I just got done watching Van Helsing.
I was expecting a drooling bucketload of crap. I have yet to meet anyone who actually liked the film, including people who worked on it, and I've heard so much about how it sucked goat cheese that I was expecting this grotesquerie of bad filmmaking.
Dammit, I liked it. I thought it was a fun rompy adventure. It was hugely tongue-in-cheek and chock full of CGI that wasn't quite realistic, but come on!
And yesterday I watched Ecks vs. Sever, and I liked it as well. And I also liked Darkness, and people have been pushing out what dreck it was.
Have I gone nuts? Has being in Iowa skewed my movie judging skills so much?
I don't think so. I think that I am willing to accept movies in context. And I think that making movies gives me a different viewpoint than most people as well. So yeah, I'm special.
I've also heard two "I love this movie" reviews of Phantom of the Opera. I'm wondering if they replaced or re-pitched the singing. I doubt if I'll see it in the theater, but there are some new films coming up that I probably will see:
Hostage (Bruce Willis movie, saw the trailer today)
Then again, if all goes well, I won't have time. :)