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I can’t decide if the joke in today’s comic is a little too obscure or not only because I’m not sure how aware audiences are of the movie Fighting coming out on Friday.
The movie sticks out to me primarily because it’s my job to know about such things. But also because I think it’s one of the laziest titles in movie history.
“What’s your movie about?”
“What’s it called?”
Fighting wins the award for the movie with the lowest set expectations ever. All it has to do is put at least one fight sequence on screen and it will have fulfilled the promise of its title. Who else but a simple-minded 5 year-old could come up with something so literal?
The last time I recall running into a title this dim-witted was (appropriately) the 2007 Mark Wahlberg action film Shooter. But at least that was more of a title and less of a verb. I’d probably respect Fighting more if it were renamed “Fighter.” At least then it would communicate that the movie is about a specific person that I should care about.
But Fighting? I leaves me with a “Yeah? So what?” vibe. What action movie these days DOESN’T already feature lots of fighting?
Am I the only one for whom this is a problem? Am I too far inside my own head? Does the title of this movie strike you weird or are you psyched about seeing it this weekend?
Leave your comments below and we can iron this out.
We can no longer afford brainstorming sessions to determine the titles for our upcoming movies.
So I've brought in my 5 year-old nephew Lawrence as an "unpaid intern" to help us out.
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