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30 August 2007

Thoughts on movies I've seen lately:

Sunshine was almost there, but the villain didn't fit; he wasn't a reflection of the characters' own intrinsic flaws as they carried the hopes of humanity on frail human shoulders, but tossed incongrously in.

Jason Bourne is a perfect antihero for contemporary American foreign and domestic policy: muscular, disillusioned, battered. It's only right that he be played by Matt Damon.

The beauty of animated children's stories is their permissiveness of stereotypes that are a delightful spice when done right: the couple glimpsed by Ratatouille through a hole in a pipe as he flees through a Paris apartment block, the woman with a gun and the man daring her to shoot, embracing after she misses wildly.