Almost a year after Nintend launched their new console they have finally released the first Super Mario adventure for the Wii: Super Mario Galaxy. Silke and I have been waiting of this game for a long time. Silke ordered it in advance months ago and we were very happy when it was finally shipped on the 15th. Royal Mail were in top form again. It only took them eleven days to deliver it.
And the game was definitely worth the wait: lovely comic graphics with sometimes dizzying 3D effects, nice gameplay and just the right level of difficulty guarantee a lot of fun. Silke and I already spent several hours exploring the galaxy and fighting with cute monsters in turn. And I’m quite sure that we will spend many more enjoyable hours doing that. 🙂
After spending most of the last two days putting our stuff into boxes Silke and I decided we had earned a break. We went to the movies after dinner and watched Stardust.
It is hard to say what kind of movie it is. I would personally call it a Romantic Fantasy Adventure Comedy. It is however very easy to like it: a nice story, good special effects, lots of humour and actors at their best make it really enjoyable. Especially Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro are brilliant.
After getting promoted for several months Ratatouille was finally released in the UK last Friday. Because Silke and I really liked the trailers we went to the movies on the opening weekend.
The screening started with the filmlet Lifted which was hilarious. And the main movie was great fun, too. It had all the ingredients of a good Pixar movie: great characters, homour, action and a hint of feelings. It was not as good as Finding Nemo perhaps but very entertaining nevertheless.
I just hope that this movie doesn’t result in a lot of plagiarism. There were more than enough bad copies of Finding Nemo already.