Wednesday, June 26 2002
Many have described the Mud Run as Heaven on Earth for folks who love beer, tattoos, tube tops, and tobacco
We were no longer in a country where this soldier's actions were constrained by democratic niceties. When he said get off the bus, we got off the bus.
Documentarian Michael Apted doesn't allow any sequence to run long enough for good manners to disappear and feelings (rather than public rationalizations of feelings) to emerge.
Examines our consumer culture in a way that is less venal and less macho than the usual heist movie.
It is easy to assume that Johnny will end up using his powers to make the world a better place, a sort of psychic version of 'Touched by an Angel', minus the sermons.