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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Critics: Al Qaeda's Remake of 7/7 a Bomb

Posted by a4g @ 7/21/2005 06:01:00 PM

Joining the ranks of other summer disappointments, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bewitched, and War of The Worlds, the 7/21 London bombing is being assailed by critics as "derivative," "unremarkable," and "lacking the punch of the original."

Industry experts believe is the first-ever terrorist "remake," signaling an important shift in the War On Terror, as Al Qaeda seems to have lost the creative jihadi fire that originally took them to the top, and now are just basically throwing a hodgepodge of tired ideas against the wall and hoping they stick.

Point Five's film critic, Rex Randall, noted: "None of the original cast was available for this production. Most of the actors in the original plot were blown up at the end of the last scene. The creative team behind the original are for the most part in custody, or on the run. It feels like this one was just made in a shameless rush to make some quick violence."

But military analyst Buck Dawson sees a dark side to the attacks. "If Al Qaeda is starting to adopt Hollywood-style techniques, then this conflict is about to go to a brand new level. There's not an intelligence agency in the world that will be able to keep track of their finances. And we've seen what they can do with boxcutters, can you imagine if they were to get their hands on the script for Baby Geniuses III? We're talking thermonuclear diaper gravy."

Al Jazzeera was unable to respond to our offer for comment, but they did promise us we could "do lunch" at a later date.


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At 7/22/2005 11:03:00 AM, Anonymous Keith ...
I'm just happy that the directors didn't decide to do a PREquel, set four years ago. :P

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