prepare4trouble (prepare4trouble) wrote,
prepare4trouble
prepare4trouble

12 Monkeys

I was ready for bed at 10pm. But I decided to write for a bit, and the my brother got home and for a convoluted reason involving the new series based on it and a conversation about favourite films, I ended up watching 12 Monkeys with him.

So, it's one of my favorite films. Always has been, since I first saw it when I was about 17. The new series based on the film is spectacularly unimpressive and I don't care for the new craze of making films into series, because they are always using good films that don't need to be redone. But although its one of my favourites, I hadn't seen it in years. I thought maybe my memory of it had been mixed up with other stuff and its not that good. Wrong. Definitely still one of my absolute favourites. That, Gattaca, Nothing and (of course) the Lost Boys. The series id pants. The've completely messed it up. In the film you don't really know until the very end what is real and whether them nain character is just crazy. He doesn't know. In the series, that is all gone. He proved instantly to Dr Reily that he is from the future in a really lame way, and then she just believes him and starts trying to convince everyone else after he disappears. Lame.

So yeah, if you're thinking of watching the 12 Monkeys series, don'. Just watch the film instead. It looks pretty dated now, but get over that and it's an awesome story. Watch it right now.
Tags: 12 monkeys, random rambling, random tv
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