Sunday, November 13, 2011
Whoot! Yesterday me and my sister watched three movies! Some of them were freaking amazing and one was pretty weak. I will rate them by smilies (like this :D or D: ). So how about mini reviews?
What I was thinking during the beginning of the movie:
Mick Jagger is cross-dressing and singing really well.
Look at all these naked people!
People are freely making out,
People are just standing there and having sex.
I liked the Mick Jagger (Greta in the movie) cross-dressing part and the beautiful "Streets of Berlin". But most of the beginning scene had a lot of either cross-dressing or naked people. And they were at a gay and lesbian bar, so there was naked everyone.
Me: Mick Jagger cross dressing singing person: :D Yeah! Naked people: :/ That was um. . . I didn't want to see all those naked people. But I did like the bar scene, it really made me imagine the average German gay bar of the 20's an d 30's.
What I thought of the scene where it's right before the Gestapo comes/ when the Gestapo comes/ when Max and Rudy escape:
Have fun last night (XD)?
Poor Rudy''s sad.
No, you two can't have a threesome.
I don't think he's cute, either.
Oh no, the Gestapo! (Of course they don't know that)
Nazi dude, keep on your blanket.
Max is a bitch to his boyfriend- he may be promiscuous and all, but still.
Of course they're not rich.
No, they're here!
Now I feel bad for you, Nazi dude!
Nazi dude is naked. . . .
Don't die Nazi dude!
Run away Max and Rudy, you have a chance!
Why do you have to burn all the girl clothes? I liked them.
Dude, your boyfriend is a dancer. That was his dream in life.
Guess what? There's no more nudity after the Nazi dude gets killed (*YEAHH!!!*)! But it gets way sadder than just how Max treats Rudy (he treats him even worse). And I'm beginning to get the idea that this movie is anti-promiscuity. I've heard of lots of anti-straight promiscuity stuff (*cough-cough* always aimed at women), but never anti-gay promiscuity. I know promiscuous gays could easily be arrested by the Gestapo, but the way promiscuity is treated in this movie it feels like we're getting a bigger message: PROMISCUITY IS EVIL! YOU WERE MADE FOR ONE PERSON! I'm probably wrong about Martin Sherman's views on promiscuity, but it made me feel like being promiscuous was wrong. I could (sadly) understand it in a straight movie, but this was just. . . wow.
When Max and Rudy have escaped/ get found again:
Uncle Freddy is sort of weird. . .
Please let them both escape!
What Max? You'll go back to your family, marry a widow, and get a supply of rent boys because you really don't want to be with Rudy?
Poor Rudy has to work all day for cheese and what does Max do? D:<
Singing Max and Rudy rule!
They're found again!
And then I was just D: I hated when Rudy died and then Max finally realized what Rudy had always wanted. Rudy gave up so much for that bitch Max and he has to end up dying.
I'll summarize the rest with: D': and :'D But still, Rudy. . . He was way better than Horsct although Horsct was really cool. But even Horsct knew how much of a bitch Max was when Max practically mentally raped him (you'll have to watch the movie to know what I mean). And then Max finally realized shat love was. . . D: I have been changed forever. If I had to rate this in stars it'd be five. This movie is very mature, with lots of swearing and nude people. But despite all the porn, this isn't a porn movie. It's about Max and what happened to him.
Up next: The Devil's Arithmetic movie!
I was busy saying over and over how different this movie was from the book, such as:
-The time traveling was fast even for Yolen who had it after about 30 pages.
-Rosemary doesn't exist.
-Hannah's sixteen instead of twelve!
-Rivka was Hannah's friend in the concentration camp, not her cousin!
-Her name is Chaya in Poland, not Hannah. The Chaya ("Life") part was deleted.
-They were stuck together in the cattle cars, not having any space!
-They shaved off all your hair at the concentration camp. I know the actors would've rather had boy cuts than a shaved head, but still they could have regrown their hair and said they'd shaved it to represent a historical tragedy!
-A love interest (*gag* I wish Hannah were still twelve)!
-Hannah tells the stories right before the wedding.
And so many more things were changed I could probably go on for what seems like forever. Because the movie was so different than the movie that my sister and I just wanted it to hurry up and end.
Spoiler alert for parts of the ending of the book and movie and spoiler for the ending of The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (book and movie):
When they got gassed at the end it was with Hannah and some other girl who I forgot the name of, it was probably by themselves since they went by themselves. Also I thought it was just way too graphic with their death. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas did it perfectly where the screen just cut to black. You understood what was happening to them and it easily brought you to tears. But this movie, no.
So how do I rate this in smilies? :/
And our last, but definitely not least: Swing Kids!
This movie was way better than The Devil's Arithmetic and a great ending to the night! It followed the story of swing kids, a German youth culture. Two of them ended up in the HJ, one following Hitler, the other a swing kid through and through.
The movie was kind of slow, but very good. It had great quality swing recordings (swing rules, so I listen to it) and the story was great. It represented Nazi Hamburg well and how greatly someone could change from such a good person to a Nazi.
I don't want to spoil so much because this movie rules so: :D and :'D and D':
And tonight I'm watching the movie version of Speak! Cross your fingers, I hope it's good!
What to watch:
Bent and Swing Kids
Watch if you want to:
The Devil's Arithmetic