Tuesday, November 20, 2007

When it's black, you get your money back

Given my boring life, I can safely say that today is the most exciting day of the year. Ok maybe not ‘the year’; I don’t remember if anything out of the ordinary happened more than 3 months ago.

So why was today so cool? Well, first I went to watch Beowulf with my friend and right when Beowulf was about to strip naked, the queen’s voice became a little distorted and the screen blinked once. GSC’s ‘magnificent quality’, I thought to myself. Two seconds later it went blank for good and the whole cinema turned pitch black. Someone sitting to our right, from Family Information, said there was a blackout in the whole mall. Well, they were right coz right after hearing that, three men with torchlights came in and said that there was a blackout and we can refund our tickets. What?! But Beowulf was just about to strip! (Not like I care)

So everyone got out and made a big gathering at the lobby. Too bad it was still early. If it happened at night, the whole mall would be blindingly dark. Eerie…and cool! The light shining through from the center court brightened the mall ripping half the fun away. Boo.

We were told to wait for 15 minutes and if the electricity didn’t come back we can go claim our money. Although I was disappointed to find that Beowulf were fully (well, almost, more of that later) animated, it had already start to grab my attention and I didn’t want a refund. I just wanna go back and watch my movie. Finally the electricity came back! My Beowulf! But it only came back for a split second and it was dark again. But of course that was just a joke and it finally did come back on. So everyone went back to their seats and Mrs. Information started telling her daughter that the whole island experienced the electricity cut. They sure know everything don’t they?

Right after eavesdropping on their information-filled conversation, I sms-ed my dad to confirm. They were right! Family Information, they are!

Things resumed, Beowulf stripped, and then we realized that the king was a real person. It started to get funny because everyone else was fake except him. Later after that he turned into cartoon again and back to life and cartoon again and someone else came to life and went back to being cartoon, yada yada yada. And when Angelina Jolie first appeared she was real but as she turned around Beowulf, her face started to look like plastic. Yea, she turned into cartoon. (Oh heck! Now I get what joyfulchicken was talking about! Angelina Jolie has no nipples! So you did watch Beowulf already!)

Overall, Beowulf wasn’t that bad. It was quite good actually considering the comedic switches between life person and cartoon person. There was this part about Grendal’s private parts. That was funny. Beowulf is a comedy!

The fun doesn’t end there. No, the mall didn’t collapse. Remember when I said I haven’t ran in years and how I missed running in the rain? Well, my wish was granted. It rained and we ran like mad to our cars behind the cemetery opposite the mall. We were cheapskates after all. Parking in the mall is just too expensive for poor people like us.

Running for the first time in years made me realize that I can’t run anymore. My internal organs felt like candy in a shaking jar. Eik. That’s a bad simile. Whatever. And this entry is starting to get winding long. I better stop now. Never mind the part where I scared the shit out of a dog when I ran like an elephant.

11 comments:

joyfulchicken said...

Actually, the whole movie is animated. Pretty realistic huh? It's only a matter of time before we don't need actors anymore.

runawaycat said...

I was thinking about the same thing, that we don't need actors anymore. But certain parts are really really real. If it's animated why can't they just make all look real? Come on, I don't believe it. The movements can tell you that it's not animated.

joyfulchicken said...

The movements look very realistic because they used motion capture technology instead of traditional animation ;-)

Arthur Bhenedict said...

well seeing as I dislike bringing umbrella, you might be running quite a bit when u get here :p

runawaycat said...

JC - But most movements look very obviously fake. I don't get it :P

Arthur - Is it the rainy season now? Sucks.

joyfulchicken said...

Motion capture technology is nowhere near perfect. The parts that look fake probably didn't use enough data points.

CY said...

Angelina Jolie got no nipples cause they didn't put any motion sensors there :P

Notice she has nothing in the lower region too.

Remember the last king that she was seducing? The King was staring at her for so long and not doing anything? I jabbed my pal beside me and said, this one's gay.

dominiqueban said...

lol...i was actually waiting to see Beowulf "run light" but too bad every angle also tio block. haiz. Me and ZK got so frustrated.ROAR!!!

runawaycat said...

CY - The last one was not a king...

Ban - Chao huay?

CY said...

Chao kui (bright) lar... Eh, Ban you're more interested in Beowulf than "gold-plated" Angelina? Haha xD

Anyway not real one... never jiggle at all :P

About the last one, before Beowulf died, he made him king d mer...

runawaycat said...

Got make him king meh? No la. And Angelina Jolie wasn't seducing him la.

Now I get what ban is saying d. Last night I was too sleepy to understand. He meant 'chao kui' as in see underwear but in Beowulf's case it's see everything haha :P

What bright you talking about -_-"