Tuesday, 6 January 2009
I Need To Turn In My He-Man Membership
Yep, my days as a man's man, a bona-fide "guy" and someone that Spike TV and Budweiser would be proud to know have ended.
And it's all because I enjoyed "Mamma Mia!".
Oh, it's no masterpiece by any stretch and there are several missed opportunities - a few weak comedic moments, a bit of awkward slo-mo, etc. - but no one seems to want to discuss it based on what it is. The stage play was a tongue in cheek mash of a bunch of ABBA tunes (fine pop tunesmiths no matter what anyone says) where they were obviously trying to cram them into a fairly generic plot. The film does the same thing and simply lets its actors have fun. If you can't get a smile from Colin Firth in 1980s ABBA getup, then you have a heart of stone...
OK, OK, Pierce Brosnan is no crooner. Barely a singer. OK, he's not that either...But I've heard worse. Yeah, they're usually at a Karaoke Bar, but still - from the reviews you'd think that cats were yowling the world over because of what amounts to about 1-2 minutes of him singing.
But I've read the reviews. Apparently it's a "chick flick", "worthless" and something that no self-respecting guy could EVER possibly like.
So be it. I'll go hang with the ladies then...B-)
P.S. Uh, unless they're going to see "Bride Wars"...That looks downright terrible.