So with the Dark Knight coming out and everything, I thought I’d post something about movies. I also listened to a tid bit from BOB FM’s morning show today as they discussed movies that everyone else loved but you just didn’t “get it”.
While I’m seeing many glowing reviews of the latest Batman movie, I have also seen/heard some rather negative reviews too. Perhaps this will be one of these films that does not allow for much of a middle ground. You love it or you hate it.
Movies, like any art, are totally subjective in nature. I remember taking a film class while at USAO and being really surprised at the remarkably different impressions students came away with after each film. This is perhaps why I don’t give much merit to critics in general. So much of our lives, our perceptions seeps into how we experience things – especially art. I don’t see how a critic could completely separate themselves from the material they’re critiquing. Maybe I’m wrong, though. Maybe that’s just me! See, no objectivity. 😉
So I got to thinking of movies that I loved that left others scratching their heads and vice versa. So I’ll start with movies that I don’t get. Weird Science. Jason loves this movie. He and his brothers find this to be the pinnacle of hilarity. I think it’s gross and well . . . weird! I tried to watch it with him a few months ago, and found myself asking him, “Okay seriously, what is so funny about this?” He looked at me like I had a squid coming out of my ear. Yeah, yeah. I just don’t get it.
For us, it would be The Office. This is a TV show of course, not a movie, but it’s our absolute favorite show. I have found this show to put people on pretty polar ends too – there’s just no middle ground. You get it or you don’t. I must say that if you are a true fan, watching it with other true fans is one of the most fun experiences ever. Which reminds me, Season 4 comes out on DVD September 2nd! Okie Office fans, be looking for an invite to a Season 4 marathon!
So, I’m dying to know . . . what are your film vices? What do others love and you secretly can’t stand?