The other night, Karen and I watched the most recent in the Bourne movies: The Bourne Legacy. I did enjoy the movie, overall, but we were quite literally an hour into the movie before I had any real idea what was going on. That, I did NOT like.
My brother Jeremy is (and always has been for as long as I can remember) a movie critic. But not in a bad way. I mean it in the way that he can usually predict whether or not someone will like a movie. He is aware of plot themes and cinematography decisions that enhance (or in some cases detract from) an overall film's value. He has developed a good taste for truly impressive movies, as well as a refined affinity toward the true classics.
I am not nearly that devoted to complex analysis of my movies.
I like my movies to be relatively predictable. I like to know the basics of the plot from the very start. I am not bothered by long action sequences that are filled with explosions and clearly absent from the laws of physics. I'm actually a fan of cheesy romantic comedies where the guy gets the girl or vice versa. I generally DO NOT like movies that require a 2nd or 3rd viewing to "appreciate" them. Ain't nobody got time for that!** :)
**If you don't know the Sweet Brown Meme then you need to educate yourself. Super funny!
Song Of The Day:
Being that it is Sunday (at the time of writing this blog post anyway), I often listen to more instrumental, classical, or spiritual music. But some Sundays I need a little more bounce in the music to really make the day. That's why I like Marc Antoine's guitar melodies. They almost all have some peppiness. One of my favorites of his is "Latin Quarter" it always makes me want to learn how to play the guitar ... just so I can jam to this song.