June 6th, 2002

barometric waffle linguists (pic by me)


Okay ... seeing as how I appear to be outnumbered six to one by my roommates on this one ...

What is it that people see in the movie "Time Bandits"?

People talk about it as though it was great, or at least watchable. I own this movie; I've watched it twice; and my honest opinion is that it's an incomprehensible flick starring an unenthusiastic child actor and a bunch of people who can't enunciate to save their lives, and sitting through it is like enduring the worst parts of "Never-Ending Story" mixed with the worst parts of "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey". I just don't understand how my opinion could differ so wildly from theirs. I mean, this isn't a "D&D kinda sucked"/"D&D was TEH WORST MOVIE EVAR" argument; this is a Siskel and Ebert thumbs-up/thumbs-down argument. Apparently either I, or they, simply Don't Get The Point, and weight of numbers argues that it's me.

So, if you've seen the movie, what did you like about it? I'll give it another shot if I can be persuaded it's worthwhile.

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