Friday, 14 March 2008

Ain't that the truth

We are lying on the couch watching Constantine (a good script and great visuals ruined by Canoe (he either goes upstream or down) Reeves displaying his one facial expression and one of his two vocal ranges, when we watch the scene where Rachel Weisz says that her twin insisted on seeing visions of demons for so long (stupid girl, she really should have learnt to shut up) that they forced her... to take ... antipsychotics...

When I comment to my partner that there is a highly disturbingly scientological anti-psychiatry bent to Hollywood.

Well yes, she says, because if they embraced science then...

They wouldn't have as many storylines? I finished.

Yes, she confirmed.

I reckon that Hollywood needs some competent fucking scriptwriters. I'm beginning to wonder how much sympathy I have for the scriptwriter strike.

N.B.: Competent scriptwriting: House: Occasional woo-woo religious spiritualism crap explained by cold hard medical neurological disorder or hallucination. Six Feet Under. We know they're hallucinating or dreaming. Douglas Adams said in one interview how disappointed he was with X-Files having the spooky explanation as the true one week after week, when he remembers Doom Watch which, week after week, explained human credibility through noisy drains and light diffraction through low-lying clouds and... Come on people, how bad was your basic high school science education??

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