Monday, June 30, 2008

An Opportunity Smartly Not Taken

I just remembered this, and what is blogging for if not to share minor passing thoughts?

In the new Get Smart movie, there's a moment when it would be utterly appropriate -- and reasonably funny -- for someone to say "You can't fight in here; this is the War Room!" I can't believe that line never was considered, and yet it doesn't appear. The movie is stronger without it; it has a clear reference to an older movie without hammering it home (like so many movies and other media do these days).

Restraint is sometimes hard to notice, but it should be celebrated when it appears.

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