Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Mummy and the importance of not getting bogged down in details

 So, I watched the Mummy just now and I really enjoyed it.

 The thing about me is that I'm one of those people you don’t want to watch a movie about historical events and/or science fiction movies with. I will point out every single inaccuracy I notice because I’m usually in a position to notice them and they really, really bug me.

 The Mummy, however, does not cause this reaction in me.

 Sure it’s inaccurate and sure it’s not the most tightly plotted film of all time (especially when the sequel is taken into account) but it’s fun, and that more than makes up for the fact they left out so many of the plagues of Egypt and got the ones they left in in the wrong order.

 Seriously, this film is riddled with historical inaccuracies and I just do not care. I love it anyway because it’s so much fun, it’s a good old fashioned adventure movie and I love it for that reason.

 I really love Evolution for similar reasons. Even though it too is not the most accurate of films, it’s so much fun that it doesn’t even really matter that much.

 I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a tightly plotted film where everything adds up, but given a choice between dull perfection and fun imperfection, I’m no different than anyone else.

 Honestly, I’m not sure I could do it. I get so bogged down in details some times that I forget about the bigger picture. So I respect writers who manage not to lose focus like that and make a story that’s so fun that those little details don’t even come into the picture.

1 comment:

  1. Don't know this movie but understand what you mean. Nothing is more boring than a bad film full of rubbish research and bad continuity!