Thursday, May 31, 2007

There's probably no way this movie is any good...

...but that's absolutely no reason for me not go see it, perhaps even on opening weekend.



Never underestimate the strong desire to really want to like a movie coupled with a bucket of beer served up by the fine waitstaff at the Alamo Drafthouse. Hey, it worked for "Freddie Vs. Jason."

Of course, this just proves that I'm falling for the evil marketing machine's ploy to repackage my childhood memories and sell them back to me.

9 comments:

Jenn C. said...

My husband, Chad, spent a few years of childhood in the Philippines watching Japanese cartoons. He's a huge Transformers fan. Chad and I will be sitting next to you at the Village Alamo on opening day. Try the seasonal "Lawnmower" beer if you're feeling like a beer from the tap. It's so yummy!

JaneDoughnut said...

They serve beer at y'all's move theater? That is so unfair.

Whit said...

It might be good, with Spielberg producing and having the balls to open on July 4th. You never know.

Jason said...

I had initially figured it would be terrible, but the previews look like a lot of fun. Probably won't make it to the theater, though, the few times my wife and I get out on dates we don't want to sit in the dark and ignore each other.

Rattling the Kettle said...

You're going to waste a babysitter on Transformers???

The babysitter thing has made me completely re-evaluate going to the movies. It's no longer 2 $10 tickets plus a large popcorn and a Diet Sprite - it's also $50 for the sitter. $70 all-in to go see a movie. It had better be a good one.

Like Harry Potter 5.

The Holmes said...

We're lucky in that regard, there are grandparents to do the sitting. Otherwise, hell no.

yer mama said...

Yes, we enslave our family members instead of paying for babysitters. And the crazy thing is that they LIKE it! Although the Holmes may not need to get my parents to sit that night...I dont picture myself in the audience of The Transformers.

Jooley Ann said...

Huh. Kinda looks good to me, actually. Not *babysitter* good, like others have said, but surprisingly appealing.

Wait...it's got John Turturro in it? WTH...? I love John Turturro.

There's an interview w/ Susan Gregory Thomas on Salon.com. http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/05/30/buy_baby/ She's making the rounds b/c she's got a new book out. Looks like a very good read, tho' I'll wait 'til it shows up at 1/2 Price Books. :)

Life As I Know It said...

Robots in disguise...

Transformers are still a hot commodity around here with the 5 year old crowd.

Gotta tell the husband about this movie.