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Back from Aalborg — I’m still sick

I’ve spend the last three days in Aalborg with my mom, dad and my younger brother Kristoffer. I was starting to feel better when I left Århus Monday morning, but the cold I’ve got quickly increased when I came to Aalborg.

So I didn’t do much when I was there — we watched IMDB:A Beautiful Mind (2001) on DVD on my parents new widescrean TV which was really nice. The film itself is amazing: Russell Crowe is fantastic in the way he can act using just his eyes. There’s several scenes where he doesn’t say anything, but his eyes and the expression on his face tells the whole story. I’ve really an amazing film, and if you haven’t seen it already, then you should hurry!

I also saw Kristian Kristensen while I was in Aalborg. It was really nice to get together and talk about the “old times” :-)

Don’t go…

I saw IMDB:Reign of Fire (2002) today together with Andreas Danielsen and Lars Petersen from my class as University of Aarhus. To put it short: it’s an action movie with a weak plot and that’s about it, so there’s really no need to for you to go and see this movie…

One of the strange things about the movie is that it doesn’t bother to explain the details of how the dragons managed to destory the Earth. You see how our main character is present when they awake, but then the movie jumps forward 20 years to a time where the dragons rule the Earth. It simply places you right in the middle of the action where our main character has to defeat the dragons. It would have been nice to have had some more background.

Saw IMDB:The Bourne Identity (2002) today

Today I went and saw IMDB:The Bourne Identity (2002) together with Jesper Klintø and Christina Strøhl from my hallway here at [Skejbygård][] and Louise, Camilla and Kira. We had talked about seeing the movie for some time, and it turned out that today was the last day it was running.

I liked the movie a lot. It’s a solid action movie with all the things you would expect from an action movie: a nice car chase, good fight scenes, a hero that can deal with almost everything, and some high-tech scenes. The movie also had some moments where everybody in the movie theater held their breath because the music signaled that the bad guys could come any moment now… and when they finally came, everybody jumped from their seats!

As in most other action movies, then there’s also a love story in the movie — the love story in this particular movie is somewhat weak, but it helps drive the movie forward. So, all in all I like the movie, and I think you should go see it if you still have the chance.

Watching lots of movies

I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately, let me just give you a quick run down of them:

I plan to see Minority Report soon — it sounds like a really interesting movie. I also think that Goldmember would be a good laugh.

The Storm is over

The storm we had last night is over — it wasn’t that bad. The worst thing about it was, that it kept me awake so that I was kind of tired, earlier today, when I went to BioCity together with thoooms (Thomas), Manitou (Jérémy) and his girlfriend to see Lord of the Rings. The storm also caused some other damages: a section of the wooden fence, that I can see out of my window, is missing.

Lord of the Rings With regard to Lord of the Rings, then what is there left for me to say? Other people have probably already told you how great it is… But I’ll give it a try anyway :-)

So, let me start by saying that it’s a stunning movie — it’s really amazing to see how Peter Jackson has managed to visualize the book. Everything looks so real and feels so natural because it stays close to the book. And when you see the film again (as I did today :-) then you can really enjoy all the details, such as the over-sized carrots in Bilbo’s kitchen. I also love the scene where Frodo sees Arwen for the first time — the way she illuminates everything around her with her beauty. And when you hear them speak Elvish — it’s so beautiful. And I could go on and on and on…

It’s a great movie. I don’t know how it is if you haven’t read the books and therefore knows nothing about Hobbits, Elves, Dwarfs, Wizards, and Orcs, but I can imagine, that it must be a little strange at times.

One of the things that makes Tolkien so great, is that he has created an entire world in these books. And the world has it’s own myths and legends about the Ancient times. The different races that inhabit Middle-Earth all have their own characteristics: the Hobbits like to eat all the time, the Elves are beautiful and elegant, the Dwarfs are more “rough” and so on. The movie gives examples of all these things, but I can imagine that it’s easier to notice them, if you already knows about them :-)

If you want to hear other peoples oppenion about the film, then you should head over to IMBd where they have a lot of interesting reviews.