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Okay, I went with my mom to see it. She likes horror films, vampire stuff (she sometimes watches Buffy reruns), AND David Tennant. (The extent of the last one sometimes embarrasses me; the only person in my family who should be expressing admiration of him is me, okay?!) Here's the summary of my thoughts after watching the movie (trying to not spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet):


1. I put on my Converse, just... because. Did you know that those red lights make the white parts of Converse shoes look really cool? I have to dress up to not look like a teenager when I wear them, but I swear I'm wearing them to an event with black lights!

2. Don't go too early to any movie.  Choose a theater that's part of a big center and do other things for as long as you dare. You'll spare yourself watching the flipping First Looks and such - sometimes more than once!

3. I swear we had to sit through about a dozen previews! Also, are horror films making a big comeback or something? Because I think the only one that wasn't a horror film was the "Harold and Kumar" Christmas movie!

4. I didn't recognize David in the clips during the first part. The get-up threw me off completely... and meant that I was bored out of my skull for over half the movie!

5. Colin Farrell is completely overrated. Looking at that guy has never done anything for me. There's just something about him that, to me, screams sleazy...

6. The culture of high school is part of why I'm glad I was homeschooled. Cliques are just plain evil!

7. I definitely don't like horror or vampire films. The only reason I sometimes watched "Angel" was because of the unspeakably hot eye candy that is David Boreanaz. I once saw, in a magazine after donating blood, a picture of Angel without a shirt. I nearly drooled...

8. Watching teens dating... Ugh. I'm glad I decided that I wouldn't date until I was 18. That said... Gotta get back into the field...

9. The character Peter Vincent was a complete ass at first. Not exactly likeable. Hope David had fun playing him. BTW, my mom and I swear he was channeling Russel Brant. Let's just say neither of us likes that look - especially not on David! Although he had one moment that they also used a still of at the end of the movie... and it made me glad that there was only one other person in that theater; we were loudly laughing. (I wonder if LJ will let us get away with using that as a user pic...)

10. On that same note... I didn't mind at all seeing him without a shirt! ;D Had to suppress a laugh when Mom muttered that he looked like he needed to eat a sandwich and a piece of cake. Although she was apparently paying more attention to his body than I was. Does he have a... dent... on his torso...?!

11. I'm not sure how many cliches exist in vampire films... but I swear this must've used all of them!

12. Apparently I developed a habit of getting out of movies I hate by faking a need to go to the bathroom. My mom grumbled that I made her miss the best scene in Star Trek V. (I think I speak for a lot of Trek fans when I say, "There was one?") I got so bored that I did it a few times, and spent some time wandering the halls. Found out I missed a few of David's scenes. Damnit!

13. I was so happy when Peter grew a set in the end. He finally became likeable!

14. You know you've seen enough horror stuff when you just have the sinking feeling about who's not going to make it...? I was glad to be proven wrong for once.

15. David last lines? Priceless! Wouldn't have predicted the only two things he wouldn't do...

16. The music with the credit started out fine. Still... Most of the movie was too dang loud! Even with earplugs.

So that was "Fright Night." When someone posts caps of DT's moments in the movie, let me know. I'm not inclined to endure the crap that was the rest of the movie just to see all of his moments!

Comments

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katherine_b
Aug. 26th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
*lol* Re #10, apparently that's a scar from having had his appendix removed if the comments when torso shots appeared on dt_pic_daily.

And thanks for all your other thoughts and comments. I'm glad you had a fun time out with your Mum anyway!
tkel_paris
Aug. 26th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
Ouch! Glad he's okay... (shudders)

Fun? That movie was anything but. His moments BARELY made up for the rest - and I missed some of them 'cause I couldn't stand the rest! At least we had a nice dinner afterward.
katherine_b
Aug. 26th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Yup, I just found a link that said he was apparently nine years old when his appendix ruptured and he underwent emergency surgery.

Aw, I'm sorry. I just meant a generally nice outing actually.
tkel_paris
Aug. 27th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
How accurate is the info...? I've really learned that I have to question the truth of things I read or hear.

The dinner was nice. Wish the movie had been. At least I got to see DT in leather pants... ;D
katherine_b
Aug. 27th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
*lol* No idea really. I googled it and several sites mentioned it. And hey, he's got a scar, so he must have had it out at some point. ;-)

I'm glad there were at least some small rewards to be gained from the evening. *g*
bas_math_girl
Sep. 10th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
I too wore my Converses (though not deliberately); we watched all the adverts (it's part of the experience as far as I'm concerned and the one for Durex had us laughing in bewilderment); the culture of high school is completely foreign to me for different reasons, and makes me glad I was educated without all that extra angst; I easily recognised DT, and liked the idea he was a wuss for once; I also needed a bathroom break, but I had drunk rather a lot of Diet Coke at that point; ditto on the rest, but at least the volume got turned down after the initial blare.
I expected little, and in my opinion I got a lot back. I would have liked to have seen more of Toni Collette, but they had to feature a young blonde (how unusual?!!). If something is reasonably acted I'll sit through it. [And it was miles better than the war films I'm forced to sit through]
librarygeekgirl
Feb. 25th, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
The last line was the best thing LOL
tkel_paris
Feb. 25th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
It was, wasn't it? And I can't help but snicker over the "Ginger!" thing.

Speaking of which... have you read bas_math_girl's DW/FN crossover fics?
librarygeekgirl
Feb. 25th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
No - link!
tkel_paris
Feb. 25th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Start here.
stormypups
Mar. 18th, 2012 08:04 am (UTC)
I wore my red converse too! Then again, I have 3 pairs, red, black and tan, so I wear them everywhere anyway. It choose them by how I'm feeling on any given day. Despite the dress code, I always wore them to work too lol. Somewhere I have a picture of my baby adipose squishy sitting on top of my red Chucks. It makes me happy.

Sorry you didn't like the movie, I loved it immensely. Then again, I like campy "horror" movies. They're the only kind I liked. And I found it hilarious.

Okay, back to the story!!!!
tkel_paris
Mar. 19th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
*snickers* Sounds cute! I keep thinking about buying a squishy adipose doll. Will wait for the next coupon I get for a t-shirt order for my dad. :)

Horror films of any kind have never been a big thing of mine. The closest I ever came to liking one was "Supernova." It was as much sci-fi, though. The last thing I saw James Spader in where he looked good. I was horrified to see him turning into Shatner lite. It's not fair that that's what became of the original Daniel Jackson! (Sorry, if you never watched Stargate, that won't make any sense.)

Oh, DT was great! It was the rest of the movie that sucked. Give me a collection of only DT's moments, and I'd be fine. :)
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