Don’t Stand For Evil

The Stand

At 366 minutes, The Stand (1994), an overlong apocalyptic tale, pits the ultimate bad (the devil wears Levis™) and his posse against the ultimate good (old woman who makes cookies).

The Stand

After a virus gets past the sneeze guard and takes out 99.9% of the world’s population, you’d think things as a survivor would be sweet, what with not having to go to work, fighting rush-hour traffic and rocking out ALL the time. Not so, as those who hook up with the Dark Side are holed up in Vegas (if I was evil, that’s where I’d put my hole), hell bent on wrecking the lives of the Good Side, who recon in Boulder, CO.

The Stand

Based on the equally babble-on Stephen King novel (1,200 pages), The Stand has so many main characters and blah, blah, blahs so much, you just want to shoot your TV in the face. And all the big build up to the promised mega throwdown came across as nothing more than a fart in a wind tunnel. My refrigerator is more evil than Randall Flagg, the jeans-wearing, mullet-sporting King of All Evil guy.

I hope you won’t stand for The Stand. You may sit, perhaps.

The Stand

One Response to “Don’t Stand For Evil”

  1. David H Says:

    This is one of the movies that had me hoping for the end of the world . . . just so I didn’t have to sit through the whole damned thing

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