So I was just going to review a bunch of movies that I have recently seen and figured before doing so I had to come clean with my approach to movie reviewing. This is somewhat an expansion of a disclaimer I made when I reviewed Superman Returns a couple of years ago, but oh so much better.
First, I am a horrible movie critic!
Let me put it this way, if you want insightful, educated, nuanced reviews laced with witty and informed cinematic references, you are in the wrong place. But, if you want thoughts from some random guy with a Fandango account that begins the movie experience thinking, "Hmmmm, what can we see that starts in 30 minutes?" and/or "I wonder what snack goes with Blades of Glory?" then I am your guy. You see, I pretty much love every movie I see — Except 1997’s The Peacemaker, HORRIBLE and 1995’s Rob Roy,
couldn’t understand a word they were saying — There is just something
about the movie-watching experience that simply makes me appreciate the
filmmaker’s and actor’s effort. I mean, I know that I couldn’t do any better, so how can I judge? Sure at $11 bucks a pop, I guess I have bought my right to judge, but at the same time, I just spent $11 bucks to support an industry that is arguably, in the grand scheme of life, a luxury, so I might as well enjoy my time.
Don’t hate the playa, hate the game I say.
When I go to a movie, I am all about escapism . . . hey, I LOVED The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift [REVIEW] and am a sucker for a good love story movie, if that gives you any sense of my depth 😉 At the same time, I have been moved by such rich movies at Hotel Rwanda, The Great Debaters and Farewell My Concubine, so there may be something beyond eye candy and a hearty guffaw.
So lets recap: when it comes right down to it, if the movie in playing at a convenient time, I don’t fall asleep, I can understand the words and/or you distract me from more stressful things in life, thumbs up!
You have been duly advised.