-- (personal question) How have your lives changed over the past ten years? It saved my life.
I see that being a reoccurring answer for anyone who answers here
I don't mean that in a condescending way. I genuinely mean that it does my heart good to hear an answer like that. I've always said that I read the book at time in my life when I needed it the most and it is a book that saved my life when I needed it. It gave me hope. It gave me faith in people again. It warmed the cockles of my ever growing cynical black heart. So it really warms my heart to hear that answer from others as well
I guess I never really answered my own questions so allow me to answer them:
-- How do you all feel about the film today?
-- I love it about as much as I did back then. Which is a hell of a lot.
-- When was the last time you watched it?
-- Last year around my birthday. I actually make it a habit to watch it once a year now and its usually around my birthday I find myself watching it.
-- Do you still love it in the same way that you did back then?
-- Yes. It's an unwavering love that never died.
-- Has time treated it well (in your opinion)?
-- I think so. I think Alfredson made some really wise choices to make it seem timeless. Even though it is a period film. It still feels like a story that could be taking place in any decade and I think it goes down to the way the film is designed. You can tell it's a different time period that it is set in but unlike Let Me In (which literally reminds you its the 80's every chance it gets), it's not dominated by its time period.
-- Has the film aged like fine wine or soured and withered?
-- Like fine wine
-- Has your opinion changed on Let Me In over the years?
-- strangely enough, yes it has. I don't hate it in the same way I once did. I don't think it is anywhere near as good as Alfredson's film and I still think it's trying way too hard to recapture lightning in a bottle, but I have come to respect it as a pretty decent copy.
For all the problems I have with it, I do think at the very least that Matt Reeves really was trying to be respectful to the source material that came before his film (if not a little TOO respectful at times to the point of copying a little too much and not changing enough to make his own version), but my harsh opinion of it has lessened a little and I have come around to somewhat respecting it a little more. Although, no one will ever convince that Chloe Moretz is better in that role (I stand by my original thought that Chloe Moretz is the weakest part of that whole movie.)
-- Did you think this forum would still be alive ten years later?
-- Got to be honest here, no. I really didn't think it would be. Time has changed for me. I really don't have as much free time as I once did and I don't get to visit this place as much anymore. I thought the same would happen for all of you, but I have to give you guys a lot of credit. You kept this place alive for the last ten years. Many kudos to you guys for doing so. It's pretty impressive.
-- (personal question) How have your lives changed over the past ten years?
-- In some ways my life has changed for the better and in other ways not for the better. I think I came out of my shell a lot more and forced myself to get out into the real world a little bit more.
I've been learning Japanese for a good four years (this will be my fifth year learning the language). I've made some pretty good friends in life. I wish I could say I made good friends on this board but I've got to be honest, I didn't really grow close to anyone here. Don't take that offensively, but yeah, I just never got that close to anyone here. But in real life I did get out a little bit more and start to really enjoy life.
On the negative side, I turned 30 last year and went through my year of depression. Which I've been told by other people is very common for a lot of people when they turn 30. It's like something snaps in your brain and you start to question your standing in life. You realize half your life is behind you and you start to wonder what it is you're doing in life? I went through that type of depression last year.
I think I'm coming out of it. The last four months of last year was my moment of starting to pull myself out of the hole that I put myself in. But yeah, life has changed for me. Between work and study, I really just don't have the free time I once had and I genuinely kind of miss having that free time. But in other ways, there are good things about life worth noting. Notably the fact that I can somewhat speak another language is pretty awesome and the fact that I've made great friends in said country (Japan) is pretty awesome.
I still kind of want to brave moving there for a year one day, but that would require me actually doing something about it.
Anyways, that's how my life changed over the last ten years. I went from being a meek hiding in his shell type of kid to being a somewhat braver and more willingly outgoing kind of guy.