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Feb 21, 2008

calling all YOU.

Good ol' Arbogast recently sent me an email regarding the odd proliferation of negative reactions round Yon Internette to Neil Marshall's forthcoming apocalyptic thriller Doomsday, and it's got me thinking. In a word, what the fuck? Unlike me, most people don't seem to be pumped about it; there are cries of "Looks like Escape From NY", "Looks like Mad Max", "Looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker", blah blah blah. Well no shit. It's a post-apocalyptic, action-flavored, popcorn extravaganza. Is there something wrong with that? Add to that Marshall's impressive track record and I'm baffled by the dismissals.

Internet cynicism kind of bums me out- and believe me, I say that knowing that I've done more than my share of ragging on stuff sight unseen. But...I don't know, it's different when I do it, dammit! Yeah, I'm sure everyone feels that way about themselves. Maybe the difference is, I'm not afraid to get excited about movies. When did looking forward to something or having an unabashed I cannot fucking wait to see that attitude become passe? These are movies, people...they're entertainment. I pay money to be entertained, and I want my fucking face rocked off. I want to circle a release date on my calendar and be the first in line when the date arrives. Sure, sometimes the hype doesn't pay off- I know that Silent Hill certainly didn't measure up to the months and months of metaphorical boner-popping excitement I experienced before it hit screens. But you know what? Those months and months were fun, and pardon me- I'd much rather look forward to a movie than instantly write it off. Are excitement and anticipation uncool? Fuck that.

Because I'm all about putting up rather than shutting up (starting right now, at least), I'm sending out a call to arms to anyone in Internet Land who is on my wavelength and wants to write it down. Yes, people, it's the

HEY, INTERNET, STOP BEING SUCH CYNICAL EFFING DOUCHEBAGS BLOG-A-THON!

One day, and one day only: Tuesday, March 18.

You: write about something in the world of film that fills you with complete and total unbridled fucking retarded JOY.

I don't care what it is. I don't care if it relates to horror, although that'll be my bag for sure. Write about a movie you adore. Write about a single movie moment you adore. A performance, an actor, a trailer you're looking forward to like crazy. Write about that time you went to the movies and what you saw made you so happy you wanted to make out with the screen. Write about that film you couldn't stop thinking about for days, and how awesome that feeling is.

In other words, for just one day, internet, don't be a cynical effing douchebag. Wear your heart on your sleeve and tell us all why you love something. That's not so hard, is it? I mean, that's why I started this friggin' blog to begin with.

Write something on your own blog or site and send me a link. If you don't have a blog or site of your own, send your writing to me and I'll post it here. C'mon, let's rock this shit like we did on Friday the 13th. On Tuesday, March 18, I want the whole internet to feel like this:

WITH AWESOME.

28 comments:

Theron said...

Wow, an Internet love-in. Groovy! I'll be there with flowers in my hair.

Adam Ross said...

"I pay money to be entertained, and I want my fucking face rocked off."

This should be your new profile description. And I'm definitely in, great idea.

Old Dark Housekeeper said...

March 18th is a lousy day... um... wait-a-minute.

Okay, I'll try.

Ryne said...

Sounds like a great idea.
Hope you'll remind us.

sbs said...

Hey and greetings from iceland.

Found your blog by an incredible google related accident and just wanted to say good job!

Bill Walsh said...

Brilliant idea, and awesome point.

Pierce said...

Adam Ross beat me to it, but I was going to say that
"I pay money to be entertained, and I want my fucking face rocked off."
is one of the best sentences I've ever seen in the history of ever!

March 18 is my b-day. Normally I would spend the day hiding away from the real world and watching a crazy stupid amount of movies. I think I can mix it up this year and join in. Awesome idea!

Goose said...

Can't wait. It should be a blast, or possibly something less destructive yet with the same emphasis on what a fun time this will be.

Erin said...

I love this idea so much!

Neil Fulwood said...

In the name of sticking it to cynical douchebags everywhere, count me in!

ladracul said...

AMEN!!!!!

the Maven said...

When I first saw the "Doomsday" trailer, I thought "28 Days Later" meets "Mad Max." That may be derivative, but I DON'T CARE!
It looks awesome!

I've always said that horror fans are true optimists. We're so often disappointed, but we keep hoping for the best. I'll be getting my blog ready.

John Barleycorn said...

This is the most cynical cry out for anti-cynicism I've ever seen.

The Moose said...

Word!

Tim Bird said...

Great idea Stacie!

Anyone looking forward to "Doomsday" should check out "Damnation Alley".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075909/

It's chock full of Jan-Michael Vincent awesomeness!

borehole said...

Righteous rant, but if I could just chime in here real quick--

Online Barack Obama fans, she's not talking to you. You guys could stand to up the cynical effing douchebag quotient just a tad.

Jay said...

You got yourself a deal, Stacie.

Awesome idea.

Fox said...

I would love to join in on this. Sounds great!

Jay Amabile said...

i'm in

mausoleumgirl said...

I am so totally in. Love the blog.

Neil Fulwood said...

Just in case I screwed up the link, here's the URL:

http://misterneil.blogspot.com/2008/03/hey-internet-stop-being-such-cynical_18.html

Ibetolis said...

Love this idea, it should be an annual event. Everyone put aside the cynicism, sarcasm and spite and just let the love in.

Here's my contribution

http://filmforthesoul.blogspot.com/

StinkyLulu said...

Here's me.

Ryne said...

Here's mine.

http://ryneb.blogspot.com/2008/03/today-is-day-let-lovefest-commence.html

JA said...

I have done it!

Rural Juror said...

http://theruraljuror.blogspot.com/2008/03/hey-internet-stop-being-douche-bag.html

It is done.

benz said...

Here's mine!

mausoleumgirl said...

http://mausoleumgirl.blogspot.com/2008/03/hey-internet-stop-being-such-cynical.html