I am currently about 2/3 the way through Valhalla and I have noticed a real trend in this years movies. They are just that.. movies. Now this isn't a stab at Valhalla, so far I enjoy it more or less (not better than Signatures though), this comes from watching Into the Mind, Partly Cloudy, Mutiny, and a handful of others.. Into the Mind being the real culprit here.
At what point is the story line too much? Though I enjoy the aspect of Valhalla and the idea of the constant search for a simpler life full of naked sex parties, endless powder skiing, and full beards.. in some instances I feel as though I should had popped onto Netflix and just watched a movie instead of teasing myself with the possibility of watching a landed trick or a full pillow line. This goes double for Into the Mind where I was remained constantly confused as to whether I should be stoked on skiing, worried about the dude who biffed it, or wondering why I should care anyways. At best it was distracting. Which is unfortunate for all of the work these skiers put into the lines, just to have the editing shamelessly detract from their successes.
Then on the other end we have movies like Partly Cloudy. Something that you can simply put in the DVD player and get hyped. Maybe not even watch it from beginning to end.. why? Because you don't have to, despite some of the urban which I still do not understand.. it isn't mentally demanding and simply lets you sit back and enjoy the efforts of others.
How does everybody feel about the overabundance of editing, graphics, and storylines in these recent movies? Do these get you hyped on the other end of the spectrum? Or is it a little too much?