Episode 73 — Congo
Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:29 PM
Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:41 AM
Peter: "I hope it blows us someplace good."
Karen: "Me too."
Of course Peter (Dylan Walsh) and Karen (Laura Linney) hope the hot-air balloon takes them "someplace good"... because they certainly can't afford to return to the states. Their entire trip was funded by diamond-monger R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker), and he certainly isn't going to pay for their trip home. Karen thoroughly burned that bridge with a mega laser beam.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:11 AM
Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:24 AM
Also, please write a spinoff for Ernie Hudson.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:46 AM
Joe Don Baker (our first Steven Segal) looks at the script for a moment then sneers at the director, " 'I'll be human later?' I'm actually supposed to say this shit?"
Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:45 AM
...thought it was 'ex-fiancee' and The Bruce WAS mentioned towards the end.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:52 AM
ALSO: During the powerpoint presentation at the beginning of the movie, shown to many supposedly important scientists, there is a clip of a man using the same technology Amy has. He signs "this is the first time I've heard my own voice" and the robot voice says it for him, and NO ONE bothers to explain to this poor deaf man that he doesn't really sound like an AT&T answering machine. That's the computer talking, not you, deaf guy! They just let this man believe that that's his real voice??
The premise that this technology is mind-blowing and will change the lives of many deaf people was also kind of dismissive of deaf people, as if they can't get through life now without it? The only reason this technology was created is because the hearing population is too lazy to learn sign language. No other benefit as far as I can see. Deaf people don't need this technology, hearing people need it to avoid having to learn sign language.
Terrible terrible movie. A whole hour could have been spent on Ernie Hudson's amazing dapper-Englishman-to-New-Yorker-Ernie-Hudson accent transitions.
Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:54 AM
I completely forgot he was in this movie. Why did they get so many "actor actors" to play bit parts that were never brought in again!?
This movie could have been made with half the budget if they'd cast bit part actors. Even less if they'd replaced the gorillas with brown terry cloth towels, which would have had the same effect.