I just went to the cinema and watched The King's Speech by myself. It felt like the perfect movie to watch on your own. And I thought it better to watch in the cinema than downloading it because I get bored less when I'm in the cinema. I guess it's a good thing our cinemas are being boycotted by international movie distributors (not sure if that's still happening but well.. they're still showing kind of old movies and no really good new ones are coming out so) because I originally wasn't going to watch it at all and I only did because it's the only good thing left in the cinema and I really need to get out of the house and do one of those lone trips to the mall again.
Anyway, it was... beautiful. It was really powerful emotionally, and Colin Firth was amazing, and I think both he and the movie deserved the Oscars they got. I have seen many differing opinions, of course, and I have also seen The Social Network, but I didn't get the same kind of impact when I watched it as I did today. And anyway, The King's Speech is an epic drama/history and it's kind of hard to compete with that, right? Either way, I didn't feel it was a fair comparison after all because they're just so different. But yes, impact-wise, I definitely felt more from The King's Speech. And I had low expectations because I'm not usually into "heavy"-themed movies, so I expected to be maybe bored halfway through it. But I wasn't. It was beautiful and it was touching and I may have teared up a lot. Although Helena Bonham Carter's part is so much smaller than I expected which made me wonder how she got nominated at all since she didn't have that many lines to speak or that many ranges of emotions. Or maybe that's just me.
Anyway, the scene that got to me the most was when King George VI was just named king and then he got back to his daughters with his arms open to hug them and then they curtsied instead and called him "Your Majesty". That was so... heartbreaking and kind of emphasized just how much he didn't want to be king and how it was not helping how he felt about it.
But yes, it was a great movie for me. And a very late comment on the Oscars itself, I was kinda disappointed with how this year they chose to only show the short version of the nominated song performances. As far as I could remember they always performed the full songs, so I was fully expecting I See The Light to be performed in its full glory, but alas :( I feel so cheated! Still, Zachary and Mandy were glorious though, and I'm so happy they got to perform there. And I'm in the group that wasn't impressed by the hosts. I'm not sure why; but most of the jokes just fell flat for me, including many of the ones in the opening mini-movie thing. I had high hopes for Anne & James :( And James Franco did look high throughout the show, lol. I mean, he was smiling in this really dazed out way the whole time XD
Sooo yes. That is about all my belated reviews. I should really kick this LJ-aversion soon cause I want to write more here again.