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Awhile back, Dan and I went on a movie date to different movies. I didn't grow up on G.I. Joe, so I figured the film would be packed with in-jokes that would go over my head. I do, however, like food porn, which Julie & Julia had in spades. The two films started within a few minutes of each other, so we bought tickets, kissed goodbye, and split up for our separate features.

On the drive home, we played Who Had to Sit Through the Worst Previews, which led to the following [approximate] conversation:

Dan: Oh, but they showed a trailer for 9. I'm excited for that.
Stef: What the hell?! The Nine trailer looked pretty stupid to me.
Dan: What?! How can you say that?
Stef: I know how much you hate Chicago and Moulin Rouge, so I'm doubly surprised that you're interested in Nine.
Dan: Moulin Rouge? 9 is set in a post apocalyptic world full of mechanical monsters.
Stef: ... are you serious? Bullshit. Then it was the fanciest apocalypse ever.
Dan: No, it looked pretty grim. The main guy looks kind of like a Sackboy.
Stef: No, he looked like a regular guy. With a bunch of strumpets on trapeze. I think I saw Fergie. And Judi Dench.
Dan: Judi Dench?!
Stef: Yeah, that was her.
Dan: Where?
Stef: In Nine!
Dan: It's all computer animation, though. Nobody looked like Judi Dench.
Stef: Are you sure you're talking about Nine? Perhaps it's meant to be pronounced "Ni-neh" or something. They never really said it aloud.
Dan: No, it's a numeral! 9!

Arrival at home, followed by a quick trip to IMDB, revealed there were TWO films coming soon called 9/Nine. Not to mention District 9, which came out shortly thereafter. BE MORE CONFUSING, HOLLYWOOD. I DARE YOU. I hope next year, they simultaneously release Citizen Keane, which will be a Very Serious and Weepy Drama about somebody with a wasting illness, Citizen Keehan, which will be a romcom set in Ireland, and Citizen Keen, which will be a superhero action flick a la Black Dynamite.


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Sep. 9th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Citizen Keen sounds pretty good, we should keep it in mind!
Sep. 9th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
My friend and I just had the same problem...kinda. Only it was 9 and district 9.
Sep. 9th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Nine is a musical based on my favorite film of all time, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2. I saw a production that the IU theatre department put on down in Bloomington that I wasn't much a fan of. However, I'll see anything that Daniel Day-Lewis does so we'll see how Nine turns out. I have no interest in the post-apocalyptic animated 9 - I think it looks dumb.
Sep. 9th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
When I got home and read that Nine was about 8 1/2, I was like... "Uh, really?" I had to watch the trailer again and kind of squint at it. I've lost my taste for big budget musicals because of how they tend to sap out the subtlety of a scene. It's hard to pay attention to the artistic angles, thematic elements, etc. while they're shooting sequins out of a cannon at your face. For Nine, I'll be waiting for the DVD (though hell, let me know if it ends up being great).

I'm not really into 9 either, despite the fact that I love post-apocalyptic settings. I can't quite put my finger on why, but I'm lukewarm on it. Then again, I didn't really give a toss about District 9 until I got 10 minutes into it at the theatre and I ended up enjoying it.
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