Mad Hatter's article today on going to the theater alone got me to thinking about something when looking back. The movies we go see with friends, just because it's something to do together.
I've always had a bit of a gift for sensing a movie I'm not going to like from a long distance away. And, at times, I have been wrong, but for the most part I bat a solid .750 (take that A-Rod!) in my predictive value for stinkers. So, as you can imagine, I justly avoid them whenever possible. Still, sometimes when it comes to friends, or loved ones, you just get roped into seeing something because. That sense of camaraderie that forces you to venture into the depths of cinema crap just to spend time with one another.
And while I am, by personal preference, most often prone to going to the movies alone, or with my mom (very similar tastes), I have gone quite often to see movies with friends. Unfortunately these cases have come with very mixed results.
The worst two cases of this being: THE FOG and ERAGON. Two movies so dreadful I actually went into the low 3's in my scoring. Even good company made it hard to swallow those two. But all is not bad, we did go see movies like Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, and the not too horrible (thanks to Angus Macfadyen) Saw III (but not too good either).
It's an odd thing though, the movie we go see for others.
So, ladies and gents, I ask thee: What horrible movies did you go see just because your friends were going?
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