Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Reminder of What Critics Should Sound Like

...Meanwhile, director Tony Scott gives us a scene in which the railroad company's evil chairman airily takes cellphone calls about this in the middle of his golf game, and worries about the share-price! Short of actually making him wear a swastika, and putting a half-eaten baby in his other hand, there's nothing more Scott can do to signal this guy's essential evilness. The problem is that Scott, that veteran action maestro, so clearly sympathises with the train – that mighty phallic power, smashing aside cars. There's the real hero for you. As this strangely dull story headed for the buffers, the forces dragging my eyelids south were unstoppable.
- Peter,

1 comment:

  1. No doubt-- Tony Scott, like Michael Bay, likes his protagonists to be things, not people. But making the corporate honcho the baddie and having the main characters the bunch of poor slobs being pushed around by them in a terrible economy is, for ol' Mr. "Top Gun," practically a Communist Manifesto. Baby steps, people.