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I Have No Idea What I Just Saw: The Congress Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 14, 2013 | Comments ()


Meh. Oh I think we banned the word? Then Double-Meh. There are two types of people in the world. Those who see a trailer like that and go meh, and those who gush about how amazing it is, and how visually creative it is. In most avenues of the arts I'm in the second category of people, but when it comes to animation I'm in the first. I am completely unmoved by visuals for the sake of visuals. I want story.

It's a similar problem that I have with musicals, in that in general I can't stand them. I go see the Broadway production of Les Miserables and am bored out of my mind by intermission. When interrogated by someone loving the singing about how I could not possibly be blown away, I point out that only three things have happened in the last hour, two of which were cliches and one of which was just inexplicably stupid. "But the muuuuuusic."

To my undoubtedly uncivilized and uncultured brain, these conversations are like someone telling me that Fifty Shades of Grey is great literature because the fonts are so pretty.



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