Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Shadowland, With Monsters
When I took Olga out for her early morning walk on Sunday, the light was just right for long shadows, making twigs look monstrous and leaves look like spacecraft.
Speaking of monsters, Dave and I went to see "Godzilla" yesterday. We really enjoyed it. Of course it's completely silly -- in fact I think the new movie maintains the feeling you get when watching a good '50s sci-fi movie. That eye-rolling Oh come on!
And yet it works. It's fun. The effects are crazy.
Having said that, the previews for coming attractions were an endless parade of CGI. They were actually a bit exhausting. I like a good special-effects movie as much as the next person, but particularly in the summer, EVERY movie seems to rely on them.
With light like this, who needs special effects? Real life is fantastic enough!