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“I’m not saying that surprise endings aren’t amazing and powerful, and that the culture of spoiling them doesn’t suck," notes Kyle Killen, creator of the short-lived Fox drama Lone Star and the Mel Gibson vehicle The Beaver. "I’m simply saying that if your whole premise is so dependent on a ‘punch line’ that having it get out would tank the story, then the story itself probably needs examination. The Sixth Sense ultimately works because it’s a good movie even after you know the twist — [it has] solid story, character, and emotion, all before we get to the reveal. It’s when your story is nothing more than a twist-delivery mechanism that you run into trouble.”
Verily, the planet is on the cusp of an incredible 3D revolution and we should all be excited! But I’m not. To hell with 3D. If I could change one thing about the cinema-going experience – other than shooting bloody Pearl & Dean into the sun – it would be to watch every blockbuster in IMAX. That would be a genuine improvement.
3D is just another gimmick, right down there with Smell-O-Vision, electric shocks coming through the seat, vibrating cinema chairs and, of course, the last 17 times that the industry has tried to make 3D into the Next Big Thing. And we still don’t need it. I’ve never, ever seen a 3D movie that so much as breathed softly on my socks, never mind blew them off.”
“For years we closed with, “The balcony is closed.” Before that it was, “See you at the movies.” That’s the right note to end on.”
“I stared with glazed eyes at “The Bounty Hunter.” Here is a film with no need to exist.”