EXACTLY. I liked you pregnancy in reverse simile quite a lot. I think part of the tragedy of the film was that it had some of the potential for a good film or three, but opted for explosions and shitty dialogue instead.
Who has not felt, in the first madness of sorrow, an unreasonable rage against the mute propriety of chairs and tables, the stiff squareness of Turkey carpets, the unbending obstinacy of the outward apparatus of existence? We want to root up gigantic trees in a primeval forest, and to tear their huge branches assunder in our convulsive grasp; and the utmost that we can do for the relief of out passion is to knock over an easy chair, or smash a few shillings’-worth of Mr. Copeland’s manufacture.” —
Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Copeland & Garett made porcelain trifles.
I saw it at 12:01 am Friday and wasn’t going to say anything, but then tumblr liked it and it got good reviews and I’m uncertain we watched the same film.
- There were some very cliched pithy moments and a lot of explosions that someone handed to a two year old and said “make a collage” - this passes for plot logistics.
- The technology - I’m sorry what? You did how now?
- Lois Lane was a frigging case study in how to write a “sassy” female character and then make her utterly useless, fall through the air as many times as possible, and lose all personality partway through. She could not even put a key in a hole without a doctor’s help.
- The one female soldier’s only line was “he’s hot.” The one female who manages to be in a corporate office building then gets trapped in a cement structure to be rescued by male colleagues.
- Oh look a stereotyped Jewish guy we assume is a scientist. Were you even trying? Is that the same guy from Captain America?
- Oh look
New YorkMetropolis is being completely destroyed in a way that is a lot like Avengers except less interesting. Funny how Clark Kent can destroy an entire city plus Smallville and still have a moral crisis over breaking a guy’s neck…but does it anyway. They kind of missed the point of Superman’s personality.
- It was too big. They tried to cram five plot lines and an hour of climaxes into one film, and I got bored and nauseous, my adrenals overloaded, and I almost walked out.
- There were some well-executed derivative gimmicks, and a lot of “ooh shiny”. I would love to work with their visual effects team. If that’s what passes for a “good” movie…go fuck yourself.
Monologues I want to learn for fun
The V speech from V for Vendetta
The Player King in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Monologues I already know
Bernard in Death of a Salesman (age appropriate, period, dramatic)
Heidi’s graduation speech from Months on End (age appropriate, gender bent, contemporary, dramatic, would need work)
Jerry from Two for the Seesaw (a little older, period, dramatic, refreshingly obscure, got a role with this once)
Monologues good for auditions