Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Defending blockbusters


NYT film critic Manohla Dargis pretty much sums up my feelings on the Hollywood blockbuster. Yeah, the vast majority of big event films are stupid, loud, and a waste of time, as this summer’s slate of drivel proves. But the odd good one (the LOTR trilogy, the original Matrix, historical epics like Lawrence of Arabia) take the audience to places they’ve never been with a level of spectacle and a depth of emotion that only a big-budget movie can deliver.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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