Criticism is part of life. I expect it. I yap about whatever I want to on this blog and I figure most people a) don’t read it; b) could care less; or, c) agree with me.
Sometimes it is the person doing the criticizing that is a surprise…. I am being criticized by my (big, strapping, weightlifting) brother-in-law because I said that the movie Bring It On has no plot. I will respond to what I sincerely hope are his tongue in cheek comments. (I thought about putting his comments in pink, but that’s just uncalled for. 😉 Italics will work just fine.)
As the former captain of a male Yell Leading squad (’88 CVHS), and who at one point in his own life could indeed do round-off’s, cartwheels and splits (from my own Karate days no less)…
You do know this is a public site, right? Other people will find out about this past of yours…
I am stunned you say there is no plot to Bring It On. “Blasphemy” I yell in my gold and black megaphone!
OK, maybe I was a bit harsh when I said there was NO plot. I’ll rephrase. There IS a plot. It’s just that it is so tired, transparent and formulaic that it is easy label it as having no plot. I stand corrected.
I’ll have you know there are 4 movies in the franchise, with a 5th (Bring It On: Fight to the Finish) slated for a 2009 release!!
McDonald’s is a franchise too. Just because there are a lot of them around doesn’t make them innovative, exciting, thought-provoking or necessary. (And the fact that you are so generous with the use of exclamation points when it comes to writing about the 5th one… well, it has me a bit worried about you.)
The stories are chock full of high stakes drama fueled by teen angst as generally the under dogs have to overcome insurmountable odds to prove they are the best cheer team.
Remove the cheerleader aspect and you’ve just described the plot of every Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon ever made.
It’s the tale of the unsung hero’s…the cheerleaders and yell leaders of our communities. We never get credit.
Does the tale belong to the unsung heroes, or is it about them? Decide, adjust your punctuation accordingly, then get back to me. (Say hi to my sis and give her a big hug!)