Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sometimes I read the reviews

I was supposed to go see Indiana Jones tonight with my college roommate but God ordained that she would not be in LA tonight. He blew up her water heater and then he gave her bronchitis. Mysterious ways indeed.

So I do not have my opinion of the movie ready. I'll either see it tomorrow as I run around the city doing stuff or Sunday as I run around the city doing stuff. Saturday I'm staying home and doing stuff.

I usually read the reviews because I don't want to pay money and deal with parking in order to see a movie that sucks. And I don't mind being mildly spoiled sometimes.

Reviews are what made me see Iron Man. They're also what made me avoid Speed Racer. I feel satisfied with those choices.

But this time I haven't read any of them. I don't want to know. I plan to see Indy no matter what the critics say and I'm worried that it will not be good so I'm avoiding any outside opinions whatsoever. That will be difficult since Ex-Boyfriend and I are hanging out tonight and he watched the movie last night. I don't even want to know if he liked it, but I'll probably ask him anyway because I can't help it.

I know a lot of people hate reviews, but the truth is that the reviewers are right a lot of the time. Sometimes they gang up unnecessarily on a movie - I mean Waterworld wasn't THAT bad - but most of the time they make some really good observations. Or at least if they're wrong they're like a million degress wrong and it's pretty obvious.

So usually if I'm deciding what to see I'll check the reviews. But I don't care what they think about Indy. I'm prepared to love it.

I'm not going to read reviews of The Dark Knight either. But I will read the reviews of The Hulk.


  1. Anonymous9:44 PM

    SPEED RACER was crazy awesome. You should see it on the big screen.

    Well, it's a kids' movie. About stock manipulation. And cars that race on loop-de-loops.

    But still, it's a crazy movie. I loved it.


  2. Anonymous5:03 AM





  3. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Waterworld was that bad.

  4. agree with you regarding waterworld. i liked it.


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