Friday, June 12, 2009
The Wrestler... Meh.
After watching the movie "The Wrestler" tonight, my wife and I were not impressed by it at all. In particular the shaky-cam work and lack of a score really annoyed her, whilst I just thought it was a sad story about some very sad people. There was some nostalgic appeal for me as I was a fan of pro wrestling during the Golden Age of the WWF (Andre the Giant, Hulkamania, etc.), but even that added an extra level of gloom as I wondered how many of the people for whom I used to cheer ended up in such a pain-filled and lonely life. Oh well, not every movie can be a Big Lebowski. Strikes and gutters, you know?