Saturday, April 8, 2023

Thin, Entertaining Air --- Day 12/104

Walk: AMC Kabuki 

Distance: 4.5 miles

So when Ben Affleck is the star-director of a movie, it often seems to Ciwt something is off about the pace.  The camera gets unnecessarily close to a peson or sceneery, then moves unnaturally slowly to whatever or whoever is next.  And there is often something off about how the people speak: too deliberately, in a too soft or rapid fire voice, too high toned or macho cool. To Ciwt it seems pretentious, like the director is silently saying "Something Important is happening here."  And condescending: like Ciwt wouldn't get that all on her own (or make her own judgement). And like the events at real speed in real voices can't speak for themselves.  And grandiose; like Michael Jordan wearing Air Jordans was/is a signal event of the end of the 20th century.  

All that aside (which is kind of hard , especially with Matt Damon in a fat guy suit), Amazon and Ben Affleck's movie Air is pretty entertaining.  At least for Ciwt who enjoys sports movies.  But, come on, they're sports movies, with sports business executives and agents, and sports and business trash talk, and huge business success and stellar protective mothers watching out for their babies.  Give the viewers some credit and some air...

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