I’ve been thinking about books and movies that I enjoy. You know how you have different moods and sometimes you feel like reading/watching one sort of book or movie, and other times they just don’t “sound good”?
Well, I have come to the conclusion that there is one book that I always want to read and one movie that I always want to watch.
I don’t think this necessarily means they are my “favorite” (since I think The Lord of the Rings probably takes that place for both books and film).
But this book and this movie, they are my comfort-food. My happy place. Stories and characters that I never tire of and am always happy to re-visit. I always feel like I’d like to dive back into them.
That One Book and That One Movie
For books, it’s Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, which I reread this month for the third time and loved even more than ever.
For movies, it’s The Avengers, which I rewatched last night for the gajillionth time.
What is it about these two works? I don’t really know. All I know is I enjoy them immensely and even when I don’t feel like anything else, I feel like devouring them all over again.
They’re both extremely different. But they both have a good dose of humor, fabulous dialog, and casts of characters that I love intensely.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Howl is of course one of my favorite characters of all time and he’s hilarious and awesome. But I love the rest of the cast as well: fiery Sophie, literally-fiery Calcifer, helpful/adorable Michael, etc…. I just love them and their interactions and adventures so much! The plot is intriguing as well, the moving castle itself I love and want one. It helps that it’s my favorite genre: medieval fantasy in another world. It’s hysterically funny, but also epic and adventurous and just fabulous fantasy. And Howl. Because Howl.
Hawkeye is my favorite of the Avengers, hands-down. But after him, I refuse to pick a favorite because I love ALL of them so much. Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Banner, Natasha… They’re each so fabulous. I love their interactions too, and it’s just great to see them hanging out and bickering or helping each other out… And I guess it’s my favorite movie genre? Action-adventure? I’ve never been much into superheroes, but I do enjoy the Avengers. And of course Hawkeye. Because Hawkeye.
I don’t know. I guess The Avengers and Howl’s Moving Castle just make me happy. ^_^
So I now have only two questions:
Do you have a “comfort-food” (separate from “favorite”) book, film, show etc. that just makes you happy and you never tire of re-reading/watching?
And why isn’t Age of Ultron out yet?