One of my major flaws seems to be that when people insult the movies I love, I tend to take it personally. But there are some statements that I just cannot stomach. So below is a list of statements that people have actually said to me, and my stomach turned. Once again, I am not making any of these up!
“Episode I is so much better than any of the original movies.”
“Jar Jar Binks is the best character”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was incredible”
“Batman and Robin was better than Batman Begins”
“Momento is far too cerebral for the average person to understand.”
“I won’t watch Up because it’s a cartoon”
“Casablanca is not that great…it’s in black and white”
I shudder at the world that my children will grow up in.
Here’s another irritating comment: I like the “colorized” version better. What? Film Noir with all the shadows and special shadings blended into some sort of nebulous cream cheese effect that is a poor imitation of Technicolor? So these people wouldn’t even consider looking at earlier versions of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy, and the Our Gang Comedy? And what about
“Citizen Kane,” inarguably the best film of at least the first 50 years of film according the critics themselves. Oh well, maybe we should recommend “The Wizard Of Oz.” The beginning and end should give them pause for reflection. Color film is the norm in this day and age. But, geez, if you are truly interested in movies take this piece of advice: put yourself in the time, place, and era of what you are viewing. We do this with Literature, do we not? And you know what? Try viewing the original versions of some films, then compare them with the newer one. It’s fun!
we say this because most of it is true. out of the star wars series, episode 1 was probably the best one out of the series. there was more action in it and it was excited. it showed how everything started and jar jar was the best in the movie. it was exciting and funny. exciting because of all the action and funny because jar jar was in it. jar jar was a clumsy person and he did not know what he was doing all the time.