Writing Can Be Murder

June 22, 2008

Why I don’t go to the movies (besides the annoying people)

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 7:47 am

There was a time, when I was writing screenplays, when I watched tons of movies.  Then I stopped. I watched them with a too-critical eye. I knew exactly where the problems were with the structure and rarely got caught up in the acutal story. Quite frankly, movies no longer entertained me.

Most of the time they still don’t.

I watched two movies this week: Iron Man and No Country for Old Men (I have a wide range of interests)

Iron Man was…okay. Not great, not awful. It was okay. Yeah, yeah I know people LOVED this movie. Not me. I just don’t get all the hype (though it WAS good to see Robert Downey Jr. again in “fighting form”).

This weekend werented No Country for Old Men which I hadn’t seen. EVERYONE said it was so great. It was nominated for and won tons of awards. Why?  I could not wait for it to be over. I have NO IDEA what people that was even remotely good about it (except that after a long time it eventually ended).

I didn’t care about ANY of the characters in either of these movies, so what is it that audiences found so irresistable about them?




  1. I feel that way about most movies. I just rented P.S. I Love You and spent the entire movie wondering how much bigger Hilary Swank’s teeth could get.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — June 22, 2008 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

  2. I haven’t seen either movie yet, but I agree about RD Jr. He’s good in everything, even if the product itself is not the greatest. You can tell that everything he’s got, his energy, attention, passion are all there, even if below the surface.

    I agree that most movies disappoint. I look forward to eventually seeing these on cable and how I react.

    Comment by Cyndi — June 23, 2008 @ 3:48 am | Reply

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