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Re: No Jurassic Park IV

All true. It also depends on whether we approach a film as being
intentionally absurd, or as something absurd which nevertheless takes
itself seriously.

So, for example, I too dislike the superhero kind of stuff in general
- too much of a stretch to be taken at face value. Yet at the same
time I like Godzilla movies, because I don't take them literally; what
they're about is equal parts symbolism and self-aware silliness in my

Something like JP3 is just too far over on the "takes itself
seriously" part of the continuum to make enjoyable cinema for me.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Augusto Haro <augustoharo@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that "suspension of disbelief" thing is somewhat related to
> the person, and not necessarily extrapolable. For example, I find it
> hard to like Marvel characters full of superpowers (never a mutant
> with just 6 fingers!). Neither do I liked too much Godzillas with
> laser rays. Nor ultra-fast martial arts. Nor slim women kicking the
> a** of a big, strong man. Nor a single soldier killing alone up to 20
> enemies. But you give me a monster with features mixed and strenght
> grossly proportional to its size, with no fire or rays, etc. and I
> will enjoy.
> What we cannot enjoy about non-real things can be also related to the
> culture to which one belongs, I suppose.