So I borrowed “The Doors” from Megan on my birthday, and since I had some time to kill last night, I decided to watch it. Unfortunately, I was not impressed. And the bulk of my not being impressed? Val Kilmer.
I used to really like Val Kilmer. I’m not entirely sure what I saw him in that made me think he was hot, but I thought that for a while. Of course, I didn’t watch a whole lot of his movies, because he seems to have had a rather slow start to his career, and done a lot more recently.
But here’s the problem I’ve discovered. I don’t think he can act. I mean, yeah, I’m sure he was acting like he was drunk and/or stoned as Jim Morrison, but generally speaking, he’s not all that entertaining to watch. Then I kinda thought about the other movies I’ve seen him in. “Real Genius” is funny, but he’s basically just a surfer. “Top Gun” is a pretty good movie, but, again, not much there. “Batman Forever”? Well, at least he’s not George Clooney.(*) And we couldn’t even watch “The Saint,” because it was bad…
So yeah. Not impressed. Ah well, at least it wasn’t so bad that I wanted those two hours of my life back… but then again, I was crocheting and chatting while I watched it, so I accomplished things with my time too.
(*) Yes, I understand the irony of saying that I don’t like George Clooney, and planning to watch “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Ocean’s Twelve” tonight. Funny thing is that I don’t like MOST of the people in either of those movies! But Eddie Izzard is in the latter, and I’ve heard they’re good movies… so I’ll watch ’em, again while doing other stuff, and it won’t be too bad… 🙂