Friday, January 18, 2008

The trouble with movies

Next week, all things being equal, Mister Monkey and I will take our first trip to the cinema in about three months. We never go to the cinema anymore, because I hate it, for reasons with which you will be well acquainted if you have ever met me.

However, I have agreed to go and see No Country for Old Men, the new Coen brothers movie, with Mister M next week. Mister M is a big Cormac McCarthy fan, and we both love the Coen brothers, even if there is some division in the Monkey House over what constitutes a great Coen brothers movie

(The Hudsucker Proxy is a bad one. Hey! It's my blog.)

One the one hand, I'm kind of excited to see this film. Who doesn't love a critically acclaimed new Coen brothers movie? Many of my friends whose tastes in film I would endorse say it is great. Also, you can never have too much Kelly McDonald in films, nor Barry Corbin neither.

BUT! It could be really boring. A few people have said it was really boring, and the comparisons that people make with Blood Simple (a Coen brothers film I have to admit I find, well, a little boring) make me suspicious of it. Also, I don't like Javier Bardem. Like, really, in an irrational way don't like him.

We shall see.

5 comments:

kvlol said...

You will like it or you will be dead to me. No pressure like...

Big Boss said...

There are no bad Coen Brothers films. Ladykillers doesn't count because I said so. Hudsucker Proxy is great and very funny and you are wrong. Also Blood Simple is great, though not very funny. It has guns in it.

TheCitizen said...

it is superb. You will love it.

Ray said...

Boring?!?!

Ray said...

It occurs to me that this might not be the best movie to go to in the cinema, if what you dislike about the cinema is other people behaving as if they are in their own living room. It is a very quiet film (mostly), so if someone is narrating the plot to their friend on the bus, you'll hear every word.