Wednesday, March 29, 2006

High hopes dashed...or how I lost four hours of my life

I like mini-series.
Throw in a little magical/mystical, and I'm there. "Merlin" and "Excalibur" are two of my absolute favorites. I loved "North and South." But I'm partial to MAGIC.
So, when Sci-Fi Channel advertised for "Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King", I was rather excited. It was split in two days in two parts.
At the end of day one, I was a little disappointed, but I just KNEW it was going to get better. Backstory, I told myself. Have to have a solid base. But then the second half came on last night.
And let me tell you, it was jacked up.
Not only was the acting sub-par...but the story SUCKED.
Yes. You heard me. It inhaaaaaaaaaaaaaled.
And do you know what the ending was? (This is your opportunity to scroll past.)
The guy died. Died. This dude bathed in dragon's blood to make him invincible. I watched this through my fingers. Ewwwwwwwwwww. And then some idiot nailed him with a large spear.
Picture me watching in utter disbelief. And then he's gone. Zip.
Okay. And the woman who was the love of his life? Well...they set out the funeral pyre (hero BBQ) out into the lake. And out pops this woman from the boat. She stabs herself with her sword and falls over his body.
VISUAL: Me. Jaw hanging open in disbelief. Blinking. Once. Twice. Then cursing.
I wasted four hours of my life on this. Four hours I could have been watching The Surreal Life. LMAO
Okay. Maybe not that. But certainly not the crappiest movie I've seen in awhile. Geez!
Even an altoid couldn't get the bad taste out of my mouth.

And I think I know my literary problem. I can't get titles out of my head. My wee cranium is bursting with them. The title comes first...and then the idea behind the story. It's driving me batty.
Halo on My Bedpost--Angel come down to Earth. Case of the Ex--Woman falling back in love with old love. Goes Down Smooth--Contemporary Erotic Romance. I could go on and on and on.
I would take some plain ol' writing at this point in time.


Tori Lennox said...

Ye gods! I'm glad I didn't bother with it. And I did think about it. Sheesh.

chryscat said...

Tori: My psyche has been scarred. If not for Dr. Who, I wouldn't give the SciFi Channel a second chance.

Sharon said...

oohhhh thanks for the warning! I was considering watching that movie, but I'd be pissed over the ending.

Rene said...

I almost taped it, but then forgot. Glad I didn't bother.

Love your titles. Sounds like you are feeling more the thing now.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Love the titles -- a great way to brainstorm. :) I ran into a proverbial brick wall a few months ago and only recently have I been able to sit down and write without agonizing over it. I'm sure you'll get your mojo back in no time. :) Sometimes, I think our Muse is simply telling us we need a break. (Or they do!)

Michelle said...

Ack! Sorry about the lousy storyline. Don't you hate it when that happens? I can deal with a hero's death, as long as the ending is satisfying and well-motivated. Think Braveheart and Gladiator. While I cried at the end, I still understood the need for their deaths.