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02 March 2008 @ 07:40 pm
A list of unpopular opinons  
I'm bummed with my life and trying to get over it so, a list/meme/whatever you want to call it.

- I do not get the George Clooney love. At all. Ever. He's good-looking, but nothing devastating or amazing or gorgeous. He's a good actor, but nothing to write home about. He's charming, but not so ridiculously charismatic. And, yes, I've seen just about everything he's ever done. I have a good friend who used to be his neighbor and he apparently is a truly great guy, so I don't have a beef with him. I just don't get why he's considered so awesome, so fabulous, so the greatest, so the best. Frankly, he kinda bores me now.

- I do not get the Johnny Depp love. I watched 21 Jump Street like many a gal my age, and while everyone else was creaming themselves over Depp, I liked ... Peter Deluise. Yes, Peter Deluise. I do think that Depp is good-looking, but not gorgeous or sexy or beautiful. I do think he's a good actor, but not outstanding or awesome or worthy of all of his acting noms. I do think he's charismatic, but not the be-all and end-all of charisma.

- On that note, no! practically every frickin' review I've read about them ... I did NOT watch any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies because of Johnny Depp. I saw the first one for one reason and one alone: Orlando Bloom. I watched the others because I liked the first and I LOVE Orlando Bloom. And browsing threads here and there on various boards: Stupid movie critics, I wasn't the only person who watched PotC for Orlando Bloom and NOT Johnny Depp. I'm not saying that more people didn't watch it for Depp, but he wasn't the only reason at all. Yeah, yeah, Orlando's had duds, but you know what? So has Johnny Depp when it's not a BIG MOVIE! or have the name Tim Burton attached to it. So can we please give Orlando and his teeny-bopper+target demographic women-pleasing ways some credit as well?

- I do think that Amy Winehouse can sing; however I find her material of 60's type of music practically a parody and the marrying of that style of music + inventive profanity (what kind of fuckery is this indeed?) actually turned me off of the album.

- I love Celine Dion and I'm damn proud to say so. I love her voice, I love most of her songs, I love her exuberance, I love her utter lack of self-consciousness, I love her spastic dancing, I love her over-the-top-ness, I love her ballads, I love the fact that she sticks to her gun. I love Celine Dion. And "My Heart Will Go On" is great song, damnit!

- Speaking of ... Titanic is NOT a piece of shit and DID deserve to win the Oscar. Sure, it didn't have the best dialogue in the world and Billy Zane did really, really bad in the film ... but you know what? The best picture Oscar used to mean something ... it used to mean that this was a film for the ages, this was a film that transcended just being great, and was one that swept you away into a world of movie-making magic that could be found nowhere else. Titanic did that like no other movie had in years!!

- And on THAT note, it's complete crock of shit that Gladiator won best picture. Great action movie? Hell to the yeah! Great movie? Uh, no. Dude, it was an action movie. A very-well made one with some great performances, but it was not a BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR movie, especially when up against the sheer wonder and beauty of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Yeah, what I said above about why Titanic deserved the Oscar, doubly goes for CTHD -- that move transcended greatness and took viewers to another place and time that could not have been created in any other medium.

- Still on Oscars ... Shakespeare in Love soooooooo deserved the win over Saving Private Ryan. SPR was a great war movie, a great movie, yes, but SiL was an original, a delight, with one of the best scripts and joyous tones that a movie had had in ages. However, Gwyneth Paltrow did NOT deserve the Oscar over Cate Blanchett ... no way, no how.

- And that pink Oscar dress looked horrible on Paltrow, too pale, too insipid, washed her out, emphasized her lack of bust and looked a size or two too big for her.

- Alex O'Loughlin does absolutely nothing for me. He's mildly good-looking, has very little charisma. He looks to me like a big, blank hounddog. I also think he's mostly an okay actor. I don't get the fuss. I really, really, really don't. Seems like a lovely, lovely guy though.

- I do not believe that Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have a lick of sexual chemistry. I buy them as brothers, but don't see even a hint of HoYay! and I have no idea why so many do. And I did watch the first two seasons of Supernatural.

- I think that Jack on Lost is one of the most tool-ish, asshole-ish characters to ever be scripted for television. He is the main reason that I stopped watching Lost. Yup, that's right. I actually thought the other islander stuff was kinda interesting and was willing to see where they went with it, but nope, my Jack-hate is too strong.

- I have NEVER liked Tom Cruise. Lovely to be in vogue now, but imagine being a Cruise-hater when everyone else loved him? 'Twas torture.

- I think that Season two of Veronica Mars was thematically and overall worse than Season three.

- On that note, I fully, firmly and 100% believe that the last Logan/Veronica scene was a crystal-clear anvil from Rob Thomas that, yes, Logan and Veronica WOULD be getting back together, because, YES!, Logan and Veronica DO belong together.

- I think that daytime television has some of THE finest actors working today.

- I love The Office, but I think it's way over-rated.

- On that note, I like Pam and Jim, but think that they are WAAAAAY over-rated. Dwight/Angela and Ryan/Kelly interest me more.

- I think other than just falling in love with Elizabeth and the Elizabeth/Will story in Pirates of the Carribean, Keira Knightly is the worst high-profile overpraised actress in the industry right now.

- I think the sixth book of the Harry Potter series was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. It read to me like J.K.Rowling had a deadline to meet and she was rushing to get to it. On the other hand, even being a Harry/Hermione shipper, I liked most of the last book except for two things: The god-awful epilogue, and especially Mrs. Weasley pulling an Aliens-esque "get away from her, you bitch!" moment. That was pretty much terrible.

- As much as I adore Idina Menzel, I think that Rent is extremely over-rated. Like E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y.

- Finally, I like when singers on American Idol do the big power notes ... as long as they stay in key (Carly Smithson, and scores of countless other past Idolists who were praised none-the-less by a suddenly tone-deaf trio of judges, that means I am NOT talking to you).

I'm not tagging anyone, but feel free to do your own version. 'Twould be fun to read.
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sowell: Spikesowell on March 3rd, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of people who are unafraid of unpopular opinions, so go you! This was very fun to read, and you should post your opinions more often.

Hmmm. I'm not sure if I love Celine Dion, but I definitely think she has a unique and beautiful voice. Amy Winehouse, on the other hand, would be doing the music industry a favor if she crawled back into whatever crack hole she came from.... I don't like her. :)

And I love Gladiator! I think we might have opposite taste in movies, because I hated SiL. But we definitely agree on CTHD. I loved that film.

I think your description of AOL as a "big, blank hounddog" is really apt. But I still want to kidnap him and do dirty, dirty things to him. :) Honestly, I think he's fucking sexy.

Re Jim and Pam - I thought they were worth the hype in S1 and S2, but S3 put me into burn-out mode. There was something very exciting about them in the first seasons, though. Watching their relationship really made the show emotionally involving for me. I felt that excitement like it was my own friendship, my own crush. I still have fond feelings for them, but I don't want to fanfic them anymore, which is a sure sign my obsession has waned.

And finally, of course, VM. I actually STILL don't think I'm objective enough to discuss this rationally, but I'll try. I have to disagree about S2 being worse than S3. S2 may have been worse thematically, but the execution of S3 was, for me, terrible enough to obsure even the best intentions of the writers. The things that I loved about VM were the characters and the relationships, and in S3, both components became unrecognizable to me. The writers might have been telling a thematically sound story, but they were telling it about characters I no longer liked or reconized, including Logan, Keith, Wallace, and Weevil.

I totally agree with this: On that note, I fully, firmly and 100% believe that the last Logan/Veronica scene was a crystal-clear anvil from Rob Thomas that, yes, Logan and Veronica WOULD be getting back together

It's on this: because, YES!, Logan and Veronica DO belong together</i> that we part ways.

When I weigh that last scene against the evidence of the rest of the season, I just can't convince myself that RT saw them as meant for each other, or that it was anything other than a compromise between his preferred ending and what he thought the fans might want. But I don't think your opinion on that is unpopular at all, actually. I think a lot of L/V fans felt at least slightly satisfied/relieved by the ending. I didn't really find much to like about it, though. I didn't think it said very much about their journey, positive OR negative, despite the Pilot callbacks.

I don't go much into HP fandom, so I don't know about general opinions, but Book 6 is definitely the weak link in the series. I had a couple issues with Book 7, and the epilogue is right up there. Ugh.

But I frickin' love Rent.