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Friday, July 30, 2004

Shayma-llama-lan Does It Again

Well it seems that M. Night Llama-lan may have topped the crappiest of his twist endings once again. 

Eventually the secret of Those, etc., is revealed. To call it an anticlimax would be an insult not only to climaxes but to prefixes. It's a crummy secret, about one step up the ladder of narrative originality from It Was All a Dream. It's so witless, in fact, that when we do discover the secret, we want to rewind the film so we don't know the secret anymore.
And then keep on rewinding, and rewinding, until we're back at the beginning, and can get up from our seats and walk backward out of the theater and go down the up escalator and watch the money spring from the cash register into our pockets.  
By Roger Ebert @  Suntimes.com

The problem is, even with this horrid review, I want to know what the damn movies about!  I am tempted to just wait till Moviespoiler.com gets a spoiler up later today.  But if the movies good, what if, by knowing the end, I ruin one of the most brilliant films of the year?  Doubtful, but worrisome.  I may have to shell out a few buck and see a matinee.  Damn you llama-llama-lan. 

Perhaps someone will tell me if it's worth this headache? 


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