They had this scene where they each had to train a dog, and the main character, Eggsy, picked a little pug named JB (short for Jack Bauer). He was so cute!
JB stole the show, but Samuel L. Jackson played a pretty pawtastic villain.
What can we writers learn from this movie?
Never underestimate the power of cute animalsto make a movie memorable.
Nothing raises the stakes like a likable villain 10 steps ahead of the hero at all times.
Like a good video game, this movie had layers of villains, including a pretty baller sub-boss, the lady with the razor legs. Meaningful acceleration of conflict builds momentum, and that makes for an exciting story.
That’s what I got from it at least! What do you think?
Today, I saw “Life of Pi” (David Magee, 2012). I can’t say that there was a point during the film in which I was terribly bored.
As a fellow obligate carnivore, I could empathize with Richard Parker in his struggle not to eat his friend, Pi, whose very name evoked the image of a delicious meat pastry. I also felt the absence of a house cat in a film about animals made me feel excluded.
This is so cute!! I want a tiger friend I can love and butt heads with! We would have gotten along, me and the tiger.
I also thought the framing device of Pi telling his story was kind of expository, but I sneaked a good taste of my human’s butter fork during the screening, so I can’t complain.