Everyone’s a Critic 1.0

23 Jan
So…I went to see ‘The Young Victoria’ this afternoon, and yes I went alone. (Whatever, more popcorn for me!) I found the BEST movie theater. It only plays indie films, so no Avatar, thank God. But, the very best part is only old people go there!!! And by old I mean that I was easily the youngest person there by 40 years. The only bad thing I have to say about seeing a movie with old people is that the old men do that hocking up noise, which just goes to show you men are gross at every age. It will never end.
I was the only one “close” to the screen, I sat mid way in the theater, all the blue hairs were in the back, which was awesome because I had a row plus the entire front of the house to myself. There was some talking while the previews went on but that’s totally acceptable. There was a reminder to not text message during the movie and a few of them thought it would be funny to remind each other, “No text messaging Betty. Hee, hee, hee.” I actually laughed out loud since I knew none of them had a clue how to even do that!
The movie’s title pretty much sums up what the movie is going to be about. It’s not like Mrs. Brown, which only showed the frumpalicious, older Queen Victoria that most of us think of when we hear her name.
Before nine children ruined her
(Pretty good ad for birth control, huh?!)
The movie begins right before her Uncle William, the King of England died so there is battle to have her sign for a regent (someone to rule for her because she’s too young.) It was very disappointing to see how many people wanted to manipulate a teenager for their own gain, jerks. People around her were uber paranoid, she couldn’t walk down a flight of stairs alone for fear of something happening to her.
During all of this there is a romance between her and Prince Albert of Germany and an illusion of what may have been a slight romance between her and one of her counselors.
Prince Albert…not in a can.
Even though you know who wins (or maybe you failed World History and don’t know) you still want Prince Albert to get Victoria because he’s super nice, sweet, polite and decently hot. He is the only one who cares about her thoughts and doesn’t think her future husband should rule for her, they should rule together. Pretty modern thinking. It is interesting to see how society has changed. Albert asked Victoria if he could write to her. Now a days guys don’t even ask your name before looking like some kind of retarded dog dry humping on the dance floor… uhh,I hate my generation. I won’t ruin the plot of the movie but it only goes up until their first (of NINE!) children is born.
 Emily Blunt did a very good job of acting like someone just on the cusp of adulthood, while still acting like a teenager. The movie was produced by Sarah Ferguson, so much of it was filmed in some of the actual places, Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace.(Which, I learned that Queen Victoria was the first person to live there, so if there’s a funky smell there I’d blame her since she broke that place in!)
A “proper” English garden.
It was beautifly filmed and the coustumes were very pretty. It’s not my favorite period for costumes but they were all very beautiful and had vibrant colors with really great fabrics.
Remember when people actually cared about what they looked like when they
 left the house?
Over all it was a very good film. You see the Victorian Era in a different light. When thinking of the Victorian Era most people think of repression but it was actually a time of great change and just because they weren’t a hyper sexual society does not mean it wasn’t a progressive culture.

7 Responses to “Everyone’s a Critic 1.0”

  1. MAYBELLINE January 23, 2010 at 4:54 PM #

    >Did you know that Albert was her 1st cousin? You might enjoy reading her diary:"The Girlhood of Queen Victoria: A Selection of Her Majesty's Diaries Between the Years 1832 and 1840".Thanks for taking me to the movies.

  2. L January 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM #

    >Yes I did that why some of their kids had hemophilia.

  3. MAYBELLINE January 24, 2010 at 2:50 AM #

    >Huh…I thought that was the Russian czar kids.

  4. L January 24, 2010 at 4:34 AM #

    >Who do you think married the czar? One of her kids. They spread that illness all over Europe.

  5. MAYBELLINE January 25, 2010 at 4:27 AM #

    >Public education. That's MY excuse.

  6. L January 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM #

    >Bull crap. I was publicly educated as well and my grammar and math skills are way worse than yours…but apparently my history knowledge isn't?! Plus you had Granny telling you this stuff since day one I'm sure.

  7. MAYBELLINE January 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM #

    >Your history knowledge is superior. You can be on my Trivial Pursuit team.

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