Saturday, October 23, 2010
Hooking Up / No Strings Attached
When Vern and I went to The Social Network, on our way out we got free tickets to a not-yet-released new Natalie Portman / Ashton Kutcher movie which will either be called Hooking Up or No Strings Attached.
Now, Vern wasn't interested in seeing this move AT ALL, but I wanted to. "Why would you want to waste your time seeing a movie like that?" he asked.
I said: "Because it's FREE! And it's in a movie theater! And those are two of my favorite things in the whole wide world."
So, I went to the movie, and it was indeed the most unenjoyable, horrible movie that I have ever seen (but, hey, at least it was FREE! and in a MOVIE THEATER! so the evening wasn't a total wash).
But seriously, the movie itself was a boatload of crapdom.
Predicable - check.
Inane - check.
Trying-too-hard - check.
Mindless drivel - check.
I expect this kind of movie from Ashton Kutcher... but Natalie Portman? What was she thinking???
You can pretty much tell from the title(s) of the movie what the premise is, so there is really no need for me to explain. And if you've ever seen a romantic-comedy before, you can pretty much imagine how it ends up. So there you go, that's the movie.
Oh, but what was really exciting was when the movie guy came out before the screening and said that we were one of the first audiences to see the movie and that it would have sound quality issues here and there because it wasn't totally finished yet. I know! SOUND QUALITY ISSUES BECAUSE IT WASN'T TOTALLY FINISHED! Isn't that exciting? I felt very privileged to be a part of this (even though it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen in the entire history of my existence... and this is saying a lot because I've seen The Room and Earth Girls Are Easy).