Romance versus action - a mix and match approach
Published June 12, 2013
Really enjoyed this quote from a not-so-recent episode of the Frank Skinner radio show. On the subject of the Tom Cruise film Oblivion, Frank was less impressed with one of the romance scenes.
There’s love scenes in it. Why do they have to have love scenes in films like that? And they’re really cheesy, ooh baby type. I hate love scenes. Here’s the thing, if you like love scenes go see a romantic movie and enjoy. But you know what? When you’re watching that romantic movie, don’t blame me if two aliens come in and blow the couple to pieces…
That doesn’t happen in romantic films, but in sci-fi films suddenly there’s a stupid love scene.
I feel like this but have never been able to express it properly!