Friday, October 18, 2013
Runner Runner: Half Baked
All the ingredients were ready as were the proper cooking equipment and yet the chocolate pudding never congealed. It was a mystery —somewhat.
The failure of this promising movie is mysterious, too. It brought together a great cast: Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. A decent plot: Princeton whiz kid confronts online gambling kingpin when he's cheated.
Yet something went awry on the way to the multiplex.
The MS guesses the director was MIA. How else to explain the actors standing around looking dazed as if they were waiting for direction.
As for the drippy chocolate pudding. There's an explanation for that.
It seems some pranksters, including the MS, dumped in twice as much sugar as the recipe called for in hopes that the batch would be sent to the teachers' room for consumption.