I don’t make a habit of reading movie reviews, as I’m far more likely to write one. That said, I did read this one in the LA Times online article. The author agrees with me on so many levels, however, he or she has obviously done much more homework on the screenwriter and uses some pretty complex language to very accurately describe one loser of a movie script.
There were times when I just could not believe what was being said, or the behavior of the title character. In one scene, he calls his fiancee to tell her about the trouble he has created and instead of giving her clear instructions on how to save her own life, he tells her to stay home. This is just one of many examples of places where the writing is so far off the mark, it truly kills the plot, the character development and any interest I may have had in following this thing to its incredibly obvious conclusion.
As I write this, I’m struck by the idea that people assign stars or whatever to say how good or bad a movie is. If there is some negative value for number of stars I would give this movie, it is this - I want my money back! I want my time back. I wish I hadn’t seen this. I could have had lunch earlier, had we walked out….