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I remember going to see some movie a long time ago, and I saw a preview for some travesty called "28 Days Later."

I was not impressed.

Not only did the preview seem to jump genres faster than an arcade goth playing Dance Dance Revolution but it seemed to be your run-of-the-mill horror-movie cannon-fodder special.  The testemonial tv commercials were running rampant and were annoying, but when the movie came out one of my good friends said that it was not very scary at all.

"Well screw that then," I said, and proceeded to not go and see the movie.

Well, I was wrong.  I saw "28 Days Later" tonight at a friend's house and it was one of the most refreshing sci-fi movies I've seen in a while.

I think the problem is that many movie preview directors need to be dragged out into the street and shot; many movies which are not bad movies (or, conversely, are not good movies) are misrepresented by their previews and attract exactly the wrong audience.  "28 Days Later," which is not a bad horror movie but a good sci-fi one, looked terrible, whereas "What Women Want" looked absolutely hilarious and then made me want to hang myself from one of the THX-certified speakers.

I've kicked myself repeatedly when I make fun of movies that turn out to be good.  I did it to "Blue Streak" and I did it to "28 Days Later" too.  One would think that, having the capacity for abstract thought, I would form conclusions and modify my behavior.  I am now certain, however, that I am one of those people who cannot form mental connections.  I will forge through the rest of my pitiful life acting the same way in every situation because I cannot see any reason to change.

I... I think I have something in my eye...
  • Listening to: Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Reading: Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
  • Watching: 28 Days Later
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Synergysus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005   Traditional Artist
Tim, you're beautiful. I happen to like sad and angsty people, depending. As a general rule if they don't wine and they don't cling, they can be pretty cool, not just because they're sad and angsty, but that does help. And no, I'm not Wednesday from the Adams family. I happen to own "28 Days Later." I love that hopeless, apocolyptic, isolated, life on the dole kinda feeling. But then again I'ma hopeless, acapulcolyptic, isolated, life on the dole kinda gal...until I kick someone's ass and make myself feel better
:fork: Besides, I know you're not always angsty. Often, you're frollicky.
mmiller8 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
:D yay
KingVahagn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol don't let that get you down dude. Mistakes happen, wrong judgments/decisions are made all the time
mmiller8 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
Thanks, but I still feel stupid. I was wrong; I hate that feeling and I have a sneaking suspicion that it happens a lot more often than I know.
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October 29, 2004