Completely RandomHave you seen the trailer for this new movie 88 Minutes?
It looks like it's the usual "someone's out to kill someone else and they need to figure it out blah blah blah" plot.
That's not a big deal. I'm getting used to Hollywood reusing tired storylines.
And yet, this movie pisses me off immensely. I haven't even seen the damned thing and already I want to smack the people who made it.
88 Minutes. That's why.
Why 88 minutes?
Did they run out of film?
I can't even conceive of a plot that would specifically require a time limit of 88 minutes.
What kind of person would devise an incredibly complicated scheme to kill another person and then assign a random time to it?
Do evil masterminds dislike rounding to the nearest 5?
You never know. Maybe there's a perfectly good explanation.
BadGuy>> You have 88 minutes to live.
BadGuy>> I called you two minutes ago, but you didn't answer.
BadGuy>> I left a voicemail, but you can disregard it at this point.
BadGuy>> I tried calling back a minute later, but I couldn't get a signal.
BadGuy>> Then I called again and got a wrong number.
BadGuy>> Unfortunately, this leaves you with only 88 minutes to live.
BadGuy>> Crap... 87...
GoodGuy>> Do you want to start over?
BadGuy>> Could we?
BadGuy>> I didn't think this through completely.
GoodGuy>> Maybe you could call me back and just say 90.
BadGuy>> I guess...
BadGuy>> Man, this is harder than I thought.
Maybe some of his nefarious plan revolves around some events with very strict time limitations.
Honestly, though, that just sounds like poor planning.
This really pisses me off for two reasons:
1) someone somewhere thought that making it 88 minutes instead of 90 helped the story
2) I realized that I have way too much time on my hands if this bothers me so much
I know it's not that big a deal.
But every time that commercial comes on, I want to fly to Hollywood just to slap someone.
No one in particular. Just the first person I run into.
If I'm in Hollywood, there's a pretty good chance whoever I slap will deserve it.
I need a hobby.