Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Oh Man, Two New Polls? Give It Up!

Yes, I have added two new polls to this blog, even though I still have one going. I've dragged out my superhero poll for ages because I'm enjoying watching the battle between Christian Bale and Robert Downey Jr. so much, though I am predicting a late flurry of votes for Halle Berry, whose involuntary reaction to a blob of catnip moved me so much in Catwoman. Though I should end it soon so as not to clutter the sidebar so much, I felt compelled to gauge the opinion of our readership now that the summer movie season is ending, and what better way to do that than by starting two new polls, for favourite and least favourite films of the past few months.

I'm genuinely curious about how people felt the season went, and so please ignore my childish namechanging and give me some hard data. I know The Dark Knight split opinion down the middle (not helped by the pre-release enthusiasm), and some were angry about Indiana Jones (though I thought it was probably not as horrible as The Last Crusade). I also know that one regular reader will be tempted to vote for Hancock as worst summer movie about fifty times. Don't do it, man!

Anyway, I am aware that this blog is getting awfully busy, but I hope to rectify that soon with some nifty XML alterations that will get rid of this dreary Tic-Tac Blue template. That will, of course, involve effort and understanding of code, so it won't be happening too soon, but it will. As demented genius AV Club commenter Z0diac M0therfucker would say, "THIS SHIT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE", as former Police 5 host Shaw Taylor would say, "Keep 'em peeled," and as Diddy would say, "Vote or die." (Apologies to Sean Combs fans if I got his name wrong; I lost track of it a couple of years ago and even Wikipedia is unclear, if you can believe that.)

6 comments:

johnilf said...

You are the king of comedy!!! very funny write up. Oh, I dont believe Hancock should be in a poll about best and worst movies because i dont even consider it to be a movie... it is actually an insult to movies if you can grasp that shit!!

Peace.

Admiral Neck said...

Thank you, sir, kind of you to say. And yes, I can grasp what you're saying about Hancock. It was a very frustrating experience, barely even a film, more like two TV episodes. I think I said this before. Which means I'm repeating myself. So I'll stop now.

That said, did you vote for X-Files as your favourite summer movie? I'm surprised, though I know you were excited about seeing it. It certainly wasn't the awful franchise-immolating disaster some said it was, but better than Iron Man Starring Robert Downey Jr. As Iron Man? You loved that robotic shit. You must have really wanted to see Mulder with a beard. I know we did!!!

Douglas said...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was ok, I think you may be getting muddled with Temple of Doom....

Admiral Neck said...

That's the sad thing, I used to think Last Crusade was way better than Temple of Doom, with Raiders as the best, obviously. However, while prepping for Crystal Skull I rewatched it, and was horrified at much of the humour. What I had once thought so charming and funny suddenly struck me as childish and kinda embarrassing. It was so artless and galumphing, I even skipped a couple of scenes. Yes, that bad.

The action setpieces are still great, but it suddenly became The Indy Movie I Now Think Is Not As Good As I Remember, whereas Temple of Doom has been, for a long time, The Indy Movie I Think Is Crap But Actually Kind Of Enjoy Whenever It Is On. Does that make sense? I would agree Last Crusade is probably better, but I now think it's a kinda crappy movie, which I didn't think before, so I'm a bit pissed at it. Hence the comparison.

Mind you, even a bad Indy movie has Indy in it, and as he's probably my favourite film character ever, I'll never truly hate any of them, fridges, monkey swinging and all.

And are you the douglas I think you are, or are you a mystery reader? Hello either way, of course.

johnilf said...

I gotta vote x-files!!! just gotta, it was nothing like anybody expected, no UFO's, no alien shit, no supernatural shit no guns, no torches just good old fashioned creepy drama and it has been away from us for way too long.... saying that though, Ironman fucking rocked as did Batman 2 bat harder. Fuck it, they are all joint top... Mulder with a beard and Scully googling stem cell procedures, now that's how you be a doctor!!!

Canyon said...

Thanks for reminding us about Scully's incredible Internet research -- that was gold. Who can beat an argument that starts, "According to Wikipedia..."? I love that her case rested on facts that a lazy fifth-grader would use on a science report.