Friday, October 07, 2005

A Night at the opera, er I mean Cinema :p

Yesterdays night out started with me finishing work at 4pm :) and heading into town to collect my wallet (That I'd stupidly dropped in a taxi last week!) from the police station in Pit Street. Afterwards it was off to Bon Accord where I first of all had a pint of Orkney Dark ale which was lovely :) After spending a brief (Yet incredibly frustrating) ten minutes trying to get Ubuntu to recognize my Buffalo g54 wireless card using ndiswrapper (Again!), _gneil arrived followed about fifteen minutes later by Jaavaaguru. After a pint of Topsey Turvey and Lai Fail (Both of which are highly recommended ales!) we moved on, briefly checking out the likes of Driftwood and Nicos, neither of which had much happening, so we didn't stay for a drink, we eventually ended up at Rufus T's Where we had a drink before moving on to Walkabout to meet up with Cat and Kat before going on to the UGC to watch the film 'Serenity'.


Serenity is the film version of the very short lived Sci-Fi flop Firefly that showed briefly (About 13 episodes) in 2002 on the sci-Fi channel. It is written, directed and produced by Joss Whedon (Buffy the vampire creator). Don't misunderstand everything I'm about to write here, the film was very watchable, it had a good script, was well directed and the acting (All be it a touch shaky at parts) was solid, unfortunatly the film fell flat on it's face, it seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. It seems to be trying to mix elements of Star Wars, Indiana Jones and several other top Sci Fi shows and movies and towards the end turns into a sci-fi version of buffy the vampire slayer. This unfortunately left the film feeling a little flat, uninspiring and un-original which is a shame. Fans of buffy will love this film no matter what however if you're looking for top of the line original sci-fi avoid this film, if you're after a bit of a laugh and are looking to sit back and not have to think about what you're watching too much then this is for you.

After The cinema _gneil, Jaavaa and I went to Frankenstein where I had a beer called Desperado (Which has Tequila in it!!! :) ) After that it was off to Bloc for one more beer before heading home. On the way we all felt the need for a Subway, so after stopping at the subway on Sauchiehall Street, where the staff were very friendly but there Manager looked like a total twat!

After that it was off home for a well deserved kip :)


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