- Jun 3, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lynn Maudlin" <lynnmaudlin@...> wrote:
>Foo - I don't _expect_ perfection either. But Enchanted didn't even
> This is where philosophically we have very different relationships
> with film: I don't expect perfection
reach basic enjoyability, predisposed though I was to like it. The
point of Shrek's perfection is to demonstrate that it's possible, and
all the more reason to dismiss excuses for bad movies on the lines of
"they did the best they can" or "nothing's perfect."
> But I'm surprised you find _Shrek_ 'perfect' when you're bothered byNot to respond to your problems with the opening credits of Shrek, but
> the critters cleaning the NYC apartment scene; the gross-out opening
> sequence of _Shrek_ was so off-putting to me (and bear in mind my
> predisposition to LIKE movies) that I wasn't able to engage and enjoy
> until about halfway through the film. Happily this is easily solved
> with the DVD: I simply start the movie a chapter in.
just to explain the difference:
1) Shrek is animated; Enchanted isn't. Big, big difference in what
I'll tolerate. Animated street-rats and bugs are cute (I wasn't
bothered by Ratatouille, though others were), but CGI or real ones
aren't. I discovered this difference when watching Who Framed Roger
Rabbit. Cartoon characters getting pummeled and mauled in Toontown
was funny; having it happen to Bob Hoskins on his visit there was not.
2) I was a little put off by the Shrek credits on first watching, but
the spirit of the rest of the film retroactively cast its charm even
over that. Amy Adams has a little spunk, but otherwise Enchanted is
utterly devoid of charm.
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