Here you are now. What?

The island revisited

I just got around to seeing The Island. My God. It was horrible. Just barely watchable. Too long, too much product placements and just too fucking badly written. And this is comming from a guy who really really likes both Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johnsson.

I'm just saying, because some of you guys were going like "yay for the island" a month ago.
Permalink Eric Debois 
August 30th, 2005
Didn't seem long to me.
Product placements don't bother me.
What about the writing particularly sucked for you?
Permalink son of parnas 
August 30th, 2005
Um well, to begin with, technical plot devices: The fan that brought down the structure it was mounted in, because it was going to fast. Engineered by microsoft, I suppose, they had adds all over the place. The Logo that came off the building because people shot at it. The flying two-seater thingy. Visible laser beams. etc. etc.
I can only take so much of that.

Also the story utterly failed to capture me. Bad pacing I suppose. Oscillating between booooooorringgg and over edited action sequences. It was impossible to tell who was going where. Like one minute they are being followed, and then they are alone, with no explanation as to where the persuers went.

But then, you dont really give a shite because by then you have lost all interest in the charachters. (Just shoot the fuckers so the movie can end.)
Permalink Eric Debois 
August 30th, 2005
"because it was going too fast. Engineered by microsoft"

I've gotta admit - we've been accused of a lot of things, but this may be the first time I've seen us accused of going too *fast*

Philo [MSFT]
Permalink Philo 
August 30th, 2005
Cute little shtick you have going there Philo. Very Flanders-esque.
Permalink Eric Debois 
August 30th, 2005
Oops, you found an error!