Dec 30, 2012

Status report after Christmas


My three years old son had never been in cinema, but last week we went to watch a movie, The Rise of the Guardians. He and my daughter enjoyed very much the show, however I had small problems with it.
1. The Rise of the Guardians is for Americans. Some of the 'heroes' are mostly unknown or uncommon (Jack Frost, Sandman, Tooth fairy) for the Hungarians. Santa Claus visit the children in 6th of December, not Chrismas Eve (then a baby Christ coming with the presents).
2. The story was in the usual frame/template. We got almost nothing new, we got the well-know storyline with supriseless twists.
In spite of these this movie was fun, not just the kids, but for me as well.


During my long winter holiday (I have been home from 14th December... with the children.) I have time to watching films. I deceided to rewatch a great classic from my childhood, The Masters of the Universe. I had good memories when I first saw the adventures of He-Man. That was the day when I got my first Kinder Suprise! I remember how angry I was when the guests arrived and I had to cancel to watch that film...

The rewatch of The Masters of the Universe was shocking. The storyline, the costumes, the acting were ridiculus, but I still loved it. It was a little bit strange with complete dubbing, because first I watched one-man-dubbing on terrible monoton tune, with many missed or untranslated sentences.

I watched other films too (Mirror Mirror, The Dictator, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, etc) , but I don't want to blogging about them.


I finished with the 4th season of Fringe, and I started to watch Farscape (with the children) and Lost (with my wife). Fortunatelly my wife and me both hate the Christmast movies on tv, so we quickly finished the first season of Lost.


I won a short-story/novel collection with 10 writtings from a Hungarian publisher. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't fully satisfied with it. Somehow my favourite writtings from the 10 haven't won any awards, while the others yes.
I loved the story about the local superheroes in the Budapest's city steampunk version. The sour end of the novel - unfortunatelly - trully reflect the real Hungarian people.


Luckily the baby Christ was very generous this Christmas. We received a ton of games: Tales of the Arabian Nights, Arkham Horror.
And children got the followings:  ZoolorettoPiranhasBuckarooJack der KrähenschreckChâteau Roquefort


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm American, and something just looks odd about Rise of the Guardians. I'll eventually watch it on NetFlix.
I was an adult when Masters of the Universe came out. I do remember it was cheesy. Never been a fan of dubbed movies. I prefer subtitles so I can hear the original actors say their lines. I may not know what they say, the the inflection is what's important.

ediFanoB said...

Christmas has not been joyful for me and my wife. Instead of talking we coughed and sneezed.

I remember I saw a trailer of The Rise of the Guardians.

In Germany Santa Claus visit the children on 6th of December like in Hungary. But we know the Tooth fairy and the Sandman.
we did not see the film in cinema.

I must say I have never been interested in the Masters of the Universe.

I don't know in which season my wife and I stopped to watch Fringe.

Since I'm interested in sewing I watch less television and also play less games.

Anyway it seems especially your children have had a great time. I can tell you from my experience that they will remember such periods.

On second of January I return to work. Before I want to end 2012 with two reviews.

I wish you and your beloved ones a Happy New Year.

May 2013 deliver health, luck, joy and time for reading.

Zoltán Gecse said...

@Alex: In the '80s we had mostly got the movie films on VHS. Many of them came from (West-)Germany throught the famous iron curtain. We were happy to can watch these films (on German or one-man-dubbed version on Hungarian language). Unfortunatelly we had to learn Russian language at school...

@ediFanoB: We had the different sympthoms and of course not the same time.

Unfortunatelly I played also less games. I really wanted to play with the Icewind dale PC game during my holiday, but I just installed to my computer without any played minutes. It's sad...

I have to go work 2nd January too. I had to work 1 or 2 days from home during my holiday (the Virtual Desktop Interface is a great invetion). Because I work at financial division the beginning and the ends of the months are always busy.

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