I'm serious. Stop reading if you don't want to have your experience of John Woo's latest spoiled.
Not that there's much to spoil, really.
It's more a series of nitpicks.
Then I'll begin, and in time honoured bullet fashion, too.
- DEAR MOTHER OF GOD IF YOU'RE RELEASING A HOLLYWOOD 'BLOCKBUSTER' FILM THEN WHY THE FUCK CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "IT'S" AND "ITS"? Did anyone else notice this? Evidently not, because it's not on the IMDB goofs page. The couple of seconds where the camera lingers on an excerpt from a newspaper and the headline is "Allcom unveils it's answer to someone or other's product?" I swear, if I find out who was responsible for that gaffe, I'll hunt them down, disembowel them (with a spoon, natch), make sure that their picture appears in every single textbook from now until eternity so that NO ONE MAKES THE SAME GODDAMN STUPID MISTAKE AGAIN. Sorry for shouting. But really, this is terribly easy to get right. "It's" only ever means "it is" and doesn't ever, ever, ever, ever convey the possessive.
- Shoot the doves. I never want to see slow motion doves again.
- Subway control boxes are actually made out of mini ATX motherboards, and if you pull out the DIMM/SIMM style memory modules and stick in a well-placed paperclip, you can stop a train just in time.
- A "gravity enhanced" lens can help you see around the curvature of the universe into the future. You're not even trying, are you?
- Minority Report's UI was cooler. I have no idea what Ben Affleck was doing when he was supposedly reverse engineering things. And what the hell was the code for some sort of virtual woman doing in a monitor? Hmmm?
- John Woo should never direct anyone in a romantic scene.
- What's up with the explanation in the middle of the film, when Affleck is tastefully re-arranging his items into a question mark shape? We're suddenly treated to a flashback of the last half of the film, just in case we missed it or if it was too confusing. Of course, this being Paycheck, you wouldn't have been confused at all, because the plot was about as transparent as, well, a glass sphere.
2 comments and trackbacks
The bit where Affleck arranged things into the question mark reminded me of Batman Forever (the Val Kilmer one). Remember when Kilmer discovered that Jim Carrey was the Riddler thanks to working out the clues in the pop up card? Actually, in retrospect, lots about Paycheck reminds me of the Schumacher oeuvre.
Posted by: Bronwen on January 27, 2004 03:19 AM
Also: where the hell did any of Uma Thurman's talent go? Did her entire ability to act go out with the hair?
And why is Michael C Hall so preppy?
Posted by: tom on January 27, 2004 03:57 PM
Take your time to take a look at some information in the field of internet casino internet casino http://www.scottishtutors.com/internet-casino.html ... Thanks!!!
Posted by: internet casino on June 22, 2005 08:02 AM
Take your time to visit the sites in the field of gambling gambling http://www.baby-casino.com/gambling.html online gambling online gambling http://www.baby-casino.com/online-gambling.html roulette roulette http://www.baby-casino.com/roulette.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!
Posted by: roulette on June 25, 2005 04:51 PM
You may find it interesting to visit some relevant pages in the field of texas hold em texas hold em http://www.poker-stadium.com/texas-hold-em.html online poker online poker http://www.poker-stadium.com/online-poker.html empire poker empire poker http://www.poker-stadium.com/empire-poker.html ...
Posted by: empire poker on June 26, 2005 02:02 AM
Take your time to check some information in the field of loans loans http://www.24hours-credit.com/loans.html home loans home loans http://www.24hours-credit.com/home-loans.html payday loans payday loans http://www.24hours-credit.com/payday-loans.html home equity loan home equity loan http://www.24hours-credit.com/home-equity-loan.html payday loan payday loan http://www.24hours-credit.com/payday-loan.html refinance refinance http://www.24hours-credit.com/refinance.html personal loans personal loans http://www.24hours-credit.com/personal-loans.html debt consolidation loan debt consolidation loan http://www.24hours-credit.com/debt-consolidation-loan.html payday advance payday advance http://www.24hours-credit.com/payday-advance.html credit card offers credit card offers http://www.24hours-credit.com/credit-card-offers.html ... Thanks!!!
Posted by: payday loans on June 26, 2005 11:14 AM
You are invited to visit the sites about world series of poker world series of poker http://www.greats-poker.com/world-series-of-poker.html free online poker free online poker http://www.greats-poker.com/free-online-poker.html poker table poker table http://www.greats-poker.com/poker-table.html world poker tour world poker tour http://www.greats-poker.com/world-poker-tour.html video poker video poker http://www.greats-poker.com/video-poker.html free texas hold em free texas hold em http://www.greats-poker.com/free-texas-hold-em.html free poker games free poker games http://www.greats-poker.com/free-poker-games.html how to play poker how to play poker http://www.greats-poker.com/how-to-play-poker.html poker hand rankings poker hand rankings http://www.greats-poker.com/poker-hand-rankings.html celebrity poker celebrity poker http://www.greats-poker.com/celebrity-poker-.html ...
Posted by: poker hand rankings on June 26, 2005 07:47 PM
You are invited to take a look at the pages dedicated to free hold em free hold em http://www.e-poker-4u.net/free-hold-em.html online holdem poker online holdem poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/online-holdem-poker.html poker free poker free http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-free.html free rules for poker free rules for poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/free-rules-for-poker.html poker forum poker forum http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-forum.html poker 7 stud best hands contests poker 7 stud best hands contests http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-7-stud-best-hands-contests.html 5 card stud poker 5 card stud poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/5-card-stud-poker.html omaha poker plug and play omaha poker plug and play http://www.e-poker-4u.net/omaha-poker-plug-and-play.html book on omaha poker book on omaha poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/book-on-omaha-poker.html texas hold match texas hold match http://www.e-poker-4u.net/texas-hold-match.html pokerempire eight or better stud pokerempire eight or better stud http://www.e-poker-4u.net/pokerempire-eight-or-better-stud.html espn world series of poker espn world series of poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/espn-world-series-of-poker.html poker stud eight shareware poker stud eight shareware http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-stud-eight-shareware.html poker eight or better stud poker eight or better stud http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-eight-or-better-stud.html omaha 8 or better poker tournaments omaha 8 or better poker tournaments http://www.e-poker-4u.net/omaha-8-or-better-poker-tournaments.html texas hold tournaments texas hold tournaments http://www.e-poker-4u.net/texas-hold-tournaments.html poker set poker set http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-set.html omaha hi tables games omaha hi tables games http://www.e-poker-4u.net/omaha-hi-tables-games.html seven card stud poker games seven card stud poker games http://www.e-poker-4u.net/seven-card-stud-poker-games.html omaha high empire compoker omaha high empire compoker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/omaha-high-empire-compoker.html online poker hold em online poker hold em http://www.e-poker-4u.net/online-poker-hold-em.html free holdem free holdem http://www.e-poker-4u.net/free-holdem.html poker dice poker dice http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-dice.html stud 8 poker stud 8 poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/stud-8-poker.html absolute poker absolute poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/absolute-poker.html software world game on line software world game on line http://www.e-poker-4u.net/software-world-game-on-line.html 888 poker 888 poker http://www.e-poker-4u.net/888-poker.html poker full tilt poker full tilt http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-full-tilt.html poker free rolls poker free rolls http://www.e-poker-4u.net/poker-free-rolls.html 7 stud over the internet free 7 stud over the internet free http://www.e-poker-4u.net/7-stud-over-the-internet-free.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!
Posted by: poker pictures on June 27, 2005 03:54 AM
You can also check the sites in the field of free video strip poker free video strip poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/free-video-strip-poker.html poker rules poker rules http://www.e-poker-888.com/poker-rules.html learn to play poker learn to play poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/learn-to-play-poker.html online poker online poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/online-poker.html poker hands poker hands http://www.e-poker-888.com/poker-hands.html poker tournament poker tournament http://www.e-poker-888.com/poker-tournament.html official poker rules official poker rules http://www.e-poker-888.com/official-poker-rules.html world poker world poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/world-poker.html stud poker stud poker http://www.e-poker-888.com/stud-poker.html poker rooms poker rooms http://www.e-poker-888.com/poker-rooms.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!
Posted by: basic rules of poker on June 27, 2005 10:49 AM
In your free time, visit some relevant pages in the field of slot machines site slot machines site http://www.epraha.info/slot-machines.html ... Thanks!!!
Posted by: roulette site on June 28, 2005 02:33 AM
You are invited to take a look at some information about loans loans http://www.highest-credit.com/loans.html home loans home loans http://www.highest-credit.com/home-loans.html payday loans payday loans http://www.highest-credit.com/payday-loans.html home equity loan home equity loan http://www.highest-credit.com/home-equity-loan.html payday loan payday loan http://www.highest-credit.com/payday-loan.html refinance refinance http://www.highest-credit.com/refinance.html personal loans personal loans http://www.highest-credit.com/personal-loans.html debt consolidation loan debt consolidation loan http://www.highest-credit.com/debt-consolidation-loan.html payday advance payday advance http://www.highest-credit.com/payday-advance.html credit card offers credit card offers http://www.highest-credit.com/credit-card-offers.html ...
Posted by: loans on June 28, 2005 08:09 PM
Please visit some helpful info about online poker online poker http://www.poker-places.net/online-poker.html poker rooms poker rooms http://www.poker-places.net/poker-rooms.html poker poker http://www.poker-places.net/poker.html party poker party poker http://www.poker-places.net/party-poker.html pacific poker pacific poker http://www.poker-places.net/pacific-poker.html empire poker empire poker http://www.poker-places.net/empire-poker.html poker games poker games http://www.poker-places.net/poker-games.html .
Posted by: poker games on June 29, 2005 02:40 AM
Posted by: blackjack on July 5, 2005 12:28 AM
In your free time, take a look at the pages about online poker online poker http://www.lizscottrawson.com/online-poker.html http://www.lizscottrawson.com/online-poker.html ... Thanks!!!
Posted by: pacific poker on July 5, 2005 08:08 AM
Take your time to check out the pages dedicated to online gambling online gambling http://www.westvalleyhigh.us/online-gambling.html http://www.westvalleyhigh.us/online-gambling.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!
Posted by: blackjack on July 11, 2005 12:53 AM
You may find it interesting to visit the pages on hoodia gordonii hoodia gordonii http://www.pills-best.com/hoodia-gordonii.html http://www.pills-best.com/hoodia-gordonii.html medications medications http://www.pills-best.com/medications.html http://www.pills-best.com/medications.html hoodia hoodia http://www.pills-best.com/hoodia.html http://www.pills-best.com/hoodia.html canadian drugs canadian drugs http://www.pills-best.com/canadian-drugs.html http://www.pills-best.com/canadian-drugs.html neurontin neurontin http://www.pills-best.com/neurontin.html http://www.pills-best.com/neurontin.html crestor crestor http://www.pills-best.com/crestor.html http://www.pills-best.com/crestor.html pharmacy pharmacy http://www.pills-best.com/pharmacy.html http://www.pills-best.com/pharmacy.html levaquin levaquin http://www.pills-best.com/levaquin.html http://www.pills-best.com/levaquin.html bextra bextra http://www.pills-best.com/bextra.html http://www.pills-best.com/bextra.html alprazolam alprazolam http://www.pills-best.com/alprazolam.html http://www.pills-best.com/alprazolam.html prilosec prilosec http://www.pills-best.com/prilosec.html http://www.pills-best.com/prilosec.html augmentin augmentin http://www.pills-best.com/augmentin.html http://www.pills-best.com/augmentin.html pills pills http://www.pills-best.com/pills.html http://www.pills-best.com/pills.html effexor effexor http://www.pills-best.com/effexor.html http://www.pills-best.com/effexor.html canadian pharmacies canadian pharmacies http://www.pills-best.com/canadian-pharmacies.html http://www.pills-best.com/canadian-pharmacies.html amitriptyline amitriptyline http://www.pills-best.com/amitriptyline.html http://www.pills-best.com/amitriptyline.html atenolol atenolol http://www.pills-best.com/atenolol.html http://www.pills-best.com/atenolol.html discount drugs discount drugs http://www.pills-best.com/discount-drugs.html http://www.pills-best.com/discount-drugs.html weight loss pills weight loss pills http://www.pills-best.com/weight-loss-pills.html http://www.pills-best.com/weight-loss-pills.html propecia propecia http://www.pills-best.com/propecia.html http://www.pills-best.com/propecia.html canada pharmacy canada pharmacy http://www.pills-best.com/canada-pharmacy.html http://www.pills-best.com/canada-pharmacy.html canadian pharmacy canadian pharmacy http://www.pills-best.com/canadian-pharmacy.html http://www.pills-best.com/canadian-pharmacy.html medication medication http://www.pills-best.com/medication.html http://www.pills-best.com/medication.html online pharmacies online pharmacies http://www.pills-best.com/online-pharmacies.html http://www.pills-best.com/online-pharmacies.html protonix protonix http://www.pills-best.com/protonix.html http://www.pills-best.com/protonix.html cvs pharmacy cvs pharmacy http://www.pills-best.com/cvs-pharmacy.html http://www.pills-best.com/cvs-pharmacy.html weight loss pill weight loss pill http://www.pills-best.com/weight-loss-pill.html http://www.pills-best.com/weight-loss-pill.html cephalexin cephalexin http://www.pills-best.com/cephalexin.html http://www.pills-best.com/cephalexin.html naproxen naproxen http://www.pills-best.com/naproxen.html http://www.pills-best.com/naproxen.html morning after pill morning after pill http://www.pills-best.com/morning-after-pill.html http://www.pills-best.com/morning-after-pill.html - Tons of interesdting stuff!!!
Posted by: pharmacy on July 11, 2005 06:30 PM