Saturday, 25 November 2006

Cannibalism in the British Isles

Let me recap the events of the last 24 hours (ish). Dan came round yesterday afternoon and we decided that because we were both completely bored, we'd go to The Fox for a pub lunch. As usual, for me, it was a mixed grill, which for £9.75 is an absolute bargain. Steak, Pork Chop, Liver, Bacon, Sausage, Mushrooms, Tomato and a pile of chips. Anyway, afterwards, we decided that rather than just go back to the flat, we'd go to Wood Green and see Casino Royale.

I must say, i was impressed with this reboot of the bond franchise. It is no longer the campy romp through international espionage that we associate with Bond Films of the past - even 'Die Another Day' was just full of rediculous plot points (or the lack thereof) and the reliance on gadgets and 'Q' division was all people saw the movies for. James Bond of old was a lecherous perve that was only kept alive through the copious use of technology and not his ingenuity.

Casino Royale however, changes all of that. You see Bond as a much more flawed human being, and thats what we want. We see a Bond thats only just earned his 00 status with a big ego and stone cold exterior who goes through a metamorphosis over the course of the film.

Despite it being 2 and a half hours long, i didnt feel bored once, unlike when i watched 'Munich' which, when it hit the 2 hour mark, i felt like gouging my eyeballs out with my keys just to stop the pain and horror of such an awful movie being drilled into my soul.

Anyway, i digress. We walked back and after a beer or two, Dan went back home and i concentrated on watching some of the Torchwood that i've been downloading over the past day or so. For those that don't know, Torchwood is a spinoff of the new Doctor Who series, the name of course being an anagram of 'Doctor Who'. IT centres around a group of individuals who operate outside of the law and separate from the government who investigate alien phenomena and general wierdness. Think of it as a british version of the X-Files. Or CSI:Cardiff as it's so eloquently put in the first episode.

The episode that i was watching last night though, centered around cannibals living in a remote village in wales, who abduct passers by them. Now i've only been to wales a few times, but for some reason as i was watching it, i could easily have mistaken it for a dramatisation of real events. Theres just something about wales that makes it feel like its full of cannibals. Huw - can you explain this, or are you too busy gnawing on a rambler?

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