Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Rounders ain't that good

I heard a lot of good things about Rounders, a poker movie starring Matt Damon and Ed Norton. Rounders is a poker movie + I like poker ... sounds good right? Wrong. Rounders is a horrible movie! Why?
  • Your full house 9's over Aces is nice, but you didn't think for one second that he might be holding pocket Aces?
  • Is this movie trying to tell me that breaking promises I made to my girlfriend, and lying to her, is okay? That it's right?
  • The law professor gives a speech about how we should do what is right for us. So Matt Damon should quit law school and become a degenerate gambler. Nice.
  • Why is Matt Damon leaving a girlfriend and an education to bail out his stupid friend (Norton) who racked up a gambling debt in his name? And who continues to make stupid gambling decisions?
  • You play one freaking hand against Johnny Chan, and you think you're ready to play for high stakes in Vegas?
Maybe I should have watched the movie before I learned the ins and outs of Texas Hold 'Em. From now on, if I want drama and Poker, I'll watch the World Poker Tour on TV.

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