||[May. 8th, 2005|09:21 pm]
Movie Chat Where You Don't Have To Be Nice
I just watched The Life of David Gale. |
Aside from it being a REALLY stupid movie, for a million reasons I cannot be bothered going into, there is something about it that is bugging the crap out of me. Can anyone explain this?
Laura Linney does a big spiel earlier on, and it comes up again at least once, about how "almost-martyrs are not good enough". Meaning, if people get saved from death row at the last minute because they are found to be innocent, then the pro-death-penalty crowd use that to show "the system works". So WHY would she then go along with a scheme to kill herself, frame Kevin Spacey, supposedly to have him rescued at the last minute when the tape comes to light showing that she in fact killed herself? The point about the "almost-martyrs" was hammered home, and then she goes and does it. That just doesn't make any sense to me.
Oh, and then the other thing is - if the cowboy dude was supposed to present the tape at the last minute, thus getting Kevin Spacey off the hook, and he decided not to, why didn't Kevin say, "Hey - cowboy dude has a tape. Someone go and get it!"
I hate stupid gaping plot holes like that. Grrrr!