So, we all have them: Points of contention within the film world. Disputes, quarrels, sometimes outright BATTLES over what some people find evocative, heartfelt & sincere, but others deem clichéd & hackneyed.
However, sometimes we’re tossed a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card. A fly in the ointment that can give you that edge in those dire situations of chatting about movies with friends (either old or new). What do we mean? Example:
Dude: Oh man, why can’t they make movies like ‘The Rock” anymore?
Guy: Are you serious? Nicolas Cage is so BAD in that. How can you watch that?
Dude: Oh Yes! I’ll concede that he SUCKS in it, but it’s such a good flick.
Guy: Wow…you know what? I never thought of it that way. Here...let me buy you a drink!
See…problem solved. It’s what we do. Three times. Right now.
We finally dip our toes in the Bay, our hands in the Cage, our bodies in the Element of Rock, and dance on the Costner. That last one was a stretch. Strike that, reverse it. You will agree –
“These movies were bad-ass, but OHHH. They’d be so much better if it weren’t for that ONE FRIGGIN GUY”
- The Rock
- The Fifth Element
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves