Friday, 28 August 2009

Femme Fatale

Last night we settled down to the evening's trip to the cinema courtesy of VideoEzy (shameless plug). I had spotted Pizza bases in the cheapo bin at New World and we were chomping on our slices of anchovy pizza - Polly made them up and cooked them, after a shouting match at the electric oven which neither of us had used before, preferring our portable gas hob. Most, if not all, modern appliances need a manual (which reminds me I started a post about reading manuals and scrapped it for a later date) and there was none available for this model in our rented house. Amazingly I cracked it in about five minutes. I realised in this machine that the dials for the timer mechanism had been replaced by LEDs but the process was much the same - easier to my mind once I spotted the trick.
I already had the DVD fired up and the viewing software poised on the brink of the first scene ...
What the flip? I don't remember Bridget Fonda having lesbian sex with a barely clothed model wearing a few diamonds in strategic locations. Almost choking on anchovy I had another look at the box. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh ... not what I thought I had picked. This is how it came about. We had seen a film Kiss of the Dragon the week before written - not directed - by Luc Besson - and I had thought I might like to refresh my memory of my one and only viewing of La Femme Nikita not to be confused with the remake with Bridget Fonda called Point of no Return or Assassin in some countries.
Now this is where I got seriously confused. In the DVD store I thought I was looking at a cover picture of Bridget Fonda, who was also in Kiss of the Dragon mentioned above. It seemed as if a plan was coming together and I had found almost immediately that which I had been looking for (up yours Bono). Ah now.
We suffered the film anyway, well it did have an attractive leading lady, none other than Rebecca Romjin. Most of us with good memories (and slowly fading palpitations of the heart) will recall her delightful appearance (subtle) in X-Men as Mystique.
Unfortunately last night's film also had Antonio Banderas in it which for me is a no no. He's really much better when he is not speaking save when he is the voice of Puss in Boots in Shrek.

2 comments:

Jerry said...

That was indeed a rather unnecessary piece of cinema.

This Antonio business though... I rather enjoyed him as Zorro (his accent was quite appropriate there).

Thoughts???

Hugh Macmillan said...

I'm trying to forget Zorro! I had nearly succeeded - thanks.

These two not bad:

13th Warrior
Once Upon a Time in Mexico

These are my thoughts,

Pax vobiscum