May 27, 2003
LILEKS IS PANNING The Matrix Reloaded. I didn’t see it. Last weekend I saw the #2 movie for that weekend: Daddy Day Care. My daughter and her friend liked it. I thought it was tolerable. It makes a few progressive points about men engaging in childcare despite the disapproval of women, balancing these serious bits with the apparently irresistible hilarity of repeatedly showing a fat man kicked in the balls. Nothing says laffs-a-plenty like a fat guy groaning in agony on the ground. It’s some sort of Hollywood rule.
UPDATE: A lot of people seem to agree with Lileks, as the Matrix box-office took a tumble over the weekend. But Daddy Day Care is still going strong!