, we both enjoyed it, a good follow-up to the first one with plenty of laughs. As with the first Ice Age, the second was just as cool (ahem) on the CGI front – the characteristic cartoon-style ice was beautifully combined with awesome water effects (damp and waterlogged fur are possibly some of the hardest things to recreate). The plot was good too, thankfully. Nothing had been given away in the trailers, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but there were plenty of twists and turns and inevitable outcomes to make it thoroughly enjoyable. For those who haven’t seen it yet, I’d definitely recommend it (assuming you’re under 12, either physically or mentally).
And as if one film wasn’t enough, I ended up spending this evening watching Moulin Rouge. Sadly Ellie couldn’t join me for that due to revision, but I thoroughly enjoyed that film too. Very different. Very different indeed. In fact, you can’t really compare it to anything else. It’s so unique it defies classification completely. Remarkable, funny, poigniant, emotional, confusing, thrilling, adventurous, colourful, magical… all that and more, and yet still utterly indescribable!
So that’s two films on recommendation from me, for completely different reasons.