Monday, July 26, 2010

Movies

Went and saw “Inception” this past weekend. I enjoyed the movie. My kids enjoyed the movie. My husband said “It was okay.” He thought it was strange.

While the kids wanting to see the movie kind of pushed him into going, he also told me he figured I’d go see “Salt” with him now since he saw “Inception” with me. If the kids wanted to see “Salt”, I’d tell him to go without me. The problem is, they don’t want to see it and he won’t go by himself.

And do I need to mention the reason why I don’t want to see "Salt"?  Yes, I’m petty, but I don’t like Angelina Jolie and I hate filling her pockets. I feel the same toward Sarah Jessica Parker.

I will normally dismiss a film if I see they are in it (and I rejoice when I see they got bad reviews). I don’t know what it is about them, but they just rub me the wrong way. Are there actors out there that you refuse to watch on film (or stage)? Or am I just strange that way?

I mean, I wouldn’t buy a book from an author I disliked. Why would I pay to see a movie that stars someone I disliked?  I guess I'm just picky as to who I give my money to.

3 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

.. I adore Angelina but each to their own ;p
We were going to watch Inception yesterday but ended up at Knight & Day due to timing. No bad for a brainless action flick. And you're never quite sure if Tom Cruise is playing crazy or just IS crazy *grin* An actor I can't stand? Hmm Mel Gibson. His antics over the last few years have just revolted me.

Linda Leszczuk said...

For me it depends on what I dislike. If I dislike the actors' acting skills then I wouldn't go because I wouldn't enjoy the movie. But if I like them as a performer but dislike what I know about their personal behavior, then it gets into more of a gray area. Same with books. If I find out an author whose books I really enjoy is a strong supporter of something I am adamently opposed to, or is a total slug who kicks his dog, do I stop reading his books?

Of course, the thought that really struck me is the fact that you're meeting your writing goals (per FB) and still have time for movies.

DL Hammons said...

I have never understood the appeal of AJ or SJP. To me they are barely above average in the looks department. I can definitely take them or leave them.