Well, spring is here! The days are getting longer…birds are singing in the air…blah blah blah! haha
Although there are some changes, some things remain the same. I am super busy at work and have not had much chance to work on my film (it sucks really!). I come home from work and I need to relax and unwind…weekends are spent doing chores round the house. I need to starting work on it. I just need to find some motivation!
I completed my last online course last week and I have to say I have really enjoyed all 3. They were refreshing and have honestly held me get back into the swing in some regards.
I am very excited about going on holiday in May as I know I will likely get some writing done and will get a few ideas sorted out.
I have also decided that I need to start work on another project I have been playing around with but it’s super secret. But I will leave you a couple of clues. It will be a documentary and about a ‘beloved’ football team…Barça! [sic]
I have not been to the cinema over the last month but I am sure glad I am not Ben Affleck! I am personally looking forward to seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). The pressure of playing a Batman/Bruce Wayne is enough but after the disaster that was Daredevil (Daredevil 2003) and the fact that the film is setting up the Justice League…well, that takes a a lot go guts! I am know he has come into some criticism so far but I will reserve judgement until I see the film.
However, I have some observations about actors who play iconic film characters. Like with James Bond, each actor has a different spin on the persona they play. Sean Connery was cool and sophisticated, Roger Moore brought humour. An actor takes what they need from previous version and try to build or add their own take onto to develop and evolve the character. The same can be said for Batman each Batman/Bruce Wayne has been different and each film has been different. For example, you can’t compare Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005).
For Affleck, he is following – in my opinion – one of the most complete Batman/Bruce Wayne performance ever by Christian Bale. He ‘owned’ both in all 3 films and I think some people are finding it hard to imagine anyone in the role. It is a tough act to follow and I think everyone should take a step back and judge his ‘incarnation’ on its own merits. The same can be said for Zach Snyder. He is a good director and I know he will definitely have added his mark onto the film.
Anyway back to sleep…I mean work! haha I am going to relax…will probably do some more post this months…take care everyone!