Friday, July 15, 2005
Why I Boycott Certain Movies
That being said, here is what I thought was sweet about the Matrix. Well, pretty much it was an incredible film. It had a good story and was pretty clever.
Things that annoyed me about the Matrix: That there's a third one (I mean seriously, is that a money-making scheme or what), and that the volume was weird and sometimes I had to turn it all the way up and sometimes way, way down (which was probably more Blockbuster's fault than the film's).
Other movies/films I have have one-man (in my case one-woman) boycotts about:
- Titanic (yes, I still haven't seen Titanic).
- Star Wars (Episodes I-III)
- Anything by a singer who thinks they can act (like the new Dukes of Hazard movie that's coming out... I will not watch anything by Jessica Simpson).
- Anything where the book has been changed so much it's completely unrecognizable (H.G. Wells's Time Machine is my classic example - that I actually suffered through, but now hold a firm line that no one else should have to subject themselves to it).
I can't think of any others, I'm sure there's more. Amazingly, I have sat through and even somewhat enjoyed some really stupid movies (the Pacifier for example), but the above rules are where I draw the line. :)