Oliver Stone Calls Breaking Bad’s Final Moments “Ridiculous”
While the world may have marveled over Breaking Bad’s finale, Oliver Stone thinks that the final moments of Walter White were just too comical to make believe.
Speaking with Forbes, he pointed out that the whole plan shown in the episode was based on pure luck. For someone like Walter White who was portrayed as calculating and shrewd, he would never take the chance of his plan having such a low probability of success.
“I don’t know if you saw the denouement [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,” he said. “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.”
Stone went on to say that filmmakers should stop projecting this kind of “fantasy violence” because it’s infecting 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,” he said.
Taking into consideration the movies Stone has worked on in the past, the latest dig at Breaking Bad’s finale seems quite the act of hypocrisy.