Wednesday, November 03, 2004

no accounting for taste

I don't understand it, and I probably never will. Why oh why oh why does the boy insist on buying DVDs of movies which even he admits are rubbish?

He came home with Van Helsing last night; apparently he just couldn't help it - he had to get it. And yet we both went to see it in town a while ago and I'm sure he was just a scathing of it as I was. Well, maybe slightly less. He certainly didn't rave about it.

The boy just has a habit of wanting to see films even if everybody he knows has derided it. I only narrowly missed being pressured into seeing the second Tomb Raider movie (the first one was one of the suckiest action movies I've ever seen).

If I'd just met the guy, and he revealed his taste for awful movies, I woulda dumped him then and there - so it's just as well for him I already fell for him by then, eh?

4 comments:

Ista said...

Ugh. Van Helsing was utterly pathetic. I saw it on a plane so at least I didn't have to (directly) pay for it. That and the presence of the yummy Hugh Jackman made it slightly easier to take.

Violet said...

At least you had Hugh Jackman. I don't rate him as highly as, say, Johnny Depp, so I had to rely on the plot and characterisations...

darth said...

rent? or buy? i mean...one is just a bad idea, the other is CRAZY, esp. if it has the words tomb or raider in them, much less van or helsing. (lost ark excepted)

Violet said...

just another one of those inexplicable foibles of his...fortunately we don't own a copy of any tomb raider film, but we do have the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen which falls under the same category as a film which he knowingly bought even though he was sure it would be crap.