April 30, 2003

a not-so-mighty evening

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Last night I dumped my routine of staying at work until the late hours of the evening or going directly home to veg out, and battled 6pm traffic on the 134 to go see the newish Christopher Guest film, A Mighty Wind. I arrived to an empty theater. I selected my usual seat, directly in the middle and a bit towards the back, and started to eat my dinner: Reese's Pieces and a Pepsi... easy ice. Time was ticking down towards the start of the showing, when a group of four people entered the theater. An empty theater, mind you, save for me. And where do they sit? Of course they chose to sit directly in front of me. I didn't make a huff, because I am generally in fear of strangers, and decided to be my normal passive-aggressive self. I moved about in my seat a little more than I normally would. I thought about pelting them with Reese's Pieces throughout the movie, but I find the little peanut-butter goodies too valuable to just waste like that.

So the lights withdrew and the trailers began. What a pile of doo-doo, those trailers! The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, some new Kate Hudson/Luke Wilson movie, and the film surely to have the fundies up in arms, Bruce Almighty... they all look like serious duds to me.

Trailers over, movie begins. I liked it. There's my review. No, for me, when it comes to the oeuvre of Christopher Guest, it's hard to gauge what I really feel about the films in their first viewing. With Best In Show, the first time I saw it I found it only mildy amusing, and it wasn't until it came out on video that I was able to truly get into it. Same here, I presume. Sure, I cackled with everyone else, it's hard not to when you're watching someone like Eugene Levy onscreen, but ultimately I left the film feeling a bit empty. I may be tiring of Guest's schtick... or it could've been those damned Reese's Pieces which made me so, so sick during the movie. Ugh!


posted by julie at April 30, 2003 12:29 PM

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