Have you seen that movie?
It’s like my old pal, Jack Burton used to say…
Yes, sir, the check is in the mail…
Son of a b*tch must pay…
When I was younger, I loved that movie. It had this crazy antihero, girls with green eyes, a subterranean mansion/world, magic, and monsters. What’s not to like…?
Well, after Kissyface and I spent weeks convincing my family that it was the best movie ever, we decided to bring it over for some fun family entertainment.
I was embarassed.
I mean, it’s still cool. Kinda.
I didn’t like the characters so much. The special effects were cheesy. I didn’t understand half the motivations in the plot.
This brought me to three conclusions:
- I must strive to flesh out my story so it never feels like a hollow, good idea that never got fully developed.
- I must keep my story innovative and fresh, so people don’t read it twenty years from now and think, that’s so cheesy.
- Sometimes you just have to love bad movies even though you secretly know they’re really bad.