Elvis Costello and The Attractions – Blood & Chocolate (1986)
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So, what do you think of Napoleon Dynamite (the 2004 film)?
Reviews on average seem to be, well, pretty average (6.9/10 on imdb, 71% on Rotten Tomatoes).
But this one of those cases where averages can be misleading.
If you put one foot in one bucket of 50º Fahrenheit water and the other in a bucket of 90º Fahrenheit water, the average temperature is a comfortable 70º, it just doesn’t feel that way!
And I imagine the individual reviews of Napoleon Dynamite are similarly hot & cold, either it was a masterpiece or a piece of …something else entirely.
So, what do you think of Napoleon Dynamite (the nickname used by Elvis Costello on 1986’s Blood and Chocolate)?
If I used the imdb scale, I’d bump this Napoleon Dynamite up a few decimal points to maybe a 7.6/10, or an equivalent 76% using the Rotten Tomatoes percentage measurement.
A score that, I suppose, could be considered pretty average.
Not an extreme hot/extreme cold scenario, where some tunes are amazing and others are unlistenable.
More just overall, well, average.
And that’s OK!
It’s mathematically impossible for everything to be above average.
Besides, ask any parent what word they love to hear during a pregnancy?
Average. That means everything is just fine with their baby.
Just as it is here.
So don’t feel too bad for Poor Napoleon.
Verbalize the Positive
I appreciate when people are self-deprecating & modest.
Which means I quite enjoy fellow blogger Kid Slender’s “about” page, with the welcome to readers line, “For reasons best known to yourself you have arrived at the blog of Kid Slender…”