Posted by: Gregoryno6 | July 3, 2017

So much cinema stupid, my brain hurts.

The housework was finished, and the weather was every bit as crappy as the bureau had predicted.

What to do?

Against all reason and common sense, I occupied myself with a Bad Movies Weekend.

Opening with…

Followed by…

And finally, to finish the task of sandpapering the grey matter to a flat and featureless mass of pain: the biggest big screen fuck up of our time!

We we so wrong! I cannot disagree. That bit where you’re trying to escape the crashed ship by running directly along its path especially.

You might ask why I would wallow through such rubbish. In the case of Frankenstein and TermSal, they were both movies I hadn’t seen for some time. And I got the idea that maybe they weren’t quite as bad as I remembered. Oh, yes, they were! As for Prometheus, well, I was so far down Masochism Avenue that it was easier to just keep on rolling.

These movies are all bad for the same reason. It’s not the talent – Branagh, Bale, Scott etc; and it’s not the budget either. They all obviously had millions lavished upon them and they all are visually excellent.

What they lack is intelligent scripting.

The script is not one leg of the chair, without which the chair will remain upright although unsteady. The script is the big pole in the middle that keeps the circus tent up. Without the script you’ve got naught but a floundering mass of material.

Here endeth the lesson. With a scene from the American Astronaut – a true example of imaginitive and daring scriptwork.

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  1. Alien Convenant (2017) in the Alien franchise was not much better. I was very disappointed.

    • Indeed! I couldn’t believe that the scriptwriting was sub-basement idiocy again for Covenant.


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