Re: ERBzine John Carter Film News Update
- --- In barsoom, Den Valdron wrote:
> At some point it moves from the point of being shocking, past thepoint of being cliche to the
> point of being really pathetic.the villain establishes that
> It's like that wonderful scene in just about every action movie where
> he's a real bad guy by shooting his own henchman. The first time, itwas shocking and really
> drove the point home that this was a really bad guy, then it became acliche, and now every
> time it happens, I wonder why people are working for this dickhead.cliche. Now, every time I
> A tragic history used to be poignant and heart wrenching. Then its a
> see it, I find myself pitying whoever runs across this near psychoticemotional cripple.
In The Mask of Zorro, Don Diego witnesses the murder of his wife and the
kidnapping of his infant daughter. I guess "for justice" isn't enough
for a hero to fight for anymore.
In the lasted version of The Time Machine, the time traveler has a dead
girlfriend as his motivation for time travel. Scientific curiosity?
Not good enough, at least not anymore.
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