Tuesday, March 21, 2006

i've reconsidered

Mr. and Mrs. Smith finally made it to the top of my Netflix queue and I think I may be reconsidering my tolerance for Brangelina. Fine, fine, they love each other and, yes, I admire their politics and Angelina's philanthropy. But the fact that they made the decision to make that movie? The fact that the entire point of the movie was for them to be sexy? It was CRAP. Angelina was CRAP. Obviously she's hot, but the "I'm so horny I'm going to hump the furniture," look on her face throughout the second half of the movie was more of an embarrassment than a turn on. Angelina, make us believe that your desire to make good movies is more potent than your desire to screw your leading men and I'll be back in your camp. But, for now, I'm joining Team Aniston.

5 comments:

abf said...

John, come back. It's working now.

John Bell said...

I actually liked Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Part of it is the simple pleasure of attractive people with guns blowing things (and people) up. I am a bit of a sucker for that sort of thing. Part of it was the send-up of DINKS (double income no-kids) consumptive lifestyle. I mean these guys not only have the latest kitchenware and home entertainment systems but they blow them up! And where is their last stand? Not Bolivia like Butch and Sundance. Not the Alamo like whoever was in that stupid flick (hey, that was ex-Angilina, wasn't it). Their last stand is in Walmart. :-)

abf said...

Brad and Angelina said numerous times in their interviews around the time of the release of the movies that it started off as much more of a comic satire -- hitting at the stuff that you are talking about here -- but that they personally wanted to amp up the guns and violence due to their competitive spirit. It was a little nauseating really: "Brad had a big gun and I said, 'I want a big gun too.'" Maybe I would have liked it more if they had stuck to the original script and kept their big guns in their pants.

Anonymous said...

i thought it was crap too. You know me; I just don't want to go on record as having said it!

abf said...

No, I don't know you, so I don't know why you wouldn't want to go on record as having said it. Is that you, Angelina? ;)