The biggest thing that gets on my nerves are movie snobs that can’t get over themselves. Look, I understand great, genre defining movies. Or a new, artsy flick that changes the boundaries of what can happen on film.
But sometimes I want to see shit blow up. Sometimes I want cheesy one-liners. Sometimes I want the muscle-bound idiot to hook up with the blonde bombshell after driving his car off the roof of a skyscrape.
So yes, bring on the “Fast Fives,” “Taken,” “Legion” and all the other campy, corny movies. Sure, Transformers is probably one of the worst movies of all time. But giant robots with explosions in the background? I need at least once of those movies a month.
Every movie has its place. Some are destined to be bound for Oscar glory and praised for generations. Others are for dumbingly entertaining about 300 people for two hours on a boring summer night with nothing else to do. We also need these filler movies to keep us going from week to week — and also make those brilliant movies seem even more so.