Now that the pre-release units are in the wild I feel like I don’t have much to add to the conversation and all my comments are simply, “cool,” or “wow,” or “dang-it! I want one of those!” Before when everything was conjecture and speculation, well I can speculate with the best, but now I find I’m spending all my time reading and re-reading the testers and eating up everything they post. Since I’m not the kind to like to be quiet for too long of a time let me ask a totally irrelevant series of questions:
Favorite bad movie? (I.e., a movie that flopped, is not respected, and you always feel a little embarrassed when you mention it, but you loved it anyway.) My example, George of the Jungle with Brendan Fraser. When my youngest was about 2 he decided he loved this movie so much that he pretty much demanded to watch this movie every day till he was 4. It didn’t matter how many times I’ve seen, every time I walked through the room and it was playing I would stop, start quoting lines myself and get totally sucked in. I’m not a movie snob, but to me a movie that never gets old and can be rewatched a thousand times is a great movie, regardless of critiques and box-office take.
Most under-rated movie: For me, Speed Racer. No movie has better captured the spirit of an animated cartoon in live action. Besides it’s a cross of wrestling with racing cars, what could possibly be better?
Favorite franchise? For me Star Wars, though Marvel and Harry Potter aren’t’ terribly far behind. Shocker, I know.
As diverse as this forum is, I’m curious to see what you guys and gals say.