Getting your Money's Worth
Well just this morning (or maybe last night, I forget) I got an invite from one of the email lists I put myself on to go see a free screening of Firewall on Thursday. And truth be told, I have no desire to go. To a free screening. What's up with that?
It isn't even that Firewall looks so bad or anything. Do I not think it is worth the money I'd have to pay for it? It must be worth at least that, right?
In general, I have a pretty good idea of whether I will like a movie before I see it. Perhaps not how much I will or won't like something (in other words, I might like something a bit that I thought I'd like a lot, or vice versa). But my ability to interpret previews/marketing campaigns/reviews/etc. is pretty keen, so I usually know what I'm getting myself into.
And I'm pretty certain I won't particularly like Firewall. Maybe it is just that I can already see almost the whole The Net meets Ransom storyline, and where the script will go with it. I don't think it will be offensively bad. Just a bit boring. Plus, I must add that I think it has one of the worst movie posters I've seen in ages, making it look (design-wise) like a film from 1979.
Still, if anyone in LA is absolutely dying to see this film, isn't on the same email list, and feels like swinging by to give me a ride there and back (it's at Mann's Chinese, so at least that's cool), let me know and I'll see if tickets are still available! Then it might at least be worth my time. :-)
Tags: free+movie+screenings, Firewall