Friday, August 15, 2008

Redbox


I hate this goddamn machine. I don't understand why this has become such a fad. We live in a culture where moviegoing and filmmaking has become such a commodity that everything is now mass produced and prepackaged. Now you can rent movies from a vending machine! You don't even have to go to the rental store anymore, just head on over to your local grocery store and pick up the latest soulless blockbuster from an equally soulless machine.

Movies are art and should be treated as such. Nothing is sacred anymore.

2 comments:

nick plowman said...

We had a similar thing, but they charged too much and no one ever rented/bought from them. I tried to buy “No Country” out of one of them, but it cost around $57!!! Um, no thank you :)

Adam Ross said...

I understand your argument, but Redbox makes sense in certain situations: I live very close to one, and the nearest video store is quite possibly the worst Blockbuster on the planet. Its selection is always very narrow (kids movies, mainstream new releases), but if you want to watch "Walk Hard" or "Sweeney Todd," for $1 it's hard to beat.