October 9, 2013

Oliver Stone on the Breaking Bad Finale

Oliver Stone on the Breaking Bad finale…

Nobody could park his car right then and there and could have a machine gun that could go off perfectly and kill all of the bad guys! It would be a joke,” he insisted. “It’s only in the movies that you find this kind of fantasy violence. And that’s infected the American culture; you young people believe all of this shit! Batman and Superman, you’ve lost your minds, and you don ‘t even know it! At least respect violence. I’m not saying don’t show violence, but show it with authenticity.

One thing I always loved about Breaking Bad was how the universe felt… real. It was an insane story, but it was believable. They seemed to go to great lengths to make sure their science was accurate and it all made sense. As the series went on we got further away from that attention to detail. We used to get to see the entire process of how Walt got things done.

By the end of this final season we were all over the place. One minute we were bored to death in a cabin and the next minute we were procuring weaponry and affixing it to garage door motors and rigging them to oscillate. Things got to be a little much, and we didn’t get to see the details. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the finale, but down the stretch Breaking Bad seemed to become a little full of “shit”.

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