The Man In the Hat
No, not Pterry. The original MITH - Indy.
Watched Temple of Doom
again last night, for the first time in many years.
I know it's the weakest of the three, but I'd forgotten how bad it was. Long, long scenes of screaming and silliness that are supposed to be funny, but are just annoying. And one could almost forgive Willie Scott's character as an artifact of the period setting, except that Raiders
side-stepped that one nicely, proving they could do so.
We also saw Mean Girls
, which was okay mindless bubblegum High School stuff. Weak writing, though: the protagonist didn't really develop - she just came back to how she was at the start; there was too much narration (breaking "show, don't tell"); and there really wasn't any need for her to have been to Africa - not enough was made of it.
But hey - passed an evening. Tonight, some friends of ours are coming round for pizza'n'a movie, with Troy
on the agenda. We're all expecting it to be bad. We're just hoping it's going to be bad in a more enjoyable way than King Arthur
, which I saw last week, and which was just plain excruiciating.