This is the first installment in what will be an occasional series called "What I Like About You." The point of What I Like About You is to examine something that I do not like and find that one good thing about it.
Today I went and saw the movie RED with my dad. I'd heard mixed reviews, but we both really enjoyed it! Imagine a Bourne movie with a lot more humor and more sympathetic adversaries. Great action sequences, good character interplay, clever script, and injected right into the middle of it all... Rebecca Pidgeon.
Rebecca Goddamn Pidgeon. Rebecca who delivers every line in the same clipped, precise manner regardless of whether she's playing a romantic interest or a CIA boss Pidgeon.
But then I realized what I like about movies with Rebecca Pidgeon in them. As soon as she shows up onscreen, you know that what you are watching at that moment will be the worst part of the movie, and that every other scene will be better. Thank you, Rebecca Pidgeon!