While channel surfing this weekend, I found myself sitting there thinking about something I never thought I’d say aloud. To my friend Breese, I proclaimed, “I really like Tango & Cash“. I know, I know, it was a shock to me too. My positive opinion on the movie only comes from watching it with a half-focused attention span during our viewing. It also helped that it was replete with commercials and some “picture in picture” channel flipping of course.
To keep myself on good terms with all you readers, I’ll tell you that I don’t own T&C, or will I ever put in on any of my “favorite” lists. Yet in light of my most recent viewing experience, the film really isn’t bad when it’s broken up with commercials. So that got me thinking…How can segmenting a movie make it more tolerable?
For me the convenience and tolerability of plunking down to watch bits and pieces of something like Fantastic Four is that I didn’t waste a spot on my Netflix queue, nor did I actually wait in line at the theater to see said fine piece of film history. Sort of a casual “come and go” attitude can go a long way in making you enjoy something that has bad acting, a poorly executed plot or something else which eats away at the quality factor of the movie.
Now if that isn’t enough to make you enjoy the decidedly bad film, there’s always the old College stand-by…that’s right beer! You get a few in you and you and your friends may even tolerate Elektra…but that’s still a pretty big stretch. I’d like to refer you briefly to a write-up a friend of mine did for a similarly dumb movie (which she still enjoys) that really can be tolerable if you either A.) check your brain at the door, B.) watch it in snippets, or C.) simply deplete your brain cells as quickly as possible.
So basically, are there any films you avoid at the theater, but would take a chance on if it was on FX? Or could you stand a movie if you had a six-pack just begging to be opened??