Everybody’s a CriticPosted: May 17, 2012
When I started a movie blog originally I planned on just writing reviews. I found myself getting excited at the prospect of tearing horrible movies apart bit by bit and and exposing their horrible-ness to the world. Then I realized how sad that was. Why would I put so much time and energy into negativity? If being a movie critic was my full time job maybe that would be okay, but it isn’t. So here is a promise to anyone who is reading this blog: I promise to keep things positive. I promise to write commentaries and reviews that give films the benefit of the doubt. I also promise to admit when I like movies that others have ripped apart. Basically I promise to not become just another curmudgeon out to find the worst in film and spread it all over the internet.
Starting right now in fact, last night I re-watched, yeah as in I willfully re-watched, What’s Your Number? (2011). A movie that critics and audiences didn’t like. I like it. The message: Be yourself, and find someone who you feel like yourself around. I find Chris Evans hilarious, so maybe that is part of it, but Anna Faris is pretty funny too. The main characters are both promiscuous, unemployed, late 20-somethings who, in true romantic comedy fashion, find themselves in ridiculous situations. I mean they play horse in the Garden, like that would ever happen. As I was saying though, I liked the movie, and if that makes other movie lovers take me less seriously, then so be it!