May 27th, 2006

monkey pirate

X-3 No spoilers

X-3 is an object lesson of what happens when you have a massive budget, the best special effects possible, a top-notch cast of truly excellent actors...

And then you give the script to be written by to be written by the same team that wrote "XXX: State of the Union" "Elektra" and "Inspector Gadget." People who, I might add, have no love of the franchise, no respect for the characters, and as much talent as a whisky-besotted Irish bonobo ape. I'm not sure if there is such a thing, but were there, I feel confident it could write a script just as good as these two buffoons did.

Then, hand it over to the director who did "Rush Hour 2" - and what do you get? A visually impressive piece of crap.

How do these hacks get handed such a hot property? Sweet cheese, I could have written a better script, and so could my cat.

Let's just pretend it didn't happen.