Category Archives: Free Time

All kind of things I do in my free time

Movie of the Week: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Following the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy the first The Chronicles of Narnia movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was released in 2005. Silke and I watched it in cinemas and weren’t very impressed. Based on that experience we weren’t sure whether we want to watch the second movie Prince Caspian. But watching the trailers convinced us to give it a try.

And we made the right choice. The second movie turned out to be much better than the first one. More humour, a lot of action and nice special effects provide the basis for good entertainment. But most the important improvement were the main characters. They weren’t annoying wimps as in the first movie anymore. You could actually relate to them. Altogether it is not The Lord of the Rings but a good fantasy movie nevertheless.

Movie of the Week: Iron Man

I like movies based on comic books. Unfortunately a lot of them are mediocre and some are really bad.

Based on the trailer I decided to watch Iron Man although I never had read one of the comic books. And it was really worth the visit because it is an excellent movie. It is full of action and humour and (remarkably in a superhero movie) very interesting characters. Especially Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark is brilliant. His portrayal creates a character which is unlike any superhero you have seen before. And he avoids the usual pathos with ease.

If you like good entertainment this is your movie.

Things you can do when your nephew is visiting

The time had finally come to produce the sequel to my (in)famous Lego Train movie. But because I wanted to surpass the first part of the trilogy I needed the right equipment and crew:

  1. More tracks
  2. An exotic filming location
  3. A better camera (unfortunately still no video camera, blame Sony for that)
  4. And last but not least a talented young director:
    Robin Taylor

Now we are ready for action (please click on the picture to watch the movie):

The Second Train Movie