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The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
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The third film by the writer of The Usual Suspects is a disgrace to cinema. The story, first of all, is admittedly dumb, and it would take a genius to pull it off. Basically it's a lot of action; stupid dialogue (of what little dialogue there is). Predictable 'plot twists' and shallow dialogue. Now a lot of things don't seem to make any sense; and they had a bunch of side stories that never went anywhere. First off: The aristocrat's wife's lovers...they had a little bit of that, and it just disappeared, there was no point whatsoever, it had no meaning and was ultimately unimportant to the film. Second: The wealthy man and the doctor being brothers. It also had no point, and didn't go anywhere. Third: Ryan Phillippe's character and the pregnant woman's little love thing. There were subtle hints of romance, but it went nowhere, it was for about once scene in the movie, and the next she was shooting at him?! Last: Ryan Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro's characters seemed to be unnecessarily angry at one another. They barely spoke the whole movie, and when they did they said little, and acted rather...cold. Kind of high-and-mighty and I-don't-want-to-talk-to-you if you will. The only time they seemed to enjoy each other's company was at the end, when they both died...the only good scene in the movie. Now there was a lot more but I don't want to waste any more time thinking about this crime against humanity.