Took my Mom to the emergency room yesterday for chest pains and exhaustion. She was admitted and was discharged this evening. Doctors and hospital staff were utter assholes, but I'm too tired to write about that tonight.
I saw about half an hour worth of Howl's Moving Castle in the ER waiting room. I am a huge Diana Wynne Jones fan. I know that some people really like Miyazaki (probably misspelled that, but it has been a really draining couple of days and I'm too lazy to google it) and that's okay. I have no problems with people who like things I don't like (except for people who constantly watch reality tv).
Anyway, it looked awful and was not like the book. (I didn't expect it to be, which is why I didn't see it when it came out.) Howl was just . . . not Howl. I will admit that I had a huge crush on book!Howl when I was about 14*, but anime!Howl was . . . just not Howl. I'm not sure what the deal was with Michael being a little kid or with the really fat woman(?) who was there. Calcifer should have been less cute. Sophie annoyed me. She had a British accent (the author is British and I really like British accents!) but EVERYONE ELSE sounded American! What was up with all the airships and bombs, anyway? What happened to Howl being a coward? Furthermore, HOWL IS NOT A BISHIE!
This concludes my obligatory movie-hating-fan-of-the-book rant. Just don't speak to me of Jurassic Park. Lord of the Rings movies were better than the books (and I read the books first). Harry Potter movies aren't great, but some of the effects are cool and I heart Moaning Myrtle.
* I do not generally find appearances to be sexy. I don't know why; I'm just weird. I'm much more likely to read a book and be attracted to a character in the book based on their personality. Or a movie in some cases, but it's always the CHARACTER not the actor (ie - I like Captain Jack Sparrow but I'm not a fan of Johnny Depp except in that role.)