Just got back from Gutherie production. Romeo and Juliet. Good acting, strange but interesting set, lousy script. I just can't bring myself to like it. The acting was good enough that I wanted to like it, but I kept finding myself going "Okay, now you're being stupid. Stop for, say, 30 seconds and think, you moron." And it's not just the title characters, either. Everyone there acts like a bunch of teenagers involved in trying to be as dramatic as possible.
Mar. 27th, 2004
Am currently watching the movies based on Lone Wolf and Cub, having finished the manga series last month(ish). I'm enjoying it, but wishing it had been made more recently than the early 70's. The fighting is fine, but the deaths... Well, let's just say, the nlood is crayola red, there's too much of it and its spurts with the force, volume and sound of turning on a hose. I keep thinking of the Black Knight and it completely ruins the experience. It doesn't help that the actor playing Retsudo looks like a drunken Asian Moses.