What would really get to people these days? I guess one of the creepiest things would be a story about a guy who discovers a girl on Facebook but when he goes to meet her she isn't what he thought she was. Something about this scenario really doesn't surprise me. Doesn't this happen all the time? I guess this example is a bit more elaborate.
Catfish was advertised in a way that led me to believe it would be a pretty disturbing movie. I thought it was a mock documentary similar to the likes of The Last Exorcism or Paranormal Activity. Catfish isn't like those movies at all, apparently it's actually a real documentary and their isn't any supernatural crazy murdering shit going down either. It doesn't get all Texas Chainsaw Massacre but I kinda wish it did.
I kinda wish the woman wasn't a woman at all but instead a demon. Yes, I wish this movie was some weird demented spin off sequel to The Exorcist in present day. The Devil gave up taking real estate in little girls heads and moved on to bigger and better things. He decided to hack a woman's Facebook and got a young man to come meet at his barn. But its not a barn, oh no siree! NOT A BARN AT ALL, YA DUMB FUCK. IT BE THE SEVENTH GATE WAY TO HELL. Like in Fulci's The Beyond. Ya feel me, doggy?
But sadly none of what I just said happens...
Instead Catfish is a sorta sad movie, at least that's how I saw it. The person I saw the movie with also thought it was sad but almost kinda beautiful. I would agree. I won't give away the ending for anyone that wants to see it but I don't think it'll come as a big surprise either. In a way we are all doing the same actions as the woman from Catfish. We all are updating our status and changing our profile picture in the hopes that someone will "like" it. We are a people that want to be loved in any way possible and at all costs. We hide the bad stuff and show off the good. The woman in Catfish is a great person, but she is unhappy with herself and her life. Lucky for her and some of us that there is a website though where you can be whoever you want. Just as long as nobody comes to actually meet you.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.