Blog: Four movies that I don't want to admit I'm going to see
Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:06pm
As excited as I am for legitimately good upcoming movies like "The Rum Diary" and "Anonymous", there are more than a few films that I'm less eager to tell people about. I'm writing this blog as a way of calling out reviewers like myself that pretend that they only watch the classiest of classy movies. I'm admitting my interest in these movies because every person is entitled to just a little bit of schlock in their life, and this is mine.
1) Real Steel
Let's face it, this is "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots: The Movie". Even though I can probably predict every plot development that will occur in the plot, there's something tantalizing about going to see an underdog boxing movie...with robots! I mainly want to see this movie because the special effects look awesome, and besides, when was the last time you got to see robots beat the crap out of one another since "Battlebots" stopped airing?
2) Johnny English Reborn
Rowan Atkinson is one of my favorite British comedians. Watching any of his old sketch work, the physical comedy-based series "Mr. Bean", or his near flawless Britcom "Blackadder" still makes me laugh until my sides hurt. Additionally, I am probably one of his few fans that also likes Johnny English. Sure, I should probably expect better from a Bond parody, but to be honest physical comedy is something I wish more movies could still do well. Even though I may be holding out hope, perhaps "Reborn" can remind people how hilarious this Brit can be.
3) A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
The Harold and Kumar series has always been a great source of dumb "stoner" comedy, purposely filling a very similar role to the old Cheech and Chong movies. The only reason I'd ever be a bit embarrassed to admit my affinity to the series is when someone mentions some of the more cringe-worthy scenes that have appeared throughout the series, and admittedly, there have been quite a few, but I've been able to look past those few moments and just have fun with the wacky universe. What I don't understand is the people who complain that the series is no longer "realistic". Really? Do you remember the scene from the first movie where two grown men ride a cheetah that they found in the forest and got high? The series isn't exactly the height of realism.
4) Jack & Jill
Woah woah woah. Hold on. It's not what you think. I KNOW it looks like one of the worst pieces of cinematic garbage that Hollywood has ever spewed out. And that's WHY I want to see it! It looks hilariously bad! From stupid double-dutch synchronized dancing to Al Pacino trying to get with female Adam Sandler this movie has all the elements to be the next best "So-bad-it's-good" movie. I certainly wont see it for full price in a theater, but I'd be lying to myself if I said I'll never be curious enough to track it down.