Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Omen Remake With FCI

Actually, this has nothing to do with gym, apart from the fact that I went to watch the movie with my FCI and his gf, at the new Cathay cineplex, very near the gym. Also, we chose to watch this midnight movie on a night when the World Cup was kicking off, which speaks volumes for our (FCI & me) inclination towards watching 22 people scurrying around a large field for a ball.

FCI had very kindly gotten the tickets ahead of time, though judging by the cinema crowd that was lost to the world cup, we might have been able to get tickets anyway, even at the last minute.

"When the Jews return to zion, and the comet rips the sky
When the holy roman empire rises, then you and I must die.

From the eternal sea he rises, creating armies on either shore
Turning man against his brother, Till man exists no more".

For some bizarre reason, I have remembered this poem ever since form 4. Anyway, considering that the remake was an almost EXACT replica of the original one, these two gems of poetry were still an integral part of the script. This version relies more on graphic and thriller kind of shock, the kind that makes women scream, and cling onto their boyfriends. A good excuse for the first time daters who want to get "close".

The original movie was not visually scary; it was conceptually evil, and wreaked of hell. The score, Ave Satani, is a direct incantation of Satan, and really sends goosebumps down my spine, till today. It was this combination of demonic soundtrack, plus intense acting by Lee Remick and Gregory Peck, that made the original movie a true classic and in a league of its own. This version, well, lacked that diabolic soundtrack, and in my opinion, fell short of the original by far. Nevertheless, the boy Damien does look more sinister in this new version, compared with that adorable little boy in the original.

Thanks FCI for buying the ticks.

On a separate note, Red Planet commented that I should have just continued with my old blogsite, rather than separating the topics into gym, food and miscellaneous. Another friend commented that these restrictions have actually forced me to be more creative in the gym writing, as there is very little raw material to work with. I can't say I am not tempted to return to the original site, of course, omitting the genre of blogging that got me into trouble to begin with.

See how la.


At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seperate or not, i still enjoy reading your ever entertaining blogs...keep it up!!

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Chin Wei Sin said...

I agree with Red Planet.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger fatboybakes said...

wow, tiger, i didnt know that you are still on the radar....very stressful la, knowing that people of your high calibre are reading this. makes me cautious about gibberish.


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