I watched The Last Boy Scout last night, for I haven’t quite some time. I can’t say it hooked me up as it did before. Moreover, I am reading some chunks of the script for the movie, I believe it’s original draft, and it’s just… wow! It makes the finished movie like a bland copy, like you pull a line with a soft pencil and then erase it, but the line is still visible. I dare to say, the way it’s written, it could be one of the best action films of all time. Next to classics of the genre, like Die Hard. I think I’ll never watch TLBS with same eyes again.
It’s nearly bizzarre how almost everything you know about the movie is in the script, but either modified or put in different context. True, the mastermind behind is another guy we never see in the movie, and there is no jig at the end. But , the original is more darker and more violent than finishing product. Also, the portrayal of women never bothered me in the movie, but in some ways, the script it’s more misogynistic. Sarah cheated Joe, not only with his partner, but with two other guys. A girl (presumably porn actress) is killed by chainsaw off-screen (off-page). Because beside being henchmen, Milo is snuff film director. Milo fondles Sarah breast in front of Joe. Darian is even more foul-mouthed (“take a bath in my a**”). Also, some of Black’s lines are better than in the movie, but some would fit into a movie of C category (when Sarah begs Joe: “Save me. Be a hero”). Terrible, but funny.