Movie Peeves

MOVIE PEEVES….Two movie memes I’m already tired of:

  • The phrase “beloved children’s classic.” And don’t pretend you don’t know which movie I’m talking about.

  • Whether or not Middle America? is ready for a movie about gay cowboys. The answer is almost certainly no, so let’s move on, shall we?

Speaking of movies, I saw the beloved children’s classic yesterday, and it wasn’t bad. One thing’s for sure, anyway: under the definition of “cutie pie,” dictionaries around the world are now going to have to insert a photo of Georgie Henley. The other Pevensie kids, not so much. In fact, the biggest problem with the movie, I thought, was that you never really develop any affection for the children as the movie progresses. Was the book like that too? I don’t remember.