Friday, August 22, 2014

31 Days of Film - Day 22: Film you should like, but don't.

This was three hours of my life I wish I had back. I do not get the obsession with this film (any more than I do the obsession with Titanic). I know that there are a lot of good things about it from a film making perspective. It is probably the world's first actual blockbuster (though JAWS gets the official title of first) and is one of AFI's top 100 classic films.

But I don't get it.

Quite frankly everyone's whiny, the movie is dreadfully long, and the stereotypes are typically over the top. And this is supposedly a serious and dramatic piece. Sometimes I think the only real reason this movie gets the critical acclaim that it does is that it opened the door wide open for movies to allow swearing. It's also the only line I remember from the movie.

Because it's the one everyone repeats when they talk about the movie. Like it's the only one that matters. Because, really, it is the only one that matters because it signals the end of an insanely long movie. Three hours you will never, ever, get back.

And I don't want to hear about how great this movie is; it's great if you like it. I just don't, and I don't really care who thinks I'm wrong because...


  1. I saw like 30 minutes of it and lost interest lol

    1. I was at a friend's house when we watched it in high school... I don't remember if she liked it... I just remember thinking it was never ever going to end.