Tuesday, February 17, 2009

REALLY HATING the moviegoing experience

Okay, so it was bad enough having to go see that stupid Valentine's 3-D ''horror'' movie with my bf---but I'll be fair--since I'll be dragging him to see Harry Potter 7 this July...but the sucky movie isn't the issue here...it's the movie going EXPERIENCE. You spend way too much on junk at the concessions---I don't, I always bring my own stuff---then you sit in a disgusting theater with sticky floors covered in candy wrappers, gum (or pray tell what else) under your seat, leftover food garbage, tissues, the list goes on. Then you have to deal with idiot teens who don't know how to shut the hell up, are constantly playing with their cellphones--the glaring blue lights in the dark are really irksome--the occasional screaming little kid or baby, and I swear on my life--wherever I sit, there's some loud asshole not too far away that completely annoys me, EVERY TIME we go to the movies, or someone taller than me that sits IN FRONT OF ME!!! It's just another reminder as to WHY I don't bother, and just wait for the movie to come out on DVD. If my bf didn't want to go see that drek of a horror flick, it wouldn't have bothered me a bit. And when it comes to seeing HP, I always wait at least two weeks so all the crazy kids can get it out of their system, and check out a theater far away. *sigh* it's so ridiculous to have to go through crap like this...!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

WHY, OH WHY, the movie remakes?!?

Okay, I'm starting to get really annoyed with the old-school horror movie remakes. I mean, the originals aren't that OLD to be remade in the first place!! Has Hollywood become that hard-up for ideas? And not even NEW ones--they keep rehashing old shit!!! Take "HALLOWEEN" for instance. Rob, I love ya, but your remake wasn't all that interesting. From my understanding, he wanted to give it a different twist. That's all well and good, but...tinkering with a CLASSIC...there's gotta be some limits to this, c'mon!
From my point of view, the original Michael Meyers was possessed. Period. Therefore Michael was deemed demonic and unstoppable. Rob's version of Michael took a more 'psychotic' angle. And he WAS stoppable. From the story, we see how Michael grew up and became the wacko nutjob that he was. I felt bad for him as a kid--slipshod parents (stripper mom, shitheel of a stepdad, uncaring older sister)--vicious peers in school who would often tease him or mouth off about his stripper mom--with no one to talk to or fall back on, well, all that negativity builds up! But in the end, Loomis gets killed, and his baby sister kills him.
Oh yeah, right, Zombie wanted to change things a bit. okay. *sigh* after checking this flick out, sad to say, I wasn't impressed. I give kudos to his whacked out ORIGINAL movies--''House of 1,000 Corpses'' and ''The Devil's Rejects''---if you're a Zombie fan, you just like his stuff, lol---but he should just stick to doing his own thing and leave the classics alone.

And now we have ''Friday The 13th'' coming out on (when?) None other than Friday the thirteenth this month. GOD, spare me, please!!!! The whole Jason series isn't that old either!!! Needless to say, I will not bother checking this out.

Remember 'House of Wax'? This is an old classic. That was NOT a new story. There were two old versions of this, one of them starring Vincent Price. That's right kiddies. Paris Hilton (God, can someone just make her disappear?!) did not 'star' (yeah, right) in a new horror flick. Price was probably turning over in his grave when they released THAT horse turd.

And guess what kiddies? I heard rumors of them doing Nightmare on Elm Street too, with Billy Bob Thornton as Freddy Kreuger. AAAACK!!! Billy's an aweosme actor (Slingblade I still think was his best performance) but, seeing him as Freddy?!?! Oh Robert, why did you pass the torch??? *sigh---again*......