A Sound of Thunder (2005) (part 12 of 13)

Since their SUV was wrecked by the big bats and the last time wave, Ryer and crew decide to get to “the university” by following the subway tracks on foot. When they get down into the tunnel, however, they find that it’s turned into a swamp.

Dr. Rand and Jenny rightly suggest they find another way, but Ryer will have none of this. He says this is the only way, and hops right down into the water. And if you know that the actress who plays Jenny, Jemima Rooper, is from London, you’ll probably notice that her American accent breaks down just a bit in this scene. That’s not really funny or anything, but since I seem to have something of a fixation here, I felt I should mention it.

They all hop into the rancid water and start to wade down the tracks. Good plan, Ryer! There’s no way there could possibly be anything dangerous lurking in the primordial swamp you’re walking through! I sure hope frozen liquid nitrogen guns, as well as time machine hard drives, are waterproof.

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Mark M. Meysenburg

Mark teaches at Doane College, a liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska. Most of his teaching involves computer science, but Mark also occasionally teaches mathematics and the history of science; he has also been known to offer three week courses on the worst movies ever made. Mark's bad movie obsession was kindled in the early 1980s by the Medved brothers, then fanned to full flame by late-night showings of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Who could have predicted the long term effects of satin-pajama-clad, mincing alien menace? Mark's other interests include homebrew beer and wine, and practicing and teaching martial arts.

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