Sunday, April 3, 2011

Elvis Mitchell needs to apologize.


Great Source Code review. You made me feel guilty for taking the lazy way out by making the simplistic connections and not writing anything more. Still, a Scott Bakula cameo? Quantum leap me.

What about Elvis Mitchell?

If a certain complaint turns out to be true, then I've lost a lot of respect for him.

Here's his Source Code review:

I understand all of his criticisms and don't blame him for not liking the movie.

It's the following quote that gets me:

"It’s up to Jeffrey Wright, as the administrator supervising the Source Code — the machine that keeps firing Colter back, back, back to the recent past — and his eccentric brio to keep the silliness from piling up like ash from his pipe. That’s how you know this film is science fiction — someone is smoking indoors in the United States — and that Wright is a martinet whose malevolence must be checked."

Here's a tweet from Duncan Jones:
Find it odd Movieline choose to complain about Jeffrey Wright smoking a pipe, something in an old draft of the script thats not in the film.!/ManMadeMoon/status/53585077480853504

I really can't remember if Wright ever had a pipe in his mouth, but I'm more inclined to believe the director than the critic in this instance. It makes one wonder how closely Mitchell watched the movie and how much he wrote his review cribbing off of an old screenplay.

Odd is exactly the right word for this situation.

Here's my question for those of you who have seen Source Code:

Does Jeffrey Wright ever have a pipe in his mouth during this film?

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