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"Whenever you hear "It's like THING meets OTHER THING!"...what's being described is usually nothing like either thing."
— Platypus Comix, "What Powell's Throws Out, Part Two"
"The way I see it, he goes into a room with a stuffy TV executive who doesn't know his arse from his elbow and goes into great detail about the backstory, the rich setting, how the entire cast is made up of good actors portraying likeable characters. Then he went on to explain the witty well written script and suddenly his best show ever is stuck in TV scheduling hell and cancelled before the paint on the set could dry. Whereas if he had gone in and simply said 'Cowboys and Prostitutes in space', we'd probably be watching the spin-off series where Jayne and Simon have to live together in a tiny space apartment without their space landlord Saffron finding out they're not actually space gay."
"Attractive ’90s punks struggling for water will be the driving force of the plot, such as it is, which led me to call this movie 'What If Dune starred the cast of Hackers?' And again, I really like Lori Petty, but what you could charitably refer to as Tank Girl's 'irreverent humor' blows past comedy and gets to 'grating' toute de suite."
"Tat Wood, in what may be the single most psychologically revealing moment in the whole of About Time, asks 'what other programme would give you a western in a swamp' as if this is some sort of mark of distinction or a reason to like this story, but for those of us who are not Tat Wood the fact remains that this is not a combination that really sells itself to us."