December 2009 Archives

December 1, 2009

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Although I really, really liked Battlestar Galactica. I didn’t like new BSG movie: The Plan. I wish I’d never seen it, that it had never been made.

Some of the dialogue was good. Dean Stockwell’s performance was great. The basic concept, telling the story of the cylon attack and its aftermath from the cylon’s point of view, is an interesting one.

However, instead of telling a new story (as they did in Razor) they weave this one in with the story we have already seen.The new material doesn’t enrich that story, it dilutes and lessens it. I’m pretty good at suspending disbelief but I just couldn’t do it while watching this. I couldn’t convince myself that in the story I had already seen, Cavil and the other cylons were lurking, undiscovered, just outside of camera range. I don’t believe that the things we see happen here actually happened.

I hope that rumours of plans to make more BSG movies turn out to false. If not, I hope their stories only intersect the one we already know and avoid trying to run in parallel with it.

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