November 11, 2004

Worst Film Critic Quote of the Week

Manohla Dargis, reviewing “The Polar Express” in the New York Times:

“Tots surely won't recognize that Santa's big entrance in front of the throngs of frenzied elves and awe-struck children directly evokes, however unconsciously, one of Hitler's Nuremberg rally entrances in Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will." But their parents may marvel that when Santa's big red sack of toys is hoisted from factory floor to sleigh it resembles nothing so much as an airborne scrotum.”
(Via Jeff Jarvis, who slams this style of writing as “look-at-me-I'm-wearing-a-thong writerly exhibitionism.” It is, as you may remember, a kids movie.)

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 11, 2004 07:13 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?