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  • Ronja Robbersdaughter

    Ronja Robbersdaughter

    ★★★

    Ronia is a great story, pretty sure it's Lindgren's best, and I'm curious about the recent Ghibli adaptation. I might just want a Hollywood remake with the technical fidelity of The Revenant though, because while it still holds up, this film also clearly shows its age. I'll miss the naked robbers' butts though.

    (We watched the TV cut, which is 20 minutes longer and apparently uncensored. I wonder whether the theatrical version had less violence or fewer butts.)

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★

    I really wanted this to be an awesome French take on the space opera genre, more weird and creative than Star Wars would ever dare to be. And the marketplace sequence at the beginning hints at what could've been. That part is excellent. Alas, the rest of it doesn't really work. Weirdest of all? How little chemistry the main characters have, and how many of their jokes fall flat. I enjoyed Lucy a lot more, and now I'm wondering whether I'd even like The Fifth Element if I rewatched it. Too bad.

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  • National Treasure

    National Treasure

    ★★

    I was looking for something silly to watch, and that's what I got. National Treasure is like a two hour long Bassie & Adriaan episode, and pretty entertaining at that. Shame on that 'romantic subplot' though. Drommels!

  • The Parent Trap

    The Parent Trap

    ★★

    I don't understand why the twins aren't angry at their parents.