Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Daily Grind: 1/24/07

Jeez, the movies coming out this year have been bringing the Internet stupid out of it's moldy shack of a prison. I can't remember seeing so much bithing and moaning over little things in many years (maybe even ever). However, even with the annoyance, it's brought some of the most entertainment I've had on these here tubes.

It really started last summer, when movies like Spider-Man 3 and Transformers first reared their heads for real and had firm premier dates. In particular, the Transformers movie has devoted fans coming out and decrying everything the creative team on the movie. When flame decals and actual humans doing things in the movie itself cause such a ruckus, I tend to mentally groan at the stupdity of it all.

Which is not to say they don't have anything to complain about. It is directed by Michael 'splosion' Bay, who at best can make a movie that is tolerable, and sometimes make some of the worst movies ever. I mean, if something I've obviously invested alot of love and time into was being directed by someone so dubious, I'd probably be pissed, too.

But, as has been brought up by others, the Bay is axtually perfect for the movie. The man loves his car chases and his explosions. Transforming robots that provide car chaes and explosions? It's like God made a concept specifically for him to adapt into a movie. That doesn't mean it'll go either way at this point, it's just a cookie to chew on (wha?)

But it doesn't matter to the fans. They must make a movie that adheres to every facet of the franchise, even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff. And this is what leads to the entertainment: when these fanboys venture out of their lairs to vent frustration, they sometimes come to legitimate film discussion boards. And they get torn to bits by the posters. If there's one thing that's a guaranteed good time, it's an old-fashioned e-argument.



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