There’s a thing called a ‘band wagon’. It is an intangible, predictable thing often taking the guise of something called a ‘fad’. Harry Potter was one, Pirates of the Caribbean were next, and now it is Twilight. Now I have no doubt that one day, in the distant future I shall watch some of these movies and enjoy them. I’ll enjoy Harry Potter after I’ve long forgotten the book versions andwhen everyone has stopped running around online typing “LUMOS!”. I shall even one day enjoy Pirates again. It was great in the beginning, but if I have to see one more red bandanna with an incoherent, slurring Sparrow I’m going to scream (not really, but I’d still be annoyed). Last but not least, there is Twilight. The biggest subject I’ve noticed on the Internet. I’ve never seen it, but there is so much chit-chat everywhere about it that I feel like I’ve already seen the movie. Now vampires are interesting, when its left as that. The problem I have with wanting to avoid this movie like the plague is that it seems to have disappointed several of my vampire fans… What sort of spooky, sexy creature is supposed to sparkle in the sunlight anyway?
But more than Twilight, there is another thing I’m highly annoyed with. Tim Burton movies. Its such a fad right now I can’t even enjoy the gloom anymore without feeling like I’m stuck in a crowded band wagon. I mean, is it me or is Depp really starting to get under my skin and not in a good way? He’s a great actor, don’t get me wrong… but, Holy Monkey, can I just have one day without seeing him?
When I saw Star Trek (2009) I was so shocked and completely hyped up that it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t overdone, it wasn’t changed too much and it was true enough to the original series (which I like equally in their own rights!). However. And I do mean however… I know it is almost as popular as some of the other things online now…and to hold onto what I enjoyed, I am attempting to block out, ignore and distance myself from all things Trek before these fanatics and devoted followers ruin it for me.
Ah. Ranting can feel great, no?