Originally Posted by poly800rock
i based my old band entirely on the song ceremony.....my fav song ever, HOWEVER, life aquatic also used it and i pumped myself up to see that one, fav song, amazing director, and i thought it sucked....so i don't have much hope for this one either.
You might rent Life Aquatic again. I was extremely excited about it (I adore Rushmore, as my handle might suggest), but when I saw it the first time I was also quite disappointed. On a whim, I watched it again on cable and really warmed up to it. I've seen it a couple more times since, and it just keeps getting better.
Re Marie Antoinette, I thought it faltered in a couple places, but overall I loved it. I know a lot of people didn't like the way the acting was handled, but I thought that the naturalistic approach was brilliant. Kept it from feeling too distant, and really helped convey the hedonistic spirit of Versailles. As I'm sure everyone's heard, the cinematography and soundtrack are spectacular. When "What Ever Happened" cuts in, I was fucking floored.
It's worth going just to see Rip Torn as the King of France. Not because it's ludicrous, but because he fucking nails it.