Sunday, July 27, 2008

movie recommendation

I cannot recommend There Will Be Blood highly enough...

... if you're having trouble sleeping. The most exciting part of this movie was when I had to get up and go pee.

Long tedious scene after long tedious scene after long tedious scene. Do we really need a minute-long scene of two dudes walking down a hallway? Can't we just have the dudes at the end of the hallway? And how many minute-long scenes did we need for when that thing caught on fire? Let's move this along, people. Before I lost my patience and left the room, I was cringing when a new scene started, because I knew it'd involve a full minute of people sitting around with their thumbs up their butts (actually, that WOULD have been interesting) before anyone actually moved or spoke or did anything.

The character development sucked. I could not have cared less about anyone in this movie. I figured, from previews and, that the main character would be something of an anti-hero, but if you take out the "hero" part, it might be true.

I watched this movie for almost 2 and a half hours, thinking SURELY it will end soon, or something moderately interesting will happen. I gave up 20 minutes ago, and Drew's still sitting out in the living room soldiering through. He's always been more patient than me.

8.5 out of 10 stars on imdb. 2 Oscars. I can't stand you people.

One last thing: VIOLIN CRESCENDOS DO NOT AN EXCITING SCENE MAKE. Stop with the freaking awful music in movies already. See also: Juno.

I think it's over now, I just heard the sound of remotes moving around and Drew burping. I'm gonna go watch QVC to inject a little excitement into my night.


HEATHER said...

I blogged about this wretched movie last month.
Three hours of my life I will never get back!
Like you, I kept waiting, and waiting and nothing happened!

Watercolor said...

Good to know. I watched "Clueless" and was highly entertained and very appalled at myself. heh.

Bird said...

That sounds like a movie for people who want to think. I, like to be entertained. Thus, I watch crap. I usually enjoy myself, though.