Saturday, March 14, 2009

My 2009 Movie Odyssey - Part I

Well, here we go with the start of another movie odyssey. Hopefully I won't get too backed up and behind like I did last year. For this year I have decided to distill my thoughts on each film into one sentence (and hopefully it will be a pretty good sentence). If I have more to say I will write more, but only after I have composed the lone sentence. I have no idea how much this will happen (I haven't felt the need to add any more material yet) but the additional thoughts will probably be few and far between. I'm also hoping to cross 2000 total movies some time this year (I currently have 109 to go), so I might do something special once I hit 2000. We'll see. Now, on with the show.

The Duchess (2008)
The whole thing is pretty to look at, but the story is uninteresting.

Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
There were too many unhappy, dissatisfied characters for me to get into it.

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
A beautiful yet heart wrenching tale of imagination and friendship in unlooked for places.

Straw Dogs (1971)
This exercise in 70s unpleasantness is boring through the first two-thirds, and the violence in the final third was so over the top that I couldn’t take anything seriously.

The Bounty (1984)
This is a surprisingly entertaining tale on a grand scale that tries to tell the story of mutiny aboard the Bounty as realistically as possible.

Coming up next: a movie that was better than I expected and one that was worse than I feared.


Randall Knutson said...

Matt, have you considered turning this into a podcast?

Herch said...

I've talked (very) briefly with a friend about doing a podcast, but I don't know if it will ever pan out. I don't know what form the podcast would take, but it definitely would not replace my movie odyssey. It's one of the few things that I'm actually still writing.