Friday, February 17, 2012

Why I will see This Means War

Yeah, I read some of the reviews. I saw the Rotten Tomatoes score (25% as of this posting). My carpool buddy said it looks like the dumbest movie ever and seems to have lost respect for me as a human being.

I don't care. I'm seeing this movie. It's been a long time since simple previews have gotten me this excited about seeing something.

This Means War looks fun. So much fun! I watched those previews by God, I laughed. I smile every time I see the billboard. I watched that segment of Tom Hardy blasting his way through a paintball game and I was filled with joy. I want to have written that scene!

This is exactly the kind of story I want to be writing: fun stuff. So critics be damned, I will see this film. And then I will go eat pizza in Redondo Beach so the Beefcake and I can discuss how much joy it has brought into our world. And that will be the highlight of my weekend.

Ignore the critics, movie. Go ahead and bring me some goddamn joy.


  1. So, yeah, I'm on the fence. Literally waiting to get a comment from you - and one other writer willing to take the plunge. As I shared in an earlier comment, this story seems right up your alley - for story, for joy, etc. Having read the script months ago, I thought that this can work - with the right cast and tone (would they keep all the women roles?). But who am I to question this cast: except Lady Reese deflated it for me. Do enjoy, and share the love. Vigilance!

  2. I won't believe you if you say you liked this.

  3. Saw it. Not bad. Fun parts, but without much story or character, a lot of the joy was sucked out.

    I don't want to point fingers, but I'm looking at McG's record here, and reading what John August said about working with him...

    What'd ya think?

  4. I hope they changed the script...the version I read was pretty terrible.


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