so i got suckered into one of those abc family movie marathon weekends again. and while i managed to steer clear of those blond cheerleaders who wasted some ten hours of my life last time, this time i couldn't resist the temptation to watch the figure skating guys and gals of, you guessed it, the cutting edge trilogy. and really, would you have been able to NOT do the same? okay, don't answer that. perhaps you would have avoided the temptation and plunged ahead to do the two term papers you have due next week. but the first movie, really, who can complain about that one? even now, more than ten years after, i still maintain that it's one of the best romantic-comedies i've ever seen. but the straight-to-video sequels? let's just say unoriginal plot devices + so-so choreography + unremarkable musical scoring equals…well, movies that are still n times better than those bring it on sequels i somehow managed to sit through. ugh. at least in the cutting edge sequels you get to find out that kate mosley and doug dorsey did win that olympic gold medal (duh), did get married and did have a daughter (played in the second movie by christy carlson romano who's actually not a bad actress; she voices kim possible too so i could possibly be a bit biased there). then, of course, you have these drop dead gorgeous guys who have abs of steel and are surprisingly adept at maintaining their masculinity even while donning satiny costumes and waving their arms in the air like a couple of ballerinas (no offense to my ballet-dancing readers).
despite this, however, it's still sad to see a good movie being parceled out into tv sequels that are so obviously a cut below the original. i understand they have to make do with a lower budget but, really, it kind of makes you appreciate even more the tv movies out there that are actually good, like, say, the ones produced by HBO (exceptions to the rule, i know) or arabian nights with mili avital and dougray scott or even (and i know clarie will totally disagree with this), high school musical with zac efron. anyway, what was the point of this post again? not much really. just the sad sad state of tv movie sequels and my apparent inability to stay away from them, despite pending deadlines–or rather, because of pending deadlines. haha. now that i've made that pretty obvious, guess i better get back to work.
have a good week people! and don't procrastinate! (at least not with cheerleaders).