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This is the only movie I could not sit through. I've sat through many.
I can pride myself on the fact that I've never *NOT* finished watching
a movie. That is, until now.
For starters, the plot is weak enough as it is. But when you add to that the atrocious lines, the terrible acting performances, and the lack of any current big-name stars.. It just makes for one big pot of boiling crap. Kim Basinger is a beauty, no doubt. At least, she was, *in her day*. But that day has apparently passed, and I can't blame the make-up artists for this one. The protagonist, Ryan, makes some of the most terrible decisions I've ever seen, heard of, or thought about. It's impossible to believe that even the dumbest of people could ever make such choices.
On the other hand, if the movie had decided to take a silly spin on the main premise, and turn this quote-unquote "DRAMA" into a Comedy, then they could easily have pulled it off.
It honestly does surprise me that this movie is not on the IMDb Bottom 100 list. As I said before.. this movie has NO redeeming qualities. Even Gigli was better than this. And that's saying something. ;-)
This movie isn't meant to cure cancer, it's not meant to give you a deeper
insight into the human condition, it's meant to make you laugh. And in
order to laugh, you have to be able to understand the nuances of it. The
actors are mostly Canadian, pretending to be Americans, who are pretending
to be Canadians. This is the main theme of the comedy, but they found a
billion different ways to hit this nail on the head.
If you're easily offended, don't see it. If you can laugh at yourself, welcome in.
I've only seen two episodes of this series so far (Fortunate Son and Cold
Front), but I must say.. "Yes, absolutely, I do indeed concur,
wholeheartedly" ;) with the assessment of "setanta-" as well as the
and just about every single Sci-Fi Fan out there. This series is
the best, because it has the greatest hurdles to overcome, compared to the
other "spin-off" series'.
TOS was groundbreaking, and without a doubt changed the face of history. But working from there, TNG, as much as I LOVE it, had an almost totally blank canvas to work with, because anything can happen in the course of 100 years. DS9 was simply an attempt at a cash-cow. Some of their biggest ratings came in the "Trials and Tribble-ations" episode, as well as any one that contained cast from TNG. Voyager, as much as I love it, is an attempt at a photocopy of TNG.
"Enterprise" on the other hand, has a past and a future to contend with and stay within the borders of, and yet, somehow manages each week to give the audience a present. ;)
It's impossible to have a TV show or movie that doesn't give the audience any kind of history or background, and Star Trek has actually been there. It's working from all the facts and Trek-Trivia which it has created, staying within the borders, acting as if it doesn't know what's going to happen in the future, and it pulls it off perfectly. The writers have to work extra hard in this series, because they know all the Trekkers out there will be going through their Star Trek folklore with a fine-toothed comb after every episode. Yet they still manage to give us new and exciting stories.
PS - The theme really is quite catchy...