Monday, January 16, 2006

In honor of HBO...

The movie channel seems to be running Alexander and Troy on a constant loop. Now, there's nothing like a really cheesy studio movie about mythology/history. But do they have to make them so preposterously easy to make fun of?

I think it's hilarious that in Troy everyone has a vaguely Irish accent to match Colin Farrell. I mean, I guess it's as arbitrary as the generally-accepted British accent used in most movies about the ancient world. But there are few things more laughable than Angelina Jolie's, um, accent? in Troy. Almost as bad as Aaliyah's Transylvanian mockery in Queen of the Damned.

Oh, wait, there is Brad Pitt's awful attempt at a British accent. Victory is yoooooooowah's. Takyyyke it! Sigh.

3 comments:

Dr. D said...

Absoutely love it---an artist, fancy meeting you here, and fancy us both being Ab.D types [lil giggle there...] and couldn't agree with you more about the level of depth in modern acting when it comes to the use of the language. Now...haven't read your comments on it, but what did you, or rather, what do you think of the way Gibson made use of Aramaic in his movie? OK enough...I know...enough is enough already...so...where are you on that Ph.D thing? Writing the book yet? Have to do a book? How does your program work? Please drop bye and say "hi" or more...
http://programit.blogspot.com

for Joke! said...

Hey - thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. To answer your question, Anuj should be moving to Amsterdam in March, and we'll be here for at least another three years - so this is where we will be newlyweds together.

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Mikey said...

Uhh, howabout Kevin Costner in 'Robin Hood?' Every character but Kevin, have a british accent. That movie was hard to watch, especially when being thrown off by such a glaring lack of detail. Robin Hood was an American? Where's he from Indianapolis or something?