I thought Clerks (1994) (i.e. Clerks I) would be a really great movie since I only heard good things about it, but it wasn’t really. I kept hoping it would get better as we got further into the movie, but it didn’t. It was so bad, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I hope I won’t hate Clerks II just as much when we get around to seeing it.
I think A Scanner Darkly would be a better movie if it wasn’t animated. It was not as bad as Clerks I in my opinion, but it wasn’t great either. The story was dragging too long. Predictable plot. Too much talking. Very little action. Why bother turning it into an animation if all the characters do is talking?
Finally, a movie that I actually enjoyed: Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. It was nothing short of brilliant. Great story. Great animation. The best movie I watched this past weekend. I’m really looking forward to watching the other Miyazaki’s animation, Howl’s Moving Castle. And I’m not even an anime fan!