Day: August 22, 2015

A Note on “Fun” Movies

Why do we insist everyone have the same fun as our fun?

Rachel's Reviews

What do you think is fun?  Aside from watching animated films, I think every reader to this blog would have a different answer to that question. And yet why do we assume that everyone will think the same movies are fun? 

This years seems to be the year of “fun movies” and I must have heard 100 times “oh come on, just have fun with this movie”.  I have also caught myself saying it on videos and with blogs.

Jupiter-AscendingI’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because it seems to me fun movies are great when you enjoy them but when other people tell you to have fun and you’re not it is very annoying. 

For example, I had fun with Jupiter Ascending because it was so over-the-top.  To me it felt like a campy soap opera and I laughed but I don’t try to pretend it is a…

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