“A Vernon will never go hungry.”
“I have no money and no husband.”
“How sincerely do I grieve that she ever entered this house.”
“The death of our reputations.”
“Said in your disfavour.”
“May his next gouty attack be a severe one.”
Damien married Lorri who has emotional identification with him. There is furious debate about the case and people fight for a new trial. They never got one. If not for the publicity, Damien would be dead and the other two forgotten. A judge refuses to accept new evidence. Johnny Depp was involved in the case as were Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder, Henry Rollins and The Dixie Chicks.
Terry Hobbs has a history of violence and abuse. Why did nobody wonder if he did it in 1993? There are ruined lives, knife evidence, sightings and Terry Hobbs’ estranged friend David Jacoby mumbles. There is talk of mysterious laundry and cleaning and LA Gear tennis shoes. There are disputes.
Damien was in supermax. Why? This good if infuriating documentary ends with the WM3 accepting an Alford plea to be released after 18 years in jail. There is a head tattoo, freedom from an unjust conviction and the legal system still won’t admit they were wrong. This was sad.
“Post conviction DNA exonerations.”
“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”
“Always undervalued him.”
“Wouldn’t hear the new evidence.”
“Hid in the closet.”
“Describe your reputation.”
“Pretty good man.”
“Fighting and screaming and hollering.”
“He don’t love me.”
“All murder is horrible.”
“When did he get it?”
“Wasn’t alive anymore.”
“Offering any explanation.”
“Did a little walking.”
“In deep crap.”
“Gotta be a happy ending.”
“Literally is done.”
“Finality of judgements.”
“Sick of seeing him on the news.”
“On our side, finally.”
“Clawed from unforgiving rock.”
“The San Andreas fault runs right up the spine of California.”
“Who should we call?”
The non-linear alarming narrative reveals an anxious climate. The ugly Americas harass people and are crude, rude and brash. They trespass and none of them learnt any Russian or even bought a phrase book. They’re doomed by tragic fate. There are mysterious footprints and a meaningful background event. The opportunistic documentary makers ignore radiation and annoy with tenacity. Nobody is worthy, honest or credible. There was potentially troublesome weirdness and no deep concern for safety.
This was interesting with lacklustre acting. An existential threat lurks as does disquiet. This was not vivid. Seething people run around the plot which gets stodgy toward the end. There is no real compelling reason for the final scenes. This was not ambitious or innovative. The idiots ignore the disturbing reality and have an escalating level of distress. There is suspicion and anger and bad acting.
There is a lab and a mention of The Philadelphia Experiment. All the promise of the 1st half is thrown away as the ending is fantastically witless. There is no amusing dramatic conflict. This does not thrive on discord. This starts out okay but is bestially meaningless. This causes dissatisfaction. People have flat and distant eyes and they’re unfulfilled. This is a feel bad film with not wit or real fun.
This was not emotionally draining and the filmmakers have disastrous results from their stupidity. This was not inexpressibly sad. Compassion is not cranked up. The filmmakers howl with despair and are wreckers of civilization. There is no eerie quietness in the snow. They’re not calmly observant. The ending is undramatic and there is no severe contentment or eerie theatricality just petulant idiots and an un-enigmatic ending. This was utterly soulless, pointless, joyless and depressingly mediocre. The cruel twist makes no sense.
“The Mountain Of The Dead. Seriously.”
“Come on Ivan, the cold war’s over.”
“Unmarked bottle of doom.”
“Not a bad omen at all.”
“I’m not talking about yetis!”
“It’s not a freaking yeti!”
“In the middle of the street, screaming about demons.”
“Calmly froze to death.”
“What’s wrong with the map?”
“There’s a door!”
“It’s in the middle of a mountain!”
“Unknown compelling force.”
“Soviet engineered superman.”
“Not the government. Not theirs.”
“Didn’t know what they were screwing with.”
“People weren’t meant to do these things.”
The has-been faces widespread scorn and condescension. Peebles fights a fire spitting lava spider in her sports bra. The characters escape their stagnant emotional wretchedness in this non-harrowingly brutal film. LA types are jaded by horrors and disasters and have no appropriate response. There is an un-amusing cameo. This was okay and better than several of Dwayne Johnson's latest opus'.
“Make sure you don’t get dead.”
“Hit that with something heavy.”
“A video box? Did you just time travel here from the 90s?”
“That’s not really nice.”
“A frigging cockroach movie!”
“I’m better than this crap.”
“Janet Jackson nipple covers.”