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Was anyone actually going to see this anyway?

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 9:58 pm by flerly.

Since I read the horrible review of Troy I think I’ve talked myself out of seeing it. How can you remove the Gods and “modernize” a story about ancient Greece?

But anywho.. in our discussion of So what other movies are out? JT (half)-jokingly suggests the (Don’t call us the) Olsen Twins romp, New York Minute. I commented that I hadn’t read any reviews on it yet, but now I have….

This one I loved from The Boston Globe: Some various excerpts:

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen might be the only thing ‘tweenage girls have in common with their brothers and fathers. It’s an uncomfortable, you might say unholy, bond, whose spectacular bizarreness is open to interpretation this weekend in “New York Minute”…

…for those not part of the Olsen industrial complex, “New York Minute” often feels creepy and lecherous, like it was made by a family “uncle.”

The film is fully furnished with shots of its young stars giddily running around Times Square in towels and bathrobes. In a cameo, their “Full House” dad, Bob Saget, has the good sense to flash them a disgusted look.

The Olsens, who are scheduled to turn 18 next month, are also soaked more than once and do a lot of spatting, only to make up in subsequent scenes, which is certainly sweet. By the end of the picture, they’re gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes and holding each other awkwardly close. The girls around me cooed with delight. The men giggled almost in guilt, like boys caught with a copy of Stuff or Maxim. They were in a curious spot, particularly the ones who sat through this dinky movie unaccompanied by a daughter. They couldn’t possibly have shown up for the articles.

Well, as I told JT, you can see that one without me, and I guess as a subscriber to FHM, Stuff and Maxim he probably wouldn’t have a problem with that. Anywho.. I hear there’s even a cheesy beauty parlor montage scene. But.. I think I’ll go fire up The Sweetest Thing instead.



  1. petulant_derek has made a Comment

    The Olsen Twins are worth approximately $777 million. Is that not enough? Why can’t they just go away?

    You want to start a betting pool on which one has to check into a drug rehab center for “exhaustion” first?

    May 23, 2004 @ 3:26 pm

  2. skjarl has made a Comment

    I liked Troy, for what it is worth.

    May 23, 2004 @ 4:09 pm

  3. signde has made a Comment

    everyone i know loves troy.

    can’t always trust the reviews…

    May 23, 2004 @ 4:16 pm

  4. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    i’m having the same reaction to Troy (subtitled, Brad Pitt Works Out, or so i hear). i know i’ll end up seeing it because i really want it to be good, even though i know i’ll probably wish i hadn’t wasted my time. it’s like i feel a sort of cinematic obligation…kind of like with Van Helsing (and i *really* wish i hadn’t wasted my time with that).

    and maybe if one of my secret husbands/boyfriends/lovers played the part of Achilles, i would have a different predicted reaction, but Brad Smelleth-My-Nasty-Pitts has just never done it for me.

    May 24, 2004 @ 3:40 am

  5. tiger66466 has made a Comment

    I’d recommend seeing Troy at the drive in. You’re outside and it adds a whole new experience than sitting in a theatre for 3 hours. And it’s less expensive than a regular theatre. And I have to disagree with Magoo – Brat Pitt’s just so damn fine. I don’t know your personal lust levels for Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom – but if YOU do like them, this movie can’t be beat.

    Overall, I enjoyed Troy. I’d recommend seeing it – particularily at the drive in.

    May 24, 2004 @ 4:00 am

  6. flerly has made a Comment

    I’ve been to the drive-in to see movies so many times…. there’s 2 where I grew up. I really didn’t think seeing Troy in the humid evening air, being eaten by bugs, from the fabulous surround sound provided by one tin speaker would improve this movie…

    If anything, i’ve heard the cinematics and score are worthwhile, so I’d say if we go, we’ll go for the a/c, cushy chairs, surround sound to burst your eardrums experience.

    Glad you got to go to the drive-in, though. =)

    May 24, 2004 @ 5:35 am

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