Friday, January 06, 2012

Escape to the Movies: "The Artist"

I knew I forgot to do something today...

"Intermission" is a new version of "Quit It."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you didn't put the dark knight rises poster there? Geez, Bob you say you like batman, right?

gCrusher said...

^

*snerk* *giggle*

Anonymous said...

Bob I love ya, but this may be the MOST pretentious review you have ever done... Yes even more so than your review of Tree of Life if possible... Congrats on topping yourself I guess...

O.T said...

Bob doesn't give an art house film his blessing and everyone gets on his case.

Hilarious.

Im not interested in seeing this, especially how you've pointed out the core relationship in the film. I think I'd rather watch "Singing in the Rain" again.

CrunchyEmpanada said...

That's it! This was the last straw! I've been with you Bob since the early days when you didn't even have 10 GameOverthinker episodes, and I kept sticking around for some reason, at first hoping that the loss in quality and increase in asshole-ishness would stop, and then coming to see what stupid thing you'd do this week, with a candle burning in the back of my mind hoping you'd finally say something good again. But no, not anymore!

You don't know what the hell you're talking about, and it really really shows in this review. The Artist isn't trying to say anything "clever" or "new." It's a fucking Silent Film. The silent part isn't a gimmick, which would imply that it's silent just so it could stand out a bit, or do something different for the sake of being fun and/or quirky. It's not trying to be a "biting satire" it was trying to be a silent film because the director wanted to make a silent film! Apparently he thinks silent films are cool, and admired people who got started in that era. It's a melodrama because he wanted to make a melodrama of it. He's not trying to say anything, he's tried to make a silent film.

In and of itself that is a great accomplishment, considering nobody knows how to do that anymore and he must have put a significant amount of work into re-learning how to do it properly.

I just...I fucking died every time you said "gimmick" since it means you either are retarded and can't tell what this movie was doing (probably) or you don't know what a gimmick is (possible). Same with your comparison of this to Grindhouse, where the "mimicry" isn't nearly as impressive when the only major difference between modern Exploitation films and old 70's ones are the cameras and music used, and a few weird techniques nobody uses anymore.

You disgust me.

Sam said...

CrunchyEmpanada take a chill pill, it's just a review.

Good for you if you like the film, clearly wasn't Bob's cup of tea.