The Abyss wrote:
Question: Is the vivarium in?
I wish it was in, but I'm not crying over it's exclusion.
Comedian Carl wrote:
Again, just wait and see. It may or may not actually work.
The thing about "I did it 35 minutes ago" is that it is the closest thing to an iconic line that we have. I brought up it's quotability earlier not because none of us would then be able to quote it if it was changed, but because the original line is
so quotable. It has a flow to it that "I triggered it" doesn't quite have. And I don't need to wait and see it on film to judge it. I can just say it out loud and know it's not the same. People (The Guard, for example) have tried to say it's the meaning that is what's really important. But that's not entirely true. It's the difference between "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" and "I'll make him an offer he can't say no to", or "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" and "Frankly my dear, I really don't care". Now I'm not saying "I did it 35 minutes ago" is on par with those classic lines from The God Father or Gone With The Wind. I'm just saying you can keep the meaning and change the wording, but it won't have that cache
to it. Or to steal a quote from Stephen King, "it goes somewhere, but it ain't, you know, boss
QFT. I just can't think of an argument supporting the changing of what is arguably the book's most iconic line. In fact, I'm more upset over this than the exclusion of Hollis's death scene. That was a necessary change due to time constraints, but this...I mean seriously, it's a well-known fact that Snyder changed many lines from the script to make them more faithful to the GN. I just can't wrap my mind around how he could justify such a change while still making the argument that he tried his hardest to make this adaption as faithful as possible. For every other change he made, there are significant reasons for that change (squid, costumes, no vivarium, etc.) This change was just so outta the blue. I know I might be blowing things out of proportion....but to me, this is a disgrace.
I have a question. What exactly is a junket? I've never heard the term before. Am I just stupid?Dictionary.com
, my friend.