Post by raspberrybullets on Nov 7, 2019 8:17:07 GMT
Not great as Asriel. I don't think he's great in general but I haven't seen him in much. But I didn't feel he was very charismatic, compelling or powerful which are the key traits I associate with Lord Asriel.
The sight filled the northern sky; the imensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer. ~ Northern Lights
I seldom go to the cinema nowadays, about once/year. I've already seen the film for this year.
It is a wonderful film without car crashes, space ships, violence, sex or even romantic love. It is about family, loyalty and culture clashes.
Nainai (grandmother) in China is dying of cancer but nobody tells her. The family want to visit her but they need a pretext. So her grandson must marry his girlfriend who he only has known for a few months. A big Chinese wedding.
Billie lives in USA and finds this strange. Why not tell grandma the truth, why all these lies?
Billie speaks English with her parents since they all live in USA. But all conversation with the relatives in China is in Chinese. No difference for me, all films in the cinema is texted (for the deaf).
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)