(This was originally going to be an article about how there will never be a true 3D Pokémon game but with the release of Poképark 2 that seems to feature hundreds of the little bastards in full bouncy, skippy 3D. A new, more accurate article was required. So without further ado, here’s some random thought.)
I like movies. I like a great number of movies of all genres, moods and complexity and most of the time, I like the same movies as my friends. But every now and again after watching a new film with my chums, my first thought of “huh, that wasn’t bad. Not great but not bad” is quite loudly and exuberantly interrupted by “That was the worst piece of shit I’ve ever seen!”
I think everyone has them. Movies that you don’t think are that bad only to find that the rest of the world considers them a cinematic war-crime. The worst part is (and this is pure weakness on my part) that I’ll frequently nod along with my friends so as not to spark of a verbal onslaught about my error in opinion.
You know what? I liked the Watchmen movie. I liked the 3rd Matrix the most. I liked Ghost Rider. Are these amazing films? No but at the very least, I can sit down and watch them without cringing or the desire to turn it off. Maybe I have low standards but I don’t need every film to be a tour de force. Sometimes I just want to be entertained and a great deal more films then I admit can do that.
Alright, your turn. What movies do you like that everyone around you hates. 3rd X-men film? The Invention of Lying? Indiana Jones 4? Just get it off your chest, you’ll feel better for it.
See you next week!