the good thing about bad movies
even though i wish less were made, i am thankful for bad movies, because they make us appreciate the good ones a little more. at the same time, i am also thankful for bad movies, because they provide fodder for hilarious skewerings by reviewers like entertainment weekly's lisa schwarzbaum, who, shall we say, was not a fan of this weekend's new release i am number four
. her indignant review of the movie, which can be read here
, totally cracked me up.
i think it was in contention's guy lodge who, in listing his least favorite movies of the year, admitted that he wasn't including a lot of wretched mainstream fare in his list, because he couldn't bring himself to sit through them. i more or less fall into this category as well. but i forget that film critics working for major publications actually are pressed to sit through these works, so i guess it makes sense that after a while you might just get plain angry that this stuff keeps getting made. anyways, at least it seems that schwarzbaum was able to amuse herself writing this piece.