Oh man, I hate this movie. If you've never heard of it, it's an animated French film that's a surrealistic adventure and zzzzzzzzzz. I can't even describe this movie without falling asleep. And, I couldn't watch this YouTube trailer without wanting to punch my computer monitor. Seriously, that's how angry this film makes me.
But--I swear to god--it seems that every two-bit film student I've ever hung out with has tried to make me watch it with him. It's like they all read the same dating manual that says we have to watch this on our fifth date when they've run out of ideas of where to take me.
"But, I hate it!" I'll protest. "It's just terrible! It's boring. It's weird. It makes me want to claw my own eyes out. I'd rather do ANYTHING than watch this movie. I'd rather clip my father's toenails than watch it. I'd rather watch Ernest Goes to Jail than watch this. Come on."
"Well, you have to be on drugs to properly enjoy it," he'll say, like that's a gamechanger.
"No amount of drugs in the world will make this movie appeal to me. Can't we just watch Back to the Future again or something?" He'll roll his eyes at me but whatever. Fantastic Planet cinemaniacs have gotta buzz off.