I don't have a personality matrix so much as a personality vector.
You have me all wrong. I'm more than just the same joke
over and over again—you're thinking of Toot
Sure, I make fun of Dennis the Menace
, particularly when it comes to Dennis’s lack of menacing
, but if there’s one thing I really respect about it, it’s that Mr. Wilson has never stopped being angry
, has never softened into a likable character
. His trademark single bead of anger-sweat
is here, but his hands are also clenching into fists — not because he plans to hit anybody, because Mr. Wilson is not at heart a violent man, but because his whole body is just clenching up involuntarily at the thought of so many naps ruined. So is he going to die of a massive coronary event, and soon? Yes, probably! But he will have never compromised his truest self.
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The meat of the plot, such as it is, is that the football coach of Diversity University Ironton has dropped by to scout Westview's long-suffering coach and reformed high school bully
, Bull Bushka.
Yes, [Tom] Batiuk named the bully 'Bull.' I know
And so we say goodbye to Mr X, one of the least satisfying characters this show has ever coughed up. All he has ever done is hang out in underground car parks and dish out information
. We’ve never seen him at work, never become involved in his life, never been given a reason to care about him beyond the fact that he offers Mulder crumbs of information. He’s been appearing on the show for over two seasons now and we no next to nothing about him. So how is his death supposed to impact the audience in any way? Steven Williams is such a charismatic actor that at times he manages to rise above the barrenness of the character
and provide memorable scenes but more often than not he dashes away before we get a chance to learn anything about him. What’s worse is that thanks to Williams’ commitments elsewhere he barely appears in his exit storyline
. Its not like he’s even allowed to go out on a high. But then I guess that’s about right for a character so obscure that if he turned sideways he would vanish. Melodramatic to the last, X scrawls the name of Mulder’s next contact in his own blood
. Only in [Chris] Carter’s mind would this be a natural dying act.
Cut to some Spacing Guild members as they fill in the Emperor about what’s happening on Arrakis...He says, 'Bring in that floating fat man
, the Baron.' I highly suspect that was an ad-lib after José Ferrer forgot his line.
: Their plan is to make the Daily Planet
into a sensationalist tabloid that’ll bring in the money by pushing the world closer to the brink of nuclear war
. I’m not kidding: This is actually Warfield’s business model. David:
I’d love to be at the story conference where they named him. “Well, he sees, like, the world as a field for war, right? War... field...
The mother's internal conflict over marrying off her daughter in exchange for her happiness
could've made her a more interesting character. Same goes for [Hockley]. He could've easily been portrayed as a kind of sad, lonely rich guy
. Maybe he spent his whole life acquiring his fortune and didn't have time for love. He could be awkward and kinda inconsiderate 'cause he doesn't know how to treat a woman. But at his core he didn't have to be evil — and certainly not try to murder
anyone... Seems silly to spend $200 million on a movie and not have interesting characters. ...Oh.
Everyone else in the movie can be summed up entirely by two-word descriptions. Danny Glover is: BLACK PRESIDENT
. George Segal is: OLD DAD
. Oliver Platt is: ASSHOLE BUREAUCRAT
. Beatrice Rosen is: HOT WHORE
. One of Cusack's kids still wets herself at age seven, an endearing character quirk until we realize that it's her defining characteristic
. In fact, as the camera pulls back through the clouds to bring us the end credits, we get: 'No more pull-ups!' she proudly tells a smiling Cusack. I forgot this was a plot point until she capped off the survival of humanity by reminding us of mankind's real
victory: bladder control