August 7th, 2013, 12:39 PM #71
My sis saw it at the $3 and loved it. I paid full price for 2 tix and I didn't have any regrets. It was a big pile of nothing but it was what it was. An entertaining 2 hours in a nice air conditioned theater. For $3 there is no reason NOT to see it. Was it necessary? Was it a good idea? Well, no. A western based on an outdated character who simply has outlived his relevance w/Johnny Depp going 'full redface' and a really bloated budget. It really had zero chance. If any good can come of it maybe studios will be less likely to pillage old tv shows and movies.
As far as the critics, best case in point would be The Killing. The show took a lot of flack for their cliffhanger ending in season one and the critics were so mad that they went out of their way to heap bile on the show. Outright claiming that they would not watch anymore and urging viewers to do the same, while still commenting on the show in the most deconstructive way possible. This third season had some of the strongest acting I have seen on tv in an age where the acting is generally top caliber as far as tv goes...and what was the critical response? Crickets. They largely ignored it, which would have been fine had they done that after season one instead of actively trying to sabotage season 2. The power of the snarky negative review in action. It almost has become the mission of your average critic not to be quoted in favor of a movie, be it in their ad or tv spots, but to get recognition for a particularly savage review amongst the internet armchair-ers.
August 7th, 2013, 12:58 PM #72
August 7th, 2013, 08:04 PM #73
How much does it cost to rent flicks at Redbox?
There's one at my local Vons. But I am afraid that if I swipe my credit card, lol, it's gonna get hacked and some thief will empty the 50 dollars in my account.
August 8th, 2013, 09:23 AM #74
Live a little Orph
August 11th, 2013, 09:33 PM #75