Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Earth, meet Big Ugly Stick.
Big Ugly Stick, meet Another Earth.

Another Earth is a low-budget indie sci-fi flick. That might seem like a bad idea on the face of it, but I've seen some low budget movies about alternate realities or stories told in the near future that had some charm and thinking.

Another Earth is science fiction without the science. It is so depressing, you'd think it was a Communist era cartoon from behind the Iron Curtain. By comparison, Grave of the Fireflies is a light romp in the park. It gets a 61% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which proves that at least 50% of critics cannot be trusted.

This thing is so depressing, people who see it may ask for a change in their medication. It won't help. You'll just have to get it out of your system. I saw it Saturday and I'll still bummed out Tuesday morning.

This is a movie about the decisions we make. Here's a good decision. Save yourself the time and the money. Do NOT see Another Earth. If you never see it, you will never know how much you should thank me for this.

I know in my heart I have done the right thing warning you, and that will have to suffice.


Anonymous said...

Thank goodness I don't have to consider Another Earth. Because this Earth is where I keep all my stuff!

Thanks for the warning!

namastenancy said...

What would I have done if you hadn't warned me off. I was getting ready to watch the movie but now I know better. Thank for your service to humankind.

Distributorcap said...

so last nite i watch the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still - i would bet Another Earth is better

Matty Boy said...

To Karla and Nancy: It's been getting pretty good reviews, but it is orful. I'm glad to help.

DCap: I feel your pain, though I haven't seen it. At least some Big Shit Blew Up. We didn't even get that with this piece of cheese.