July 18, 2008

Film Critic Quote of the Week

Reihan Salam, on "Hellboy 2":

I have to assume that the creators of Hellboy 2 have somehow managed to subject various respectable film critics to some combination of blackmail and extreme physical duress, up to and including purple-nurpling. Hellboy 2 was so bad that it practically made me want to weep. Selma Blair was checked out. The dialogue was hackneyed. The film’s plot required more than a suspension of disbelief — it required a suspension of all of one’s critical faculties, and also a suspension of the capacity to see and hear... You’d be better off filling your $10 with some mix of tobacco and exotic spices, rolling it, and smoking it.
I didn't see this film, but hey, at least it didn't feature Pierce Brosnan singing.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 18, 2008 03:08 PM

This dude must be smoking something because I saw the film and you do have to respect it for the creatures and makeup jobs. The plot was not very good but the movie was entertaining to look at.

Posted by: A at July 18, 2008 07:22 PM
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