Friday, July 4, 2008

I Guess I am Just Too Old For Mainstream Movies

Since the weather was threatening on this 4th of July we decided to play it safe and walk over to the local multiplex to see Hancock which opened this weekend.  Will Smith is certainly a fine actor, but the film like many other of its genre had a "far-fetched plot" and plenty of fantasy violence.  There were very few people my age in the theater.  I guess I have to come to grips that mainstream movies are not for me any more.  I may have to go out of my way to see independent films that are suited for an older audience.  There is a small movie theater with 4 screens in Kew Gardens Queens that show independent movies.  When I go to that theater, I feel like I am in a senior citizens residence.  To quote Bob Dylan "It's not dark yet, but it's getting there."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had read nothing but bad reviews about this movie. I was surprised because Will Smith has a solid track record.

Bruce, it may come to the point where you may decide to either utilize Netflix or rent movies from a local library.

It seems to me many of the movies being cranked out of Hollywood are directed to a much younger audience.

There's still fine films out there, it's just harder to find.

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