Sunday, January 8, 2006

I suck at movies

MetaCritic is a site like Rotten Tomatoes that aggregates the reviews of many critics to provide a score for a movie or game. I've never used it before, being a Rotten Tomatoes guy myself, but it seems like a nice site. Anyway, what disturbed me a bit is that out of their list of the top twenty movies for 2005, I haven't seen a single one.

The top five:

The Best of Youth
Capote
Nobody Knows
Wallace and Gromit
Brokeback Mountain

Out of those, I haven't even heard of The Best of Youth or Nobody Knows, and I'm totally uninterested in seeing Wallace and Gromit. But, there are all sorts of movies on the top twenty list that I kind of wish I'd seen. I don't really feel like I've seen that many good movies this year. I guess my top three are Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Serenity, and Batman Begins. But, really, I guess I haven't seen too many bad movies this year either. Episode III was the last movie I saw in a theatre! The grind at work has really taken a toll on after-work amusement with coworkers; nobody ever wants to do anything anymore.

4 comments:

Andy Misle said...

Seriously? You're upset you didn't see a movie about Enron? I'm sure it's quite scintillating. And the one about gay coyboys? South Park prophesied it years ago; unfortunately, they aren't eating pudding. Any "Critic's" Top 10 like this always contains 90% of movies that, if they came to Lincoln, would only come to The Ross (if you get my drift). Those are generally films I'd be uninterested in seeing even if I had all the time in the world; I'm a mainstream kind of guy.

Travis said...

I'm not upset that I didn't see all of them, really; I'm more upset that I didn't see any of them. One or two out of those has to be good, and I'm sure I missed out.

And, hey, the last movie based on South Park was pretty good.

Andy Misle said...

"The last movie based on South Park" - you mean The Ringer?

Travis said...

Ooh, right. I meant the actual South Park movie, of course. Forgot about that one. :)