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Scott Pilgrim vs The World

What a breath of fresh air!

I’ve been struggling with comedies lately: everything seems to be following the Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughan, Will Ferrell vein, and I just don’t find them funny. I enjoyed The Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball and 40 Year Old Virgin when I first watched them, but there isn’t anything to make me go back and watch them again and again. And I have no idea what the fuss about The Hangover was all about. I know they keep getting made because they sell, but how many times do we have to hear the same jokes in a slightly different way? I don’t find someone saying ‘suck my dick’ as trash talk funny; but then to have to sit through it being said several more times, using slightly different words? And fat jokes. Haven’t we had enough of them too?

But Scott Pilgrim is fantastic. It’s original, off the wall, and will surely be a cult classic. The humour is a mix of quirky and sweet. Some of the jokes might not be new, but the delivery is brilliant. People might struggle with it because it is set in the present day but is completely unrealistic. I’ve told all my friends who would probably think that way to just go with it.

A woman in the row in front in the cinema stood up at the end and said, “Well that was the shittest film I’ve seen.” I think that made it even funnier!

You can also check out the graphic novels here.

Honduras Honduras and Guatemala 2005

Shark Boy and Lava Girl

Last night I managed to rope myself into going to the cinema with my host mum and her youngest daughter this morning. We went to see The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl 3D. A kids film. Dubbed in Spanish. But I knew all this before we left and I still went! Managed to understand some of it too.

Got back and watched Shark Tale after lunch. In English. Understood all of that. Updated my website and generally managed to waste the day quite successfully, by doing very little.

Birthday Wish List (in case anyone’s interested)

  • Money
  • Purple shoes from Barratts – like my green ones, size 5
  • DVDs
    • Ghostbusters 1 and 2
    • South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
    • Red Dwarf series 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
    • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
    • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • CDs
    • A Crow Left of the Murder – Incubus
    • In Your Honour – Foo Fighters
    • Green Album – WeezerDynamite – Jamiroquai

Honduras Honduras and Guatemala 2005

Monster In Law

Tried once again to upload my photos and once again I was unsuccessful. Had breakfast in Casa de Todo: pancakes with Maple Syrup!

Casa de Todo – coral building at the bottom of the hill

Went to Café Welchez after lunch to meet Robin, Jimmy and Lauren cuz we had organized going to the cinema in Hacienda El Jaral, which is about 15 minutes drive from Copan. There’s a hotel there, and next door is a water park, a cinema, a few shops and a cow museum (go figure). I never knew you could get so many cow related souvenirs.

There was a few minutes while the trailers were on when we had a horrible feeling the film would be dubbed in Spanish, but luckily it was in English with Spanish subtitles. So we got to see and hear J-Lo in all her glory. To be fair, the film wasn’t as bad as I was expecting.