First of all, before I go into this, I want to take this time to appreciate those who have been following this blog ardently and contributing unconditionally to its growth. Your kind thoughts, words and gestures are most times overwhelming but these are the wherewithal that gives me the strength to continue. Thank you guys……
I don’t like when people say its a good/bad book or movie and just stop there without expatiating on what informs their opinion. When am discussing a book or movie, I like to talk structure, style, character. themes, nuances, writing styles, vantage points, angles etc. These are some of the reasons I don’t talk movies or books with just anybody because some people look at me like I’m speaking Swahili.
One movie that even if you wake me from sleep say 10 years from now and I’ll still wake up with a bad taste in my mouth is Prometheus. For one, I didn’t see the trailer so I didn’t really know what to expect, I and some friends braved a torrential downpour that day to get to the cinema and the only movie that was time friendly was Prometheus.
First scene started with the questions; Who is man? Where did we come from? What is our purpose on earth? When we die where do we go? In my head I go, “Wow! beautiful questions”. So I kicked back with my popcorn and drink to have such an unforgettable experience, I mean with such an intro, my expectations were on an all time high. I was so sure I was about to see a movie that would at least attempt to proffer solutions to questions that have plagued mankind for as long as we have lived.
So imagine my utter disappointment and I have to add disgust (what with the rain and the cash spent on tickets) when another planet was introduced, people were being attacked by aliens (our ancestors?), a head was being chopped off and carried to another planet and the journey continued, blah blah blah…. Honestly, if it was my money that was spent on tickets, I would have literarily slit my throat.
On another level, I prefer reading books before seeing their movies but after doing the opposite with the movie “Gone girl”, where I saw the movie first, then read the book I think my stance is about to change because I realized I was less critical, I wasn’t looking out for differences to harp on, I was just going along with the flow and also the characters were more alive while reading the book, but for movies like “Half of a yellow sun” and “Angels and demons” where I read the books before seeing the movies, it was an awful experience.
In other news, we are still open to those who want their stories, articles, poems etc to be published on this page, so, you can reach me in anyway you deem fit.
If you’ve got an absolutely bad movie experience you want to share or a good one for that matter, you know how we do. Peace!