There are two movies coming out this fall that have terribly dumb plot conceits. One is a horror movie featuring Katrina Bowden (Cerie on 30 Rock) called The Shortcut, and the other is an action-thriller starring Lawrence Fishbourne (“do you want to take the red pill down the rabbit hole, or do you want your money back?” — The Matrix) called Armored. In The Shortcut, teenagers in a small town keep disappearing ON A SHORTCUT HOME FROM SCHOOL. Armored has a slightly more sophisticated plot involving loyalty and morality and greed, but nevertheless, this movie, too, was built on the simple conceit of “hey, I just drove by an armored truck, and it got me thinking: there’s gotta be something we can do with armored trucks.”
OOOOOOH, THIS IS A TOUGH ONE!
Both trailers after the jump.
On the one hand, a really easy way to stop teenagers from dying on a shortcut from school (to where? Is it really a shortcut if it takes you past abandoned farmhouses where no one can hear you scream?) is to go arrest the murderer who lives on the shortcut and also to TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME. On the other hand, armored trucks are just a type of truck.
I JUST DON’T KNOW WHICH OF THESE STUPID CONCEITS IS MORE STUPID!
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