Bad Film, Good Film, Good Film

Saw 3 movies over the weekend (yeah we had the urge to veg in front of the tv), with varying results.

The first, an utterly bad example of stupid humor:
Borat. Enough said, right? Well, I went into the flick knowing what type of crap to expect, but really was blown away by it’s foolish preschool humor and lack of respect for those on the butt end of the jokes. It simply wasn’t funny. Like I said, I didn’t go in expecting to be wowed, but did wish to find some humor. In the end, it was a waste of my time… oh well. lol I’ll give this crap a 3 out of 10

Next was a very surprisingly good movie:
Stranger Than Fiction. Very strong script with better than average performances from the main characters. I was pleased, it was an engaging story with just enough mystery and drama to keep me interested. Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Dustin Hoffman were terrific. Emma Thompson was also very good, but my personal opinion is that an old man would have suited the movie more aptly. Either way, a very good experience was had watching this movie. I’ll give it a 7.5 out of 10

The last movie we watched was:
Idiocracy. Another very solid and surprising movie. Didn’t know a thing about it until I heard on a tech news show about it being an American satire. It’s a comedy drenched in satire about how this society is slowly (or not so slowly) becoming dumbed down and controlled by mega corporations and celebrity. All of it is not only plausible but also comical in its pure irreverent take on our culture. Obviously goofy and far fetched in some of its portrayals, but nonetheless it is scary and maybe even ominous in its portent…
I liked it, I’ll give it 7 out of 10

Overall, it was a good movie weekend… with one throw away title from the mix. I’m sure some of you’ll disagree about my Borat musings, but any of you who know me probably aren’t surprised anyhow, haha!
Take this all with a grain of NaCl, as always.

AM Son


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