Saturday, March 13, 2010
Not Our Remember Me Review
Okay, here's the thing: this isn't exactly my critique of Remember Me. I can't do that post tonight because Snarkier Than You and I decided that we needed to see it again before we could really judge. Except that apparently the Four Horsemen called and they are on their way and the weather is really shitty. Like, really shitty. As in, we drove to the movie theater, almost got blown out of the parking lot, got our tickets and popcorn and soda [in the leaky lobby], made our way to our seats and sat down and... it didn't happen. The wind was so bad it fucked something important up and all of the dialogue in the trailers was distorted and unintelligible - everyone in the trailers and bit of movie we caught before stomping out was talking like they were robots with a mouth full of marbles. So we left and asked for our money back and I got into a fight with a sixteen-year-old pimply boy employee who made the mistake of pissing me off after I was already feelin' kinda bitchy to begin with. You been served, bitch.
But I wanted to say something, ya' know? I mean, we felt bad that we left you hangin' last night but, as STY said, we were thinking. Hard. We just weren't sure what to say.
Because we didn't like it.
I'll be honest - prior to Twilight I would never, ever, EVER consider watching a movie like Remember Me. I don't do romance. I normally don't do love stories. I'm too cynical for it, too...jaded I guess. But Twilight changed that for me, right? So I kind of figured I would walk in and be blown away. After all, Twilight took me by surprise, so why not Remember Me? I suppose in some ways I think I was sort of shocked that I didn't like it. I expected to be bowled over given the gushing that's been going on over the last days and weeks.
So here's the thing: I don't really want to go in depth about the movie until we give it another chance. Another viewing. Not to make is sound too serious, but we didn't write our critiques about New Moon until we had seen three times - we took notes and everything. So we've decided that we don't want to dismiss Remember Me, write it off as "sucks ass" and call it a day. We both decided that it wouldn't be a "proper" review if we didn't give the skinny on everything from RPattz's performance to the script to... well, everything. Like we said, we want to be honest with you all and that means more than one trip to theater. Third time's the charm, right?
Don't get me wrong, there were definitely things we did like about the movie - I will go on the record and say that I think Robert Pattinson did a pretty damn good job. But we want to give you more and that requires another viewing or two.
With that being said, we are going to attempt another viewing of this flick tomorrow and will poop out our two cents (whether you want us to or not) as soon as we can.
I do have to say that we've read each and every single comment you all have left us here and I am blown away by how passionate all of you really are. It's not surprising, naturally, but it's really awesome to see such thought out comments on this blog, even if we don't necessarily agree with all of them. Anyone who says that Twilight fans are vapid and stupid need to stop by here and have their asses handed to them because you guys are really fucking awesome.