Catfish Movie Review

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One Sentence: The Blair Witch's boring internet based cousin.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Release Date: 17-Sep-2010

Nudity: None

I am already tired of "Catfish."  Internet dorks and critics gushing/crapping all over this, "is it real or not documentary."  This movie isn't even out yet and I wish it would die in a fire, and starting Friday it will grow as the masses see it.  Well unless you are smart and don't go see it.  The whole thing about this movie is that there is a shocking twist, that is the marketing goal.  It can't be real, this can't happen in real life, or can it.  This movie proves it can.  On the poster it says "Don't let anyone tell you what it is."  Of course I would never ruin a movie, but I will say this.  It's not that big of a deal if it is real or fake. 

After I saw the Blair Witch Project I was freaked out.  Driving home that night I was scared, and I loved that movie.  I own it on DVD, and now I would never watch it.  It just sits on the shelf gathering dust.  Catfish is like Blair Witch except it is not scary, with a who cares that it ended that way type of ending.  I spent about 2 minutes after the movie was over wondering if it was real, and then I realized I didn't care because the subject matter isn't so unbelievable to think it can't happen in reality.  So either it is real and it's not that big of a deal, or it's fake and they wasted your time with something that is not that big of a deal, and the movie isn't good enough in either way for you to care. 

I saw Catfish almost a month ago and I have had to endure it since.  I don't know which is better, not having seen it and wondering if I want to go see it because everyone else is talking about it, or having seen it and realizing that it is totally not worth the conversation the internet is having about it.  I didn't pay so I am able to at least take away I never paid for it.  For those paying, I would not pay for this movie, it is just not good enough, you are paying for marketing, not a good movie. 

2 Stars

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