"Action movies Hollywood industry is a theme park whose theme is violence. But what kind of violence? After 11-S, I guess, they are basicly switching from bombings to shootings. Why? Because when your nightmares get real, you realize that people really die when things like that happen. The old rollercoaster loops are not funny anymore, and the rollercoaster must get into different ones. So expect absurd shooting situations from coming Hollywood scripts, because they need to escalate up to bombing magnitudes to keep grasping audience attention. Also expect more fantasy in action scripts in order to take away violence from day-to-day life. Great coming times for gore, sci-fi, and videogames."
-Movie critic Cyrus T. Bellow, in the August 2003 issue of Cinematographic Distrends Weekly Review.