04:50:07 PM Sep 25th 2014
12:28:26 PM Dec 23rd 2010
All this talk about how the movie derails,.. is there such a thing as a.. pragmatic plot twist? It seems a lot of movies do that now, if they HADN'T made you ask 'wtf' they'd have been completely unmemorable. The humor in Transformers comes to mind. Shock value.. surely on purpose, to avoid the dreaded mundane cookie-cutter writing.
09:22:08 AM Dec 27th 2011
Think it's more on how completely unrelated it is, and how it turns a Romantic Plot Tumor into the main point of the movie.
06:25:46 PM Jun 22nd 2010
Does Corrupt Corporate Executive really apply here? I mean, as far as what was shown in the movie, the only real point put against them is that they didn't support Ray's "sell this product for $0.00 to get to use my logo" campaign, which is then lampshaded by those same executives as inviting lawsuits (and I think they mentioned it being product dumping but I don't have a copy of the film to verify that). Frankly, I don't see that as meshing with the gist of the trope. They aren't violating business or social ethics, nor are they committing crimes or harming the planet. So I ask, in what sense do they actually qualify for the trope?
07:33:19 PM Aug 10th 2010
A cite for the Real Life example is required. It sounds too much like an urban legend.