Monday, May 14, 2007

Kid movie critics: turns out they're smart!

The LA Times did something pretty simple: gather a bunch of media-savvy 13 and 14 year olds, and ask them about upcoming summer movies. And, miraculously, these kids give me hope for the future, as they demonstrate remarkable good sense. Witness.

Pirates of the Caribbean 3: "It just looks horrible, so over the top, with one fight scene after another. I give it one point, mostly because Chow Yun-Fat is in it." (Note: brilliant kid, liking Chow Yun-Fat like that.)

Live Free or Die Hard: "This is the exact kind of movie 'Hot Fuzz' makes fun of. There were so many scenes that were so farfetched. I mean, you can't kill a helicopter with a car."

Rush Hour 3: "It felt like it had every possible African American and Chinese stereotype in it. It looks almost hilariously bad."