Friday on the podcast, after discussing something that came from the future and who was almost Batman, the guys and Jenny went on to discuss more of their blind spots. I can say I’m actually familiar with most of those blind spots, so I’ll be sitting that sort of thing out next week. There were some mighty fine choices, truth be told…well, I didn’t care for Krull when I saw it, but maybe if I’d seen it when it came out as opposed to years after the fact when I was no longer an easily-impressed kid.
That’s more or less the same reason my wife didn’t care for Ghostbusters when I showed it to her. You gotta catch these things at the exact right time. It’s also why I suspect I would have liked Catcher in the Rye if I had read it when I was 16 instead of 26. Stuff happens.
Though the poll I put up last week has only gotten as of this writing about 5 votes, Bone was winning, so I’ll be rereading that, and shame on Ryan for not hittin’ that yet. Even my non-geek wife read and loved Bone.
But I’m putting three of my blind spots behind the cut.
AKIRA!!!!!!! For those of you that listened to our “Expanding Your Geek” (episode 8) on the podcast you will note that NONE of us loved the movie Akira. I don’t know, the anime film just wasn’t Oscar material. Maybe it was the wacko-jacko story line, or the lack of respect for female characters, or maybe it was because the whole thing was BAT-SHIT-CRAZY! But you’ll be interested to find out that despite the fact that we HATED the film, there are those out there that loved it. And it’s because of that said love that director Jaume Collet-Serra started talks of a reboot. Nooooooooooooooooooo!
I set out to see at least 100 new releases in 2014 as a kind of geek affectation/New Years Resolution. I wound up seeing 145! You can imagine there were some REALLY DREADFUL MOVIES in the mix. Don’t worry gentle jerkwads! I saw them so you didn’t have to. Here is my review of the 20 WORST movies of 2014!