Last night, awesome pal Babar and I had a lovely drink at the Westside Tavern, followed by the worst movie ever, followed by a delicious Hickory Burger at the always amazing Apple Pan. (They are too old school to have a website, apparently, so the link is to their mouthwatering menu.)
I found the worst movie ever (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) on Rotten Tomatoes, which claims it has an 83% approval rating. But as we purchased our tickets, and I heard it was Swedish, with subtitles, 2 hours and 40 minutes long — I thought, uh oh. Babar will never let me pick the movie again. (RIGHTFULLY SO. Failure of epic proportion.)
The movie is described as a murder mystery/thriller/suspense. It’s more rapists/Nazis/boring. Which isn’t easy to do. Horrifying rape sequences punctuate hours of brooding, silence, and snow. (It is Sweden, after all.)
Plus, I’m just kind of OVER the Nazis, cinematically. (Though obviously, not all of us are.) I liked Inglourious Basterds, because it was kind of a new take on a tried and true topic. But this movie treated the discovery that the murderers had Nazi ties as a HUGE plot development, and I was like, really? It’s a shocking revelation that Nazis liked to kill people?
Anyway. I may have to see Hot Tub Time Machine this weekend as a brain cleanser. Followed by another round of Apple Pan, of course. Happy weekend, y’all!