It has been a while since I have mocked up a movie poster. Seeing all the Breaking Dawn hype, it occurred to me that Vampires may not pass gas, but werewolves certainly do and I am sure it smells as atrocious as any other dog. Hence the birth of Twilight: Breaking Wind.
Michael Bay, director of the recent Transformer trilogy, get's a lot of criticism for producing movies that are heavy on special effects but shallow in terms of plot and character development. Fans laud the 2 hour thrill rides he directs, but critics say his work is less than art because he does not focus on the elements of good story.
What would the critics say if Bay took on a classical story with great depth, like Bronte's Jane Eyre?
We watched "Everybody's Fine" last week and they lied. Everybody is NOT fine. Everybody is lying about being fine. To be fair, if everybody had been fine, the movie would have been horribly boring. At least in their "not fine" state, we could have had some kind of climactic moment to steer everybody on the road to being fine. Instead, we get a delusional dream and a heart attack. It could have been called:
Everybody is completely screwed up
Everybody's a wreck
(and not in a funny way)
It was like an hour and a half of misery and 10 minutes of fine. So, of course, I loved it. No, actually, I tolerated it. I would rather look at my own reflection in a spoon than see this movie again.