Forget 'The Alamo'

I had a very eventful weekend (pictures to come). You can read my Friday post; Saturday I went to tea with my dear friend Liz and went to see The Alamo with my brothers, Rachael and Ryan. That movie is an offense to celluloid. I would say it's the worst movie I've ever seen, but that would imply that it gave rise to some emotion in me. To describe the movie as flat is a tremendous understatement. It was not only un-epic, it was almost anti-epic. I've found some great reviews of the movie that more articulately state my opinion on the waste of $100 million. Film Critic and The Onion both give excellent reviews. But I'd have to say the one that completely reiterates statements I made just following the film is done by Slant Magazine. The reviewer could have been sitting right behind me; his comments are nearly verbatim, it's funny, especially the one about Wolverine. I think you'll enjoy these. Please, don't waste your money. Wait until it comes out on video, better yet, when it's shown on ABC because they can't think of anything better to play.

When my friends and I left the theater, we all admitted to never having felt more uninspired. The character development was non-existent and the script seemed to be pandering to all audiences, thus rendering the entire story completely impotent. I could go on, but the reviews state it better.

Anyhow, Easter was great. We went to church and came back and had friends over for a brunch. The food was amazing and quite diverse. We had Greek foods, American foods, Jewish foods, you name it. I had a wonderful time. And to top the whole night off, I heard from Nick (see below). I love Easter. I hope yours was as joyous and carefree as mine was.

Posted by Portia at April 12, 2004 12:49 PM

Well, I think I'm glad I didn't go and waste 8 or 9 dollars (whatever the cost of a movie is these days...). Hope the company was more exciting than the movie!

Posted by: Kelly at April 12, 2004 06:50 PM