March 18th, 2004

red panda eating bamboo

Movie log: The Mists of Avalon

Watched the TV movie The Mists of Avalon. Pretty good movie. They kept it simple but not stupid. Visually attractive. Had sort of an "operatic tragedy" feel to it. The book felt different to me -- more of a thoroughly geeky, detail-oriented, worldbuilding approach. I read the book about 20 years ago and I got completely sucked in by it, didn't take my nose out of it except while I was at work for an entire week. I don't remember a lot of details, though.

Several descriptions of the movie used the phrase "feminist slant." I dunno about that. Maybe a slight feminist list? It fell down on the feminist angle in my opinion because Collapse )

(Oh, and the guy who played Mordred, Hans Matheson, was really hot.)