Monday, February 05, 2007

Disappointments

dis·ap·point·ment (dĭs'ə-point'mənt)
n.

1. The act of disappointing.
2. The condition or feeling of being disappointed.
3. One that disappoints.


I couldn't find an appropriate quote for my blog post, but did find one that made me giggle, so I'll share it:

“Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.” -Fran Lebowitz

Anyway...

Was anyone else thoroughly disappointed with the commercials at the Superbowl yesterday? I admit, I only watched the first half (I don't like Prince, so we tuned out during halftime and then I went to bed shortly thereafter -- yes, it was early, but how else do you think I manage getting up at 4 a.m.?). I did tape the second half (for the commercials), but ... is it even worth watching them?

I also have "Angels Fall" on TiVo. I watched half of it, but was sorely disappointed. I know, I know, the movie is never as good as the book -- still, I think it was horribly miscast. Heather Locklear did okay, but Reece was a brunette in the book (was referred as such a number of times, especially at the beginning), so that bugged me.

And Brody? The guy was absolutely wrong. The sheriff? Wrong. His wife? Wrong. Maybe the chick who died... she was okay I suppose, but then we don't see her much. They did Joanie okay. Lo? Totally wrong. Linda-gail? She was supposed to be a blond.

And the script? Sheesh... did they ever smoosh it to make it short enough for TV.

I suppose part of my issue with it was that "Angels Fall" was one of my absolute favorite Nora Roberts books. I didn't like the movie. I am, in fact, currently rereading the book to get the movie out of my mind.

So what things disappoint you?

5 comments:

Allie Boniface said...

The Colts missing their first point after last night...screwed up the numbers for the pool I was in for the rest of the game!

Yeah, the commercials weren't that great. I thought the one with the Snickers bar & the two "manly" guys, the Blockbuster one with the mouse, and the Coke one with the superhero spreading the love were the best ones.

Gay said...

Instead of watching the Superbowl, I visited the EW (Entertainment Weekly) Photo Gallery of the top 12 Superbowl ads of all time. There are links to YouTube with each photo/description, so that you can enjoy them all over again. Much more satisfying...

Link to Photo Gallery.

Charity said...

Sorry, I'm still trying to deal with the part where you say you don't like Prince.

Next thing you'll tell me is you don't like lutefisk.

I'm seriously disappointed.

MaryF said...

I didn't think Angels Fall was TERRIBLE, but Heather was WAY too old - like 10 years!

And Linda Gail and Lo's story was left out almost entirely, only enough of it there to raise suspicion. Brody and Reece had no chemistry.

I hope Montana Sky is better!

Ceri said...

I think I'm glad I didn't read the book. I'm hoping that Montana Sky is better. Its waiting for me on Tivo.

Talk about disappointing movies from books.. The Watchers which is a Dean Koontz book. Brilliant book, one of my all time favorites. The movie? Horrendous. Worse than horrendous.