I consider myself rather misanthropic. Or at least I try to be. I find most people annoying, especially when you get to know them. Don’t get me wrong I can hate people on a purely superficial level but where’s the fun in that? You can’t really bad-mouth strangers? Well, you can, but I’m pretty sure that’s just racism.
One thing I do like is film. I love movies, I go to the movies often, as often as I possibly can. So far this year I’ve watched some lovely films, such as: The Illusionist, Biutiful, and a handful more that I’ve quite enjoyed. But, when it comes to movies and people, one thing I hate, is people complaining about how terrible movies are or how terrible they can be. You know what, don’t go. Don’t go, please. Because if you can’t tell a movie is going to be terrible going into it, then really you shouldn’t be judging movies.
You hear people complain constantly about how movie trailers ruin the movie, telling you too much information or giving away the ending or “twist” or “spoilers” or whatever geeks get annoyed about. But you see that’s a good thing, I can usually tell how terrible a movie is going to be by watching the trailers, that’s how I avoid terrible movies. When I first saw the trailer for the film “No Strings Attached”, I knew instantly, “I’m not going to see this.” When you watch a trailer and you make the now classic “I can’t wait.” or “I’ll be the first in line.” sarcastic comment, hopefully you are sticking to your insincerity. If not, then you sir(or madam) are a moron.
I mean when we all saw this:
We knew it was going to suck. Hard. Come on, you don’t deserve a refund if you saw the movie. If you watched it in irony, then you had a better reason than anybody else. It is after all a movie about Scientology (although one cannot accuse them of not having an imagination). Inversely, when I first saw this trailer:
I was pretty much right about how awesome it was going to be, some may disagree, but then again you’re probably some form of autistic that can’t process film aesthetics and prefer to watch window treatments.
There are those that firmly stand by the “You can’t judge a book by its cover” argument. To them I say, I’m pretty sure you can. If Fabio is on the cover, the name Faulkner is not. Plus, I usually judge my books by page and picture count or if it says Nicholas Sparks or Holy Bible on it.
My point is, I think, that if we all became harsher movie trailer critics, maybe, just maybe, we wouldn’t have bad movies and in turn would have more intelligent people. Now I understand if that may seem like a stretch but it could work and in my purview the world would be a better place. A place where I would be kinder to people. I wouldn’t be so judgemental and more open and maybe forgiving. Dare I dream, a world where the name Tyler Perry may never precede the title of anything be it movie, play or book. Although, I would LOVE to see a Tyler Perry video game, like a Grand Theft Auto where Madea pulls people out of cars and takes them to church. What a wonderful world this would be…