Day 254: The Fluffs

Day 254: The Fluffs

Guys…my dog is really fluffy.

I’m not sure if you were really aware of that. He’s sitting next to me right now. He had a long day today. He was home by himself for a while as Liz and I went to go see Snowpiercer. Then, we had people over tonight to watch So You Think You Can Dance.

Right now, we’re sitting on the chaise lounge watching Extant, which is the new Halle Berry series on CBS, a Sci Fi show, and I have to say that it’s not terrible. It’s pretty fun, actually, and it’s obviously very competently written.

Snowpiercer on the other hand…was not. To start with, I have to say that I was (rightly) skeptical right from the trailer: the only remaining shred of humanity on earth….is on a train the travels around the earth once every year. A train? REALLY? That makes absolutely no freaking sense. But, I heard great things about it, so I was willing to concede that maybe they could explain why humanity’s last chance for survival had been placed on a MOVING VEHICLE.

But, alas, I have to disagree with what seems to be the consensus that this movie is excellent. It is absolutely not. There was so much shit in this movie that made no sense, or wasn’t thought out or developed enough…it had the Ho and I laughing out loud in the movie theatre, and not because the movie was trying to be funny. No, this movie took itself far more seriously than it could actually handle. The easiest way that I can sum it up was that it just felt like amateur hour. There WAS some stuff that worked, overall design, some fun performances, some decently orchestrated sequences…but those all fell far, far short of overcoming the weak basic concept, and the hack script. The script was terrible. You can’t make a good movie from a bad script.

It’s really frustrating to watch movies like that for me. Especially when everyone else seems to be loving them…although to be honest, that really doesn’t factor that much into it. It’s really watching mistakes that have solutions being made on the big screen that drive me crazy. Mistakes that *good* movies don’t make.

Anyway, that’s all for tonight. I have a workout in the AM, and the coops just sighed as if to say “it’s bed time, alpha.”

I hear you Coops. I hear you!