Why do screenwriters insult our intelligence?
It's not a BAD movie, but why does Devereaux assume that, as a
screenwriter, he is more knowledgeable than his audience? This is a
common flaw in recent films, but EOL takes it to new limits. The subway
system in this film bears no relationship to a real subway system. I'm
not picking on EOL in particular, but I'm just so tired of writers
thinking that they need to "write down" to the masses. EOL is a
mediocre movie because Devereaux is writing to tenth-graders. (If you
watched this movie and believe all the details, then you are beyond
hope.) I'm just getting so fed up with screenwriters who think they
know a bit more than their audiences and that the viewers will swallow
whatever they are fed. (My friend just looked over my shoulder and
asked me to give an example. OK, here's one...how many subway systems
leave the driver's cab unlocked at all times?) Big loser..
scared the "B-Jesus" out of me
I was lucky enough to see the world premiere at the Toronto
International Film Festival in 2006. I usually don't go for this genre
of movie, but I haven't had this much fun at the movies in years. Very
graphic, gory, and funny. This was a tongue-in-cheek commentary on
right wing fundamentalism (i.e. puts the fun back into fundamentalism).
Hopefully my favorite part that alludes to the holy trinity does not
get edited out of the commercial release. Definitely a movie in the
tradition of Halloween, Dawn of the Dead and the like. This was an
ultra-low budget movie, but you would never know it other than the fact
that it had little known actors. The acting was very good and the
directing and editing was excellent. Special effects were great. I'll
never ride the subway again..