Tonight I rented Imperium from Redbox. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a Daniel Radcliffe movie. He hasn’t done many movies that I’ve actually enjoyed since Harry Potter, but I keep watching them anyway because…well, because I don’t know why, okay?!
Anyway, Imperium was disturbing, engaging, kinda heart-breaking (not as heart-breaking – nor as boring – as December Boys though), & really, (surprisingly) very good.
- I mean, I know they say not to judge a book (or a movie as it were) by its cover, but come on…it even looks like a low-rate B-movie.
Thank you, Daniel Radcliffe, for redeeming your participation in that disaster called “Horns” by doing something meaningful.
Also, thanks for shaving your head; you no longer look like James Potter & Severus Snape had a weird magical baby, but rather, an attractive, blue-eyed piece of velcro. I would have said a “rather attractive, blue-eyed cue ball” but you still had something left on top which looked like it might have been very effective in gathering the stray dog hair off my furniture.
If it’s not clear, that was my unorthodox version of a compliment; allow me to rephrase: I liked it. I also liked that Sam Merlotte – or, as he was named at birth, Sam Trammel – was in it. I’m sure they could have used your fuzzy new head to help with his character’s fur problems on the set of True Blood. Yeah, I know I’m not funny. Sorry. Moving on.
For anyone considering watching it, here are a few notes/advisories for you:
- It’s not kid-friendly
- There’s only a small bit of actual violence, but a fair amount of implied violence
- a lot of harsh language/hate speech
Do with those what you will. Let me know if you’ve seen it or decide to watch it and what you think.
Now, who else really wants to see Harry go back to Hogwarts with a shaved head and a devil-may-care attitude? Show of hands? Anybody?