Then I heard about the various criticisms of the film, how the film greatly distorted the story, while saying it was “based on a true story”. But I still wanted to see the film, so I put off reading too deeply into it, until I had seen the movie.
As a professor bids goodbye to his colleagues, he admits that he is actually a centuries-old caveman.
Top Gun has been converted to 3D, and is currently showing in IMAX cinemas across the country. But when I saw it was also out on limited edition Blu-Ray, I knew I had to have it.
This probably seems a lot of cash to those on a budget, but not compared to my spend on 3D so far. I am now fairly committed to the format, so I thought I may as well be comfortable. While my cheap RealD 3D clipons are more convenient than glasses worn over my specs, they are still slightly over-balanced.
However, there were some things that I just couldn’t find. Stuff that I vaguely remembered buying, but never watching; DVDs that I said I would lend or give to friends, that couldn’t be found.
The plot is simple – an unexplained world-wide epidemic that robs everyone of their sense of smell. Just as people are adjusting to this, taste follows.
Yes, it sounds like an episode of UFO, but it isn’t.
Well worth seeing, not least to spot the boxing references, both real-life and fictional.
Meanwhile I discovered these on eBay. They are framed, and therefore not flimsey like other clipons, they are fairly flat and not curved, which means they fit well to most prescription frames (at least those I have tried). And they are only 4 quid, including postage.
What better way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day than go see a film?
A different cinema today, and a different choice of films.
The Adjustment Bureau stars Matt Damon and is (loosely) based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Dick’s short fiction has been mined for quite a few movie adaptations, and while this by no means the best of these, it is entertaining enough.
Spoilers may follow