I am re-blogging someone else‘s post about the current WoT adaptation for TV, because I am lazy and the post sums it up very nicely. I have know of it for a while, but watched a trailer only yesterday. I was impressed that they cast Rosamund Pike as Moraine and I will definitely check this out.
I never made it past book 4 of the series, but maybe the adaptation will re-kindle my interest enough to give the book series another try.
Though the point of this is not to convince you to undertake the reading of this series, but to prepare you for Amazon’s adaptation of it into a …The Wheel of Time for Non-Book Readers
There are some good movie and TV adaptation going around at the moment.
I recently watched Villeneuve‘s Dune in the cinema and liked it quite a bit. I won‘t go into any details, there are way too many spoilers too freely available on the internet already. Suffice to say, it is very well done, great photography, good actors in a much better age range than in the silly (but loved) 80s movie. Would you believe that after having read the novel at least four times, it only dawned on me now that Caladan is supposed to be Scotland? Aka Caledonia? *head desk*
Another one I just started: Foundation. My goodreads friends kept talking about it and I decided to finally make use of my free year of Apple TV+ (came with my new iPhone!). I watched the first episode last night. Not ideal on my iPad, so I just bought a USB-C-to-HDMI-cable to try and display it on my TV. Fingers crossed. Anyway, Foundation! Never read the books by Asimov, my reading history of the SF classics is severely lacking. Liked it! I adore Jared Harris and Lee Pace is nicely evil. Very diverse cast, great costumes and make-up, good CGI, etc. I will continue.
Not an book-to-screen adaptation, as far as I am aware, but as I was kicking about on Apple TV anyways, I checked it out: Infiltration with Sam Neill. I get a very strong War of the Worlds vibe. Glacially slow plot, I barely made it through the first episode. But I will definitely watch the 2nd episode, it will hopefully pick up some speed…
Whilst looking at all that, I decided to finally cancel my Disney+ subscription. I initially got it to watch WandaVision, which was a lot of fun. I then re-watched all Star Wars movies and filled in the gaps. I binged on a lot of documentaries. And I watched Loki. There is a lot of other Marvel stuff there, that I haven‘t seen yet. I love the Avenger movies, but I don‘t have the need to watch a gazillion spin-offs. This is just turning into a crazy money-making machine (or even more than it already was). So, I am done with Marvel for the time being, at least on the screen. Anyway, Disney+ raising the subscription price was the last drop, so to speak. I am not watching it enough to make it worthwhile paying the higher fee.
What are you watching?
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I liked the new Dune, less funny than the older one, although we weren’t thrilled with the way Jessica was portrayed.
I’m watching The Librarians, an early 2000 tv series made after 3 Indiana Jones-type movies. I love them! There’s always a moment when someone asks why they’re in the middle of things and they get to declare “we’re the librarians!”
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Yes, Jessica was a bit wimpy and less self-assured than in the book. I will have a look at The Librarians!
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