Over on Slog, Paul Constant remarks on how sadly difficult it is for conservative critics like the execrable Jonah Goldberg to put politics aside and just enjoy Star Trek for what is, and it reminded me of my only real conversation with Michael Medved.
We were chatting about holiday films, and while we both agreed that it was beautifully animated, it turns out we equally hated the film Happy Feet. Medved, who of course originally made his name as a movie reviewer, went on and on about the film’s preachy, environmental message, complaining about the unproven science of global warming, and how the movie distorted facts to its young audience. I, who made my name as a political crackpot, complained about the movie’s boring, meandering, and disjointed script.
It turns out that Medved hated Happy Feet because of its message, while I just hated it because it was a crappy movie. Huh.