Tuesday, February 07, 2012

I can totally see what they mean about PKD having greater ideas than actual stories. There's one I read called Paycheck that is SUCH a great idea, but pretty sloppy story. Future time, dude is just finishing his 2 year contract with a mega-corp. They wipe your memory for those 2 years, but pay you tons of money. He goes to collect his pay, and instead he's apparently opted to get a bunch of trinkets in an envelope instead of the 50k creds. Stuff like a broken poker chip, copper wire, movie ticket, deposit box slip that's dated IN THE FUTURE! It's an awesome idea, but it's pretty blah as a story. They made a John Woo/Ben Affleck movie for it that I've never seen. Remember when John Woo was hot shit?