Monday, October 5, 2009

Question of the Day

We all have them… little harmless guilty pleasures that we indulge in just for the fun of it. (I’m talking wholesome fun here, nothing dirty; get your mind out of the gutter, willya?) Last night I watched The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor with Brendan Fraser. It’s a shameless rip-off of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (with Lost Horizon thrown in for good measure), complete with the Shanghai nightclub scene, the bratty offspring, a wise-cracking sidekick, and a suspension of disbelief that was not only willing but hijacked. It was smash-bang all the way, and no one would ever mistake it for the height of cinematic art. But it was fun; Brendan Fraser plays the swashbuckler with a self-effacing goofiness that is utterly charming, and the supporting cast knows that they’re just there to support the CGI. All that was missing was the over-buttered popcorn, and that’s because I ran out. So that’s mine; I’m a sucker for a completely mindless action/adventure flick. So…

What’s your innocent guilty pleasure?