Originally Posted by Midna
it progressed in the same boring way as Seven Pounds but without the message that made it seem worth it
Bingo, that's what I meant, it progressed slowly but there was no climax whatsoever or a message, therefore it provokes no real thought and makes one feel like they've just wasted two hours. But at least Seven Pounds
had some type of message (albeit, a controversial one that many viewed as the glorification of suicide.)
@ Dudebro: True, I thought perhaps a C+ was being a little too lenient, but I suppose the extra points was for the fact that they had some solid ideas, and it might have even looked really good on paper; but sometimes you do have to picture what it will look like on the big screen, and adjust the script. I think Eastwood was trying [perhaps a little too hard] to be profound but....ended up with gibberish....it feels more like something an amateur film school student would submit for a project, as it had no clear direction and yes the story jumped all over the place. And the ending made everyone go "WTF", it was just sloppy and anticlimactic as pinpointed. But it's not the worst movie you'll ever see.
The problem was that you go into it expecting something really either thrilling or thought provoking, because the trailer really mis-advertises it. It makes it look like one of those Knowing
type movies with some big supernatural problem looming that must be solved.....but not really.