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I Love You, Let's Meet » disappointed

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in A Scanner Darkly. THe story feels really dated — more The Man has A Plan to hook The People on drugs than the surveillance state dystopia I was hoping for (apparently Dick wrote the book in 1977 while mourning his drug casualty friends). And the plot doesn’t make enough sense to snap like Terminator or 12 Monkeys or the Matrix — it’s not even sci-fi profound.

Even animated, Keanu and Winona aren’t. Paint over them and you realize how much they generally coast on their flesh-cuteness.

BUT Robert Downey Jr. jazzed every scene he was in like rotoscoped Red Bull. His betterness-than-everything-else reminded me of how Cate Blanchett boosted The Aviator.

Love those two, yet it’s hard to imagine them together, isn’t it? Possible caffeine overdose.

2 Comments so far

  1. Bill Scurry on July 11th, 2006

    This is the first time, I think, references to Winona Ryder and “The Terminator” have ever crossed.

  2. virginia on July 11th, 2006

    But they’ll be reunited in Wooden Actor Heaven.