I never saw Green Zone. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. It wasn’t because I thought it was going to be bad. I’ve already reviewed Legion and From Paris With Love, and obviously Green Zone wasn’t going to top those two. In fact, I get the feeling the movie might actually be good, if you’re into that sort of thing. I just wasn’t interested in it at all. Even that probably wouldn’t have stopped me, but I took a look at what the subway had in store for me over the next month and knew something had to be done.
Remember Me, Date Night, Why Did I Get Married Too. If I followed my self-imposed rules, I would likely be forced to see all three of those movies. Unacceptable. Seeing bad movies was all well and good when they were nerdy, but three consecutive rom-coms is something I just can’t do. And under no circumstance will I pay money to see Tyler Perry.
The system needs to be tweaked. I thought about giving myself a once-a-month exemption to be used at an independent theater, calling at a “stoney save” or something. But even that is just a band-aid. When there are all these great theaters in and around the east village, why am I consistently going to the lameass Regal in Union Square? Why did I review Cop Out but not A Single Man or Creation, two movies I saw around the same time that were much, much better? It just doesn’t make sense.
I still want to review one movie per week, but if I’m going to keep this up it needs to be a movie I want to see, or am at least vaguely interested in. The subways simply cannot provide me that. It was an interesting idea, but I don’t have enough money or time to see the movies I want to see and the movies I don’t want to see. If I have to choose, I’ll pick the ones I want to see. Obviously, Its not a hard choice.
This doesn’t mean all the movies I see will be good, or even that I want them to be. I’ve had this on my google calendar for 3 months, so obviously I’m not on an art-house high horse.