thief of time

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

A waste of time

I was just listening to the ABC yesterday and the question under consideration was what was the best or worst gig the listener had ever been to.

Being an old married person, it’s been an age since I’ve been to anything live, but one of the worst things I’ve been to in recent memory has to be Legally Blonde 2.

We take my mum-in-law out to the movies every so often and try to pick something that’s bearable for us all (which is sometimes a bit of an effort), but boy did we bomb out with LB2.

We’d seen Blonde 1, and while not rocket science, it was a light, fluffy, mostly enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

Boy, number 2! The thoughts of reaching my advanced age and then wasting a whole hour and a half, or so, of my limited remaining life span with this second movie was extremely depressing. I’m not one hundred percent sure, but I think I could feel my brain liquefying and dripping out through my ears and pooling on the seat beside me. I’m afraid it’s led me to declare a total personal ban against R. Witherspoon and all her products.

More honest critiques of movies would be a big help. LB2 received a medium review, certainly not the minus number it deserved. Movies whose only drawcard is a big name actor and a formula that worked before should receive the box office they deserve. Our hard-earned money and time doesn't need to be abused the way it so frequently is.

A curse on her and all her kind.


  • Reese Witherspoon - could she really be worse at acting [in that movie especially] than the ever annoying Olsen twins?
    I've taken note not to see LB2 now upon your insistance... even though it wouldn't be likely that I would watch it, since I've only seen about 5 minutes of the first "saga". Chick flicks don't really grab me.

    By Blogger Ash De La June, at June 3, 2004 at 11:06 a.m.  

  • Great. I'm glad I've saved someone from a truly unpleasant experience! Wish I'd been warned too.

    By Blogger Bee, at June 5, 2004 at 9:54 p.m.  

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