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Feb. 8th, 2017 | 02:36 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: The Imposters

This is one of the few films where I'm sorry we didn't see it in 3D. It was just so...pretty. Everything has a CGI child's daydream feel to it and it was nice to see Spielberg just having fun again. Yes, I did place right around #20 for the year but that was really the adolescent, immature parts that I didn't like as well, like farting Corgis. My mom placed it in her top 10 for 2016.

I also had a problem with Penelope Wilton playing Queen Elizabeth since she was "Harriet Jones, Prime Minister!" We know.

There was also an E.T. doll somewhere in the film but I never saw it. This ended up being the last film written by Melissa Mathison who had also written E.T. and The BFG was first published in 1982, the same year E.T. was released.

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JonDH

From: thespian15
Date: Feb. 8th, 2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
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I really enjoyed this one as well.

I think the biggest problem I had was the whole finale with the Queen and stuff. It felt very after thoughtish compared to the rest of the movie.
And Penelope Wilton just doesn't look like The Queen.
Hugs, Jon

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ericadawn16

From: ericadawn16
Date: Feb. 14th, 2017 06:41 am (UTC)
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Yes, but unfortunately, that was how the book was written and it kept very faithful to the book.

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JonDH

From: thespian15
Date: Feb. 14th, 2017 09:49 am (UTC)
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I guess it gets a yay for staying faithful to the book. That doesn't always happen. :o

Love that icon picture. Too cute. :)

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Julie

From: ragnarok_08
Date: Feb. 8th, 2017 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I've heard that it was pretty good.

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