I was just leafing through the Fall Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly and am left with this one thought.
If you want me to pay you money to see your movie, don’t make your movie about animals.
I have said it before and find myself needing to repeat the thought in light of the fact that one of the big fall movies is War Horse.
What’s it about? Well, it’s about a man who sells his son’s pet horse to the army (British, I believe). Then the boy joins the army to find his pet and there are battles and sadness aplenty, I would assume. So not only is it an animal movie, it’s also a preachy movie and an anti-war war movie.
How clever of Hollywood to put all three types of movies I automatically avoid in ONE film! The only thing missing to make this the perfect anti-me movie is Jack Black and/or Anne Hathaway.
With the money I save on tickets we’ll at least be able to see the Muppet Movie (featuring my friend Tad Atkinson) twice.