Saturday, July 07, 2007

Grabby Hands

Random observation of the day:

SciFi Channel is airing Final Destination 2. Not a great film, but it gets points for starring Michael Landes (*pants*). I left it on in the background and look up from time to time. Tonight it occurs to me that Michael grabs AJ Cook an awful lot in this film.

He knocks her down and away from the speeding car.
He grabs her so she doesn't run after her now-mowed-down friends.
He grabs her so she doesn't run toward a piece of glass that is about to smush a kid.
He grips her arms during one of her visions.
He hugs her (twice) after Isabella has the baby.
He knocks her down again, this time as a hospital room explodes.
He grabs her to keep her away from Clear's roasted body (the girl likes to race toward dead people, I don't get it).
He holds onto her again when she starts talking about self-sacrifice.

You know you've watched a movie too many times when these are the things you notice...

4 comments:

Jim Melvin said...

Though Final Destination 2 isn't one of them, there are movies I have watched too many times, that's for sure. I'm a huge, huge fan of Blade Runner, which to me is the best sci fi movie of all time. But I've also watched Predator a bunch of times, as well as the original Alien. And all this is saying something, considering that overall I watch very little TV.

-Kelly M. said...

I tend to pick a movie and overplay it. I don't know why, and there is no rationale behind the choice. I play it in the background, rarely paying attention, but it plays day after day.

After a while, I know the lines, but not how the actual scene looks.

Jim Melvin said...

I'm that way with music. If I find something new that I like (Joss Stone is my most recent example), I listen to it over and over until I get thoroughly sick of it.

-Kelly M. said...

I'm doing that right now with Brandi Carlile's album, The Story. She has such a unique voice.