“Scarface” Screenwriter Oliver Stone Calls “Breaking Bad” Finale Laughable

October 9, 2013

While promoting his Showtime documentary series The Untold History of the United States, writer/director Oliver Stone criticized the series finale of Breaking Bad.

“I happen to not watch the series very much, but I happened to tune in and I saw the most ridiculous 15 minutes of a movie — it would be laughed off the screen,” Stone said of the violence.

“Nobody could park his car right then and there and could have a machine gun that could go off perfectly and kill all of the bad guys! It would be a joke. It’s only in the movies that you find this kind of fantasy violence. And that’s infected the American culture; you young people believe all of this shit! Batman and Superman, you’ve lost your minds, and you don’t even know it! At least respect violence. I’m not saying don’t show violence, but show it with authenticity.”

Since Oliver Stone admits that he didn’t watch the show that much, I recommend that he should go back and watch it. We clearly see how Mr. White rigs the gun to go off and it seems plausible. Also it’s important to remember that certain bad guys were still alive afterwards. The Natural Born Killers director should know something about “fantasy violence”. Perhaps he’s salty over people calling Mr. White the modern day Scarface…

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