They had a table where you have to show your pass, then gave us real tickets. I wasn’t surprised they beefed up the security to this screening. There were guards checking (for weapons?!) and checking purses and even asked what were in my pockets. Kind of glad they did since The Dark Knight shooting, I’ve literally stopped going to the theaters.. Anyways, I finally got in and found they were doing sampling for Pür Minerals, The Cupcake Girls and Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card sign-ups. I bypassed the makeup, but I did grab a mini cupcake. (They’re the Cupcake Girls with the show on the W Network 🙂
I found Christa and Siobhan easily enough then got popcorn and a drink. But as soon as I plopped down into my seat, I saw someone I knew. Joanna from Vervegirl! I caught her in time, and proceeded to chat with her and the Vervegirl ladies. How I’ve missed them so 🙂 So nice to catch up with them. I’m also working on some projects with them for the blog, so I’m hoping it’ll work out. fingers crossed
I started reading this before the movie and I only got 1/4 in the novel because it was soo slow.. SO achingly slow that I actually stopped reading. My review might be biased because I haven’t read the full novel, BUT you may also argue that it’s NOT biased since I’m not comparing it to the book. (I think I just confused myself..)
The setting in South Carolina was just as gorgeous as I thought it would be. Location scouts you did your jobs well!
Emma Thompson is a BRILLIANT actress. She is a genius at creating a character that is not only insanely crazy, but also evil. The scene in the church with Macon. Yes so so so bloody brilliant! Loved her in Harry Potter, and loved her even more in this movie franchise. I will watch it again just so I can watch her incredible acting skills on the screen. She stole the spotlight and rightly so.
Ethan was also another wonderful actor. Hilarious and full of humour. Southern gentleman to a perfect tee. And Lena was a great addition as the love interest to Ethan. Her moody, yet defensive attitude towards him in the beginning was just as it was in the book. You can see their characters grow a lot during the course of the movie, and I love it when they realize their true potential.
The pacing was pretty slow in this movie, and not a lot happens unfortunately. There are some wonderful scenes especially the dinner scene. The spinning table was an interesting choice of prop to use to show power, but I also felt it could have been handle a lot better. I can absolutely applaud the set designers because Macon Ravenwood’s home was done up so well.