Yesterday, I decided to go see a movie. I didn’t much care which one I saw. So, I got to the theater and The Brothers Grimm was showing pretty much right when I got there. And, the previews made it seem like it might be interesting. Plus, Terry Gilliam, so it had that going for it.
I think it could have been an interesting movie. I saw an interesting movie peeking out from behind the corners every once in a while. But there were layers and layers of useless crap piled on top of it. What was the point of the French soldiers? I think they were supposed to be comic relief, but they were neither comical nor a relief.
When the movie ended, I ducked in to see The 40-Year-Old Virgin since, I’d heard good things, and I wanted to try to get my money’s worth for the day.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is insanely funny. It’s also sort of touchingly sweet and many of the secondary characters all have their own interesting storylines going on that really add texture to what on paper looked like it should have been a stupid farce. Not that there would be anything wrong with a stupid farce, but I was actually kind of surprised at how good this movie ended up being.
So, if you’re going to go see a movie, make it the virgin one. The grimm one is just disappointing.