You might be thinking to yourself, "This is a good thing, right? How can it go south?" Well, that's what I am here to tell you. Here, my friends, is how Netflix can go wrong.
As a preface to this post I should probably tell you that since I was born I have been notoriously bad at picking movies. I just suck. I could blame my horrible memory, but that's not really fair. I think it's just in my blood. Often times I will hear a review of a movie that sounds just fabulous and 1. I really screw up the name of the movie and instead rent it's B counterpart, or 2. I actually rent the correct movie only to find the person who reviewed it was apparently on hallucinogenic drugs that caused him or her to think it was a great movie. Hubby knows this about me and tolerates it (but not without making comments about it occasionally when he's been forced to watch some movie worse than the sit-com Whitney).
Fast forward to us getting Netflix. The first movie I watched was The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I am not being paid to say this, but I should be. That was an awesome movie. Fabulous acting, intriguing plot, and suspenseful to the end. Despite that, my faith in my movie picking ability was restored with one movie! I know, too good to be true.
Then my second pick was Creepshow 2 circa 1980s based on the book by Stephen King. Now, I love Steven King and I may have been confusing Creepshow 2 with the original Creepshow (which I think was actually a pretty good movie). Plus, my love for Stephen King may have influenced my pick. I have read quite a few of his books and of the movies adaptations I remember I loved Misery, Christine, Shining, The Green Mile. Well, let me just say that Creepshow 2 is quite possibly The Worst Movie Ever Made Based on a Stephen King Book. In my mind (and I am pretty sure hubby's) I was demoted back to Worst Movie Picker Ever.
|It looks like it could be good, right? Apparently looks can be deceiving.|
The thing that angers me the most is that I should have known better. I really am not a DiCaprio fan. In fact, I'm kind of an un-fan. I'm still kinda angry about Titanic. Not really the movie itself, but how much I had to hear about it after the movie. Y'know? I could be one of about 20 people that hated Titanic. You already know how it ends and that takes away half the fun. And then there was Inception. I fell sound asleep after taking a bathroom break and coming back to be lost as hell. Revolutionary Road. Didn't even see it, but the trailers made me gag. I thought I had remembered all of the reasons why I do not care for DiCaprio and then hubby reminded me of What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Hubby pointed out that that was a truly great movie. I reminded hubby that it was because Leon had Johnny Depp to pull him through.
I wasted two hours and eighteen minutes of my life that I cannot get back. I finally went to bed after midnight and was grumpy and groggy all the next day. Bottom line: I'm still pissed. It's going to take me a while to get over this one. My movie recommendation (thank me later) - if you have two hours and eighteen minutes of free time this weekend do not watch DiCaprio and be cautious with Netflix. Happy weekend and may all your movie picks be winners!