28-VII-2008 or Why Did I Read That??
by Aaron Shurtleff on July 28, 2008
OK, here's the story: My wife and I went to see X-Files: I Want To Believe this weekend. I was considering putting up a review, but now I cannot. Why, you ask? (OK, maybe you don't ask, and are just as happy that I don't...but I'm telling you anyways). Because I read a review of it before I saw the movie, and it's got me unable to write the review. Why? Because the review said one of the problems with the movie was that it "felt like an extended episode". That makes no sense to me. I, personally, would not want to see a movie based on a television show if it didn't feel like an episode of the television show, expanded for theatrical release. What's the other option? If the new X-Files movie had felt like an episode of the Jefferson's, then it would be a great movie? What is this mystical "movie" vibe that a movie based on a televison show must have? This I don't understand, so I don't feel comfortable recommending or not recommending the movie, which, I think, should be the basis of the review. Anyone wants to ask me personally, I would give my opinion. But I don't want to put a bad review out there, because, when it comes to movies based on TV shows, I am incapable of "getting it".
I need to give my mini-report from MetroCon, too, for the one or two people who would care. Let me preface it with this: We shared convention space with people who were out for the 2008 Red Bull Flugtag. Imagine the joy of dealing with people who were only out to drink, get really sunburned, and watch people crash their "flying machines" into the Bay, as they entered a convention center full of folks who were cosplaying, and generally getting their anime freak on. It wasn't pretty. :(
But, now I have no time. Will try to add on to this later. :)
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