When people tell me that they “like movies,” I tend to get a little angry.
For some reason, people who say this think that it makes them Unique From Other People, but it really doesn’t.
Guess what? Everyone likes movies!
You don’t Like Movies, okay? You know who Likes Movies?
Steven Spielberg Likes Movies.
Oh, you just saw another Independent Film? That’s good! So you’re telling me that you just watched two hours of bullshit that you don’t understand? That sounds really fun!
And you’ve seen 1,453 movies? That doesn’t mean a fucking thing to me.
You and I both know that 1,302 of them sucked.
Liking Movies is not something special. It is not like telling people that you sky dive. Someone who sky dives is unique. Fucking dumb – but unique.
Next time you want to brag about Liking Movies to me, please just spare me.
Because while I’m sure some people want to hear how you “Were rather disappointed in No Country for Old Men,” I’m already thinking about what you’d look like after I punch you in the face.
Now that’s unique.