Friday, February 17, 2006

Blockbuster films I've missed...

My friend Hoyt at has a nice addition to his site about movies that make him cry. Made me start thinking of my own lists. For example:

The 3 Blockbuster Films I've Never Seen:

1. King Kong. Didn't see the original, the remake in the 70s nor the most recent digital effects gorilla-palooza. The idea of a giant great ape just never got me stirrin'. I'm not sure I could suspend my belief long enough to enjoy it;

2. Star Wars (none of the ones from the 70's or whenever the first three were premiered). I did see the Star Wars with Jar Jar Binks, but only because a friend brought it over to my house to watch it. Movies about people far, far away in distant galaxies are like great giant apes to me;

3. The Lord of the Rings. Never read the book, didn't take acid in the 70s and, as such, never got into the LOR thrillogy. Honestly, arrow shooting trolls and magic-wielding elves are like...well, you get it.

What blockbuster have you missed?


Hoyt said...

I try to watch every blockbuster I can, but, to date, here are the big ones I've missed:

Last year's King Kong.

The Chronicles of Narnia


(I would count Brokeback Mountain, but it hasn't grossed over $100 million).

The Film Geek said...

I guess I have a preference for smaller films. I don't know...seems the bigger hype the less I get excited about a movie.

Austin said...

man... am I crazy or those were the most stupid reasons for not seeing a film I've ever heard. Do you judge a film on a belief basis?! Come on! That's precisely one of the reasons for its existence... fiction, fantasy... ring any bells? You don't even read a book you can't believe in? well, pls... try to open up just a little bit, you don't know what you are missing.
BTW, nice blog man... and no offense intended.



The Film Geek said...

Hey Austin, thanks for stopping by. And the (ahem) compliments. The post was a bit tongue-in-cheek, I admit. But it had a flavor of truth. I typically do not like sci-fi movies (nor do I read a lot of fiction, to answer the book question you ask). It's just not my cup of tea, so I typically avoid it. Might be stupid, I dunno. But it's my reason. :)