Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stardate 62804.69 - Shrek 2 and Persepolis

Watched Shrek 2 last weekend. Cheryl had watched it on a plane, so when it finally bubbled up to the top of the NetFlix list I was the only one interested. In short, I found it to be pretty well done (maybe because I had low expectations?) and enjoyable. I won't really speak much about it because I cannot imagine anyone would be watching the sequel if they hadn't already seen the original. I give it a thumbs up.

Cheryl and I watched Persepolis that same weekend. This very well done film tracks the life of a girl who is very young at the time of the revolution in Iran, up thorugh modern times. It was very interesting, and shows the perspective of people and families who were not part of the Islamic movement. We both thought it was quite good - two thumbs up. The original is in French and we watched it dubbed into English--normally not something we do but since it is a cartoon we figured watching it in French with English subtitles was unnecessary.


1 comment:

SMY said...

I saw Persepolis in the movie theater. A friend wanted to see it and I was dubious about an animated movie, but I found it very moving. Definitely worth watching.