Each week for class, we are required to post to a discussion board. What we post depends on what we are studying at the moment.
For this week, we were given a “bad” script to read and evaluate. In previous classes we’ve evaluated mini-scripts written by classmates, but never before have we been given a full length script, reminded that the writer of the script has no access to our comments, and told to rip it to shreds.
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? After all, we humans are very critical beings, and we often enjoy finding the bad in things more than we like finding the good. Complaining is one of our common hobbies.
But this script was such a mess that it was difficult to know where to start. The formatting was all wrong, there were whole scenes that made no sense, and spelling and grammar errors abounded. What a horror to read!
But worst of all, it was hard to tell exactly who was supposed to be the main character! Can you imagine?
Amazingly, ladies and gentlemen, this script was made into a movie. I remember seeing it advertised in the theaters.
It did not get very good reviews.
Hmmm. I guess the old saying that the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree works for movies too!