From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Cinema Reality

Crooked Timber's new movie viewing guidelines:

In the wake of the insta-criticism of the film The Day After Tomorrow because it is a silly big-budget action movie and not a policy briefing paid for by the coal industry, CT will be providing further movie criticism along these lines. Reel in shock at The Fast and the Furious for its inaccurate picture of driving conditions in Los Angeles! Be outraged at The Pricess Bride for its whitewashing of the reality of aristocratic forms of government! Fume at Godzilla for ignoring basic facts about radiation and the typical size of lizards! And get ticked off at almost every movie ever that suggests that you eventually get the girl. Or that girls even look like that in the first place.

Any other suggestions for movies that warrant criticism along these lines? Should we be critical of Stuck on You for cruelly deceiving us into thinking that Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon were conjoined twins, and Cher was boinking Frankie Muniz from Malcolm in the Middle?