Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Constant Gardener

This one really takes the cake for a shocker of a film. And doubly so because I expected more from it.

What a load of lefty post-modernist meaningless conspiracy mongering. I really feel sorry for the actors who had to read out such lines and act out a truly incomprehensible plot:

A big pharmaceutical company is testing unsafe drugs on poor Kenyans, with the British government in on the conspiracy, and anybody who tries to uncover it gets murdered. The bad guys are ready to confess to some ridiculously elaborate plot as the movie progresses, and the Africans in this movie do nothing except play the role of the victim.

Right now, it sits alongside The Chronicles of Riddick as one of the crappiest films to reach our screens.