QuestionIs it wrong to take a dislike to someone based largely on their taste in films?
      – Thelevellers, 2009-03-23 at 23:46:51   (5 comments)

On 2009-03-23 at 23:53:32, Thelevellers wrote...
I met a girl whilst very drunk on Friday, and went over to watch a film tonight. I was providing the film and she had said 'mindfucks sound good' so I took my current 'to watch' list with me (from http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/), and for back-up Serenity (can never see that tii many times ;). Her reaction to Serenity was 'my friend told me that's terrible', forgivable as she hasn't seen it, but bad omen perhaps. We ended up watching 'Dark City', which isn't an amazing film, granted, but interesting ideas and certainly enjoyable in a 'so bad it's good' way. She reckons it was the worst film she's seen! I was pregared for such an outcome, I was pretty bladdered when I met her, but I feel like I'm being harsh mentally sliding the possible relationship door to after so little real interaction. I usually find I'm quite good at judging character once sober though, so I'm encouraged to go with my gut! I'll prob be back saying I'm head over heels in a few days! ;-)
On 2009-03-24 at 01:00:29, Baslisks wrote...
I've seen movies that I was told are bad and been happily surprised. Maybe, show the exception to the rule.
On 2009-03-24 at 02:41:11, BorgClown wrote...
Before dumping her let her show you her movies, you might enjoy them, or at least understand her better.
On 2009-03-24 at 09:51:19, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I guess the problem is that you can sit and watch dozens of movies together that you both like, and still have no meaningful relationship. Even if there's some overlap in tastes, it's usually damn difficult to pick one on a regular basis. If you disagree on things, at least you can argue about your points of view more so perhaps it's more important to focus on the girl's personality that what she says about movies specifically. @Thelevellers: Dark City was the first movie I saw with my ex- of 10 years ago - she liked it, and I have it on DVD. It's an amazing film, really. And Serenity should be seen by all, obviously.
On 2009-03-24 at 12:42:47, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, I will now say there is more than just the movies as clues that she ain't really my type, but I realised that the downward spin started at the movie taste... She doesn't see the inherent enjoyment of a kids party (for grownups)! :O I am some who has organised such a thing before, and intend to do so again...Oh, and we aren't a couple yet really, so it's not dumping, it's just stopping to pursue so much..! I may well try Dark City again sometime. It's hard to get into that kind of movie with someone who obviously doesn't like it... Oooh, on the film topic, anyone seen 'A Boy And His Dog'?! It's awesome, in a fairly humurous way, the ending is pretty magic... :)