Monday, June 02, 2008

The Strangers was not good.



I hated The Strangers. So much, in fact, that David and I spent twenty minutes screaming about it in the car. Because we were angry.

I was mad, for one, that they somehow managed to get a Joanna Newsom song on the same record (as in VINYL) as a Gillian Welch song. I don't think that the "strangers" came in at some point, switched the album from The Milk-Eyed Mender to Time (The Revelator) just so that the needle would skip during the part of "My First Lover" when Gillian sings "Quicksilver girl" (a reference to the Steve Miller song). Also, how did they get a demo version of "At My Window Sad and Lonely" by Billy Bragg and Wilco? (Here's a note to the film's director: just because you use non-mainstream music in your film doesn't mean you're not going to get someone who isn't a Daughtry fan to come see it and CALL YOU OUT ON YOUR SHIT. Sure, a lot of people didn't notice it but I DID and ALL OF MY OPINIONS ARE RIGHT.)

I was also very angry when the film started and the placard told us that it was based on a true story - which it is not, by the way. What's worse is that someone narrated that, as if the director anticipated that his audience would be too stupid to read what's on the screen. That should have tipped me off right there.

9 comments:

BG5000 said...

"I really liked that movie, Johnny Depp wasn't bad at all"

All of your opinions are right, huh?

Tyler said...

That is still a lie.

Sexman said...

The Strangers...well the plot was bad, the running around and suspense was okay. Whats her face was preeety okay. Over all I would say this movie was okay.

Katy said...

Adam is not lying. I was there and you said that.

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BG5000 said...

So much censorship on TMA these days.

mindy said...

i have to say i really liked this movie, i DID notice that all the music was on 1 record, but really who fucking cares, that's just nit picky. and yes, she should have put on her damn shoes, but then i was thinking, if you are fearing for your life, prolly the last thing you are gonna do is think about what to put on your feet. also, it said "inspired but true events" which is how you know that it's not based on a true story. also it wasn't a documentary. :) all in all it did what i wanted it to do, it made me feel tense and a little on edge. and it entertained me. and i don't even like liv tyler.