Log in

No account? Create an account
나는 한국 사람이 아니다 [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
한국 사람이 아니다

[ website | The Daily Abyssinian ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Bewtiched [Jul. 5th, 2005|06:21 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
[Current Mood |disappointeddisappointed]
[Current Music |Feel, She Makes the Make-up Look Good]

I used to love watching Samantha on Monday nights. Yes, it was already in colour, and yes, it was towards the end of the series when they'd had Adam as well as Tabitha, but still I loved it.

In the new big-screen Bewitched, there is a scene where Nicole Kidman's Isabel is watching the original black and white episodes to research her new role, and it occurred to me that I would love to have the first season of black and white episodes on DVD. This is not, I am sure, what the filmmakers had in mind.

Thing is, they had a clever idea: a sort of homage to the show, rather than a tired old retread...have a real witch play Samantha on the remake! And really, that's a great angle. But...it's hard to describe how very wrong this went.

Will Ferrel? Wrong. Should have been Jim Carrey. And then, the actress playing Endora is really a witch too, and Isabel has an Aunt Clara who can't get spells right and wears dead minks and black dresses...just like Samantha. Uncle Arthur appears for no reason and makes you miss Paul Lynde all over again. And...well, it's just keeps getting its realties confused.

There are some excellent bits: Michael Caine as Isabel's father hectoring her in the supermarket is wonderfully realised. And I adored that instead of a solid black cat, Isabel has a black tortioseshell cat called Lucinda. The little details are lovely.

Too bad they get lost in the botched brew of the entire film.

From: yetichow
2005-07-05 09:52 pm (UTC)
I just want to say, thanks for these reviews. I've certainly saved enough from them where if you find yourself at our local brew & view, I'll pay for a pint.

Hollywood should just run ideas by the internets BEFORE releasing these things on an unsuspecting public.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: amandahuginkiss
2005-07-05 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd heard that the movie was quite the train-wreck.

I used to like Nicole Kidman; now she just grates on my nerves.
I never liked Will Ferrel. The more he makes movies, the less I like him.

(Reply) (Thread)
From: orsonzilla
2005-07-05 11:14 pm (UTC)

Gawd, you were generous!

That movie stank beginning with the premise (or the angle, as you call it).

They were going for ironic and ended with moronic.

Frankly, the only difference between that movie and the Hindenburg was that the zeppelin had entertainment.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2005-07-06 01:06 am (UTC)
What can I say? Michael Caine as Newman's Own and the Jolly Green Giant got me. And I liked the cat.

And the Aunt Clara woman was perfect...just wrong how they used her.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)