Phone Booth. Ugh.

Phone Booth, from 2002, is an annoying movie in that falls into a classic trope/trap that some people seem to like but that for me saps all the joy out of a story – the ominscient villain.  This is the bad guy who is always several steps ahead of the hero / victim.  The one in the story in which whenever the hero/victim makes any sort of positive move and seems to be gaining ground on his adversary, it turns out it was just part of the villain’s plan anyway.  I guess it’s meant to be scary or suspenseful or whatever, and in limited doses it can be, but when taken to extremes it drives me bonkers. Continue reading Phone Booth. Ugh.