I only have disjointed thoughts:
In watching this movie, a quote from This Is Spinal Tap
kept playing in my head: "It's such a fine line between stupid and
It sounded as if it could have been good: the DVD box promised
"an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles, as it
stands on the brink of social, economic, and environmental disaster."
Fun! And it was written and directed by the same guy that did Donnie
Darko, which was kind of OK. But…
It's way too long; the IMDB has it at 145 minutes. And it seems even
longer than that.
It marks the long-awaited reunion between Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
and Seann William Scott, who last appeared together in The Rundown.
But if you've got a choice, watch that instead, because that has
Christopher Walken, and this doesn't.
It contains a lot of Saturday Night Live past and
current cast members: Nora Dunn, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Lovitz, Cheri
Oteri, Amy Poehler. Is that some sort of record? Wasn't Jane Curtin
available? She would have been great in the Miranda Richardson role.
It is incomprehensible and incoherent, but there were a few (probably
intentional) funny lines that I laughed at. "The fourth dimension will
collapse upon itself, you stupid bitch."
That line, and others, were uttered with utter seriousness by The Rock.
They should have an Oscar for "Best Performance by an Actor in
Saying Ridiculous Lines With a Straight Face." He'd win. But that's
probably not a good enough reason to watch the movie.