First of all Angels and Demons, which was described to me as Treasure Hunt (remember Aneka Rice) but in Rome. At the end of the film I was trying to sit and work out what the baddy’s plan was. Obviously it nearly worked but only because of some stuff that didn’t make sense. I’m not going to say any more in case you want to watch the film or read the book.
The other film was the second Thor film – totally and utterly mad. Nine universes (all of which seem to consist of one planet). I mean if you’ve got nine universes to hide something in, then there were better places than where it was hidden (e.g. in a black hole). If you’ve watched the film that statement will make sense.
For some reason even though when you think about it, the film made no sense at all, I didn’t care. It didn’t matter it got away with it.
Why does it matter that Angels & Demons made no sense and was bonkers but for Thor 2 it didn’t matter. And note, A&D was more grounded in reality than Thor.
I just hope my stuff that I’ve written falls into the category where people don’t care if it’s a bit off the wall. Having said that, I do try and remain consistent with the internal logic.
Perhaps that’s what it is, a story has to retain a certain amount of internal logic. Break it (e.g. Highlander II, Matrix sequels, Angels and Demons) then you’ve lost the audience.