Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Newsweek's Summer movie reader survey

According to the August 23 issue of Newsweek online users of their website have rated the 5 best and 5 worst movies of the soon-to-end movie season.

#1 with almost 30 percent of the vote is "Spiderman 2." I am rather partial to this movie, so I heartily concur--plus I admit that I have only been to a few of the movies this summer, this being one of them.

#2 is interesting; "Fahrenheit 9/11" won 20 percent of the vote to secure the second spot. What may be more interesting is that Newsweek described the movie this way:
"The most relevant, emotional, courageous--and necessary--movie of the summer. .
. . It fired up an important dialogue. Disne wouldn't release this, but it would release 'The Alamo'?"
I don' disagree that the movie has relevance, is emotional, and requires courage. But is it necessary only when compared the the likes of "White Chicks" and "Van Helsing" or is it necessary because it brings dangerous actions to light? Newsweek should clarify itself a bit here.

What were the worst movies?

#1 . . . "Catwoman!" I can't see a reason to disagree, but I wonder if the had to make press release on this story before "Alien vs. Predator" was screened.

#2 "Fahrenheit 9/11." Described as:
"What a load of crap this movie was. As if his noxious, bilious Oscar speech
wasn't enough, Michael Moore had to subject us to this patently biased,
misleading hate-fomercial aimed at unseating George Bush. We'll pick our own
presidents thanks,"
See what they did there? I had reasoned arguments to raise and then I realize that the magazine played me for a sucker.

Oh well, I'm going to bed. But not before I tell you that "Van Helsing" did make the list at #5.

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