A Sound of Thunder (2005) (part 2 of 13)
The movie opens, appropriately enough, with the sound of thunder, played over ominous music. The following pre-credit exposition appears on a black screen, sentence by sentence.
A NEW TECHNOLOGY WAS INVENTED THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD…
OR DESTROY IT.
A MAN NAMED CHARLES HATTON USED IT TO MAKE MONEY.
Ugh. First of all, this little “clue” to Charles Hatton’s motivation is completely unnecessary, given the amount of scenery Sir Ben will be chewing later. It’s not like the average viewer will have any trouble later figuring out Hatton’s intentions.
Secondly, the e-e-e-e-evil capitalist thing is getting to be such a cliché, that this is sort of like having a title card that explains how Dracula is a mean, blood-sucking vampire.