Thursday, September 17, 2009

Review - 9

Right, so I had no clue what I was being dragged to, but I tagged along to watch 9.

Firstly, the animation is brilliant! But what is the movie about?

Without giving too much away: This is a movie set in a post apocalyptic world. The Machines have risen and mankind to the last human apparently been wiped out, but hope survives!

How you may ask, well hope survives in the form of 9 'sack' things, that have feelings and can walk, talk, dance and fight.

Then there is this round object where the latest of sack people inserts into a machine and wakes it up and all hell breaks loose.
They tighten things up and the movie ends.

So this is a thriller, that is definitely not for kids, but then it is not aimed at the adults completely either. The entire movie has a melancholy atmosphere and ends in a weird way, which is at least consistent with the feel of the whole movie. So well.

I am not waiting for 10, 11 or 12.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Travel Update :)

Here is the list and how I fared against it!

(18th and 19th July) - Pondicherry

Status: Done!
Highlight: Hiring a fishing boat to take us out into the sea

(25th and 26th July) - London

Status: Done!

Highlight: Having a bumbling idiot sitting next to me. First he dropped a heavy bag, as he was trying to place it in the overhead compartment that almost fell on my head, second he elbowed me as he was trying to open a packet of peanuts and last he dropped the contents of an entire glass of Rum and Coke! over me.

(31st July) - Back to Bangalore

Status: Done!

Highlight: Alvin and the Chipmunks on the flight.

Weekend of 8th Aug - Calcutta!

Status: Done!

Highlight: Shopping for the most beautiful sarees ever! and Road side food :D

Weekend of 15th August - Definite trip with friends - place not planned

Status: Not Done :(

Highlight: Getting a much needed breather from weekend travel

Weekend of 23rd August - Sawantwadi, native place for Ganpati festival :)

Status: Done!

Highlight: Ganpati !! :D

Weekend of 30th August - Goa !

Status: Done!

Highlight: Performing the play "Chronicles of the Dark Nightie" and the "TW alphabet song"