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Books and Movies

Usually, I read the book before I go out and watch the movie adaptation.  But over the weekend, I did the opposite.


First of all, I want y’all to know that RoboCop was awesome!  I love my Swedish men and Joel Kinnaman is one of the very good ones.  I kinda wanna watch it again actually.  I genuinely enjoyed it!


We missed an earlier showing and the next one was two hours later.  We changed our tickets and since we were in the movie theater already, we decided to loiter.  And uhm… watch other movies.  LOL!  I know, I know… that’s bad, I know.  But hey!  We didn’t watch the whole movie.  XD  I first ventured into the theater showing Frozen and stayed until Kristoff sang Reindeers Are Better Than People.  I watched that movie 4+ times so I moved on.


I went in to Vampire Academy next.  It was just starting and I had 15 minutes to spare.  I planned to read the book about a week before the movie release but I wasn’t able to do it.  Frankly, I was tired of vampire fiction.  But a book lover friend said it was worthwhile so I bumped it up my TBR list.  The movie was released, not really doing well, and I still haven’t read the book.  Looks like, I’m not contributing to that gross.


But as I watched a small bit of the movie, I was intrigued.  Dhampir? Olga Kurylenko?  Sami Gayle?  I don’t normally go for YA with a tone like that, a very high school-y and whiny tone, but the world was interesting.  It was like Hogwarts for vampires and whatever Dhampirs are.  (I actually know what Morois are lol.)  The acting was rather bad but no acting is required when reading.  I didn’t know the cast well enough for me to imagine them while reading.


I enjoyed RoboCop and as soon as I got home, I booted up my Kindle and started on Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  It seems like a fast read.  Not much is given in terms of world-building foundation… it explains stuff as it goes along.  It has that whiny teenager tone but none of the bad acting so that’s bearable.  Even for vampire fiction, it’s not my cup of tea but… it’s not boring or annoying so I’m giving it a chance.  I’m seeing it through.


As for the movie, maybe I’ll just rewatch RoboCop.