A few weeks ago when I was home sick with the worst case of the flu I had ever had I locked into HBO when they played the entire “Back to the Future” series. While watching theses films for the first time in years I noticed a few things that I would like to share because I am a sharing type of guy.
Michael J. Fox does a horrible job of lip syncing
There are two things in movies that annoy the shit out of me. Number one being horribly played basketball scenes. There is nothing worse than a movie where the guy or girl is supposed to be a basketball player and they shoot the ball like a crippled, blind, mentally retarded kid with no arms and only nubs. Or when they lower the rims to make it look like the people involved can dunk… Pretty much any movie that has basketball in it that isn’t a pure sports movie has these horrible scenes. I don’t know why it bugs me so much but watching poorly played fake athletics really gets my blood boiling.
The second thing that annoys me is when actors or actresses lip sync and the recorded voice sounds nothing like what their voice would potentially sound like. This is the case in Back to the Future, where after watching Marty’s performance at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance I am left screaming, “THERE IS NO WAY HE SOUNDS LIKE THAT.” Of course that is the one thing that I find factually wrong in a movie about a time traveling Delorean that has thousands of holes in the logic when dealing with the space time continuum… Sue me.
Wait there is more than one Jennifer?
How did I not figure this out until the ripe old age of thirty? Seriously how did I not know this? The worst part is I don’t think I figured it out until like three days later after watching it, I was sitting on the toilet and it hit me that it wasn’t the same Jennifer. You know how some people all of a sudden get hit with a major message from God that directs them and tells them what to do? It was like that but only involving a girl wearing a blue shirt with a constant look of surprise on her face. Personally I never though of myself as a slow learner but this situation proves that I have killed too many brain cells by drinking.
Also while I liked Elizabeth Shue in the comedy Leaving Las Vegas, I have to say the Jennifer swap is a downgrade. For awhile I couldn’t figure out what exactly my issue was with the switch out but then it hit me. It comes down to the size of the hair. Claudia Wells, the first Jennifer, has at least 2-4 inches of more hair all the way around her head. It has to be it….
Is there anything that bugs you about certain movies?