Friday, May 26, 2006

Don't tell me it was the best movie ever

I really hated to do it, but when Netflix asked what we thought of our recently returned movie War of the Worlds I had to click "no opinion".

By no opinion, I meant that embarrassingly enough this movie sat in a drawer for 2 or 3 months and we still couldn't convince ourselves that it was worth watching, yet we thought someday we might possibly be in the mood for it. And now it's on cable, anyway. So for the first time ever, I sent a movie back without watching it. So that was a waste, but hey - no late fees, eh?

Other movies that were close to sharing the same fate, but eventually did get watched were The Day After Tomorrow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which were both pretty disappointing - well, maybe not disappointing since we didn't have that high of hopes for them anyway. But we at least reluctantly gave ourselves the "let's just watch the fucking movie and get it over with" pep talk those times.

Yes, I am aware that you choose the movies that they send you.


O272 said...

It's slim pickings with movies anymore. I saw all 3 of those and wish I had cleaned out my fridge instead.

Mr. Husbland said...

If you want me mail me 2-3 hours of your time so I can use it, please feel free.


Jess said...

You have to admit, though, as far as The Day After Tomorrow Goes...

if the world was gonna end, Jake Gyllenhal would be a *pretty* nice pre-Armagedden roll in the hay.

...and yup, I'm quite sure I spelled Armagedden wrong.

Jess said...