Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Twofer

I don't have much time today so I just want to touch on a couple of subjects. You may be thinking, "Is this like that Look At My Briefs thing he does on Thursdays?" To that I say HA! It's completely different. Today is Tuesday.

First off: Really? Not only will there be a Saw VII but it's going to be in 3-D? Taste is subjective and a matter of opinion. One person can love something another person hates and vice versa. This does not make one person or the other stupid or wrong. That being said, if you are a fan of the Saw series, you are both stupid and wrong. They are simply horrible movies. Even the first one sucked. I state this as a matter of fact. If your opinion is that they are good, entertaining films, I would compare that to having an opinion that 2+2=5. Glad I cleared that up for you.

Second: Really? Avatar won the Best Picture Golden Globe? Speaking as someone who really liked Avatar, I say, "Really? Avatar won the Best Picture Golden Globe?" Avatar is good and it shows us all what can be accomplished in movies, how a vision can be plucked out of a filmmaker's head and put on the screen. However, it isn't in the same timezone as Inglourious Basterds or Hurt Locker. Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino took their combined $80 million budgets and used them to make movies that kept me more involved in their stories than James Cameron and his $200 million budget did. I defended Avatar's derivative plot but it was still a derivative plot that doesn't compare to the tense story of Hurt Locker or the originality of Basterds.

Anyway, those are your approved opinions. Please start expressing them to others at your earliest convenience.

2 comments:

Dan Coyle said...

Plus, didn't Saw VI essentially tank at the box office? Those movies can't be THAT cheap to make, can they?

Michael Clear said...

It made a profit but nothing anywhere near the take of its predecessors. I was happy Paranormal Activity outgrossed it by around 500%.