Friday, December 3, 2010

Animator Vs. Film-goer

Okay, so I am REALLY over this thing at film school where people will ACTIVELY talk someone out of going to see a movie that they believe is not first-rate- even when the person TRULY wants to go see it! I believe if the person understands that the film is not going to change their life or something and they STILL want to see it, people should not deprive them of that opportunity!

Look, Despicable Me was NOT the best film on the face of the planet, but I liked it!
In fact, I like a LOT of really BAD movies! Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, anyone? I LOVE! Rocky Horror? (Need I say more?) Krull? Army of Darkness? Planet of the Apes? Red Sonja? SOLARBABIES! The Beastmaster? Cherry 2000? (Seriously, I watch it every time I find it on!) Flash Gordon. Howard the Duck- yes, I said it... I LIKE IT! Lake Placid? (My sister will totally back me up on this!) The Forbidden Dance is Lambada- worst movie EVER! But it's hysterical! Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer. Mom and Dad Save the World (haven't seen it in a long time, but it makes me laugh) Spaced Invaders- a classic! The Transformers movie? No, not that one... the first one! You know, the cartoon?

These are BAD FILMS! But I LIKE them! Do you honestly think that Megamind was going to somehow be WORSE than these?!

I am VERY upset that I was told to not "waste my money" on a film just because people here think that it is beneath them. When did we get to the point where we can't even watch a movie anymore?! I appreciate the fact that I am able to keep the film-maker (wanna-be) and audience member of me separated so that I can still enjoy films that aren't brilliant. Someone still put a lot of time into making it and someone should watch it for them. Someone basically deprived them of an audience by telling me to not go... NOT COOL!

You know what? I am going to go watch a truly BAD movie now, just to prove my point.


  1. I watched Army of Darkness for the first time last night...amazing.

    I think there is a difference between talking someone out of paying for a movie and talking them out of seeing it. I usually don't go see movies in a theater unless I hear they are really good or know that the special effects are only full quality at the theater. Movies are expensive, after all :/ But renting a dvd or watching them should be able to watch whatever you want!

  2. I agree with Meri. I never see any movie in theaters unless I am pretty sure it's going to be good or if I really want to support the people who made it. It costs about $13 to see it in theaters when I can just pirate it later for free. lol
    People are probably just trying to save you money.