December
Two-minutes on Promised Land
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM by Dave Winer.
  • A picture named posterNarrow.gifWhat could be bad about a movie starring Matt Damon and Frances McDormand, that was written by Damon and directed by Gus Van Sant? What could be bad? Just about everything. :-(
  • There were two jokes in the movie. The first one they spoiled in the movie itself, and the second was in the trailer. The one Damon told had Damon's charm. Both appear in the first ten minutes of the movie.
  • After that it was all downhill.
  • However, this time the reviewers got it right.
  • I don't understand how a movie can suck as much as this one did.
  • They had a great idea -- let's expose fracking -- something that's very important. That, and $9 billion corporations suck the life out of people and communities. And if you want to show us how, great -- but they didn't.
  • There were two people conversing loudly during the coming attractions, and I was thinking Oh this is going to suck. After the first half hour of the movie I thought they were more interesting than the movie.
  • My eyes were rolling so often I just decided it would be simpler to leave them permanently rolled. They are rolled right now in fact.
  • In case it isn't completely obvious: Skip this one.
  • PS: It did have a great poster. Probably why I was suckered into seeing the movie.