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Lisa (during opening credits): So is M. Night Shyamalan's career over?
Me: I don't know. I guess we're about to find out.

...several minutes later...

Me: Boy, this is some stupendously bad acting.
Lisa: The dialogue is pretty atrocious, too.


Me: Is Mark Wahlberg supposed to be playing a retarded science teacher?
Lisa: It seems like it. Especially when he talks about "science."


Lisa: You know, it's really inappropriate for a woman to confess her infidelity during an apocalypse. "Honey, before we die, I want you to know I cheated on you."
Me: It would be inappropriate, if the woman saying it was a remotely believable character. But since this is just a bad line reading...
Lisa: That's true. I have to say, this movie is giving me a whole new appreciation for Bruce Willis' acting skills.


Lisa: Mark Wahlberg is talking to a potted plant.
Me: Watch, the punchline is going to be it's a fake plant.
Mark Wahlberg: Plastic... I'm talking to a plastic plant... I'm still doing it...
Me: I think I know the answer to your question about M. Night Shyamalan's career now.


Me: Hmm, kicking the front door of a house full of scared rural people. I predict this kid is about to get a shotgun blast to the chest.
Lisa: Ooh, good call!
Me: Interesting that they opened the door to shoot him. I expected them to shoot through the door. I wonder if that's the surprise plot twist... Huh, they shot the other kid, too. I thought they'd only shoot one of them. I wonder if that's the surprise plot twist.


Me: OK, if you want to leave your shelter so you can die with your husband, fine, it's your choice. But you don't drag a little girl with you. That's just wrong.
Lisa: Or would be, if we cared about these characters.
Me: True.


Me: And the surprise ending is... It really was the plants? Huh?
Lisa: I am so glad we didn't pay to see this in a theater.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 27th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
blargh! here, listen to this, which should reassociate the title more positively.
Oct. 27th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
maybe his next movie will come out in 5yrs detailing soemthing not so terribly poignant about hydronuclear thingy at cerne that's currently such a ruckus.
Oct. 27th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
RiffTrax had a field day with this movie:

Maybe now M. Night Shyamalan can get back to making Harriet the Spy II.
Oct. 27th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
I can't stand MNS, but I think I've commented on that before.

For other excursions into bad shows about "science," check out the 11th hour. Sample dialog qualifying it as a science show:
Girl: Oh wow, you've figured the case out??
Rufus Sewell: No. I have...a HYPOTHESIS.

Science words count as science content, right?
Oct. 28th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
the opposite of spoilers
I did not really plan on seeing that one but - well, now I think I REALLY have to see the movie! Sure sounds funny (for all the wrong reasons, but so what) =)
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