Monday, December 04, 2006
Two Excellent Period Pieces
This weekend, when the temp. dropped below 50 degrees we decided to go to the movies twice.
We saw the film with Helen Mirren about Queen Elizabeth during the week following the Death of Princess Diana. It was a great film that captured both the mood of the tragedy and the institution of the Royal Family. It was perfect. Every character was believable and no one over acted or pushed some hidden agenda. I give it 5 stars.
On Sunday we went to see The Nativity. It was also great. It was not too ambitious and it lacked the goofiness of movies produced by Christian organizations. I give it 4 stars. I thought Joseph was a little too young and attractive. Also I thought some of the Magi scenes had a touch of Harry Potter mysticism that was unnecessary. I recommend to MP that she take her Missionettes to see it. But, of course, like any Christian movie it is mired in controversy. You see, the sixteen year old star that plays Mary (Kiesha Castle-Hughes) was pregnant out of wedlock during the filming. It was a great Christmas movie that should be viewed in the theatre on the big screen, not some time in March when the DVD comes out.