Alice is in Wonderland, but I am not

Ellen asked me earlier this week if I wanted to go see Alice In Wonderland with her.  We’ve been talking about seeing since we saw the movie trailer before Christmas. She suggested today and I said fine. Sundays are great movie-days.

The movie started at 16, so we decided to meet up 15.30 at the cinema. I walked to the subway; that’s the easisest way to get to the cinema (Colleseum). I love being on the subway. It’s way better than the bus.

A girl above me at the subway was playing music so loud on her mp3 player that I almost could hear what she was playing. I had to plug in my own music to keep the annoying sound out. What did I play? Ahem… John Mayer of course. The bug is still inside me.

I came a bit early so I bought a fashion magazine and some buns with raisins in it. Then I went to the cinema to wait for Ellen.

It was strange going into the cinema with no candy. I usually bring something I can eat when I go see a movie. This time I couldn’t.

It went ok without any chocolate. I’m on the 12th day without chocolate (expect a smal piece of chcolate cake yesterday) and I’m starting to think I got the hang of the chocolate-less days.

The movie was so engaging with its beautiful mix of reality and fiction. I had no time to miss the chocolate! Seeing the movie in 3D was great. I love 3D and I love how it’s getting popular now. It adds something to the movie.

Johnny Depp was great. He was unrecognizable but still recognizable. When looking at his characther (a still picture), it’s impossible to see that it’s him. But when he starts to act… there isn’t many people who would do such a role. He has a reputations for doing crazy roles. We have Edvard Scissorhand, Willy Wonka, Benny in Benny & June, Captain Sparrow in Pirates of the Carrabian etc. Knowing that, you just know it’s him. I loved him in this movie.

One of the moments I remember the most from the movie is when the Mad Hatter (Depp) is saying goodbye to Alice. It’s such a sad moment. The Mad Hatter looked so sad.

I remember seeing Alice In Wonderland at a theater when I was a kid, but I didn’t remember anything of the story. So it was like getting to know the story for the first time.

I would recommend everyone to go see this movie!

I said I felt I was getting the hang of  chocolate-less days. I guess I do. But it’s damn hard! Like right now; I’m craving chocolate so bad. And I don’t have any substitute for it either. Gah!

I feel like I’m going to burst soon. But I’m going to stay away from chocolate as long as I can. Because I know if I take one bite, I won’t go long before I’ve taken 80 bites. I am addicted,  you now!

I’m off to take care of my other addiction; CSI NY!. One more episode today and then it’ s straight to bed.

Double O seven

My name is Bond, James Bond. Or is it?

I went to see the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, today. Ellen had invited me. I didn’t have any expectations regardings the film and was curious about how it was. It’s the first time I see Daniel Craig as Bond, since I didn’t see the last Bond movie.

We had seats at row 6 which was great. We had free tickets too. Even better. Not sure if I told you, but Ellen  won four tickets at work a while ago. And she gave two to me :) What a nice friend.

When the movie ended and we were heading for the exit one thought came up.

Was this a Bond-movie?

The moive had great action-scenes and was exiting. But I think it lacked some fundamental Bond elements. He didn’t introduce himself once by saying; my name is Bond, James Bond. And I didn’t see him drink a Dry Martini shaken, not stirred once! It’s not that by including those two things, it would’ve become so much better. It’s more like the essence of Bond that was missing.

if you changed the name of the movie to just Quantum of Solace and switched Bond’s name to something else, this could any other action moive. There are spectacular scenes, people that don’t die that should’ve died long time ago, pretty women, fast cars, sharp guns and all that jazz. But I think the essence Bond went up in smoke quite early in the movie.

How do I wrap this up? I think it was good as an action movie, but so-so as a Bond-movie.

At my way home, on the bus, I saw three old guys sitting across me. And one of the guys, oh god, he looked just like Jesper Christensen who played Mr. White in the moive. That was quite funny.

Another funny thing… at work today, Ellen and I emailed each other to set a time and place for us to meet before the movie started. I had some stuff to do after I left the office,  so I said I could meet her at Burger King in Karl Johans gate at 17.00. She agreed to that.

What neither of us thought about was that there is two Burger Kings in that street. And do you think we ended up at the same one? Of course not. She went to the one we always goes to. But I, I went to the one closest to the train station. For some reason, I didn’t think of the other one at all.

After a phone conversation we found out one of us had to meet the other one. Ellen decided to go to where I was because she was surrounded by a bunch of noisy teenagers who could make her go balistic any minute ;)

Next time, we’ll specify which Burger King we mean.

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