5 December 2014 | rps-2
We make good beer
Canada makes good beer. Our whiskey is famous. We discovered insulin and invented the paint roller. Canada has produced great authors, actors and singers. But making movies is not something we do well at all and this puzzling, pointless, predictable turkey is but one more example of our embarrassing sophomoric efforts. The acting is barely adequate. The camera work is unoriginal. The script, with its absurdities and cinematic clichés might have been concocted by a grade school class. Why are we so bad at movies? My guess is that its because all our good talent has been syphoned off to Hollywood, leaving only hacks and losers at home, people who would rather pocket government film subsidies than create meaningful movies. These subsidies and tax breaks may create jobs. But they also result in appallingly embarrassing movies.