Saturday, August 30, 2008

'Conspiracy Theory' Review

**/***** Wow! The same guy that wrote the screenplay for 'Mystic River', 'L.A. Confidential,' and 'Payback' wrote this too? The fact that this trite, obnoxious, ludicrous movie ever got made is a conspiracy theory in and of itself. Scientists engineering earthquakes? There might be an easier way to kill the president. Gibson stars as a conspiracy nut cabbie, who publishes a newsletter with seemingly crazy theories, but whoops!! He got one right, and they were watching!! And a Goverment Attorney (Roberts) is along for this lame ride. The stultifying ending was
obviously tacked on by a studio executive to appease the masses, and the love story is completely inane. Oh yeah, it is tooooo long at 135 minutes. That is the problem with the studio Hollywood system, sometimes, or a lot of times, they like to tinker and add implausibilities; Brian Hegeland's script had to better than this, didn't it?

1 comment:

  1. I don’t know, I kind of liked it when I saw it. Then again, that was when it was in the theaters and I didn’t know as much about movies back then. I also have the amazing ability to put myself in the mindset that the director wants me to be in while watching a movies, it is an interesting ability that helps make bad movies into a not so bad experience. I bet I wouldn’t like this movie if I was to watch it again.