10 May 2019 | jegd-847-631407
A Lack Of Subtlety
Where do I begin? The delivery of each "re-imagining" comes with a dull edge; Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, & Marco Ramirez have grabbed hold of social media trends and ran it all into the ground. How can these people, who have each written masterful stories, come together and flub original Twilight Zone stories? It's absolutely laughable - They're gifted with an original idea from Rod Serling, they remove any chance of suspense, ignore character development, make the plot obvious, and phone-in a transparent ending. Not even one attempt at a twist. I'm assuming they presume their writing has achieved a certain level of excellence, so they are closed off to editing or rewriting any of it. Never mind that it's haughty, prideful arrogance ...it's lazy and a shrink might say "they're afraid of failure". It's so unbelievably apparent to me (and several other reviews) that their writing is scattered, disconnected, and not nearly as good as they think it is. This is a terrible joke. It's impossible to miss any point that's being made here, because we've listened to the same tropes for the past 20 years now: A collection of strawman fallacies. Pull the plug - They've ruined 'The Twilight Zone'.