January 30, 2008
The Power of Information
When we think about all the amazing resources out there, we cannot even grasp the reach and scope of what people can find.
My son Chris has an account at Box Office Mojo. This is the place where you can get all sorts of box office information about the movies.
He has started to create "crowd reports" - basically a summary of what he saw at the theater and what he thought of the show. This is his report for Meet the Spartans (I corrected a few spelling errors)
Meet The Spartans
60-70 people (The theater was so big, it was almost IMAX size!)
Jumper (Actually looks cool. I'd see it.)
Fool's Gold (looks like a cute chick flick. It doesn't look too bad.)
Prom Night (Seriously. Did this really need a remake?)
Shutter (Geez. Another crappy horror movie. This looks dumb.)
Never Back Down (I 1st thought this was Step Up 2, but it's just a fighting movie.)
With the exception of Jumper & even Fool's Gold, the trailers were all horrible. I'll get in line not to see these movies?
Movie: One word to describe it. HORRIBLE! I know that I thought this was going to be funny, but I made a biiiiiiiiiiigggggggggg mistake. The first 10 minutes were a bit funny, but the rest was just poop, sex, & a bunch of pop culture references that weren't even funny.In fact, some parts of it were even disturbing, like beating up the child & the pit of death's garbage disposal. Notice that I didn't alert it as a spoiler, because you really shouldn't see this movie. It links to my new resolution. Never see movies like this again! D
The crowd didn't agree & laughed at a lot of the parts that were trying to be funny. But most of the audience was teens, so go figure.
High art - it isn't. But imagine a world where there are reports about the crowds and the reactions to public events. This is great that he has an outlet for writing and communication.
Think this is just the best.
Posted by cseeman at January 30, 2008 11:13 AM