Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Opinion
Megan McArdle

I'll Skip 'Star Wars: Episode 13,' Thanks

Dear Hollywood: I am so over car chases and fight scenes.
For 'The November Man,' the cold came early.
For 'The November Man,' the cold came early.

I went to see "The November Man" last week. It was, alas, not a very good movie. But even if it had better dialogue, a more coherent plot or believable characters, I wonder whether I would have liked it. Because I have to tell you: I am so over car chases and fight scenes.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m hardly a movie snob. It’s true that I enjoy the occasional Robert Bresson flick. I also loved "Point Break" and "The Rock" and "Speed." For that matter, I loved "The Matrix" and "Bullitt" and "The Bourne Identity," some of the progenitors of the modern fascination with ... car chases and fight scenes.