If you read this award, you know how I feel about Argo. When writing this, I initially just talked trash about Argo. That was immature of me, so I deleted it. What I will say: with Looper as a close second, I talked about Argo the most. Mostly because...never mind. I started to rant again. Deep breaths. Argo, whether you loved it or want to draw-and-quarter it, is definitely a movie people like to discuss.
Cinema Beans: Argo
As a guy who’s genuinely hard to displease when it comes to movies--Argo was pure torture. One of those films that’s absolutely incompetent on every possible level. The entire time I watched the film I knew it was bad—I mean, it took me a few days to discover that I had absolutely ZERO good things to say about the film, but for the viewing experience, it was a snooooooozefest sprinkled with really intense (and completely manufactured) action sequences. I walked out of the theater thinking, “Well, I can’t wait to talk about how shitty this was.” But then my friends loved it. One of my friends repeatedly kept saying how good good GOOD it was. And I was silent. And she said “You liked it..right?” I shook my head. “Wait, really?” she asked again. “Nope, I really didn’t like it.” And then I start being the Debby Downer, ranting as a I usually do, and a girl standing a few feet away is sort of staring at us, itching to jump in on a conversation about this awesome movie she just saw. “Wasn’t it great?” she asked. “He didn’t like it,” my friend is quick to say. “Really?” she said, perplexed beyond belief. “How could you not like it?”
This has been the last three months for me.
Fuck this movie.