Notes on the Atrocities
Like a 100-watt radio station, broadcasting to the dozens...

Friday, August 01, 2003  

The reactions:

"Turns out to be merely bad -- not a train wreck, not the crime against humanity it's been rumored to be."

"Uncomfortable, offensive, and boring."

"[An] overlong, joyless, and inconsequential affair, full of dead air, and possessing only a few moments of jaw-dropping bad taste."

"More stupefying follies may come, but it's impossible to imagine how they'll beat this one for staggering idiocy, fatuousness, or pretension."

"Enervated, torpid, slack, dreary and, oh yes, nasty, brutish and long."

"[It]'s awfulness is of a rarer, more precious variety. It's the sort of bizarre, ill-conceived [thing] you can't believe exists, but are secretly glad it does."

"A hypnotic, black hole ... that sucks reputations, careers and goodwill down its vortex."

"An embarrassing debacle... It tries hard to titillate, but ends up making audiences want to avert their eyes."

"[It] has no structure at all, no sense of urgency, no compelling reason to exist or be endured whatsoever."

The Bush Administration? The Patriot Act? DARPA's terrorist betting scheme? Nope, just the new Jen and Ben flick. (Arguments could be made, however...)

posted by Jeff | 3:51 PM |
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