The ultimate battle: chick flicks vs. guy movies
Recover from what? From the fact that the movie may have
just softened you up? I've seen many a movie in my day, and yes, I have
been responsible for "dragging" some of you males out there
to chick flicks. I've witnessed the truth-the moist eyes, the emotional
looks you try to hide- yes, indeed I dare say that some of you guys actually
enjoy chick flicks.
Then the movie's over. The credits roll and you realize
that you actually may have liked some of it. So first thing you do when
you get home is watch Big Lebowski or Animal House or Dude,
Where's My Car? or some other overly-quotable guy movie. After that,
you emerge fully cleansed of the sappiness of the chick flick and can
continue with your normal lives.
Why deny it, I ask? Chick flicks in general aren't that
bad- sure, many of them are truly horrible, as most movies of any genre
are- but others are pretty darn good and emotionally satisfying.
So guys, how about this: give the chick flicks the respect
they deserve, and meanwhile, I'll continue to search for a reason why
a dripping-drool movie like Animal House is "great,"
as you say. Deal?
I didn't think so. Of course, I'm never going to find any such reasons why crap like Animal House is so revered and worshipped, and you are never going to stop rolling your eyes at the mere mention of the words "chick flick." You know what? Maybe it's better that way-let the movie battles continue.