Went to the kino last night, to see Memoirs of a Geisha, which was pretty but ever so boring. Anyways, while there I noticed a startling amount of posters for really terrible looking films. I was so busy pointing out the horrible looking adverts that I walked straight past the screen that we were going to. Not that NM noticed, but then again, I did have na ticéadaí, so we’ll let her away with it this once.

But the prize for worst idea ever must go to The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby.

For those of you who don’t know, Greyfriars Bobby was a little Skye Terrier who was so faithful to his master that he sat on his grave for 14 years. So not a life packed with adventures. And although there has been a film made before, possibly more, I don’t think this recent effort is really in the spirit of the true story.

Course, if you even look at the poster, which you can see by visiting the official site you will see they obviously don’t care about the real story. Because instead of a Skye Terrier they have a West Highland terrier. Now, all credit to the westies of the world, but, at the end of the day, they aren’t Skyes are they? But like remaking lassie and using a border collie instead of a rough collie. And I haven’t even mentioned the kids. I’d have to say I’m rather a little bemused by it all.

There was however a trailer for the new Tristian and Isolde film. Now despite looking more like Roar[1] than anything else I’ll still be going to see it[2] But the trailer VO man did make NM wonder about the pronunciation of Isolde. Personally I don’t know the “real” way. I think I’d say it something like Isuelt? Anyone know.

Linknotes:
  1. and not just for Rufus Sewell, although I do have to say that Tristian himself looks very unpretty
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